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All Over The World: The Very Best Of Elo

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His latest release, “The Last Big Score,” is a testament to his songwriting prowess, featuring memorable hooks and an undeniable energy that shines in both his live performances and . In 1974 Lennon said: "'Showdown' I thought was a great record and I was expecting it to be number one but I don't think UA [United Artists] got their fingers out and pushed it. Jeff Lynne wrote 1973 single 'Showdown' in the front room of his parent's house when he was still dreaming of being a major musician. Some great songs on the album, but sadly it was released in 1979 before some of their later hits came along.

One of the band's most commercially successful singles, 'Shine A Little Love' showcased Lynne's perfect alchemy of Beatles-esque pop rock harmony that was laden with disco appeal. The song also airs a sense of relatability, with Jeff writing: ' Looks like we're ridin' on the same train. The success of the single in the US boosted them to the forefront of the music industry, becoming regular bookings for arena and stadium concerts, as well as becoming the most featured band in history on The Midnight Special TV show.We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Certain items can take longer to source than the estimated week, particularly during busy trading periods and may take longer to arrive at our warehouse. Their second single, 'Roll Over Beethoven' rose to Number 6 in the UK and scored them Number 42 in the US's Billboard Hot 100.

ELO were one of the first notable bands to make use of the vocoder, a vocal synthesising instrument, and 'Sweet Talkin' Woman' put it to good use. Not sure if this is what Jeff Lynne had in mind when he wrote the song, but it's a perfect moment nonetheless.Though, the lyrics have remained a mystery for years now, with Lynne singing "groose" after the main line of the chorus, but what does it mean? Serving as the last contemporary recording to be released on their label at the time, Harvest, 'Showdown' was featured on their third album 'On the Third Day' in the US. Following the band's appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in the legends slot in 2016, the album re-entered the chart, [7] reaching No. Telephone Line" was the last single to be released from A New World Record, but it was the only one to hit the Top 10. they play it just rightNow to up set some of you, I am using Stereo Pioneer Separates with Quasar Studio Acoustic Speakers And it sounds Brill wicked the way music should be playedmy main music is.

By their fourth album, Wood was long gone and Lynne steered ELO away from the classical pretensions (a drawn-out cover of Chuck Berry's "Roll Over Beethoven," originals like "10538 Overture") and toward strings-assisted rock songs with huge pop riffs. It was later sampled in Daft Punk's 'Face to Face' track from their album Discovery, interestingly also the title of one of ELO's albums. This led to Jeff Lynne listening to his fans, creating 'Jeff Lynne's ELO', who ended up performing at The Grammys in 2015.

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