Xanadu Soundtrack!!

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"Suddenly" is the best song on the album.

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

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

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

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

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

John Farrar

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


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 (nine years ago) Permalink

Can't resist singing with "Suspended In Time"

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

Geir Hongro: Melodic rockist.

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

two weeks pass...


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

three 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 (five years ago) Permalink

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


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

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

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

one 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 (five years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

HAVE TO BElieve we are MAgic

pilate is my cogod (Crabbits), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 04:52 (two years ago) Permalink

love that this lp is labelled 'elo side' and 'onj side'
like u know
they are both gnna be good but diff sides
like that rekkid i have that is the turtles on one side & the association on the other

pilate is my cogod (Crabbits), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 04:56 (two years ago) Permalink


i don't know shit about the tubes but this clip makes me pine for some day where a band could have 35 guitarists pulling the same moves. not listening to but maybe doing it – seems like a pretty good living if you don't mind doing some drugs past bedtime

pilate is my cogod (Crabbits), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 04:58 (two years ago) Permalink

kinda want her over-the-knee length wrap dress
seems v glam + pratcical

pilate is my cogod (Crabbits), Tuesday, 12 May 2015 05:01 (two years ago) Permalink

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