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Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - Time: Remastered & Expanded CD £2.99 delivered @ HMV
  Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - Time: Remastered & Expanded CD £2.99 delivered @ HMV

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - Time: Remastered & Expanded CD £2.99 delivered @ HMV

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The Electric Light Orchestra was in a precarious position by 1981. Not only was Jeff Lynne's brand of immaculately produced Beatlesque pop out of critical fashion in those new-wave days, there was a new brand of video-friendly bubblegum on the rise that made such classic radio hits as "Sweet Talkin' Woman" sound passT. The band's heavily hyped participation in the box-office flop XANADU, including the title duet with star Olivia Newton-John, hadn't helped.
Typically, though, 1981's TIME finds Lynne and company ignoring trends and simply doing what they do best: pristine, endlessly-multitracked, ultra-melodic pop. There's a theme of sorts running through the record, a meditation on sci-fi apocalypse that runs through songs like "Yours Truly, 2095" and "From the End of the World". The concept is easy enough to ignore, as the real focus, as always, is on Lynne's immense melodic and production skills. TIME is an underrated gem.

1.Prologue
2.Twilight
3.Your's 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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Great album, very reminiscent of Moody Blues with added Buggles, Beatles and Spandau Ballet? Superb price, thanks master finder

"Remember the good old 1980s?
When things were so uncomplicated?
I wish I could go back there again
And everything could be the same"

Superb music. What a price. Shame I've already got them all.

My favourite ELO album - well worth three quid (though the bonus tracks aren't great)

great album - takes me right back

Excellent album.. All superb tracks. My favourite ELO album, closely followed by Discovery.


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"Remember the good old 1980s?When things were so uncomplicated?I wish I … "Remember the good old 1980s?When things were so uncomplicated?I wish I could go back there againAnd everything could be the same"



So true!

Mike Edwards, a founding member of Electric Light Orchestra, has died in a freak accident involving a bale of hay.

The cellist was killed on the A381 in Devon on Friday, Sept. 3, in an incident in which a bale of hay hit the van he was driving, reports the BBC.

Police are investigating if the runaway bale of hay – weighing at 600kg – rolled off a tractor from a farm close to the road.

Edwards' van swerved and hit another vehicle but the other driver escaped the incident uninjured.

Police said they used YouTube clips and photos of Edwards to identify the 62-year-old but they are still trying to find his family to help formally identify the body.

They are appealing for help in tracking down family members, but it is also believed Edwards may have been involved with cello tutoring in the Devon area.

Devon and Cornwall Police Traffic Unit member Sgt Steve Walker said: "This was a tragic accident and we have now identified the victim as Michael Edwards, a founder member of ELO. We have used photographs and YouTube footage to identify him but we now need help contacting his family for formal identification. We don't believe he was ever married and we have identified an ex-girlfriend but she is currently abroad."

Edwards played with British rock group Electric Light Orchestra from 1972 until 1975, when he was replaced by Melvyn Gale.
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