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    Posted: October 05 2015 at 20:05
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Originally posted by progistoomainstream progistoomainstream wrote:

What is the best Electric Light Orchestra Album? I have heard a few of thier songs but and I want to purchase one of their albums but I do not know which one to get.


best ELO album. sh*t...  could be any number of 4 or 5 albums... they were were a great group that had a decades worth of great albums.


in terms of the site... I'd go with On the Third Day. Thumbs Up Strong from start to beginning and with prog enough for anyone who doesn't have a prog elitist streak in them.

Though ELO 2 will always be a top 10 alltime fav prog album, but that is likely more for sentimental reasons as it was likely my first exposure to 'prog', even though it is a frickin great album in its own right.
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Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Well...I have always though of ELO in the same manner I think of Supertramp.....prog lite.
 
 
No, not in the same manner. Absolutely two different bands.
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On The Third Day is their best prog effort.
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For most of my life "Out Of The Blue" was always a single album, as my inherited copy only had side 3 and 4.
I've since heard the album in full... And prefer it as just side 3 and 4! Tongue (Although "Turn To Stone" is still magnificent)
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El Dorado probably. A New World Record and Face the Music are great but couldn't get into them as much as into El Dorado that is a masterpiece.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 02 2015 at 08:51
Well...I have always though of ELO in the same manner I think of Supertramp.....prog lite.
 
 
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Originally posted by the lighthouse keepe the lighthouse keepe wrote:

Originally posted by POTA POTA wrote:

Time is a near-perfect album, and one of the best of any band, let alone ELO. While not a groundbreaking peace of art like Sgt. Pepper's or Highway 61 Revisited, you'll find few albums that have as much emotion, talent, and complexity poured into them as Time. The story is strong --with it being more about love and longing than just a guy being transported into the future. I'll probably never get tired of listening to it from start to finish.


Time is a very eighties album,and actually stands up well against any ELO release,but it still doesn't come near to Face The Music and Eldorado.Classics.
POTA and I thinks you are wrong. 

Although I don't really find the story strong. My favorite song Yours Truly 2095 has one of the silliest lyrics in popular music - but the whole concept is wonderful and works magnificently.
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For me....."A New World Record"

No matter if it's Prog or not.

The worst one is Very Disco....Sorry Discovery
            
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Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

 
Come on you guys! No love for Boney M?
And Disco is still "alive", albeit mostly at womenŽs apartments friday night before they go out on the town. Kills me to be around, but then again IŽd hate to be without the girlsEmbarrassed
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LOL Outstanding reply!  

I also must admit to a grudging love for some disco....Steely Dan did it very well with "Aja," and some other disco incorporated some rather elegant instrumentals.  I suppose out-of-work jazz and fusion players had to make some money in the studio....

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Time without a doubt, followed by A New World Record.
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Originally posted by POTA POTA wrote:

Time is a near-perfect album, and one of the best of any band, let alone ELO. While not a groundbreaking peace of art like Sgt. Pepper's or Highway 61 Revisited, you'll find few albums that have as much emotion, talent, and complexity poured into them as Time. The story is strong --with it being more about love and longing than just a guy being transported into the future. I'll probably never get tired of listening to it from start to finish.


Time is a very eighties album,and actually stands up well against any ELO release,but it still doesn't come near to Face The Music and Eldorado.Classics.
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Time is a near-perfect album, and one of the best of any band, let alone ELO. While not a groundbreaking peace of art like Sgt. Pepper's or Highway 61 Revisited, you'll find few albums that have as much emotion, talent, and complexity poured into them as Time. The story is strong --with it being more about love and longing than just a guy being transported into the future. I'll probably never get tired of listening to it from start to finish.
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I am a fan of their earlier music. I'm pretty familiar with anything prior to and including A New World Record. The first album is very good, not as commercial as the latter stuff. The earlier albums are not as accessible or commercial as the latter stuff, but there is some really good music all around, even on the earlier records. I'd first recommend a good g hits cd. But I'm sure that most of them won't include Roll Over Beethoven from II, which is one of my fav. versions of that ubiquitous song. I'll place them in the order that I would buy them, obviously this is my taste, but I hope it helps you some. I'd get- A) I, B) A New World Record, C) Face The Music, D) Eldorado, and then II & On The Third Day. I hope this helps some. Take care.Approve
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this should've been discussed as a poll rather than a discussion, ya know?
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Originally posted by GentleGiant GentleGiant wrote:

On The Third Day
Eldorado
 
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El Dorado or Out of the Blue are their best.

Their proggiest is probably On The Third Day.
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Debut/No Answer is pretty much perfect to my ears.

Time & On the Third Day are near perfect too except that they contain one of their worst hits each: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle and Hold on Tight. 

Eldorado is mostly a magical mystery tour but music just don't get much worse than Illusions in G Major. 

If you like these the rest of their uneven albums 1970-1981 (the Xanadu-OST is a possible exception) are all worth having imo. You'll easily find them all on vinyl extremely cheap.
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Originally posted by dr wu23 dr wu23 wrote:

Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

I love ELO II - it has longer cuts over all, a dark, murky production that suits the songs well, and my fave tracks. The debut, On The Third Day and Time are also much loved by me. The others I can live without, though they have some nice things peppered throughout.
 
 
Yep...the second one is also my favorite though I like No Answer also.
On The Third Day and Eldorado are also nice but after that imho they went for pop rock.
... And great pop rock at that! 
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