Saturday, 26 December 2015
Xanadu Set for Spring 2016 Blu-Ray Release
#1,034: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] are pleased to advise you that it looks very much like "Xanadu" - the 1980 musical starring Gene Kelly, Olivia Newton-John and Michael Beck - featured in part the music, of course, of ELO - is due for release on Blu-Ray [at the time of writing] in the United States on Tuesday 8th March 2016.
"Xanadu" spawned four hit singles for ELO in the UK including the title track, their only UK #1 single to date in tandem with Olivia Newton-John. Some ELO fans love it and others avoid it but a Blu-Ray edition of "Xanadu" will please a fair section of the fan base, with hopes of some additional special features above and beyond the basic DVD release back in 2004. This is a wonderful reward for those loyal fans of the film who have campaigned tirelessly in recent years for Universal to put out a Blu-Ray edition.
The popularity of "All Over The World", the opener for Jeff Lynne's ELO for their September 2014 Hyde Park triumph and the title of their best-selling career compilation may also fuel decent sales. Whilst we await [hopefully] details of a UK/European release, folks in the US can currently pre-order the "Xanadu" Blu-Ray Edition from amazon.com via this link thus:
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 26-Dec-2015