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The 11 track album features covers of songs sung or written by women. All the songs have a special meaning to Olivia, and though it was recorded in the US American fans had to wait seven years to get this - it was released as Indigo, women of song in Australia in October 2004, in the UK April 2005 and in Japan in March 2006.

Australian icon Olivia Newton-John has teamed with legendary producer Phil Ramone to record 'Indigo - Women Of Song', an album of songs by women Olivia has admired and been influenced by over the years. The album includes songs originally made famous by Karen Carpenter, Minnie Ripperton, Nina Simone, Joan Baez and Cilla Black. "It was a wonderful experience singing songs that have meant so much to me, that were sung by women I have admired and who have influenced me and my taste in music," says Olivia.

The album was recorded in three weeks at the world famous Indigo Ranch Recording Studio in the mountains above Malibu. A former mountain hideaway for John Barrymore (Drew's granddad), it has been the home for recording sessions of some of the industry's biggest names since the 70s (Olivia's multi-platinum album Totally Hot was mixed there in 1977). According to Olivia, the simplicity of the natural environment provided a perfect place to sing. "The songs just flowed out requiring very few takes," she recalls. "I loved recording there."

This was released by Green Hill in the US seven years after the Australian original issue as Indigo, women of song. The running order is slightly different from Indigo, the the songs are the same

Songs:

  1. How Insensitive
  2. Love Me Or Leave Me
  3. Cry Me A River
  4. Anyone Who Had A Heart
  5. Where Have All The Flowers Gone
  6. How Glad I Am
  7. Lovin' You
  8. Rainy Days And Mondays
  9. Send In The clowns
  10. Summertime
  11. Alfie

Original Release

  • Format: CD
  • Date: 2011
  • Country: USA
  • Label: Green Hill
  • Catalog: GHD5795
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