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Old 02-22-2008, 03:27 PM   #1
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What Is Your Favorite ELO album?

mine would probably be a new world record with do ya,telephone line,living thing,rockaria,etc.

new here so if this has been done recently i'm sorry.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:38 PM   #2
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Re: What Is Your Favorite ELO album?

Not much ELO talk around here. There was an album thread last year

http://www.crf2.com/showthread.php?t...&highlight=elo

but it's always nice to do these again. ELO beat out Alan Parsons Project in a poll.

I like Time the best, followed by the Xanadu soundtrack, which introduced me to ELO.
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Old 02-22-2008, 03:41 PM   #3
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Re: What Is Your Favorite ELO album?

i really enjoyed time when i bought it on cassette when i got into ELO in the 80's.i didn't really think it'd be that good and the only song i think had heard before buying it was 'hold on tight'.but i loved the concept.i like twilight,ticket to the moon,etc.
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Re: What Is Your Favorite ELO album?

I've been a avid ELO fan since the very fine album "On The Third Day" and they continue to be an all-time favorite. My favorite album continues to be "Time". I consider it to be one of the most brilliant concept albums ever recorded. Other faves:

Out Of The Blue
Face The Music
A New World Record
Balance Of Power
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Re: What Is Your Favorite ELO album?

New World Record is my favorite, but I can find something to like on all of them. My least favorite is Discovery and even it has some great moments. What do you all think of the Balance of Power album? It doesn't get treated well by critics and some fans, but I love it even though it is very dated production-wise.
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What do you all think of the Balance of Power album? It doesn't get treated well by critics and some fans, but I love it even though it is very dated production-wise.
Recently bought the expanded re-mastered edition and I fell in love with it all over again. It's an album filled to the brim with infectious melodies and hooks. Regarding the bonus tracks, I believe "In For The Kill" is the standout. "Caught In A Trap" is superb as well. Great album overall.
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Not much ELO talk around here. There was an album thread last year

http://www.crf2.com/showthread.php?t...&highlight=elo
yeah, I'll just repost my old post again from that thread...

because, for me nothing has changed...

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I'd have to say, ''A New World Record'' is E.LO.'s best album, imo...

pretty solid album...all the way through...a classic.

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first two Albums !
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Old 02-23-2008, 03:24 AM   #12
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Re: What Is Your Favorite ELO album?

I guess Out of the Blue is my favorite, with Face the Music a close second.
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Re: What Is Your Favorite ELO album?

i like discovery also.i think my favorite song is 'don't bring me down' that song was the first one i heard on a 45 growing up.that album has some pretty good stuff although it tends to be disco flavored throughout the album.

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Have to go with Time
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I like Time the best, followed by the Xanadu soundtrack, which introduced me to ELO.
Damn straight - I must be 'the other' person in the world into that soundtrack!

My fave is also:




... damn, when I found this pic on Amazon it said you can buy this for $2.98 remastered!!! That's a crying (f**king) shame - or very cool, go buy it now!

I really think that's one of the most overlooked classics out there - brilliant songs + concept, imo.

Edit: oops, make that £2.98! But still laughable, imo
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Somehow I missed this - really?? Cool!
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Re: What Is Your Favorite ELO album?

All of them, except No Rewind and Moment of Truth minus one song, "Breaking Down the Walls"...

The Move Message from the Country
No Answer
ELO II
On the Third Day
Eldorado, A Symphony by The Electric Light Orchestra
Face the Music
Ole' ELO
A New World Record
Out of the Blue
ELO's Greatest Hits
Discovery
Xanadu
Time
Secret Messages
Balance of Power
Afterglow
Electric Light Orchestra Part Two
Jeff Lynne Armchair Theatre
Flashback
ZOOM
All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra
Ticket to the Moon: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra Volume 2
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Re: What Is Your Favorite ELO album?

i remember buying that afterglow boxset sometime in 1990 and i was very satisfied with it.heard quite a few tunes from the band i'd never heard before.plus the booklet that came with it was cool.
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