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Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery CD (album) cover


Electric Light Orchestra


Crossover Prog

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3 stars Last Train to London ...

First off, I love the cover artwork of this album - it's so artistically crafted. Musically, this album is more pop, and in fact disco, than the previous albums. The opening track "Shine a little love" (4:42) sounds like a Saturday Night Fever track, in similar style with The Bee Gees "Tragedy". It's quite disco, right? The next one "Confusion" (3:42) was released as single altogether with "Last Train To London". This pop song is quite popular in the 70s and until now as some radios still play this song regularly. "Need her love" (5:09) is completely a mellow pop song with catchy melody. I like this track especially with the opening part using guitar fills augmented with orchestration. The vocal line enters the music beautifully. The strength of this song is in its melody and flow. It's quite enjoyable if this song is being played midnight.

"The diary of Horace Wimp" (4:17) is again another pop song in the vein of "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack in terms of music style. It's quite entertaining as an upbeat music especially with the vocal and its choirs combined with orchestration. "Last train to London" (4:31) is my favorite track. It combines upbeat disco music with great singing style and inventive clavinet sounds. The song moves wonderfully from one part to another, giving a great combination of notes which forms nice melody and grooves. It's simple in composition but it kicks. "Midnight blue" (4:20) brings the music back into mellow style in pop notations. "On the run" (3:56) is an upbeat track with dynamic keyboard work. "Wishing" (4:14) reminds me to the style of Alan Parsons Project and it sounds fit with the "Turn of a Friendly Card" album. "Don't bring me down" (4:08) is a combination between rock'n'roll riffs and disco. It's a good track.

Overall, this is another good album by Electric Light Orchestra which maintains the band's music direction as pop music band. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW (i-Rock! Music Community)

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