The Magic Touch Of Odyssey

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Pleased with this Telstar collection, because I always had a soft spot for Odyssey. I like all their hits so this is a handy overview. Admittedly, some of the other tunes fail to reach the giddy heights of “Use It Up, Wear It Out”, but generally the quality level is very high.

Off the top of my head, a couple of interesting facts about Odyssey: (1) They were much more succesful here in the UK than in their homeland – only their first hit,  ‘Native New Yorker’, cracked the US top 40.  (2) They were not ‘Native New Yorkers’ themselves…I think they were from somewhere like Connecticut.

I know the sleeve design is pure eighties naffness, but I really like it – such a lush photo, I could stare at it for ages, and indeed, have done.

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