Back with a Heart LP cover

Olivia is on form with her 1998 album - a lovely mix of delicate pop and light country songs. She was indeed back with a heart - beautiful singing complemented with expert production by some of the best names in the business. The result rocks - some great sounds and excellent production making this one one of her best ever!

It is a lovely mixture of the old and the new - Olivia building on the strengths of her vocal sweetness, but with some great nineties songs delivered with maturity and depth. I love the bittersweetness of 'spinning his wheels' - a gorgeous song of love hanging on as long working hours take their toll. There's a poignancy and dreaminess running through the whole album giving it a lovely feel.

I Honestly Love You is a remake of this 1974 success for Olivia - it is slower and changed a lot in style. It doesn't have the breathy freshness of the original - but nearly a quarter of a century of extra life experience gives the 1998 remake a very different, deeper quality. Many critics in the Seventies figured Olivia would never rise above the 'sugary pop' of her early work. Hah - 25 years on shows we have got a real class act here


  1. Precious Love
  2. Closer To Me
  3. Fight For Our Love
  4. Spinning His Wheels
  5. Under My Skin
  6. Love Is A Gift
  7. I Don't Wanna Say Goodnight
  8. Don't Say That
  9. Attention
  10. Back With A Heart
  11. I Honestly Love You

Original Release

  • Format: CD
  • Date: 1998
  • Country: USA
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Catalog: MCAD - 70030

Other Releases

  • Format: CD
  • Date: 1998
  • Country: Japan
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • Catalog: MVCZ-10009
  • Format: CD
  • Date: 1998
  • Country: Australia
  • Label: Festival
  • Catalog: TVD93490
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