All over the World:Very Best of Elect - (Import CD)
Electric Light Orche
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- Rock & Pop
- Art Rock
- Mono / Stereo
- Jeff Lynne; Jeff Magid; Jeff Lynne
- All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra
Electric Light Orchestra: Jeff Lynne (vocals, guitar); Bev Bevan.
Liner Note Author: Jeff Lynne.
Photographers: Michael Putland; Ian Dickson; Gary Merrin; Fin Costello.
Although there's no shortage of Electric Light Orchestra collections on the market, 2005's ALL OVER THE WORLD finds the middle ground between 1995's extensive two-disc STRANGE MAGIC set and 2003's THE ESSENTIAL ELO. Except for the baffling omission of "Can't Get It Out of My Head," the majority of the British band's majestic 1970s pop hits are here. This disc's real service, however, is its inclusion of lesser-known selections, including "The Diary of Horace Wimp" (from 1979's DISCOVERY)--which is, along with the epic "Mr. Blue Sky," one of the group's finest Beatlesque tunes--and the soaring title song (from the XANADU soundtrack).
Throughout the compilation, bandleader Jeff Lynne's brilliantly layered production and keen sense of popcraft are more than evident, particularly on the deft, unbelievably catchy disco/rock hybrids "Evil Woman," "Turn to Stone," and "Shine a Little Love." The non-chronological order and lack of individual song dates here can be frustrating, but ALL OVER THE WORLD attempts to make up for this by featuring liner notes by Lynne himself. In most respects, this 20-track collection trumps THE ESSENTIAL ELO, making it an excellent starting point for newcomers to the glorious pop sounds of Electric Light Orchestra.
- Country of Origin
- Epic (USA)
- Sony Music Distribution (
- Electric Light Orchestra
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Mr. Blue Sky
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Evil Woman
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Don't Bring Me Down
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Sweet Talkin' Woman
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Shine a Little Love
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Turn to Stone
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Diary of Horace Wimp, The
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Confusion
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Hold on Tight
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Livin' Thing
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Telephone Line
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] All Over the World
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Wild West Hero
- [ Disc 01 Track 14 ] Showdown
- [ Disc 01 Track 15 ] Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
- [ Disc 01 Track 16 ] Xanadu
- [ Disc 01 Track 17 ] Rockaria!
- [ Disc 01 Track 18 ] Strange Magic
- [ Disc 01 Track 19 ] Alright
- [ Disc 01 Track 20 ] Rock & Roll Is King
- Studio / Live
- Video Disabled
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