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 poll_icon_closed  Poll  Poll Question: Which is your favourite?
The Electric Light Orchestra (No Answer) VotesImageVotes 0 (0%)
E.L.O. 2 (Electric Light Orchestra II) VotesImageVotes 0 (0%)
On The Third Day VotesVotesVotes 1 (6%)
Eldorado VotesVotesVotes 1 (6%)
Face The Music VotesVotesVotes 5 (31%)
A New World Record VotesVotesVotes 2 (12%)
Out Of The Blue VotesVotesVotes 6 (37%)
Discovery VotesVotesVotes 1 (6%)
Total votes: 16  
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« Reply #15 on: Mar 4th, 2014, 05:36am »

Mister Kingdom (from Eldorado) sounds so much like Across The Universe by The Beatles! shocked
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« Reply #16 on: Mar 4th, 2014, 06:25am »

'Face the Music' for me on this poll.
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« Reply #17 on: Mar 4th, 2014, 07:04am »

I think A New World Record is the most consistent in terms of quality, but it's a good list which shows how ELO went from Prog to Pop through the decade. I used to be a huge fan till Lynne turned out to be, a-hem, less than a gentleman sad
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« Reply #18 on: Mar 4th, 2014, 07:15am »

on Mar 4th, 2014, 07:04am, ChrisJamesAuthor wrote:
I think A New World Record is the most consistent in terms of quality, but it's a good list which shows how ELO went from Prog to Pop through the decade. I used to be a huge fan till Lynne turned out to be, a-hem, less than a gentleman sad

Excuse my na´vety, but what did Jeff Lynne do that was so bad? embarassed huh
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« Reply #19 on: Mar 4th, 2014, 07:51am »

on Mar 4th, 2014, 07:15am, Down And Out wrote:
Excuse my na´vety, but what did Jeff Lynne do that was so bad? embarassed huh


Hmm, maybe it wasn't such a big deal, but when bassist Kelly Groucutt (sp.?) left, there was a court case over royalties, during which Lynne referred to him and other band members as "the staff". To be honest, I don't know the whole story, maybe Lynne did write absolutely every note, every lyric, and had every idea, and those other guys were really just his backing band, but it says something about ELO that Lynne's solo work bombed. When he spoke on "Rock Family Trees" back in the 90s, he came across as a right egomaniac - although that kind of self-puffery was already evident on the sleeve notes to ELO's Greatest Hits.

I don't want to diss a guy who was certainly a very talented and successful song-writer, but I tend to go off artists who display that kind of "Oh, by the way, I'm God around here," egomania. It's actually one of the reasons I adore Genesis so much - they've somehow (and God knows how, to be honest) managed to stay basically down-to-earth guys, and that doesn't happen so often when a band sells lots of records.
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« Reply #20 on: Mar 4th, 2014, 09:01am »

on Mar 4th, 2014, 07:51am, ChrisJamesAuthor wrote:
Hmm, maybe it wasn't such a big deal, but when bassist Kelly Groucutt (sp.?) left, there was a court case over royalties, during which Lynne referred to him and other band members as "the staff". To be honest, I don't know the whole story, maybe Lynne did write absolutely every note, every lyric, and had every idea, and those other guys were really just his backing band, but it says something about ELO that Lynne's solo work bombed. When he spoke on "Rock Family Trees" back in the 90s, he came across as a right egomaniac - although that kind of self-puffery was already evident on the sleeve notes to ELO's Greatest Hits.

I don't want to diss a guy who was certainly a very talented and successful song-writer, but I tend to go off artists who display that kind of "Oh, by the way, I'm God around here," egomania. It's actually one of the reasons I adore Genesis so much - they've somehow (and God knows how, to be honest) managed to stay basically down-to-earth guys, and that doesn't happen so often when a band sells lots of records.


Even as ELO's No.1 fan I don't know enough about Jeff Lynne's fall out with Kelly Groucutt. I don't think anybody does.

Like him or not Jeff Lynne is an amazing song writer / musician / producer and I would dearly love to see him perform ELO songs live again. His (and Richard Tandy's) performance of Mr Blue Sky on Children In Need brought tears to my eyes.

Please hurry up Jeff before it's too late.
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« Reply #21 on: Mar 4th, 2014, 09:04am »

Thanks for the info guys.
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« Reply #22 on: Mar 4th, 2014, 09:11am »

on Mar 4th, 2014, 09:01am, unclealbert wrote:
Even as ELO's No.1 fan I don't know enough about Jeff Lynne's fall out with Kelly Groucutt. I don't think anybody does.

Like him or not Jeff Lynne is an amazing song writer / musician / producer and I would dearly love to see him perform ELO songs live again. His (and Richard Tandy's) performance of Mr Blue Sky on Children In Need brought tears to my eyes.

Please hurry up Jeff before it's too late.


I totally agree with you, unclealbert, and I wouldn't question his talent for a moment. But I saw an interview with him where he said something like "Yeah, I just got bored with being on the road and doing the same songs over and over."
I thought it was a pretty crass thing to say to the fans who'd bought the singles and albums and who were desperate to see the band live. Even if he felt like that, he didn't need to say it in public. shocked
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« Reply #23 on: Mar 4th, 2014, 09:30am »

on Mar 4th, 2014, 09:11am, ChrisJamesAuthor wrote:
I totally agree with you, unclealbert, and I wouldn't question his talent for a moment. But I saw an interview with him where he said something like "Yeah, I just got bored with being on the road and doing the same songs over and over."
I thought it was a pretty crass thing to say to the fans who'd bought the singles and albums and who were desperate to see the band live. Even if he felt like that, he didn't need to say it in public. shocked


You have to realise that Jeff Lynne is my musical hero and nothing anyone says will change my opinion in the slightest grin

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« Reply #24 on: Mar 4th, 2014, 2:15pm »

Not a Huge ELO Fan,although Wild West Hero is one of my All Time Fave Songs.
Dont like to name drop,but Kelly Groucutts Son Chris Produced The Album I recorded last year.
His Father never made up with Jeff,although he still held him in high regard as a Songwriter/Musician.Sadly Kelly Passed away as I am sure most of you know............
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on Mar 4th, 2014, 2:15pm, mighty_mellotron wrote:
Not a Huge ELO Fan,although Wild West Hero is one of my All Time Fave Songs.
Dont like to name drop,but Kelly Groucutts Son Chris Produced The Album I recorded last year.
His Father never made up with Jeff,although he still held him in high regard as a Songwriter/Musician.Sadly Kelly Passed away as I am sure most of you know............


Yes, another one who left too soon. I saw ELO2 in Warsaw in the November before he died, and he was a great performer, just chucking out the charisma on stage *sigh*
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« Reply #26 on: Mar 7th, 2014, 11:17am »

Jeff Lynne is on "The One Show" on BBC One at 7pm tonight.
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« Reply #27 on: Apr 18th, 2014, 5:14pm »

ELO were a great band. Out of the Blue gets my vote with Third Day running second. I went off them when Discovery ( Disco very) came out although I liked Horace Wimp.
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« Reply #28 on: Apr 20th, 2014, 8:19pm »

I very much like all the ELO albums, but am particularly fond of Face The Music (which got my vote) and A New World Record. Actually all the early albums are very special.

From Face The Music, we have the most wonderful songs, including "Fire On High" If you ever wondered about the opening lyrics, here is the mystery solved:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzmeKHv5k3o#aid=P8mE_CCGPnQ
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« Reply #29 on: Apr 21st, 2014, 3:28pm »

Huge fan of the band and followed Jeff's career since his Move Days. Some fab music on all albums plus the last live Zoom DVD is a must.
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