Olivia Newton-John’s ‘Physical’ Goes Deluxe For 40th

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Olivia Newton-John has announced the release of a Deluxe Edition of Physical in celebration of the title’s 40th anniversary. The album, her 12th studio effort, was originally released on October 13, 1981. The deluxe CD/DVD edition arrives Oct. 22, 2021 via Primary Wave. It will feature a full remaster of the original; the 31-track collection also features bonus tracks, remixes, and live recordings.

The set also features the iconic pop star’s two video collections – the Physical video album – which won the Grammy Award for Video of the Year – showcasing music videos for each of the album’s tracks – as well as the full Olivia: Live in Concert Grammy-nominated television special which features exclusive footage of the star performing her hits. A limited-edition vinyl release of the original album, with a 24″ x 36″ poster, is set for release on May 27, 2022.

This ad for Olivia Newton-John’s Physical album originally appeared in the music industry trades in 1982

Physical was produced by Newton-John‘s longtime friend, songwriter, and collaborator, John Farrar. Its cumulative worldwide sales are reported to be 10 million copies. `The “Physical” single spent ten weeks at #1 on the Hot 100 and was Billboard‘s #1 single of the 1980s.

Watch the official 4K version of the video

The four-time Grammy Award-winning singing legend, who turned 73 on Sept. 26, broke through with her 1974 #1 smash, “I Honestly Love You,” which earned the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. She followed it with four other chart-toppers: 1975’s “Have You Never Been Mellow,” her 1978 duet from Grease with John Travolta “You’re the One That I Want,” 1980’s “Magic” and “Physical.”

Watch the official trailer for the 40th Anniversary edition

Related: Our 2017 ON-J concert review

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