A few years and a couple of albums after this one, the band's music would take a substantial turn for the worse, and early signs of the coming ELO apocalypse are noticeable here.
And there was that aforementioned ever-creeping 50s habit, which also made a full-fledged appearance here in the form of "Above the Clouds. Still, Lynne had one final decent album up his sleeve, and it would be a big one: the double LP Out of the Blue. If you found this commentary to be somewhat informative, interesting, intriguing, intelligent, indefensible, insufferable, infuriating, incoherent, inane, incomprehensible or insulting, or if you just want to take pity on a guy who is masochistic enough to write these things, then please take a look at the other reviews and add your own thoughts.
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With Lynne no longer under contractual obligation to attend further scheduled performances, ELO effectively disbanded after that final show in Stuttgart in , but there was no announcement made of it for the next two years, during which George Harrison's Lynne-produced album Cloud Nine and the pair's follow-up with Roy Orbison , Bob Dylan and Tom Petty as Traveling Wilburys Traveling Wilburys Vol. While McDowell did not stay, Groucutt and Kaminski became fully-fledged members.
In , after the departure of Haycock and Lockwood, the remaining five recorded Moment of Truth with their newest member, Phil Bates. This lineup toured extensively up to Bevan retired from the lineup in and sold his share of the ELO name to Jeff Lynne in , after Lynne had expressed his dismay that in certain areas the band were billed as 'ELO', rather than with ' Part II' added, suggesting it was the original outfit.
After Bevan left, the band continued after they changed its name to The Orchestra. Lynne's comeback with ELO began in with the release of a retrospective box set, Flashback , containing three CDs of remastered tracks and a handful of out-takes and unfinished works, most notably a new version of ELO's only UK number one hit " Xanadu ". In Zoom , ELO's first album since , was released. Upon completion of the album, Lynne reformed the band with completely new members, including his then-girlfriend Rosie Vela who had released her own album, Zazu , in and announced that ELO would tour again.
However, the planned tour was cancelled, reportedly due to poor ticket sales. Included amongst the remastered album tracks were unreleased songs and outtakes, including two new singles.
The first was " Surrender " which registered on the lower end of the UK Singles Chart at number 81, some 30 years after it was written in The other single was "Latitude 88 North".
The US and Australian releases shared one design, while the rest of the world featured the other for a new double album release in October It is an album of re-recordings of ELO's greatest hits, performed by Lynne exclusively, along with a new song titled "Point of No Return". Released to coincide with Lynne's second solo album release Long Wave ,  these new albums contained advertisement cards, announcing the re-release of expanded and remastered versions of both the album Zoom and Lynne's debut solo album Armchair Theatre , originally released in Both albums were re-released in April with various bonus tracks.
Also released was the live album, Electric Light Orchestra Live , showcasing songs from the Zoom tour. All three releases also featured new studio recordings as bonus tracks. The development of modern digital processing added a smoother finish to the work, which led Lynne to reconsider his preference for studio work, hinting at a UK tour in On 10 September , it was announced that a new ELO album would be released.
The album was ELO's first album of new material since 's Zoom. In they played their "Alone in the Universe" tour. The band continued to tour in in North America and Europe. A video was created for the City of Birmingham which used the original recording of "Mr. Blue Sky" as its music; this was played at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony during the handover presentation of Birmingham On 3 August , Secret Messages was reissued. According to music journalist Simon Price , ELO was "arguably the most uncool, even defiantly anti-cool, of the lot and have been the slowest to be rehabilitated since They've been sampled by dozens upon dozens of acts, from Company Flow to the Pussycat Dolls , if you go looking.
Every now and then in my journalistic career, it's been possible to coax a contemporary band to admit to an ELO influence, the Flaming Lips and Super Furry Animals being two examples. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. English rock band. Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May Monday 11 May Tuesday 12 May Wednesday 13 May Thursday 14 May Friday 15 May Saturday 16 May Sunday 17 May Monday 18 May Tuesday 19 May Wednesday 20 May Thursday 21 May Friday 22 May Saturday 23 May Sunday 24 May Monday 25 May Tuesday 26 May Wednesday 27 May Location: Athens, TN.
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