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Jeff Lynne The Genius,
This review is from: Out of the Blue (Audio CD)
Oh Jeff, what an album, what a masterpiece, not only did he write an album to rival A New World Record but he bettered it with what is regarded within some musical circles as one of the most powerful and greatest double albums of all time. Not only were the songs individually brilliantly constructed and produced, but they played of one and other, further enhancing the overall feel given off by the album.
The album oozed witht talent from every aspect, won Jeff and ELO multiple awards and went down as one of the best selling albums of all time. Tracks such as Turn To Stone,Sweet Talkin Woman and Mr Blue Sky became anthems which represented an entire era of the 70's and which still receive massive airplay and appreciation. All of side 3 was dedicated to a Lynne inspired mini-concerto, which could easily be regarded as one of the best sides of an album ever produced. Along with the immensity of Night In The City, Birmingham Blues, Steppin Out and the timeless Wild West Hero, Out Of The Blue was an inspiration, it would seem that Jeff could do no wrong, going from strength to strength with every album, playing to packed out 100,000 seat arenas and making an absolute packet!
Who could say the great Jeff Lynne didn't deserve it?