Electric Light Orchestra A New World Record

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Electric Light Orchestra  A New World Record
(1976)  Jet label.  Original issue with original inner sleeve with lyrics.  Obtained this album in a collection Illinois purchased. The band members are the same as their previous album Face The Music.  This is their seventh release. This is a classic in the best sense of the word.

SIDE ONE

  1. Tightrope  (5:03)
  2. Telephone Line  (4:38)
  3. Rockaria!  (3:12)
  4. Mission ( A World Record)  (4:25)

SIDE TWO

  1. So Fine  (3:54)
  2. Livin’ Thing  (3:31)
  3. Above The Clouds  (2:16)
  4. Do Ya  (3:43)
  5. Shangri-la  (5:34)

Telephone Line was a big hit– in 1976 one suffered so much heartbreak waiting on the end of a telephone line that never got answered.  Rockaria! used the basic structure of a Chuck Berry song and blew it up to the heavens.  So Fine is the perfect song to play while driving PCH on a summer day– the crazy percussion and electronic jam towards the end is amazing!!!  So many signature pieces/intros– the stringed intro to Livin’ Thing and the guitar intro to Do Ya are rock perfection.

When you consider how much rock and roll developed/transformed/explored from 1956 to 1976 it blows your mind.  The nice thing about it all is I can enjoy all of this exploration and art in the same format — the LP AND I still have the means to enjoy it.

Electric Light Orchestra A New World Record

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