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Grease stars John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John are reuniting for a Christmas album. It’s the first time in almost 35 years that the two sang together.
Newton-John announced the album, titled This Christmas, on her Facebook page that the two recorded the track “I Think You Might Like It,” which was written by John Farrar, who wrote the Grease hit “You’re The One That I Want.”
“John Farrar was just as hard on me now as he was then,” Travolta said in the statement. “We went for perfection on it.”
Newton-John added, “It was really fun to do that. If it wasn’t for that song, we wouldn’t be here talking about it 30 years later.”
Veteran orchestrator/arranger Randy Waldman produced the album and brought in several other all-star singers for Newton-John and Travolta to work with. Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, James Taylor, Kenny G and Cliff Richard all contributed to a song on the album.
Newton-John explained that she was surprised that they even recorded the album in the first place. “With our busy schedules, I don’t know how we got it done. John and I have always connected. That’s never gone away. When we’re together, we have a good laugh and feel bonded to one another. We’ve been through some amazing experiences together,” she said.
The album will be released on Nov. 13 and is already available for pre-order.
Here’s the tracklist:
1. Baby It’s Cold Outside
2. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (featuring Kenny G)
3. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (featuring Barbra Streisand)
4. This Christmas (featuring Chick Corea)
5. Silent Night
6. The Christmas Waltz
7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (featuring Cliff Richard)
8. Winter Wonderland (featuring Tony Bennett and The Count Basie Orchestra)
9. White Christmas
10. I Think You Might Like It
11. The Christmas Song
12. Deck the Halls (featuring James Taylor)
13. Auld Lang Syne/Christmas Time Is Here (Medley)