I heard the songs on this album before watching the movie, so I guess it was the quality of the music which led me to see it. Even though I found the story a bit far-fetched, the music was as good in the film as on the album, albeit with fewer songs on the album. Nevertheless, as a huge ELO fan I enjoyed the unique fusion of music styles between ELO and Olivia, with some worthwhile contributions from The Tubes and Gene Kelly. "Whenever you're away from me" is, in my opinion, a great piece of swing music, and both Olivia's and Gene's vocals do it much justice. Composition plays a big part too, with a certain erstwhile member of the Shadows (John Farrar) penning the excellent "Magic", and no-one can deny the powerful song-writing of the excellent Jeff Lynne. All these ingredients make this a worthwhile purchase if one is interested in diversity of music styles, even if the movie wasn't all that great. I have owned this album on vinyl and cassette and will now, upon completion of this review, order it on CD from Amazon. Enjoy!