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Forum Name: Prog Recommendations/Featured albums
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Topic: Electric Light Orchestra
Posted By: proger
Subject: Electric Light Orchestra
Date Posted: January 07 2006 at 11:30

I love this Prog Related band...

which album shuold I buy I allready have discovery from my mother...

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Posted By: ClemofNazareth
Date Posted: January 07 2006 at 11:40

IMHO, these - in the order listed:

1974 - El Dorado: A Symphony (the closest Jeff Lynne ever came to a masterpiece)
1973 - On the Third Day (cello, violin, piano - just some great sounds here)
1977 - Out of the Blue (double album, very good production and engineering)
1975 - Face the Music (not really proggy, but there really aren't any bad songs on this one)
1981 - Time (not at all prog, but by the time you get to this one you should like it anyway)

And while I'm not generally a big fan of compilations, Afterglow (3-disk set) is a very nice retrospective of the band's body of work, and also includes nearly a full CD of previously unreleased works.

"Peace is the only battle worth waging."

Albert Camus

Posted By: arcer
Date Posted: January 07 2006 at 16:35
If you like Discovery thenmy personal tip would be to go for A New World Record. It's my own favourite album by the band and close enough in vibe to Discovery (though the latter is heavily disco influenced). ANWR is slightly more 'classic' ELO (heavily Beatles-influenced but with a decided 70s glam and art rock twist). Great tracks in Mission, Telephone Line, So Fine, Livin' Thing etc.
You could also check out the follow-up to Discovery 'Time', which starts out very art-rocky before becoming very poppy but it does have great tunes like Prologue, Twilight and the lovely Ticket to the Moon.
Great band - pure pop but great pop!

Posted By: micky
Date Posted: January 07 2006 at 18:48
Originally posted by proger proger wrote:

I love this Prog Related band...

which album shuold I buy I allready have discovery from my mother...

 while not their 'proggiest' I would strongly recommend A New World Record (a great album regardless of 'label') followed by On the Third Day and Eldorado (more prog than the latter stuff)

The Diet Coke of Evil....

Posted By: NotAProghead
Date Posted: January 07 2006 at 19:51
IMO "Time" is their best work.

Who are you and who am I to say we know the reason why... (D. Gilmour)

Posted By: proger
Date Posted: January 08 2006 at 16:51
Thank u all, I think I will buy for all my family the 3 CDs album...
llove ELO
u can say I am not a real proger but I just love their sound, great orchestal pop...

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Posted By: daz2112
Date Posted: January 29 2006 at 13:22
Face The Music

In the constellation of cygnus,There lurks a mysterious force...The black hole

Posted By: Trotsky
Date Posted: January 29 2006 at 13:38
A New World Record is my favourite ...

Although I've also got a soft spot for the very first one (self-titled) in which Lynne and Roy Wood trade songs ...

"Death to Utopia! Death to faith! Death to love! Death to hope?" thunders the 20th century. "Surrender, you pathetic dreamer.

"No" replies the unhumbled optimist "You are only the present."

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