At two discs and 40 songs in length, Gold
easily bests 2001's Magic
or 2002's Definitive Collection
. The compilation covers all phases of Olivia Newton-John
's career, from her early years of country-tinged AM pop to her time in the pop spotlight with Grease
and all the way to her more recent adult contemporary works with Diane Warren
, and Elton John
. Though die-hard fans might find a favorite omitted, this is only a slight misstep and chances are they already own it on one of the other greatest-hits collections. There have been countless Olivia Newton-John greatest-hits compilations and anthologies, but nothing ever this sprawling and thorough in scope. This is the only release casual fans will ever need, and a fantastic starting point to discover a career rich in pop music treasures.