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Electric Light Orchestra - ELO & Olivia Newton-John: Xanadu (OST) CD (album) cover


Electric Light Orchestra


Crossover Prog

2.31 | 148 ratings

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1967/ 1976
2 stars Probably I'm not original but I'm (secure) sincere. Because you see... This album is not so bad. Hmmm... Probably the ELO songs are the best songs in this album but it is true that too big is the gap between them and the songs of Olivia Newton-John. Also because ELO's songs are POP/ Prog but with great arrangements and Olivia Newton-Jones' songs have good melody but with no arrangements (also because these songs present very different styles, because of the guests).

''I'm Alive'', ''The Fall'', ''Don't Walk Away'' and ''Xanadu'' are good song, also Prog (or better... For Progsters). Vice versa ''Dancin''' and ''Whenever You're Away From Me'' are the worst songs of this album. But put the blame of the disaster to Olivia Newton-Jones is not right. Because I've the suspect that Jeff Lynne and John Farrar have composed 2 separate Eps... Without knowing what one did and what did the other writer. In this sense ''Xanadu (Original Soundtrack)'' is not a bad LP. It is true, however, that I judge the final result and this is not good.

Because of this sentence I think that 4 stars are good for ELO's songs and, vice versa, 1 star is good for Olivia Newton-Jones' songs. Also if it is true that if I think at 2 separate Eps my opinion would be different.

1967/ 1976 | 2/5 |


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