ELO - All Over The World (The Very Best Of The Electric
This is a great album of ELO's best from
I always liked their songs since I was
a teenager in the late 1970's and decided
to get this album just for nostalgia reasons.
Highlights for me are Mr. Blue Sky - Don't
Bring Me Down - All Over The World - Wild
West Hero and Hold On Tight.
Xanadu is sung by Jeff Lynne on this album
which doesn't have the same awesome impact
provided by Olivia Newton-John's vocals.
Overall it's still worth buying this pack
to listen to enjoyable 70's to 80's rock pop,
with orchestral sounds adding to the whole
atmosphere of a fabulous experience.
Comprehensive review of a great band
This compilation covers many classic rock/pop singles that ELO released in the 7os and early 80s.Ironically it was Xanadu that got them there only number 1 hit and that was one of there weaker singles but it did feature the gorgeous Olivia Neutron Bomb who was at the peak of her powers in those days.
Stand out tracks for me are the rockier tracks "Ma ma belle","Wild west hero" and "Rockaria",but there isn't a poor track on here.In truth this compilation just does not go in depth enough as previous 2 disc compilations have been released in the past 5 years that covered just about everything the band has released-this is like a "beginners guide" to ELO,but it is sheer class.If you are looking for an introduction to ELO then this album wont dissapointed.
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ELO - All Over The World (The very best of ELO) 2005
Heard a track on a TV programme and remembered how much I loved ELO within 5 mins had found a cd compilation on ebay and had bought it - great stuff - maybe not for the under 35's but should give it a go you will recognise more tracks than you think, good happy lively music that makes you smile.
Memories of ELO
I was looking for a remastered cd version of the original songs by ELO and I found it!! Comes complete with a leaflet about the cd in full colour. It all brings back memories to the good old days when you could actually hear what was being sung and the story plus obviously the fantastic sounds of the ELO Orchestra.
ELO - Good to hear again!
I remember listening to ELO a lot when I was younger, and Radio 2 very often play certain tracks. My husband has some ELO on an LP, which doesn't get played very often, hence I decided to get the CD. I wasn't disappointed, every track is good, some brilliant of course, like the instantly recognisable 'Mr Blue Sky and 'Evil Woman'. I am really glad I bought it - it is surprising just how many of the younger generation are familiar with ELO too.