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Electric Light Orchestra


Crossover Prog

3.84 | 428 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I've mentioned many times that orchestral music just isn't my thing and this album is full of it. I think the first time I heard this band was probably the song "Telephone Line" on the radio and I really liked that one. But they would have many hit songs playing on the radio over the years, I'm sure Jeff Lynne isn't hurting financially. Just read the Bio here. This particular album and "On The Third Day" the one before it get props from some Prog fans but to my ears this is commercial sounding music that is inconsistent overall.

After the opening overture we get the hit "Can't Get It Out Of My Head" and it's a pretty good tune and one I remember from back in the day. I still can't get over how orchestral this album is with that 40 piece orchestra in play. I honestly thought this band would be in Prog Related, so I'm surprised to see them in Crossover although this record by itself leans heavily towards the Symphonic I must admit.

I'm not surprised at the success commercially of this one with the two or three popular tunes and of course being unique with that orchestra. And come on this also brings THE BEATLES to mind at times as well. Jeff was onto something. Just not my thing. 3 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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