Electric Light Orchestra Out Of The Blue

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Electric Light Orchestra  Out Of The Blue
(1977) Original release, double LP, gatefold jacket with original inner sleeves including lyrics.  Obtained this album from the collection Illinois purchased.  This is the band’s eighth release and the line up remains unchanged from the previous two albums.  This double record set was a huge commercial success.  It’s a little heavy footed at times (Jungle) but it ranks right up there with the best music of 1977.

Side I

  1. Turn To Stone  (3:47)
  2. It’s Over  (4:08)
  3. Sweet Talkin’ Woman  (3:48)
  4. Across The Border  (3:53)

Side II

  1. Night In The City  (4:01)
  2. Starlight  (4:26)
  3. Jungle  (3:51)
  4. Steppin’ Out  (4:39)

Side III

  1. Standing’ In The Rain  (4:21)
  2. Big Wheels  (5:05)
  3. Summer And Lightening  (4:14)
  4. Mr. Blue Sky  (5:05)

Side IV

  1. Sweet Is The Night  (3:26)
  2. The Whale  (5:02)
  3. Birmingham Blues  (4:23)
  4. Wild West Hero  (4:42)

My favorite tracks on the album are Starlight and Steppin’ Out. This is the last ELO album in my collection.  Jeff Lynne is still touring with the band which is now called Jeff Lynne’s ELO.  I have days when I “put on an ELO  record” because it just feels like the right thing to do.  My children know this music and not because it has been overplayed on FM radio or because it was used in some commercial advertisement.  Rather, they know it because they heard it growing up in our house.

 

Electric Light Orchestra Out Of The Blue

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