John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John have collaborated for a brand new album Friends For Christmas, released today through Sony Music Australia. The album embodies a traditional Christmas sound whilst showcasing their ever impressive vocals. John and Olivia's last collaborative album Two Strong Hearts reached #1 on the ARIA chart.
When John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John's Two Strong Hearts joint tour finished last year the two friends didn't want the fun to end. That tour, which spawned a #1 album and DVD, lit a creative fire which led them to the studio to record new versions of their favourite Christmas classics as duets.
As John Farnham explains, 'I have always loved working with Olivia. To record a Christmas album seemed like the right, almost inevitable thing to do. I hope everyone enjoys listening to it as much as we loved recording it together".
'It was such a joy singing these beautiful holiday songs with my favourite singer and good mate John Farnham," said Olivia Newton-John. 'The holidays are about family and friends and having this chance to sing these classics with John was pure fun from beginning to end!"
The lush production was handled by Farnham's long-time musical maestro Chong Lim, who has also worked with Delta Goodrem, Kylie Minogue and Tina Arena.
With their impressive careers, this isn't ARIA Hall of Fame buddies John and Olivia's first time at the Christmas album rodeo. Farnham released Christmas Is.. in 1970, including the self-penned -Good Time Christmas.' Olivia is also no stranger to Christmas albums, making Tis The Season with country singer Vince Gill in 2000, then Christmas Wish in 2007 and This Christmas with John Travolta in 2012.
Fans who saw John and Olivia live on their Two Strong Hearts joint tour, or relived the joy on DVD, will be thrilled to invite them into their homes this Christmas. Two iconic, timeless voices singing 12 iconic, timeless songs.
Friends For Christmas Track-List
Let It Snow
It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas
Have Yourself A Merry Christmas
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
The Christmas Song
Baby It's Cold Outside
Little Drummer Boy
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Friends For Christmas is available for purchase now: http://smarturl.it/JFONJ