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Permanent Record Podcast

Brian and Sarah are your hosts for this look back at albums from the New Wave and Classic Rock genres-- albums which have earned a permanent spot in their record collection. The hosts start the discussion with a history of the album, followed by their personal history with it. Over the course of two episodes, they do a track-by-track review of the album and the videos that accompany the singles. They conclude by each giving the album a final review and rating of zero to five record adapters. Join Brian and Sarah in this fun look back at the hits-- along with some misses-- of the 70s and 80s!

Aug 19, 2020

Episode 111: 40 Years of "Xanadu" (Featuring Olivia Newton-John & ELO)

August 8, 1980 was a monumentally important day in the history of cinema, for that was the release date of the greatest roller disco musical film ever made, Xanadu. In this episode of the Permanent Record Podcast, Brian and Sarah talk a little about the movie, but a lot more about the Xanadu soundtrack, which achieved considerably more success than the film it accompanied.

The soundtrack features Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra as the primary artists, along with some special guests, and generated a total of six singles worldwide.

Brian, the long-time Xanadu fan, leads the discussion of the singles, which he ranked in order of his preference-- at least at the time of the recording! Sarah offers her thoughts on the songs as well and answers some hard-hitting questions from her co-host.

Both hosts enjoy revisiting the songs that featured quite prominently in the soundtrack to their pre-teen years, and they share a lot of laughs along the way. If you're looking for some lighthearted entertainment, look no further than this episode!

Songs discussed:
I'm Alive (ELO)
Suddenly (Olivia Newton-John & Cliff Richard)
Xanadu (Olivia Newton-John & ELO)
Don't Walk Away (ELO)
All Over the World (ELO)
Magic (Olivia Newton-John)

Bonus content!  Don't know what the pages below are from?  Might be you missed the secret epilogue to the episode!  That's why you always have to let the shows play all the way to the end.

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