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ELDORADO

Electric Light Orchestra

 

Crossover Prog

3.87 | 349 ratings

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R-A-N-M-A
5 stars This album is my first real taste of ELO and it is safe to say this album totally blew me away. The song selection is really varied channeling everything from blues to rockabilly and binding it all seamlessly together with the smooth and sweet sounds strings, horns and choir. Of the songs the toe tapping Boy Blue, the pulsing Laredo Tornado and the passionate title track Eldorado particularly stand out for me, with Boy Blue being my personal favourite. If like me you are buying the album for the first time you will probably get the 2001 remaster and with it the phenomenal bonus track which is a medley of the prominent instrumental segments of the album.

Since I received my copy a few days ago I have been listening to it almost non stop. Like most albums I have come to adore it took me a short period of time to be able to warm up to it. But now all I could wish for is to be able to hear it preformed live. This is truly a sublime (not the band for anyone lacking a grasp on the English language) album. I would especially recommend this album to any one who favours the marriage of rock straightforward rock and classical orchestral music. Happy Listening!

R-A-N-M-A | 5/5 |

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