Mr Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra
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MP3 Music, October 9, 2012
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Mr. Blue Sky The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra is a powerful new testament to Jeff Lynne s enduring artistry and his singular desire to get things right once and for all. Here, Lynne has artfully revisited and re-recorded the greatest hits of Electric Light Orchestra, and actually improved on some of the most classic and beloved recordings of all time.
The result is, in effect, a kind of showdown between the Jeff Lynne of today and his extremely illustrious past, and thanks to improved technology and recording artistry, wouldn t you know it, Lynne somehow comes out on top again. So do all of us fans who get another fresh chance to hear these extraordinary songs sounding quite literally better than they
ever have before.
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Some fans consider this is misrepresentation on Lynne's part, others feel that Jeff WAS and IS ELO. I'll leave it to the reader to make their own decision.
Many of these tracks are as good, or better than the originals. I was disappointed in Don't Bring Me Down, which sounds like it was done in a closet. It lacks the "size" of the original. Turn to Stone has a bit of that sound, too, but not as bad. The rest of the tracks are interesting as covers of the originals. It's cool to see how Jeff's sound has matured over the years. For many fans, the track "Point of No Return" is what will drive them to buy the album. That, and curiosity.
If you're a casual fan, you'll probably be happier to buy another collection. For the die-hard fan, it's worth a listen.
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It's pretty clear that Jeff Lynne recorded this simply to capture more licensing revenue for his music,...Read more