The Essential Electric Light Orchestra

The Essential Electric Light Orchestra

Music CD - 2011
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Publisher: New York, NY : Epic/Legacy, [2011]
ISBN: 9786314475888
6314475880
Branch Call Number: 784.5 E38e1
Characteristics: 2 audio discs ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Lynne, Jeff

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ManMachine
Sep 11, 2019

During the mid-1970s Electric Light Orchestra (or ELO, for short) were, without question, one of the absolute biggest-selling acts in the world of pop music, bar none.

Headlined by their zealous founder, singer/songwriter, Jeff Lynne, ELO's distinctive, up-tempo, synth-pop sound initially became all the rage in the USA long before it did in the land where these rockers originated from (which was, of course, Britain).

Between 1972-1986 ELO released a staggering total of 11 albums. This "Essential" compilation is a 2-disc set containing 38 of ELO's biggest hits. (*Be sure to watch the "Evil Woman" music-video*)

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candlesticktroughs
Nov 13, 2017

well now, I still remember that first time I heard CANT GET IT OUT OF MY HEAD. that song evoked such strong feelings in that younger me. they were tender, lost feelings, unlike anything dion dimucci ever felt or heard. STRANGE MAGIC was very like that. IT'S A LIVING THING was diminishing my satisfaction and identification. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN was a departure, for me. Lynne plays that signature riff as well as Harrison of the Beatles, but there was none of that good old time ELO magic (even though the strings were there)in the recording. And, face it, when Lynne sings at the top of his voice, the result is pretty hideous. Maybe that is why his voice is so little in evidence on the Travelling Willburies tunes. He must have gotten voted down. (He did, of course, a boffo job at production on those records)...'tellmeeverylittlething...everylittlething..tellmetellmetellme!' Armchair theatre

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garycornell
Nov 08, 2017

KCLS patron GizmoJoe has it right in his review below! Jeff Lynn wrote and was the lead singer for the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). I didn't realize there were 11 ELO albums, but my favorites are the original 3 or 4 first albums. There is so much imagination to the songs of Jeff Lynn. His voice is unique for his range when singing. He left the group at the top of their popularity to record his own albums and to be on such live events as the "Concert for George Harrison". Electric Light Orchestra will always be one of my favorite bands!

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SpaceAngel
Jul 22, 2016

The Electric Light Orchestra's best and biggest hits.

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