Tag Archives: Louis Clark

Classic Album Review: The Electric Light Orchestra (and Olivia Newton-John) – “Xanadu – Original Soundtrack” (1980)

Full disclosure here: I’m writing this review because of my interest in The Electric Light Orchestra and have to admit that I feel utterly indifferent to Olivia Newton-John’s music; it is not something that has ever interested nor offended me … Continue reading

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Classic Album Review: The Electric Light Orchestra – “Out Of The Blue” (1977)

The Electric Light Orchestra’s “Out Of The Blue” is the kind of record that many ELO fans never name as their favourite; like The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper”, it’s the kind of legendary album that is just so obviously good, people … Continue reading

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Classic Album Review: The Electric Light Orchestra – “A New World Record” (1976)

If I was forced to declare that any one release was Jeff Lynne’s masterpiece, it would probably be The Electric Light Orchestra’s sixth album, “A New World Record”. Although “Out Of The Blue” receives more critical accolades, this particular album … Continue reading

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Classic Album Review: The Electric Light Orchestra – “Eldorado” (1974)

“Eldorado” was the moment in The Electric Light Orchestra’s history when Jeff Lynne really raised his game. Leaving behind the multi-tracked cellos and strings of earlier recordings, a full thirty-piece orchestra, arranged by and under the baton of Louis Clark, … Continue reading

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