1998 UK-only remastered edition, taken from the original
Jet Records master tapes. The most superior sounding version
of all Xanadu CDs,
including MCAs USA and Sonys Japanese editions.
1979, Jeff received many offers to compose for film
soundtracks. Following the encouragement of manager Don
Arden, ELO contributed to the movie Xanadu.
Though a disaster at the box office, the film spawned a
massive soundtrack album and hit singles worldwide, with
ELO scoring hits with I'm Alive
(no.20, May 80); All Over The World
(no.11, July 80); and Don't Walk Away
(no.21, Nov 80). The title track, sung with Olivia Newton-John,
gave Jeff his first No.1 UK single and another Ivor Novello
Award for Best Film Theme Song.