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Electric Light Orchestra


Crossover Prog

3.65 | 373 ratings

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Chris S
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3 stars This is the a great follow up to ' A New World Record'. In fact it probably goes one better for all round consistency over a double LP. The album starts with the poppy ' Turn To Stone' which sets the trend for the rest of the album. Other great hooks for songs are ' Sweet Talkin Woman' and ' Mr Blue Sky'. Again we have the heavily influenced Beatles sound which is not a bad thing at all but with the obvious commercial thread underlying ' Out Of The Blue'. I like this album a lot for it's upbeat positive tongue in cheek style. I am sure Jeff Lynne was laughing all the way to the bank when he struck the successful formula that ELO put out in the late 70's. Not detracting from their earlier prog roots though. A good album, well worth having.
Chris S | 3/5 |


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