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Electric Light Orchestra


Crossover Prog

3.84 | 359 ratings

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3 stars I can get it out of my head!

Eldorado was the first explicitly conceptual album by Electric Light Orchestra and also the first ELO album with high production values. Sadly, it was also their last progressive album, turning after this one to a more commercial approach that gained them much more success in the charts. Indeed, the signs of what was to come were apparent already on their second and third albums. On the present album, songs like Can't Get It Out Of My Head and Boy Blue gives a strong indication of the band's commercial future. However, Eldorado as a whole is a pleasant listen and it is of some interest to Prog and Art Rock fans. It is certainly well-crafted, arty and conceptual Pop.

Even though the sleeve features a still from the film The Wizard Of Oz, the concept of the album has nothing as such to do with the famous film. Rather, it is based on an original story by Jeff Lynne.

Recommended in addition to the previous On The Third Day and the self-titled debut (aka No Answer).

SouthSideoftheSky | 3/5 |


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