1988 Olivia Newton-John – The Rumour

The Rumour is an album released by Olivia Newton-John in August 1988. The title track was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, features backing vocals and piano by John, and was a Number One single in Finland. The album featured the singles “The Rumour”, “Can’t We Talk It Over in Bed” (later covered by Grayson Hugh) and the Australian-only promo-single “It’s Always Australia for Me”, which was released for the Australian Bicentenary in 1988. This was also her first album not produced by long-time producer, John Farrar.

Tracks

The Rumour (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) 3:59
2  Love And Let Live (Alan O’Day) 3:27
3  Can’t We Talk It Over In Bed (Irwin Levine) 3:55
4  Let’s Talk About Tomorrow (Amy Sky, John Capek, Olivia Newton-John) 3:21
5  It’s Not Heaven (Randy Goodrum, Olivia Newton-John) 4:00
6  Get Out (Randy Goodrum, Olivia Newton-John) 3:55
7  Big And Strong (Mark Heard) 4:35
8  Car Games (Randy Goodrum, Olivia Newton-John) 4:48
9  Walk Through Fire (David Baerwald, David Ricketts) 5:38
10  Tutta La Vita (Lucio Dalla) 3:37

Media

Musicians

1 The Rumour

BassNeil Stubenhaus
Drums (programming)James Newton-Howard
DrumsCarlos Vega
PianoElton John
GuitarDavey Johnstone
KeyboardsJames Newton-Howard
SynthesizerJames Newton-Howard
SaxGary Herbig
SaxDan Higgins
SaxKim Hutchcroft
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TromboneLew McCreary
TrumpetJerry Hey
TrumpetGary Grant
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsElton John
Background VocalsBruce Roberts
VocalsOlivia Newton-John


2 Love And Let Live

DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDann Huff
KeyboardsPhil Shenale
KeyboardsBob Thiele Jr
ProgrammingPhil Shenale
ProgrammingBob Thiele Jr
Background VocalsJanis Liebhart
Background VocalsDavey Faragher
Background VocalsDavitt Sigerson
VocalsOlivia Newton-John


3 Can’t We Talk It Over In Bed

GuitarJerry Friedman
KeyboardsJohn Sheard
KeyboardsCharlie Giordan
VocalsOlivia Newton-John


4 Let’s Talk About Tomorrow

DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarJimmy Rip
KeyboardsJohn Capek
KeyboardsPhil Shenale
ProgrammingJohn Capek
ProgrammingPhil Shenale
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsAmy Sky
VocalsOlivia Newton-John


5 It’s Not Heaven

DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRandy Goodrum
KeyboardsPhil Shenale
ProgrammingRandy Goodrum
ProgrammingPhil Shenale
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
VocalsOlivia Newton-John


6 Get Out

DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarJimmy Rip
KeyboardsRandy Goodrum
KeyboardsPhil Shenale
ProgrammingRandy Goodrum
HarmonicaTommy Morgan
SaxGerald Albright
TrumpetChuck Findley
VocalsOlivia Newton-John


7 Big And Strong

BassJason Scheff
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarMark Heard
KeyboardsPhil Shenale
KeyboardsBill Meyers
KeyboardsMark Heard
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsJason Scheff
Background VocalsTom Keane
VocalsOlivia Newton-John


8 Car Games

BassJason Scheff
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRandy Goodrum
KeyboardsLeon Ware
KeyboardsPhil Shenale
SaxLincoln Adler
Background VocalsLeon Ware
VocalsOlivia Newton-John


9 Walk Through Fire

BassDavid Baerwald
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarDavid Baerwald
GuitarJef Scott
KeyboardsDavid Ricketts
ProgrammingPhil Shenale
ProgrammingDavid Ricketts
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsLuther Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
VocalsOlivia Newton-John


10 Tutta La Vita

BassAbe Laboriel
DrumsEd Greene
GuitarJimmy Rip
GuitarJef Scott
KeyboardsPhil Shenale
ProgrammingPhil Shenale
TrumpetChuck Findley
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Background VocalsAmy Sky
Background VocalsSteven Soles
Background VocalsNed Albright
Background VocalsJeff Scott
Background VocalsDavitt Sigerson
VocalsOlivia Newton-John

Liner Notes

Producer – Elton John, James Newton Howard (Track 1)
Producer – Davitt Sigerson (Tracks 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10)
Producer – Hank Medress, Sandy Linzer (Track 3)
Production Coordinator – Shari Sutcliffe (Track 1)
Co-producer – Randy Goodrum (Tracks 5, 8)
Arranged by – Randy Goodrum (Track 5)
Arranged By (Strings) – Bill Meyers (Tracks 4, 7)
Engineer – Martin Schmelzle, Michael Mason, Mike Kloster (Track 1)
Engineering (Additional) – Randy Goodrum (Tracks 5, 6, 8)
Engineer (Assistant Recording) – Michael Mason, Martin Schmelze, Mike Klouster
Mixed By – Brian Malouf, John Beverly Jones, Ross Pallone
Recorded by – Alan Sides (Tracks 4, 7)

Phonographic Copyright (p) – PolyGram International Music B.V.
Copyright (c) – PolyGram International Music B.V.
Mixed At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Kren Studio
Recorded At – Studio Ultimo
Recorded At – Skyline Recording
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Studio 55, Los Angeles
Recorded At – Avatar Studios
Recorded At – The Grey Room