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Strange Magic" is a song written and performed by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). It was released on their 1975 album. Face the Music
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 . A remastered version was included on the box set The ELO EP in 2000. The 'weeping' guitar lick was provided by Flashback Richard Tandy.
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Jeff Lynne version [ edit ]
Jeff Lynne re-recorded the song in his own home studio. It was released in a compilation album with other re-recorded ELO songs, under the ELO name. [11 ]
Other uses [ edit ]
The song appears in the film
featuring the song in the homecoming dance scene but is not on the soundtrack album. The Virgin Suicides
Part of this song, sung by
Darren Hayes, was featured on the film , but only the chorus that sings "Strange Magic" is heard when dealing with the lyrics. Ella Enchanted
The song was performed as part of the 2007
Broadway musical . Xanadu
Steve Rushton covered the song for . Wizards of Waverly Place
The song can be heard on an episode of the sitcom, "
That '70s Show".
The song is also featured in the film "Hunky Dory" .
Protagonist Danny Castellano from The Mindy Project puts on a record of the song in an episode from the third season.
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"Alright" / "Love Changes All" / "Do Ya" (Unedited Alternative Mix)
"Moment in Paradise" / "Alright" (
PBS 2001 Version) / "Mr. Blue Sky" (PBS 2001 Version) / "Livin' Thing" (PBS 2001 Version)