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Electric Light Orchestra: Discovery / Time (X2 Series) (CD) - £2.99 @ CD-WOW! (Free Delivery)

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Just spotted ELO's: 'Discovery / Time (2CD Slipcase)' for a mere £2.99! For fans of ELO this appears a fantastic bargain as this works out at approx. £1.50 an album. Also, the next best price onli… Read More
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7y, 2m agoFound 7 years, 2 months ago
Just spotted ELO's: 'Discovery / Time (2CD Slipcase)' for a mere £2.99! For fans of ELO this appears a fantastic bargain as this works out at approx. £1.50 an album.

Also, the next best price online appears to be DOUBLE this - £5.97 @ Tesco!!

BTW Average/normal price appears to be around £8.

Overview:
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Time:

Time was the last truly great album from the Electric Light Orchestra, released as their world-conquering fame was starting to ebb. A concept album (in itself a brave undertaking by 1981), Time is set at the end of the 21st century and is populated by a host of space-age themes and characters. What's most remarkable about the album is how all this science fiction silliness is salvaged by the overall exuberance of the playing. "Yours Truly, 2095" uses a number of ELO hallmarks--a catchy synth riff, sweeping strings and over-the-top-production--to tell it's tale, of a man in love with a robot, and become the album's highlight (and what should have been a hit single). Other tracks such as the epic "Twilight" and "Hold On Tight"--which practically bounces along like an overexcited puppy--also stand amongst ELO's finest works. Moreover, critical darlings Grandaddy have frequently stated the album's influence on the recording of their excellent The Sophtware Slump, proof that this futuristic concept album was itself years ahead of its time.

Discovery:

The last of ELO's classic trio of late-'70s releases, after1976's A NEW WORLD RECORD and 1977's OUT OF THE BLUE, 1979's DISCOVERY was also the group's last significant commercialsuccess. A bit more self-consciously experimental than the previous pair of ELO albums--"The Diary of Horace Wimp" could have come from the pen of Jeff Lynne's more musically adventurous former musical partner Roy Wood--the album also finds Lynne finally taking notice of the musical trends of the day. The hyper-prominent snare pulse, keening violins, and scratchy guitar of the opening "Shine a Little Love" marks this as ELO's disco song, though the Beatlesque harmonies of the bridge are unmistakably Lynne's. The album's big hit, "Don't Bring Me Down", couldn't be called punk, or even new wave, but the in-your-face arrangement and snarling vocals do atleast betray some hint of the more aggressive new music.

Tracks:
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Disc 1

1. Shine A Little Love
2. Confusion
3. Need Her Love
4. The Diary Of Horace Wimp
5. Last Train To London
6. Midnight Blue
7. On The Run
8. Wishing
9. Don't Bring Me Down
10. On The Run (Bonus Track)
11. Second Time Around (Bonus Track)
12. Little Town Flirt (Bonus Track)

Disc 2

1. Prologue
2. Twilight
3. Yours Truly, 2095
4. Ticket To The Moon
5. The Way Life's Meant To Be
6. Another Heart Breaks
7. Rain Is Falling
8. From The End Of The World
9. The Lights Go Down
10. Here Is The News
11. 21st Century Man
12. Hold On Tight
13. Epilogue
14. The Bouncer(Bonus Track)
15. When Time Stood Still (Bonus Track)
16. Julie Don't Live Here (Bonus Track)
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[helper]#1
Both great albums -bargain for £3......
#2
nice.............
#3
"Pray silence please, for the electric light orchestra"
#4
Great pair of albums. Bargain.
#5
Fantastic band. Great price.
#6
dodoegg1
"Pray silence please, for the electric light orchestra"


Absolutely :thumbsup:

Been a fan since 1976. Bought all of their albums twice, first time on vinyl and then on CD. Seen them live in concert in (I think) 1981. Brilliant.

I don't need to buy the albums but voted hot anyway.
#7
http://electric-light-orchestra.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/elo_logo2.jpg
#8
My all time favourite band. Both of these albums do not have a bad track on. Here is the News on Time is one of my favourites of all their stuff.

Jeff Lynne is a musical genius and has in my opinion the best male vocal I've ever heard. Great deal. Voted hot.
#9
Showing as 16.49 now. :-(
#10
ronmanager
My all time favourite band. Both of these albums do not have a bad track on. Here is the News on Time is one of my favourites of all their stuff.

Jeff Lynne is a musical genius and has in my opinion the best male vocal I've ever heard. Great deal. Voted hot.


+1

Awesome, awesome, awesome, awesome
#11
Kill this £16.99 now - cold
#12
i ordered yesterday using a £1 voucher, not bad for £1.99 delivered. :-D
#13
gutted I missed this
#14
Back down to £6.99 now, so £5.99 using a voucher.
Still twice the price it was but I'm desperate to hear those albums again. I had them on cassette many years ago! and If I see old albums I had for £3.00 I get them!

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