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Old 05-26-2005, 09:32 AM   #1
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Any ELO fans here?

If so, please name your 3 fave albums and songs.

Albums:
1)Out Of The Blue
2)Time
3)Zoom

Songs:
1)Mr. Blue Sky
2)Horace Wimp
3)Julie Don't Live Here Anymoe
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I've always liked ELO. There's never been a band quite like them.

Albums:

Out Of The Blue
Face The Music
Time

Songs (just at the moment):

One Summer Dream
Sweet Is The Night
Don't Bring Me Down
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Me too! They were great! Phalanx, I'm going to have to rip off your fave albums and songs because they're mine too!


Albums:
Out of the Blue
Face the Music
Time

Songs:

One Summer Dream
Sweet is the Night
Don't Bring Me Down
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"Out Of The Blue" is often the fave of ELO fans, ever notice that?

Go ahead and list your 4th and 5th fave songs, if you'd like.

4.Blue Bird
5.4 Little Diamonds
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My creative writing teacher played Horace Wimp to our class. I still don't know why.
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ELO ... Electric Light Orchestra
My sisters were the ones who got me into their music ... such CLASSIC songs ... they were an absolutely GREAT 70's band ...


Albums :
Out Of The Blue
Face The Music
ELO Classics


Songs : (I have more than 3 faves)
Turn To Stone
Evil Woman
Telephone Line
Don't Bring Me Down
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
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Old 05-26-2005, 01:36 PM   #7
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wow, an ELO thread!!!! love it!!!!


Albums:
1) Time
2) Eldorado
3) Face The Music


Songs:
1) One Summer Dream
2) Can't Get It Out Of My Head
3) Twilight
4) 21st Century Man
5) All Over The World


ELO have definately far too many great songs to choose from as favourites.

If anyone wants to buy a compilation of ELO's best then you will have no problem as they have released many compilations over the years. The best compilation that I have come across is the official Ultimate Collection, a double CD containing I think 40 songs - ALL SUPERB, no fodder.

I saw ELO PART 2 twice in concert (in their home city Birmingham and here in Edinburgh). Even though they were without their singer/songwriter/producer Jeff Lynne (he was ELO) they were superb.

After a solo album, travelling wilburys and beatles projects Jeff Lynne reformed ELO a few years ago (albeit without most of its members) and released the Zoom album. I don't know about elsewhere in the world but it flopped big time here in the UK. I like it, I don't think it's great, but the problem was is that it was too ELO (like some kind a parody of themselves) and maybe after well over ten years since their last album they should of come out with something to fit the times.

Great to see you mention Julie Don't Live Here Anymore, 80sU2isBest.

btw, my gas man is/was friends with Jeff Lynne - he went to school with him and played football (soccer) with him.
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wow, an ELO thread!!!! love it!!!!

ELO have definately far too many great songs to choose from as favourites.
You are not joking, not at all. ELO is probably my 3rd favorite band of all time, one rank above U2, even.


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I saw ELO PART 2 twice in concert (in their home city Birmingham and here in Edinburgh). Even though they were without their singer/songwriter/producer Jeff Lynne (he was ELO) they were superb.
Did you like their studio album? I liked two or three of the songs, but without Jeff, I thought it lacked that "ELO Magic".

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After a solo album, travelling wilburys and beatles projects Jeff Lynne reformed ELO a few years ago (albeit without most of its members) and released the Zoom album. I don't know about elsewhere in the world but it flopped big time here in the UK. I like it, I don't think it's great, but the problem was is that it was too ELO (like some kind a parody of themselves) and maybe after well over ten years since their last album they should of come out with something to fit the times.
Oh that's why I liked it so much. I'm glad he didn't modernize. In my opinion, it could've used a little more orchestra, however.

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Great to see you mention Julie Don't Live Here Anymore, 80sU2isBest.
That song peps me up every time I hear it. It reminds me a whole lot of ABBA, which is my number #1 band of all time.

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btw, my gas man is/was friends with Jeff Lynne - he went to school with him and played football (soccer) with him.
Man, that is awesome. Jeff is cool.
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Oh that's why I liked it so much. I'm glad he didn't modernize. In my opinion, it could've used a little more orchestra, however.
Yeah, I would have liked to have seen more strings in Zoom. Not that I'm asking for another Out Of The Blue, but a few extra strings here and there would have been a nice touch.

There are way too many songs to cover, but a few more of my favorites are:

10538 Overture
Fire On High
Rockaria!
Shangri-La
Wild West Hero
and probably their best ever B-side, Hello My Old Friend

I could go on and on, really...
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Fire On High
and probably their best ever B-side, Hello My Old Friend

I could go on and on, really...
As could I.

Fire On High - what an amazing track. You know a song has reached "GREAT" level when high school marching bands play it.

Hello, My Old Friend - Indeed awesome. I love the "do do do doo doo"s.
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I think it is a complete disgrace that ELO, who were massive in the 70s, don't get the recognition they rightfully deserve these days. I mean you never see any VH1 specials on them or the like. My best friend, ELO is his favourite band, kind of likes it that way but I personally wish the music industry would honour them more.

80sU2isBest, I believe ELO PART II had two studio albums. The only one I heard and bought though was their first one. It has a couple of nice songs - Honest Men, Thousand Eyes. I know exactly what you mean about the magic being missing without Jeff Lynne, when he virtually did everything that was ELO. However, even though he was not a part of ELO PART II, I have to give them their dues...they put on a darn good, entertaining show.
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Brilliant band although I haven’t listened to them in a while.
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I'm making my own "Favorite Songs" compilation called "The Lights Fantastic", and I created my own artwork.

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80sU2isBest, I believe ELO PART II had two studio albums. The only one I heard and bought though was their first one. It has a couple of nice songs - Honest Men, Thousand Eyes.
The second one (Moment Of Truth) is quite good, actually. It has some well-crafted songs and beautiful strings. Much, much better than the first one.
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