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Electric Light Orchestra


Crossover Prog

3.28 | 193 ratings

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Tarcisio Moura
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4 stars Oohhh, what a great pop prog album! Probably ELO´s best in that field. this LP was full of potential hits (and many did became hits). Jeff Lynne had perfected his songwriting craft to the limit! Ok, the is not much prog music as we know it, but still the arrangements are bold, inventive, cheerful and very very nice. they mix pop, prog, opera, classical, 50´s rock & roll for a new form of sound. It was the best combination of pop and prog. But I guess its phenomenal commercial success angered many critics.

Still I can say I respect Lynne a lot for his genius. The guy is definitly one fo the great songwriters of his generation, but not only. The guy sings well, plays well and is a very good producer. And let´s not forget taht the band is absolutely great! All are skillful musicians and Richard Tandy is probably one of the finest underrated keyboards players of the 70´s.

If you´re looking for goo porg pop music, very inventive and joyful, withsome great arrangemnts, try this album. It´s all deceptively simple at first. But it is a music that stood well the test of time. And it is as relevant today as it was at the time. Four stars.

Tarcisio Moura | 4/5 |


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