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  1. Fendereedo

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    Showdown....amazing tune.
     
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  2. Dan R

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    A remarkable instrumental from a remarkable band. Loved it in H.S. I did not own any ELO albums but heard them everywhere and I liked them. They made some great records with memorable music.
     
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  3. studio1087

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    I enjoy ELO. Great driving music on a sunny day.

    Have you ever seen the Dr Who episode that features a big Jeff Lynne fan? The music combined with the Doctor and a vicious alien is hilarious.
     
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    Yep. If you run it backwards the voice in the intro says "The record is reversable but time is not! Turn back! Turn back!
    Maybe I can help you understand. Many of the '70s artists signed deals that paid them royalties for the recording for, say, seven years, and then the royalties were cut off. Gone. The artist might own the song but the label owned the recording, and they got all the money from then on. Somewhere along the line the artist says, "Hey, I could make money on this again!" They re-record it on their own nickel or with a fresh deal from the label, sometimes as well, sometimes worse, sometimes better.

    I've just noticed that the things I consider genius in the original recordings, little hooks or gestures, are often considered disposable in the new versions. I prefer remasters such as subscription remasters, but the artist may not get any money from those.

    Bob
     
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    ELO was my first concert, and my first date. 1974. :cool:
     
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    I love ELO. Jeff is easily one of the greatest producers within the scope of pop and rock.
    My favorite track might just be 'Above The Clouds'. It's one of those songs you wish was longer, but the length is kinda part of the magic. I've always called it a 'harmonic appetizer':It's an amazing aural experience, but it doesn't satisfy on its own; it leaves you wanting more.
     
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    I just had a similar conversation with my 19 year old son about a month ago. We were in the car and he was telling me about this "ELO" band he had heard some music from and wondered if I had ever heard of them. I directed him to the next five songs we played on the drive: Poker, Fire on High, Can't Get It Out of My Head, Telephone Line and Summer and Lightning.

    I remember CBS Sports Spectacular using Fire on High as their theme song.
     
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    Love ELO.
     
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    just saw em last year worked the show got to meet the guys and they looked and sounded better than ever. some things just dont get old and ELO might be a band that will stand the test of time. jeff lynne is amazing in everything he does and everyone he works with.
     
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  10. Glen W

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    Before they were ELO, they were The Move...





     
  11. chet again

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    Yeah, I had the Move's album with "Do Ya?" when it first came out.

    Funny thing is...I don't think I bought a single ELO vinyl album.
     
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    I first heard ELO at summer camp in the 70's. Every night, a counselor had to stay up relatively late and watch over things. He'd usually pick an older boy to help out. It was considered quite the privilege. One of the counselors listened to ELO.
     
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    I had a front row ticket for the show in Albany NY. It was cancelled.
     
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    I'm a big ELO fan and this bothers me too. I'm guessing with all the legal feuds Jeff has had with ELO Part II he went and recorded some ELO tunes over again with just himself to cut out the original band members.
     
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    Do Ya?, Telephone Line, Evil Woman... loved all that stuff during my formative years. As I dug deeper into the history of this band, I discovered a delightful solo project of Jeff Lynne's band-mate from The Move, Wizards, and early incarnations of ELO, Roy Wood. That record was called Boulders and I must have worn the grooves smooth on that one... My favorite from that album, Miss Clarke and the Computer:

     
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    Have to hit the record stores tomorrow and try to find the album with "Can't Get It Out Of My Head" on it. It's not on the cd I have.
     
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    You'll find your Eldorado.





     
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    Roy Wood is one of my all time musical heroes. A multi-instrumentalist who played every instrument on his two first solo albums 'Boulders' and 'Mustard'. The album 'Eddy and the Hot Rods' by Wizzard is one my favourites.
     
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    Great band. I saw them in ‘76 at the Universal Amphitheater in L.A. They were great. I’ve always liked Ma Ma Belle. Also like the remake of The Move’s Do Ya.
     
  20. chet again

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    Kool to see all the replies from all over the planet...as usual.

    Don't think I don't appreciate it.
     
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