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TIME

Electric Light Orchestra

 

Crossover Prog

3.36 | 242 ratings

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ProgShine
3 stars Electric Light Orchestra (or ELO) was a band that used to deliver the perfect mix between Prog Rock and Pop music. Along with The Alan Parsons Project they were the best ones in what I call Soft Prog along the 70's.

Time (1981) is their 9th studio album and shows the band going for a new sound on the 80's. After the departure of their violin player Mik Kamiski and the album Discovery (1979) and their colaboration on the Xanadu soundtrack the band was now searching for a new sound for a new decade.

Time (1981) is a loose concept album about time-travel and the first side of the album has strong nice tracks like 'Twilight' and 'The Way Life's Meant To Be' but on the second side of the LP the tracks are lower and lower.

In the end what we have is an album that is not strong and not that weak, but ultimately only for fans. My CD version has 3 bonus tracks, but again, they were B-Sides and everybody knows that usually B-Sides are not good enough thats why they were not on the albums. Good extra for fans.

ProgShine | 3/5 |

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