Xanadu Soundtrack!!

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destroy: suspended in time - but that's, er OK i guess

No way! "Suspended in Time" is totally classic; one of my faves on the whole album.

I have to admit I'm partial to the retro tunes ("Dancin'" with The Tubes and the one with Old Codger (tm) Gene Kelly) over the ELO stuff, though the ELO stuff is pretty cool as well (particularly "I'm Alive").

Joe (Joe), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 00:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

i haven't seen the film in my adult years, but i remember it being really tweaky, trippy and almost scary.

i do love the songs i know from it though

JaXoN (JasonD), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 00:38 (9 years ago) Permalink

the movie and the soundtrack are le swoooon

hockey family (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 00:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

"i'm alive" makes me intractably happy.

hockey family (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 00:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

this movie pales in comparison to other overblown wacked-out musicals of its day ("Apple", "All That Jazz", etc.).. soundtrack has its moments tho. The last hurrah for ELO.

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 17 November 2004 01:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

jody, OTM!

maria tessa sciarrino (theoreticalgirl), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 02:33 (9 years ago) Permalink

It makes a great double-feature with Can't Stop the Music.

Joseph McCombs (Joseph McCombs), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 02:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

Wasn't a Xanadu and Can't Stop the Music double-bill the origin of the Razzies Awards?

Joe (Joe), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 02:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

a place, where nobody dared to go!

tokyo rosemary (rosemary), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 03:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

rosemary, i suddenly want to feather my hair all over again. you temptress!

maria tessa sciarrino (theoreticalgirl), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 05:07 (9 years ago) Permalink

Where's the 'Two of a Kind' love

dave q (listerine), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 06:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

It's gotta be a strange twist of fate.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 17 November 2004 07:06 (9 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...

Why did so many people hate this soundtrack? Some songs are good, and -- as noted above -- TEH SEX.

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 22 March 2008 15:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

Well, no one who posted on this thread hates it.

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 22 March 2008 16:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

God bless the internet, Part 134657482:

"Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra fame grew up in a council house at 368 Shard End Crescent in Shard End. The lyrics to the ELO song "All Over the World" mention Shard End along with cities like London, Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and Tokyo."

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 22 March 2008 17:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

You're right (I just reviewed this and the companion ILE thread about the movie, and it's all pretty positive). But, by contrast, around the internet everything I've seen is pretty relentlessly negative.

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 22 March 2008 17:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

"I wanna dance with you/until the sun comes creepin' through..."

"Lover! Won't take a back seat tonight..."

I thought many of the songs on this were very well-written and I especially liked the way they combined those two.

Bimble, Saturday, 22 March 2008 22:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

I worship that scene!

Kevin John Bozelka, Saturday, 22 March 2008 22:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Olivia Newton-John tracks I usually skip. The ELO ones are ace though, and the best of all is the only non-single, "The Fall".

Geir Hongro, Monday, 24 March 2008 21:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Olivia Newton-John tracks I usually skip

OH COME ON!

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 24 March 2008 22:13 (6 years ago) Permalink

Well, I don't think I have ever heard an Olivia Newton-John song that I like much at all.

But of course, ELO are ace.

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 00:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

Well, OK, I have heard one Olivia Newton-John track I really like. It's called "Xanadu", and Olivia Newton-John herself is not the one to thank for that song being great.

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 00:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

"Suddenly" is the best song on the album.

Eric H., Tuesday, 25 March 2008 02:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

Well, I prefer Xanadu, but I see where you're coming from.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 25 March 2008 02:32 (6 years ago) Permalink

Hey, how's that Wilbury-style version of Xanadu that Lynne recorded on his own in 2000? Grouse or shithouse? Guiltily I side with the former.

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 12:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

That's surprising to me, Geir. Isn't Oliv all about the melody? Have you never been mellow?

Joe, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 13:05 (6 years ago) Permalink

Olivia Newton-John mainly sung other people's material rather than writing her own. Plus I have always preferred male vocals anyway.

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 13:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

Wait a minute. You have a problem with people not writing their own material too? Without getting into any rockism argument (if indeed that's even possible), does it really matter as long as the melody is gorgeous? And the chords are a-changin' every measure or whatever it is you dig?

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 14:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

Geir you cannot dislike Olivia Newton John. The melodies in her songs are gorgeous. She is gorgeous.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 25 March 2008 16:15 (6 years ago) Permalink

Geir... is dragging his FEET!!! (DANG DANG!!!)

Mark G, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 16:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

In exactly 14 minutes I am going to the CD store to get this damn thing. I have to hear it again. From beginning to end. RIGHT NOW.

And like yeah, no freaking way on the Olivia hate. No fucking way. I just ordered one of her old CD's not long ago. Big with me in childhood. "Don't Stop Believin'". My dad turned me onto her in the 70's. I still have the cassette.

Also take a look at her picture on the sleeves of some of those early records. Crikey, she was beautiful. And even if they were other folks' songs she had a fantastic voice and a good songwriter/musician partner in John Farrar. I have nothing but the highest respect for that guy. He wrote most of those songs she did on Xanadu, too, if I recall correctly.

Bimble, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 16:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

John Farrar

Bimble, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 16:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

I GOT THE CD!

It's making me so happy. From the minute I put it on, I've been very happy.

"Lover, I won't take a back seat...got some dancin' to do"

Bimble, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 17:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

Can't resist singing with "Suspended In Time"

Bimble, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 17:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Not that there's a thing wrong with the ELO tracks, I don't mean that.

Bimble, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 17:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

You have a problem with people not writing their own material too?

Well, the song may be nice, but then the artist isn't the one who should have the honour.

At least she mostly cooperated with the same guy, which if nothing else did at least give her a distinctive and typical musical style even though she wasn't much behind it.

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 20:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

At least we know who wrote it.

Anyway I'm pretty sure she runs/ran a winery with his wife.

Autumn Almanac, Tuesday, 25 March 2008 21:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

Geir Hongro: Melodic rockist.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 25 March 2008 21:49 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Saturday, 12 April 2008 07:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Saturday, 12 April 2008 07:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Saturday, 12 April 2008 07:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

XANADU

Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You, Saturday, 12 April 2008 07:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

my siblings and I used to take our record player down to our unfinished basement and setup our own roller skating rink, complete with cheapo strobe lights we had bought at Spencers. Xanadu was the album of choice (along with the Muppet Movie soundtrack). Then my parents had the basement redone as a family room, and the fun times were gone.

sparkletuna, Saturday, 12 April 2008 11:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

3 years pass...

Every time I open this record it cracks me up that they included a photo of the writer of "Magic."

dream words & nightmare paragraphs from a red factory in a dead town (Abbbottt), Saturday, 18 February 2012 00:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

TEH SEX indeed. I'm gonna regret this, but yeah, that's me:

Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 18 February 2012 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

The guitar sound on 'Magic' makes me feel crazy.

Axolotl with an Atlatl (Jon Lewis), Saturday, 18 February 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

a while back, I got very very hung up on the title track: Jeff Lynne = Benny & Bjorn; 'Liv = Agnetha and Frida.

So I went in search of the best performance of the tune I could find. The below is my choice: I wept with joy when I found it.

veronica moser, Saturday, 14 April 2012 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink


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