|CD REVIEW Electric Light Orchestra|
Band : Electric Light Orchestra
You cannot call Electric Light Orchestra’s music hard rock, it’s more AOR and even then it’s very radio friendly AOR, getting more close to Pop than to Rock. But it’s an unmistakable fact that this band has given us some classics, like ”Mr. Blue Sky” or ”Don’t Bring Me Down”.
This album is released as an ELO album, but the truth is that it’s more some kind of solo album by Mr. Jeff Lynne, who seems to have played all the instruments himself, as well as doing the vocals. He’s re-recorded the greatest hits of ELO, and given them a repolishing. Has it improved the songs? I guess not. The songs already were good, and since the sound isn’t drastically changed, they stay good.
So tome it seems that this album is somewhat redundant, but since I didn’t have an ELO album in my collection it’s after all a welcome addition to my collection. It’s also a bit sad that a great band like ELO has sunk into oblivion nowadays.