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Olivia's band of survivors: Newton-John, Beth Nielsen Chapman and Amy Sky pack an emotional punch on album Liv On
The three singers behind this album of elegant country-pop have all overcome serious illness, turmoil or tragedy to keep their music careers afloat.
Olivia Newton-John and Beth Nielsen Chapman are both breast cancer survivors. Canadian singer-songwriter Amy Sky has battled publicly with depression and is an active campaigner on mental health issues.
The decision to share some of their stories in song is a bold one, and Liv On performs a delicate balancing act as it addresses challenging issues while exploring more universal themes of loss and hope.
The trio sometimes overplay their hand by tugging a little too heavily at the heartstrings, but all three singers are also subtle, sensitive songwriters whose words are capable of packing a hefty emotional punch.
Out this week, the album veers unashamedly towards the acoustic, singer-songwriter fare of the early Seventies. Its arrangements are dominated by easy-listening strings, tasteful piano and lilting, pedal- steel guitar.
But the vocal performances, underpinned by the trio’s spellbinding harmonies, are a passionate testimony to the healing power of music.
Olivia Newton-John is the most recognisable name here, and she takes the lead on four of the album’s 11 original songs.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4162528/New-country-pop-album-Liv-packs-emotional-punch.html
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