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Electric Light Orchestra


Crossover Prog

2.30 | 145 ratings

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4 stars I wish I could give it a 3.5.

Having read the previous reviews, I am going to attack this from two different angles. ELO and non-ELO. Despite what people think of the movie, disco, and everything else, this is a pretty fair album/CD.

Non-ELO (rating 3): Suddenly by ONJ and Cliff Richard is a really nice love song. Put it on either of their solo albums and it probably would have been a hit single. Whenever You're Away from Me with ONJ and Gene Kelly is throwback to Gene's era. If you like that sort of music (and I do), it's a good song. Magic is a pretty good song, with the classic 80s sound. And Dancin' was interesting in that it combined a smooth song, with a "harder" rock song... I'm not overly fond of it, but it was a clever idea.

ELO (rating 4): While I much prefer the sound they had in the mid-70s with the classical instruments, there are a few really good songs produced after that era. Three of them are on this album! I'm Alive, All Over the World, and the soulful Don't Walk Away are among my all-time favorite ELO tunes.

Bottom Line: Buy it! There's a better percentage of good songs on this than on most of the rest in your CD collection!


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