Olivia Newton-John Greatest Hits Volume 2 re-released on January 6, 2023
Olivia Newton-John’s 1982 Greatest Hits Volume 2 album has been remastered and is due for a worldwide release on January 6, 2023 on vinyl and CD.
This greatest hits album, which features 14 of her major worldwide hits on a Deluxe set (both available on vinyl and cd), was Olivia’s longest charting album on the Billboard charts. The LP (cd’s were still a thing of the – near- future) spent more than 80 weeks on the charts and was among the ten best selling albums of 1983.
The 1982 album contained two brand new songs which were recorded around the time the songs for the famous Physical album were recorded: Heart Attack and Tied Up. Both songs were also released as singles in the US and several other countries.
The 10 songs on the original album were recorded between 1978 and 1982. For the remastered edition the track listings of several international releases have been combined and that’s why this new album now contains 14 songs. Th LP is now a double LP, where each side (sadly) only contains a handful of songs – more (hit) songs would easily have fitted on the vinyl album, and certainly on a cd. The songs from the movie Two of a Kind could for instance have been added, but those were released after 1982 and were never on the original GH Vol. 2 albums either. Also the duets she recorded around 1980 with Andy Gibb (I Can’t Help It and Rest Your Love on Me) have not been included.
Greatest Hits Volume 3
In Australia this album was released as Greatest Hits Volume 3, since two other greatest hits albums had already been released before this. The Australian version had 14 songs and the track listing is similar to the newly remastered version of 2023.
In the UK the vinyl album was released in 1982 as Olivia’s Greatest Hits with a slightly different cover and contained no less than 20 songs, also songs dating from the period before 1978 when she had a number of hits in the UK. The European (and UK) CD release (it was early days for the CD) contained 15 songs.
Stunning gatefold sleeve with photos by Herb Ritts
The cover photos used for the Greatest Hits compilation were stunning and were shot by the famous but now deceased Herb Ritts, who has done quite a few photo shoots with Olivia in the 80’s.
The track list of the Greatest Hits Volume 2 – Deluxe and remastered 2023 edition:
(in black the songs that have been added compared to the original 1982 US release, making it similar to the Australian 1982 release of Greatest Hits Volume 3.)
1. Heart Attack
4. Hopelessly Devoted To You
5. Make A Move On Me
6. Deeper Than The Night
8. A Little More Love
9. You’re The One That I Want
10. Tied Up
12. Totally Hot
13. The Promise (The Dolphin Song)