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The group that flashes ...




ELO, where more precisely Electric Light Orchestra, is an English group from Birmingham. Founded in 1970, its founding members are Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood and Bev Bevan. The 3 accomplices had the basic ambition to include the violin and the cello in their music, an innovative party for the time. Concept abandoned over the years with a rapid evolution from 1975 towards increased and clearly more radio-oriented sound effects. 1976 was the Golden Year for them with the colossal commercial success of the album "A new world record" which sold millions of copies. But it is the album "Discovery" released in 1979, where the synthesizer clearly took precedence over the violins, that ELO will produce its most dancing single with "Don't bring me down", but especially the now giant "Shine a little love". In 1981 the album "Time" was released, which contained one of their latest major hits, "Hold on tight". The creations which follow will remain fairly confidential and the ELO adventure will stop in 1986.


At least in the original ELO version because the band will be reborn from its ashes later but in a reworked version... Electric Light Orchestra will remain one of the flagship groups of the transition from the end of the 70s, beginning of the 80s with a sound and rhythm which makes this group recognizable between 1000 ... To discover or rediscover. Discography (among others ...) :

10538 Overture 1972

• Roll over Beethoven 1973

Showdown 1973

Ma-Ma-Ma Belle 1974

Daybreaker 1974

• Can't get it out of my head 1974

Boy blue 1975

• Evil woman 1975

• One summer dream 1975

• Strange magic 1976

• Livin' thing 1976

• Rockaria ! 1977

• Do ya 1977

• Telephone line 1977

• Turn to stone 1977

• Mr Blue Sky 1978

• Wild West hero 1978

• Sweet talkin' woman 1978

It's over 1978

• Big wheels 1978

• Shine a little love 1979

• The diary of Horace Wimp 1979

• Don’t bring me down 1979

• Confusion 1979

• Last train to London 1979

• I'm alive 1980

• Xanadu 1980

• All over the world 1980

• Don't walk away 1980

• Hold on tight 1981

• Twilight 1981

• Rain is falling 1982

• Here is the news 1982

• The way life's meant to be 1982

• Rock 'N' Roll is king 1983

• Secret messages 1983

• Four little diamonds 1983

• Train of gold 1983

• Stranger 1983

• Building have eyes 1983

• Calling America 1986

• So serious 1986

• Getting to the point 1986

• Sorrow about to fall 1986

• Destination unknown 1990

• Alright 2001

• Moment in paradise 2001

• Stranger on a quiet street 2001

• Surrender 2006

• Latitude 88th Noth 2007

• When I was a boy 2015

• When the night comes 2015

• One step at a time 2015

• Ain't it a drag 2016

• From out of nowhere 2019

• Time of our life 2019


 

Clips :



1972...the very first steps of a small group that came out of nowhere and which obtained a nice success of esteem with this first title. An ideal start...



1973 ... anyway, totally crazy beginnings, totally psychedelic, totally 70 what ! Excessiveness that pays in any case since the group will land here its first planetary top hit, just that !



1973...the hits follow one another in an impressive fashion and position the group as one of the big revelations of the moment. And that's just the beginning...



1974... all the titles that come out will not necessarily know such a favorable fate but the dynamics of success are well underway and that's the most important...



1974...a year 1974 a little less favorable to the group in terms of success in the Charts but no worries about them at this stage, that's for sure...



1974...a magnificent ballad to continue. A certain melodic quality that shows the full extent of the group's potential and the potential there is !



1975...a title which will pass 'through' but which absolutely does not call into question the sequence of events. Simple mishap as they say...



1975...the very particular 'ELO' style is set up, the rise in power is obvious and we therefore imagine that at one time or another the group will produce something great. Even very great...



1975 ... a title that deserved to be exposed to light but unfortunately it will not be. Too bad because he had everything for...



1976...the calm before the storm, at least the storm of mega hits. The group is slowly but surely reaching its best level...



1976 ... in delirious mode for a title my faith very sympathetic. Their first global mega hit. A dynamic is taking shape that is not ready to stop ...



1977...a title that flies at 200 km/h in the purest Electriclightorchestrian style. Totally out of the ordinary but somewhat counterproductive since this title will not really experience the same level of success as its predecessor...



1977...this one won't do much better but given what's on the horizon, no need to worry about them...



1977 ... after the total euphoria, we find them in Ultimate Slow mode, a novelty ! Are they really the same ...



1977 ... business resumes, the tempo suddenly re-accelerates. Race result : new mega hit ! Too strong ...



1978 ... always as rhythmic, always as punchy. Surely one of their most emblematic songs ...



1978...difficult for this title to compete with its predecessor as the latter left its mark. He will therefore have to be content with a level of success that is altogether limited...



