Strange Magic: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra

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Strange Magic: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra
Greatest hits album by Electric Light Orchestra
Released 11 April 1995
Recorded July 1970–January 1986
Genre Rock
Length 120:24
Label Epic Associated, Legacy
Producer Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood (Track 1)
Electric Light Orchestra chronology
The Very Best of the Electric Light Orchestra
(1994)
Strange Magic: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra
(1995)
Light Years, The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Strange Magic: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra is a compilation album by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in 1995 only in the US.

The compilation favours album versions rather than single versions; tracks such as "Rock 'n' Roll Is King", "Shine a Little Love" and "Boy Blue" are longer. The compilation is sequenced chronologically and is drawn from US singles, sans 3 from Xanadu, with exception of the European hit "Rockaria!" on disc one.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jeff Lynne, except disc 1, track 2, written by Chuck Berry.

Disc one[edit]

(1972–1976)

  1. "10538 Overture" – 5:29 *1
  2. "Roll Over Beethoven" – 8:09 *2
  3. "Showdown" – 4:09
  4. "Daybreaker" – 3:31
  5. "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" – 4:11
  6. "Can't Get It Out of My Head" – 4:22
  7. "Boy Blue" – 5:18
  8. "Evil Woman" – 4:19
  9. "Strange Magic" – 4:30
  10. "Livin' Thing" – 3:33
  11. "Do Ya" – 3:44 (version taken from A New World Record)
  12. "Telephone Line" – 4:40
  13. "Rockaria!" – 3:14

Disc two[edit]

(1977–1986)

  1. "Turn to Stone" – 3:47
  2. "Sweet Talkin' Woman" – 3:48
  3. "Mr. Blue Sky" – 5:03
  4. "It's Over" – 4:08
  5. "Shine a Little Love" – 4:42
  6. "Don't Bring Me Down" – 4:02
  7. "Confusion" – 3:41
  8. "Last Train to London" – 4:30
  9. "Hold On Tight" – 3:06
  10. "Twilight" – 3:41
  11. "Rain Is Falling" – 3:55
  12. "Rock 'n' Roll Is King" – 3:17
  13. "Four Little Diamonds" – 4:05
  14. "Stranger" – 4:27
  15. "Calling America" – 3:29
  16. "So Serious" – 2:41

Personnel[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike DeGagne (11 April 1995). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 September 2012.