Christmas is coming early for Grease fans this year, as Sandy and Danny reunite! Well sort of. After 30 years, Olivia Newton John and John Travolta are back together again, not on the screen or stage, but on album. They have recorded a Christmas CD, entitled This Christmas.
According to antimusic.com, “One of the highlights of the album is the one original song, the aptly titled I Think You Might Like It. This is the sequel to John and Olivia’s Grease smash, You’re the One That I Want, a new tune by that song’s writer/producer John Farrar, marking yet another This Christmas-spawned reunion. “John Farrar was just as hard on me now as he was then,” laughs Travolta. “We went for perfection on it.” “It was really fun to do that,” says Olivia. “If it wasn’t for that song, we wouldn’t be here talking about it 30 years later.”
According to playbill.com, Travolta said, “From the moment we decided to do this, magic happened, everyone we contacted agreed to do it.” “It just fell into place,” added Newton-John. “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.”
Guest vocalists on the album include Barbra Streisand (I’ll Be Home For Christmas), Tony Bennett (Winter Wonderland), James Taylor (Deck The Halls) and Cliff Richards (Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas).
The following tracks have been recorded for This Christmas
1. Baby It’s Cold Outside
2. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (featuring Kenny G)
3. I’ll Be Home for Christmas
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)
This Christmas will be available from November 13. All monies raised will go to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia, and the Jett Travolta Foundation.
Check out John and Olivia, as Sandy & Danny in Grease, performing their famous You’re The One That I Want
Here John and Olivia perform their famous song at the Grease DVD launch in 2002