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Xanadu
John Farrar, Jeff Lynne, Electric Light Orchestra
Xanadu
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
 
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Unavailable on CD in the U.S., this is CBS's 1989 reissue ofMCA's top five & double platinum 1980 soundtrack to directorRobert Greenwald's 1980 musical starring Olivia Newton-John at a high point in her career and Gene Kel...  more »

      

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All Artists: John Farrar, Jeff Lynne, Electric Light Orchestra, Olivia Newton-John, Cliff Richard, E.L.O., Gene Kelly, The Tubes, John 'Fee' Waybill
Title: Xanadu
Members Wishing: 17
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mca
Original Release Date: 8/8/1980
Re-Release Date: 9/8/1998
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Styles: Adult Contemporary, Soft Rock, Progressive, Progressive Rock, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR), Musicals
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 008811185725

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Unavailable on CD in the U.S., this is CBS's 1989 reissue ofMCA's top five & double platinum 1980 soundtrack to directorRobert Greenwald's 1980 musical starring Olivia Newton-John at a high point in her career and Gene Kelly at the bottom of his. The album features 10 tracks, five each from E.L.O. & Olivia Newton-John, including the #1 smash 'Magic' by Newton-John, the top 10 title cut by both her & E.L.O. and the top 20 duet 'Suddenly' by Newton-John and Cliff Richard!

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CD Reviews

ELO: Xanadu (Remastered Version) -Only Available in UK
Jerry S. Hollis | Texas | 06/22/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"[...]

The 1998 UK-only remastered edition, taken from the original Jet Records master tapes. The most superior sounding version of all Xanadu CD's, including MCA's USA and Sony's Japanese editions.

The remastered CD's 8-page color booklet reproduces the original gatefold & inner lyric sleeves.

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Fun, entertaining soundtrack for an amazingly BAD movie
Wayne Klein | My Little Blue Window, USA | 07/12/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The movie "Xanadu" is, well, just plain bad. The soundtrack on the other hand has some terrific pop songs. John Farrar's track "Magic" sung by Olivia Newton-John is pure pop heaven. Most of the other tracks vary from OK to really good.

The ELO tracks sound like they belong on some sort of lost follow up to "Discovery". "I'm Alive" and "The Fall" meld gorgeous melodies to the classic ELO sound mixed with a disco beat. "Don't Walk Away" and "All Over the World" are the highlights while the title track written by Jeff Lynne and performed by Olivia Newton-John (Jeff Lynne did a version that is on the ELO boxed set)is perfect pompous pop music capturing everything that is both absurd and terrific about ELO all and ONJ.

The sound on the CD is quite good. I haven't heard the remaster from the UK."