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ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA II

Electric Light Orchestra

 

Crossover Prog

3.54 | 153 ratings

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pociluk
5 stars This is the album that is truly progressive rock when it comes to ELO. I have always been a fan since I was a kid. I grew up on "A New World Record" and "Out Of The Blue", both are truly great albums but neither are progressive. Fans of progressive rock will enjoy this album though. 5 tracks in all, only one is well known. The opener "In Old England Town (Boogie #2)" is so dark and moody, plodding along. Amazing track. It is followed with the beautiful "Mama", which is more grounded but still progressive. Then we have the well known cover of "Roll Over Beethoven" which marries the classic Chuck Berry tune with passages from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, that's just clever. Then we have the all out crazy attack of "From the Sun to the World (Boogie #1)". This one is just wild and worth the price of admission alone. The final track is the album's epic, "Kuiama" which clocks in over 11 minutes and as has been said before is also dark and moody.

This is a progressive rock classic from a rather unexpected source. I love the other ELO albums and always will. This one is just...different.

pociluk | 5/5 |

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