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|
|Label||Epic Associated, Legacy|
|Producer||Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood (Track 1)|
|Electric Light Orchestra chronology|
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.
Disc one (1972–1976)
Disc two (1977–1986)
- Jeff Lynne - Vocals, guitars, keyboards
- Bev Bevan - Drums, percussion
- Richard Tandy - Keyboards, guitar
- Kelly Groucutt - Bass, vocals (1974 onwards)
- Michael d'Albuquerque - Bass (to 1974)
- Mik Kaminski - Violin
- Wilfred Gibson - Violin on "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Showdown"
- Mike Edwards - Cello (to 1974)
- Melvyn Gale - Cello (1974 onwards)
- Hugh McDowell - Cello
- Colin Walker - Cello on "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Showdown"
- Marc Bolan - Guitar on "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle"
- Roy Wood - Vocals, guitars, cello, bass, wind instruments on "10538 Overture"
- Ira Robbins (Trouser Press) - Liner notes edited from Afterglow
- Mike DeGagne (11 April 1995). "Allmusic review". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 23 September 2012.
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