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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 – “Discovery” (1979)

Disco? Very. 1979 was the year when Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra embraced the smooth, slick sounds of disco that dominated the charts at the time, making one of the most noticeable changes of direction they’d embarked on for a … 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 – “The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach)” (1974)

For years, “The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach)” was the only officially released live album available from The Electric Light Orchestra. Naturally, like any other popular band, there were (and still are) unofficial albums and bootlegs available, … 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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