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The most annoying Grammy Awards tradition is the tag-team performance of a classic artist with a modern artist — almost everybody looks awkward, and the results are rarely revelatory. But not even that odd pairing could derail the Out Of The Blue masterpiece, which remains the sonic equivalent of a double rainbow. He engages full crooner mode throughout, exploring the full range of his voice with some hammy melisma.
Jack: The cost of democracy cannot be limited by money. If trump can give billions in tax breaks to the wealthy and skim millions more through "loans" to his kids from the unemployment fund, we can afford to do mail in ballots to vote him out! Entertainment Home. Follow Us. Stereogum January 7, Indeed, Eldorado was strongly reminiscent in some ways of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Not that it could ever have the same impact or be as distinctive, but it had its feet planted in so many richly melodic and varied musical traditions, yet made it all work in a rock context, that it did recall the Beatles classic.
It boasted Lynne 's best single up to that time, "Can't Get It Out of My Head," which most radio listeners could never get out of their respective heads, either. The integration of the orchestra would become even more thorough on future albums, but Eldorado was notable for mixing the band and orchestra and a choir in ways that did no violence to the best elements of both.
The music though, was excellent and I am sure the light show was good, but the main auditorium lights and the giant speakers suspended from the ceiling obscured most of it. The video screens were also ludicrously small for a 20, seater venue. Add to that the 30 minutes it takes to get from your seat to a tube train and I remembered why I hate the O2 so much. Electric Light Orchestra was an innovator of rock music with their unique style. The band had the visionary ability to combine rock and pop with classical music.
This made them pioneers for any fusion bands that were to come after. Attending a concert by Electric Light Orchestra is a privilege and unique sensation of consciousness.
Watching as the band manipulates the instruments to their will and creates such a fascinating sound is a real treat to the concert goer. Electric Light Orchestra does not rely on contrivance to deliver the goods, they are just that good.
Listening to one of their songs is a trip into another dimension of what is possible with imagination and passion. Their fervor for this unique style of sound is apparent immediately when you hear the music. You can sit back in the audience and simply take in the pure and wonderful sounds and be mentally stimulated in a way unlike any other. For any fan of instrumental music, Electric Light Orchestra is a must have for a collection.
A live performance is a rarity now, but should be taken in if the opportunity presents itself. The show was great. Lynne has not lost a step. The crowd was into it. Also Lynne Has surrounded himself with some very talented musicians. Well I've been a fan of the Electric Light Orchestra for over 40 years I was 15 years old and 11 months when they last toured in therefore I could not go. My expectations for the show were through the roof and they we're much much better than I could have possibly imagined.
They started out the show with a classic from the concerto for a rainy day called standing in the rain. The video effects combined with those fantastic strings was a marvelous opening to it was going to be a fantastic night to quote Jeff Lynne several times. There were no low points at all tonight. I am very biased in writing this review but trust me even if you're not a fan of Elo but you love good music you have a few more chances to see this band in North America and I could not recommend them any higher.
God bless Jeff Lynne for all this wonderful music and I hope you come through this way again. This was a bucket list concert for me and as they went off stage arm in arm I really felt emotional but I hope it's not the last time I see him and this wonderful band. It is worth noting that the Brummy band always found a much greater appreciation for their sound in the States than in their own homeland. Yet now with their iconic status and energetic live show attracts audiences from around the globe.
Recently reunited, the band performed a packed out set at Hyde Park to thousands of revellers who had waited patiently to hear classics such as ' Overture' and 'All Over The World'.
Despite the band not having performed live since they sound polished and slick and the time away has clearly not affected their enthusiasm. Jeff Lyne is a fantastic frontman and conducts his audience is mass singalong to the likes of 'Telephone Line'.
One track that was left off the setlist was their film score collaboration with Olivia Newton John 'Xanadu' yet fingers crossed it will appear on the upcoming world tour. Luckily their most famous track 'Mr. Blue Sky' brought the main set to a euphoric end as the crowds danced and sang under the balmy British summer sun. Jeff Lynne gave a tremendously entertaining show after a year hiatus. Complete with a laser show and complex stage effects, his new band did a great job of presenting the classic ELO experience for a new generation.
The harmonies and instrumentation were spot-on to the original recordings. My father came with me tonight and enjoyed every minute of it. He only knew 2 or 3 hits by the band, but nevertheless it was enjoyable for the man. One of the highlights of the evening for me was the performance of "Handle With Care" by the s supergroup The Traveling Wilburys.
Lynne brought down the house as one of new backup singers impeccably imitated the late rock icon Roy Orbison. People all around me rose from their seats and cheered when images of Tom Petty, George Harrison, and Orbison flashed across the screen and elicited a nostalgic memory trip among their thousands of fans gathered in the historic Forum this warm summer night.
As Lynne ended the marathon setlist with the required Mr. Blue Sky, I believe that he did his music right. Now here comes Mr. My favorite band since I was a teenager in the 70s.
Too much great music to count! Saw their tour last year in Philadelphia -- it was amazing!
What other choices do I have? But by the time Mr Blue sky was going the dad dancing was in total effect all around where we were : Next time round they are a must see - the closest thing I could compare is the euphoria and uplifting last weekend in Glastonbury when Barry Gibb performed. Electric Light Orchestra was an innovator of rock music with their unique style. The video screens were also ludicrously small for a 20, seater venue. Also Lynne Has surrounded himself with some very talented musicians. What sounds I heard wasn't bad and I'm sure they are a great band im sure this tour will open some doors of opportunity for them in the future. Claviusb Whack Everybody - Eldorado Red - ;Jeffe; Music - The G5 Edition (CDr), Jun 30, Eldorado Finale.
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