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Xanadu (Music from the Original Sountrack) Soundtrack
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We've been selling this on Aussie import for years, but now it's available domestically for a heckuva lot less! Includes hits from ELO ( Xanadu; All over the World; I'm Alive ) and from Olivia Newton-John ( Magic; Suddenly ) plus original artwork, lyrics and photos.
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As for the non-Jeff Lynne stuff....well, that's not really the point is it?
Olivia gave us "Magic", "Suspended in time", "Suddenly" with Cliff Richard, and the albums best offering "Xanadu". Olivia in combination with The Tubes, swirled together the 1940's cabaret sound of the Andrews Sisters Song "Forget about the Blues", with the electrifying early eighties sound of "Dancin", performed by the Tubes. The mix Jells like dynamite and gives both tracks a whole new sparkle. Jeff Lynne's contribution gave this album it's unique sound, that makes this soundtrack an unforgettable classic. Tracks like "I'm alive", "the fall", "Don't walk away", and "All around the world" were recorded by Electric Light Orchestra.
If I could only take ten albums to a desert island, this would be one of them
In order to appreciate the movie (which I haven't seen since I was 10) or the soundtrack (which I still bust out on the record player) you have to have some context if you're going to have any affinity for it. If there aren't any secondary memories, just like Under a Cherry Moon, it's going to suck. Oh, and I mean suck.
My grandfather bought me the Xanadu soundtrack for my 10th birthday. Remember the good old days when you bought an album and it was scratched when you brought it home? You'd take it back only to get another copy scratched in the same place because the store got the shipment from the same distribution point? Well, my grandpa bought the record from the only record shop in his neighborhood which just so happened to be a head shop as well. God love him.
At 10, I had no idea what all the pipes on the shelves were for and I have no idea to this day if my grandpa knew either. But the best thing about Xanadu is remembering my 70-year old grandpa dealing with the 20-year old stoner behind the counter trying to exchange the record for the fifth time. Even without the drug references it was a scene only SNL could have come up with.
The movie probably sucks, as well does the album, but there's nothing like remembering your grandpa and all those days rollerskating in your bedroom singing at the top of your lungs, pretending you were dancing with Gene Kelly, oblivious to the fact that he had ever done anything other than Xanadu...not knowing anything about stoners...Read more ›
It features 10 tracks, including some of E.L.O.'s strongest songs ("I'm Alive, "All Over The World", among others), Olivia Newton John's #1 smash "Magic", a gorgeous duet by Newton John and Cliff Richard ("Suddenly") as well as the E.L.O penned "Xanadu" sung by Newton John. It also has a duet between Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly that would seem iffy at best on paper, but it also works.
I can't say enough about this release, which was unavailable in the U.S until a few years ago. It may be in my top 10 soundtracks ever. Enjoy the magic!!!! When I compare this CD to a lot of the junk that is put out there by way of soundtracks, it's amazing that a pre-marketing package can wipe the floor with all the focus group cross-marketing efforts that are now a material part of the music business.
Most recent customer reviews
Maybe not the greatest album by ELO or Olivia Newton-John but I knew that when I got it as I had the cassette as a teenager. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gerry Mainville
One star isn't for the soundtrack itself, it's for the quality of the packaging. I was hoping that by buying a re-mastered import I'd get a little something in the liner notes. Read morePublished on May 26 2004 by Amazon Customer
The movie that this soundtrack is from bombed at the box office in 1980 and sucked big time! But, the combination of the song Xanadu and Olivia together was "MAGIC". Read morePublished on April 3 2004 by blstheone
Not only is this Soundtrack great, but the movie is too. It was made before I was born and I have never understood the terrible reviews it was given. Read morePublished on Feb. 19 2004 by Abigail
Xanadu did exactly what it was supposed to do - entertain and make you imagine what it would be like to have a muse like Olivia breathe life into your dreams and have a sugar-daddy... Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2004 by T. Johnson