1978 ... another excellent title which shows once again the full extent of their talent. Unquestionably one of the best bands of the decade !



1978... a resoundingly successful title followed by a very limited success, that's how this year 1978 can be summed up. And twice in a row...



1978...a title that won't even be released as a Single even though it had all the qualities for it. Sometimes you don't have to try to understand as they say...



1979 ... then arrives the title of the consecration ! A HUGE dance hit that will surely remain one of the greatest of this decade and of the XXth century altogether, just that !



1979... how to exist in broad daylight when you pass after a title of such quality. It's almost mission impossible...



1979...this one will do even better than 'Shine a little love' ! Yes Yes, it's possible. It will rank even higher than its predecessor in charts around the world. MAS-TER-FUL !



1979 ... an absolutely incredible year that saw them produce no less than 4 mega hits. Masters of the World !



1979 ... a flood of large caliber titles in this year 1979 which ends in apotheosis with this absolutely sumptuous title



1980 ... you would think it would be impossible to match 1979 in terms of hits. Well it was without counting on the year 1980 !



1980 ... when the best of the moment meets, we see the result ! The biggest hit of all their discography, quite simply !



1980 ... the same title but in a choreographed version. We have the right here to 6 minutes of pure happiness which make this title an event as much on the song side as on the dance side. MAS-TER-FUL !



1980 ... fresh and playful, a leitmotif that comes back almost in all their titles. And it has been going on for years, years, years ...



1980 ... a truly incredible talent that makes them good in all areas. The proof with this sublime Ultimate Slow. Hat guys !



1981 ... new HUGE planetary hit. And one more ! We can't even count them anymore as there are ...



1981 ... another title among their most successful and most inspired. And still this unique voice overlay that really works...



1982...after 5 exceptional years in all respects for the group, a semblance of deceleration will see the light of day from this year 1982. Nothing very worrying but all the same...



1982 ... not the best but nice around the edges. But for the first time, we feel like a certain breathlessness ...



1982...a year 1982 in halftone in the end which shows above all that the group is indeed in a phase of deceleration. Attention danger...



1983 ... another track that spins at the speed of light. 100 % Rock, a playful aside in a flood of pop songs



1983 ... another particularly inspired title. An unceasingly renewed inspiration which produces, year after year, an incredible number of hits !



1983... there is certainly success but which weakens from year to year. We're not going to lie to each other, the best years are now behind them...



1983...one of the rare titles of the year to pass 'through'. The others will have had at least a modicum of success, which will not be the case with this one...



1983...once again the proof of their extraordinary creativity through this very high class title. Which will only work in the United States but it's still better than nothing as they say...



1983...a plethoric year 1983 in terms of titles but that was not enough to bring the group back to the top of the race. And yet it is not the quality that is lacking...



1986 ... their last notorious hit. The end of an incredible adventure for one of the most prolific and incredible groups of the end of the 20th century...



1986...end of the adventure at the very high level but certainly not the end of the adventure at all. The group still has things to offer and not the least...



1986...they prove once again that they excel in all areas, but we knew that from the start. A truly exceptional group in every way...



1986... the last title of a decade of the 80s which will have seen them return in a masterly way to legend. And the adventure is not over, far from it...



1990...a decade of 90 that will see them disappear from the radar almost completely. Only this title will be to their credit during this decade...



2001... they will have to wait 11 years before deciding to come back again. A return that will not go unnoticed on the albums side but much more on the Singles side...



2001... a return that will inevitably delight the basic fans, that's clear. Because there was every reason to fear a pure and simple disappearance of the group, something which fortunately did not happen...



2001... you still have to remember that the band started in 1971 and is still there 30 years later ! A feat worth noting...



2006...a title that dates from...1976 and had never been released. It's now done even if it took a lot of time to do it...



2007...a title that dates from...1977 and had never been released. It is now done even if it took a lot of time to do it. It's weird, I feel like I'm repeating myself...



2015...we will lose sight of them again for almost 8 years and here they are once again back in the middle of the 2010 decade. Unstoppable little guys !



2015...the albums continue to sell well and reassure the band that they are right to come back every time. An adventure that is not ready to be over...



2015... three singles just for this year 2015 but all three of which will unfortunately pass under the radar. Hard law of the trade...



2016...no more Singles will be ranked no matter what, but that in no way discourages the group. And in principle, as long as they enjoy doing what they do, there is no reason to throw in the towel...



2019...a new opus which shows that the group has lost none of its talent. Admittedly, its style and its sound have hardly changed since their debut, but that's also what makes their unique charm...



2019... so we imagine that this title will not be the last because we now know that with them everything is always possible. To be continued...


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electric_Light_Orchestra

Official Website :

https://jefflynneselo.com/

Greatest Hits

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/207

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/user/eloofficial/featured


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