Strange Magic: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra

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Strange Magic: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra
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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)The Very Best of the Electric Light Orchestra1994
Strange Magic: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra
(1995)
Light Years, The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra
(1997)Light Years, The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra1997
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 (*2).

Disc one (1972–1976)[edit]

  1. "10538 Overture" – 5:29
  2. "Roll Over Beethoven" – 8:09
  3. "Showdown" – 4:09
  4. "Daybreaker" – 3:31
  5. "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" (Extended version) – 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
  12. "Telephone Line" – 4:40
  13. "Rockaria!" – 3:14

Disc two (1977–1986)[edit]

  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.