Electric Light Orchestra - Eldorado CD (album) cover


Electric Light Orchestra


Crossover Prog

3.84 | 248 ratings

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5 stars Rating: 10/10

Along with Paul Mc Cartney and his Wings, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Yes and Genesis, Jeff Lynne and his main project "Electric light orchestra" embodied a drastic shifting into musical statements and audience preferences.

While radio playing was debated on 2 very different waves: the minimalistic maze of hard rock -Zeppelin, Sabbath, Purple- and the commercial success of instant hit singles of disco music; ELO came up with their definitive work: a concept theatrical pop-rock opera.

So, as if natural things shall happen inevitably to create a perfect balance, "Eldorado" is a hidden jewel and perhaps today the ultimate exponent of this middle way step between Chic and Sabbath.

Delicate textures created by supreme keyboards, also the traditional rock base -drums, guitar, bass-, and a warm pop vocal performance were the main ingredients.

Once again, no extremes are required here.

The fact this is a conceptual work signed by a conductive thread doesn't hamper the shinning of the songs.

And by the way, every song here colored by sparkling musical passages is a marvelous picture by itself, and main character variety of moods during the play -as interpretation is so strong and acting is fundamental- also gives space for obscurity, dense moments and depression.

A work of art; no less meaning words applicable.

Mattiias | 5/5 |


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