“Out Of The Blue” by Electric Light Orchestra - album review

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TJR says

The ambitious seventh long-player from the orchestral arena-rockers arrived in October '77 as a two-disc 70 minute set, and gave them their greatest success yet, reaching #4 in both the UK and the US. They lined up: Jeff Lynne (lead vocals, guitars, electric piano, minimoog), Bev Bevan (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Richard Tandy (acoustic & electric pianos, sythns, guitar), Kelly Groucutt (bass guitar, percussion, backing vocals), Mik Kaminski (violin), Hugh McDowell (cello) and Melvyn Gale (cello). Four singles were released in the UK, all going Top 20; “Turn To Stone” (#18), “Mr. Blue Sky” (#6), “Wild West Hero” (#6) and “Sweet Talkin' Woman” (#6). It's hard for me to love soft-rock-based records, but they're much more tasteful and likeable than 10cc, I'll give them that. The orchestration is a big plus point, just a pity they weren't more edgy with it.

The Jukebox Rebel
04-Mar-2016

A1 [03:47] 4.7.png Electric Light Orchestra - Turn To Stone (Jeff Lynne) Pop
A2 [04:08] 5.8.png Electric Light Orchestra - It’s Over (Jeff Lynne) Cerebral Pop
A3 [03:47] 5.1.png Electric Light Orchestra - Sweet Talkin’ Woman (Jeff Lynne) Pop
A4 [03:52] 4.5.png Electric Light Orchestra - Across The Border (Jeff Lynne) Rock
B1 [04:02] 5.0.png Electric Light Orchestra - Night In The City (Jeff Lynne) Pop
B2 [04:30] 3.3.png Electric Light Orchestra - Starlight (Jeff Lynne) Pop
B3 [03:51] 5.2.png Electric Light Orchestra - Jungle (Jeff Lynne) Rock
B4 [01:21] 5.7.png Electric Light Orchestra - Believe Me Now (Jeff Lynne) Pop Ballad
B5 [04:38] 4.2.png Electric Light Orchestra - Steppin’ Out (Jeff Lynne) Cerebral Pop
C1 [04:20] 4.6.png Electric Light Orchestra - Standin’ In The Rain (Jeff Lynne) Cerebral Pop
C2 [05:10] 3.9.png Electric Light Orchestra - Big Wheels (Jeff Lynne) Pop Ballad
C3 [04:13] 4.3.png Electric Light Orchestra - Summer And Lightning (Jeff Lynne) Pop
C4 [05:05] 7.0.png Electric Light Orchestra - Mr. Blue Sky (Jeff Lynne) Prog
D1 [03:26] 3.5.png Electric Light Orchestra - Sweet Is The Night (Jeff Lynne) Pop
D2 [05:05] 3.6.png Electric Light Orchestra - The Whale (Jeff Lynne) Electronica
D3 [04:21] 4.3.png Electric Light Orchestra - Birmingham Blues (Jeff Lynne) Pop
D4 [04:40] 3.3.png Electric Light Orchestra - Wild West Hero (Jeff Lynne) Prog




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