Back with a Heart

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After spending years pursuing a mainstream pop career, Olivia Newton-John returned to Nashville in the late '90s to record Back with a Heart. By that time, of course, the boundaries between Nashville and adult contemporary pop had been blurred beyond belief, so it was no great stretch for her to tackle contemporary country. Nevertheless, Newton-John quite obviously put a great deal of effort into the making of Back with a Heart -- the record is her best in years. It's much slicker than even her polished country-pop from the '70s, but a team of producers -- Don Cook, John Farrar, Gary Burr, Tony Brown, Chris Farren and David Foster -- have created an appealingly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
After spending years pursuing a mainstream pop career, Olivia Newton-John returned to Nashville in the late '90s to record Back with a Heart. By that time, of course, the boundaries between Nashville and adult contemporary pop had been blurred beyond belief, so it was no great stretch for her to tackle contemporary country. Nevertheless, Newton-John quite obviously put a great deal of effort into the making of Back with a Heart -- the record is her best in years. It's much slicker than even her polished country-pop from the '70s, but a team of producers -- Don Cook, John Farrar, Gary Burr, Tony Brown, Chris Farren and David Foster -- have created an appealingly smooth sound that gives her a platform to showcase her mature craftsmanship. None of the songs immediately stand out, but the album has a consistent quality that is thoroughly winning.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/12/1998
  • Label: Mca Special Products
  • UPC: 008817003023
  • Catalog Number: 70030
  • Sales rank: 153,852

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Olivia Newton-John Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Babyface Background Vocals
Jack Jezzro Bass
John Farrar Electric Guitar
Steve Gibson Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Michael Thompson Guitar
Ronn Huff Conductor
Gary Burr Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocals
Joe Chemay Bass
Eddie Bayers Drums
Bruce Bouton Pedal Steel Guitar, Slide Guitar, Lap Steel Guitar, Weissenborn
Dennis Burnside Piano
Larry Byrom Electric Guitar
Mark Casstevens Acoustic Guitar
John Catchings Cello
David Davidson Violin
Dan Dugmore Electric Guitar
Felipe Elgueta Synthesizer
Connie Ellisor Violin
Kim Fleming Background Vocals
Larry Franklin Fiddle
Paul Franklin Steel Guitar
Carl Gorodetzky Violin
Jim Grosjean Viola
Rob Hajacos Fiddle
John Hobbs Piano
Anthony LaMarchina Cello
Lee Larrison Violin
Mark Leggett Percussion
Paul Leim Percussion, Drums
Chris Leuzinger Electric Guitar
B. James Lowry Acoustic Guitar
Liana Manis Keyboards
Steve Marcantonio Overdubs
Russ Martin Overdubs
Bob Mason Cello
Brent Mason Electric Guitar
Terry McMillan Percussion
Duncan Mullins Bass
Steve Nathan Keyboards, Hammond Organ
Cary Park Electric Guitar
Dean Parks Guitar
Michael Rhodes Bass
Brent Rowan Electric Guitar
Darrell Scott Acoustic Guitar
Pamela Sixfin Violin
Alan Umstead Violin
Gary VanOsdale Viola
Mary Kathryn Van Osdale Violin
Barry Walsh Synthesizer, Piano
Chris Farren Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Mandoline
Tabitha Fair Background Vocals
Steve McMillan Overdubs
Monisa Angell Viola
Christina Nichols Background Vocals
Wes Hightower Background Vocals
Sean Callery Synclavier
Dennis Wilson Keyboards, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
David Foster Arranger, Producer, Audio Production
John Farrar Producer, Audio Production
Tony Brown Audio Production
Ronn Huff String Arrangements
Gary Burr Producer, Audio Production
Mike Bradley Engineer
Tony Brown Producer
Don Cook Producer, Audio Production
Felipe Elgueta Programming, Engineer
Tom Harding Engineer
Rory Kaplan Executive Producer
Mark Leggett Programming
Steve Marcantonio Engineer
Russ Martin Engineer
Pat McMakin Engineer
Glenn Meadows Mastering
Denny Purcell Mastering
Chris Farren Producer, Audio Production
Chuck Ainlay Engineer
Gabrielle Raumberger Art Direction
Greg Kane Engineer
Alexandro Rodrigues Engineer
Patrick McDermott Inlay Photography
Shawn Allan Engineer
Bill Neighbors Executive Producer
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