Olivia Newton-John – Let Me Be There(1973)

Olivia Newton-John, AO, OBE is an English-Australian singer, songwriter and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five number-one and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, and two number-one Billboard 200 solo albums. Eleven of her singles (including two platinum) and fourteen of her albums (including two platinum and four double platinum) have been certified gold by the RIAA. She has sold an estimated 100 million records worldwide, making her one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time. She starred in the musical film Grease, and its soundtrack is one of the most successful in history. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olivia_Newton-John

Album & Cover
Let Me Be There is the third studio album album by Olivia Newton-John, released in 1973. It consisted of her performances of a collection of 11 cover songs, plus “Let Me Be There”, a new song first recorded by Newton-John herself. Outside the United States, it was called Music Makes My Day and it was published in the United Kingdom by Pye International, with some different songs, including the noted song “Music Makes My Day” a non-US release. It was produced by Bruce Welch, John Farrar and Alan Hawkshaw. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let_Me_Be_There_(album)

According to Aubrey Powell the inspiration for the cover came from the vogue at the time which was all retro, black&white fashion shots using soft filters. The result was a photograph like those taken of Hollywood legends such as Jean Harlow and Rita Hayworth…a beautiful photograph of Olivia.

Cover Location: Hipgnosis Studio, London, UK
Who Did What: Photography – A. Powell
Label: Pye NSPL28168(UK)
Source: Vinyl. Album. Cover. Art, The Complete Hipgnosis Catalogue: Aubrey Powell


Side One
Let Me Be There 
Me And Bobby McGee 
Banks Of The Ohio 
Love Song 
If Not For You 
Side Two
Take Me Home Country Roads 
Angel Of The Morning 
If You Could Read My Mind 
Help Me Make It Through The Night 
Just A Little Too Much

Producer – Bruce Welch, John Farrar

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