Electric Light Orchestra The Collection [Box Set] (3-CD Box Set)
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- Number of Discs: 3
- Released: November 15, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Sony
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Fire on High
- 3.Evil Woman
- 6.Strange Magic
- 7.Down Home Town
- 8.One Summer Dream
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 2.Telephone Line
- 4.Mission (A World Record)
- 5.So Fine
- 6.Livin' Thing
- 7.Above the Clouds
- 8.Do Ya
Tracks on Disc 3:
- 1.Shine a Little Love
- 3.Need Her Love
- 4.The Diary of Horace Wimp
- 5.Last Train to London
- 6.Midnight Blue
- 7.On the Run
- 9.Don't Bring Me Down
- 10.One the Run - (previously unreleased, bonus track)
- 11.Second Time Around - (previously unreleased, bonus track)
- 12.Little Town Flirt - (previously unreleased, bonus track)
Originally released as three separate albums, FACE THE MUSIC, A NEW WORLD RECORD and DISCOVERY.
Electric Light Orchestra: Jeff Lynne (vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer); Kelly Groucett (vocals, bass); Richard Tandy (piano, clavinet, synthesizer); Bev Bevan (drums, percussions).
Producers include: Jeff Lynne.
THE COLLECTION contains: FACE THE MUSIC (1975)/A NEW WORLD RECORD (1976)/DISCOVERY (1979).
Electric Light Orchestra: Jeff Lynne (vocals, guitar); Kelly Groucutt (vocals, bass guitar); Richard Tandy (guitar, piano, Clavinet, Moog synthesizer); Mik Kaminski (violin); Hugh McDowell, Melvyn Gale (cello); Bev Bevan (drums, percussion, background vocals).
This three-disc set collects three of ELO's classic late-'70s albums in their entirety, and as such, it's an excellent overview not only of Jeff Lynne's musical genius, but of commercial '70s pop as a whole. 1975's FACE THE MUSIC, 1976's A NEW WORLD RECORD, and 1979's DISCOVERY--1977's double-disc OUT OF THE BLUE is omitted for space--are as good as Top-40 pop got in the last half of the '70s, and hearing the three together sketches out the arc of Lynne's career. FACE THE MUSIC, ELO's fifth album, is slightly rough-edged, but its enormous hit singles paved the way for the staggeringly good A NEW WORLD RECORD, Lynne's best and most consistent work. After the overwhelming commercial success of OUT OF THE BLUE, DISCOVERY is a bit more self-consciously experimental, with new-wavish Vocoders and disco beats coloring the typically excellent songs. All three are simply essential.
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