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THE forecast rain stayed away and singing superstars John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John shone brightly on the Tempus Two concert stage at Pokolbin on Saturday night.

The seemingly ageless icons of Australian music entertained a crowd of nearly 8000 Hunter punters for more than two hours, belting out an array of hits including I Honestly Love You, Magic, Xanadu, Physical, Pressure Down, Age of Reason, That’s Freedom and You’re The Voice.

They were backed by the 60-piece Metropolitan Orchestra under the direction of Chong Lim.


Published On April 20, 2015 | By Brendon Veevers | Featured Live, Live, Music

When you think of Australian music icons there are a couple of superstars that spring to most people’s minds almost instantly – Olivia Newton-John and John Farnham.
Olivia began her career in the 70’s with enormous selling singles including Physical and the cinematic treasure Xanadu, both of which have paved the success of Olivia’s lengthy career as a vocal legend and film icon however her role as naïve Sandy in the phenomenon that is Grease where she starred alongside John Travolta in 1978 made the musician and actress a household name the world over.

John on the other hand took a slightly different path and his fame has really been contained within Australia. Breaking out in the 60’s as a teen star he was quick to unleash some of the 80’s biggest vocal numbers such as Age of Reason, Pressure Down, Two Strong Hearts and of course his signature hit and one of Australia’s most recognizable anthems, You’re The Voice from his 1986 Whispering Jack record, the biggest selling record in Australian history. For several decades the once mullet-donning vocalist has lived a slightly less Hollywood inspired lifestyle than his friend Newton-John but is considered one of Australia’s most successful recording artists and easily one of, if not the, most talented vocalists to come out of the Australian music industry.

With a friendship that has also spanned several decades, it was only a matter of time before the two iconic singers would work together again in music and while they have paired up at various moments throughout each acts careers to perform live together, fans have been treated to a joint tour from Newton-John and Farnham over these past couple of weeks with a string of shows in various cities around Australia and the hordes of fans flocked to Sydney’s Qantas Credit Union Arena for the closing night of the joint Two Strong Hearts tour last night.

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Et on aura le setlist du concert dans sa totalité :

First Set:

Two Strong Hearts
Let Me Be There
Have You Ever Been Mellow
I Honestly Love You
Tenterfield Saddler
No One Comes Close
Love to Shine
Age of Reason
Dare To Dream

Second Set:

Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Burn for You
Hit The Road Jack/Fever
Cry Me A River
A Little More Love
Hopelessly Devoted To You
The One That I Want
Summer Nights
Man Of The Hour
Pressure Down
Playing To Win
Hearts On Fire
If Not For You
Every time You Cry
The Voice


It’s A Long Way To The Top

You're the voices: John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John. Photo: Marina Neil
Reviewer rating:
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John
Qantas Credit Union Arena, April 19
Well of course they climaxed with You're The Voice. With bagpipes. Real bagpipes, not sampled from the keyboards. A big, stomping You're The Voice, both John Farnham and Olivia Newton-John singing, complete with 9000-voice choir. A wall of patriotic sound that had the over-enthusiastic chap beside me up once again, arms in the air like he just don't care, dad jeans-clad bum shaking alarmingly close to my face as he belted out the words directly into the face of his equally vocal lady friend. (And really, were any of us any different this night?)


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