Thursday, January 26, 2012

Music: "Gaia" - Olivia Newton-John

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Talk about timing.

I've just returned from Australia where I spent an amazing few days at Olivia Newton-John's retreat and spa named Gaia.

I just got a notice that her 1994 CD "Gaia" has been re-released in the US by Green Hill Music.  Great CD that never really got a wide release here before; for years I was under the impression that the songs were very new age due to the title and original packaging.  Wrong.

All of the songs were written by Olivia as she was coming to the end of her cancer journey.  But these are really strong pop songs (Olivia would find her New Age voice in the later, fabulous "Grace and Gratitude").

"Trust Yourself," "Not Gonna Give In To It," "Don't Cut Me Down" and "No Matter What You Do" are favorite tracks for me.

Check it out on Amazon.

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