It took me quite a while to come to terms with the idea of a version of E.L.O. without Jeff Lynne. After all, he was their lead vocalist, lead guitarist, sole songwriter, and producer. However, this album, part two's 1st studio effort, is really very good. Part 2 is almost a completely different band, but they're a good band, and deserve to be assessed on their own merits.
So, who are they? Bev Bevan on drums, Pete Haycock (of Climax Blues Band) on guitar, bass, and vocals, Eric Troyer on keyboards and vocals, and Neil Lockwood on vocals. Additionally, Mik Kaminski plays violin on one track (Heartbreaker) and Louis Clark arranges the strings. Eric is the main songwiter, but Bev and Pete form a songwriting partnership that spawns three excellent tracks.
The result is an upbeat and enjoyable pop/rock album written and performed by a very talented bunch of guys, who perhaps should have chosen a completely new name for their band!