Thursday, September 15, 2022

Electric Light Orchestra - Discography

 Electric Light Orchestra - Discography

The Electric Light Orchestra's ambitious yet irresistible fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical arrangements, and futuristic iconography rocketed the group to massive commercial success throughout the 1970s. ELO was formed in Birmingham, England in the autumn of 1970 from the ashes of the eccentric art-pop combo the Move, reuniting frontman Roy Wood with guitarist/composer Jeff Lynne, bassist Rick Price, and drummer Bev Bevan. Announcing their intentions to "pick up where 'I Am the Walrus' left off," the quartet sought to embellish their engagingly melodic rock with classical flourishes, tapping French horn player Bill Hunt and violinist Steve Woolam to record their self-titled debut LP (issued as No Answer in the U.S.). In the months between the sessions for the album and its eventual release, the Move embarked on their farewell tour, with Woolam exiting the ELO lineup prior to the enlistment of violinist Wilf Gibson, bassist Richard Tandy, and cellists Andy Craig and Hugh McDowell; despite the lengthy delay, Electric Light Orchestra sold strongly, buoyed by the success of the U.K. Top Ten hit "10538 Overture."

7 comments:

Unknown said...

Superb. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Excellent. Many thanks.

Hitparade said...

Thank you for all the music. Please consider uploading
a Marty Robbins discography. Thank you :-)

Ozzieguy said...

Hello Hitparade.
I do have a a lot of of Mart Robbins Albums and will share when I get time to do it.

gingeinoz said...

Hey Ozzie. I have successfully filled in the holes of my ELO collection. Thank you once more for providing the opportunity. Cheers!!

Ozzieguy said...

Hi gingeinoz
Very welcome my friend.

Anonymous said...

First time I heard them was at the age of 7 when Xanadu came out. Loved their music since.