Strange Magic

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For the greatest hits collection of the same name, see Strange Magic: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra.
"Strange Magic"
Single by Electric Light Orchestra
from the album Face the Music
B-side "Showdown (live)" (UK)
"New World Rising" (US)
Released February 1976 (US)
June 1976 (UK)
Format 7" single
Recorded 1975 Musicland Studios , Munich
Genre Symphonic rock, art rock, pop rock
Length 4:29 (album version)
4:06 (UK single)
3:20 (US single edit)
Label Jet
Writer(s) Jeff Lynne
Producer(s) Jeff Lynne
Electric Light Orchestra singles chronology
"Evil Woman"
(1975)
"Strange Magic"
(1976)
"Nightrider"
(1976)
Face the Music track listing

"Strange Magic" is a song written and performed by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). It was released on their 1975 Face the Music album.

Released as a single in 1976, the single was edited in the US, whereas in the UK the song appeared as the album cut minus the orchestral intro. The US single edit can be found on the remastered Face the Music released in September 2006 . The song was also included on the band's 1978 The ELO EP. A remastered version was included on the box set Flashback in 2000. The 'weeping' guitar lick was provided by Richard Tandy.

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