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The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach) [CD]

E.L.O. Audio CD
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Biographyby Jason Ankeny

The Electric Light Orchestra's ambitious yet irresistible fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical arrangements, and futuristic iconography rocketed the group to massive commercial success throughout the 1970s. ELO was formed in Birmingham, England in the autumn of 1970 from the ashes of the eccentric art-pop combo the Move, reuniting frontman Roy Wood with ... Read more in Amazon's E.L.O. Store

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  • Audio CD (14 July 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony Music CMG
  • ASIN: B0000247LQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,876 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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CD In Long Beach

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Raw Excitement 25 Nov 2000
Format:Audio CD
This album,the only official live recording of the band from their early years,perfectly captures the concert atmosphere.The eclectic repetoire featuring such rock'n'roll classics as Great Balls of Fire and Roll Over Beethoven should convert the sceptics as to the artistic merits of Jeff and the boys.When these guys let rip they really let rip. Forget backing tapes,silly props and laser shows,murky sound and overdubs.This CD is pure energy.As well as a few nods in the direction of their classical music aspirations the highlight of the set is a barnstorming version of The Beatles' Daytripper.It redefines the song and clarifies at least one lyrical anomaly(The girl isn't apparently a "big" teaser after all). It's a shame that Epic couldn't have found some additional material to extend the disc's running time but this is only quibble worth mentioning. Sit back,play LOUD and enjoy.Bon apetit
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Perhaps it was the lack of a soundcheck and all the mishaps that occured on the way, but ELO has never sounded quite this fired up before or since. The only complaint is the lack of bonus tracks (even if they were of inferior quality). Surely there is more out there from the original master tapes besides what was presented on the original vinyl version.
The SMB system has been used here and the album benefits from it. This CD has better dynamic range and sharper sound than any previous editions.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, that they were still here 11 July 2001
Format:Audio CD
"Longbeach", the only officially released live recording of the band in concert has finally found it's way to the rest of the world. Originally just released in Australia, South Africa and Germanty I believe, it demonstrates ELO's ability to create music from music. Winterland '76, Wembley '78 as well as BBC recordings are now available but none of them quite match this album for the pure exitement of hearing versions of ELO's own music as well as the likes of The Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis and Mr Grieg himself. He would surely have appreciated the modernised verion of his norwegian classic. The line up at the time of Lynne, Bevan, McDowell, D'Alberquerque, Tandy, Edwards and Kaminski was one of the best around and though some may not agree, the overall sound of the band that Lynne was in the process of generating and developing is already starting to come through in each track. Even if you are not really a fan of ELO's distinctive sound, if you only buy one live album in your own lifetime try and make sure it's this one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
This album is a bit of a mixture. It is early ELO with a lot of excitement and energy but neither the polished pop songs that Jeff Lynne would later write or the orchestral sound that you will hear on the studio albums. That said, if you definitely like ELO and especially if you like the sound of the first three albums, you will enjoy what you hear here.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Happy memories 19 Jun 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Took me back to the happiest time of my life. Wonderful music. I actually drove past Roy Wood's house when I was listening to it. I know he wasn't with the band when this was recorded, but 10538 Overture reminded me of his vocals on the original recording. Just a coincidence I happened to be driving past. Daybreaker was amazing and Hall of the Mountain King as good as I remember. A really good CD, but that's my opinion. Biased? Oh yes....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic ELO Live 7 Nov 2013
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If you love early ELO, like me, you'll love this excellent live album. There is an energy on stage that puts this live album up with the best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderfully raw 29 Dec 2013
By Hayes
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The audience really enjoy this, only wish I had been there too. Probably only a CD for the true ELO devotee - others would find too much to criticise. For myself, I am just delighted to have it to add to my collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars E.L.O....best band ever... 16 Mar 2014
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Very pleased with my purchase good value for money nice addition to my collection...shame they lost the original master tape but still sounds good 40 years on......has anyone noticed the riff for DO YA,[A NEW WORLD RECORD]...in 10538 overture?.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Pure early ELO
This album has been bought to enhance a huge ELO collection. This is early live ELO and a must for any fan. It is not pretty, as most of Jeff's crafted material was and still is. Read more
Published 5 months ago by LozJen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Superb live album! Although 40 years old still sounds fresh and up to date. hat an influence they had on the music scene.
Published 6 months ago by Jeffrey John Dent
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for any longstanding ELO fan ..or even the 'progressive'...
This album (and sound quality - compared to the original vinyl release) captures perfectly the excitement of the earlier ELO classical / rock incarnation
Published 11 months ago by Gee14
4.0 out of 5 stars ELO Live.
although the sound quality is very good & the band on top form, i can't understand why the cd is so short, also why are not many more tracks from a band like ELO. Read more
Published 13 months ago by ozzys dad
5.0 out of 5 stars Long Beach live
I bought this to add to my ELO music collection and greatly enjoyed listening to it. A brilliant live performance from 1974.
Published 14 months ago by rt456gt
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Special Treat for ELO Fans Worldwide!
After collecting all of the Electric Light Orchestra's main albums, I recently discovered that they had an album of their live performance at Longbeach from 1974. Read more
Published on 20 July 2010 by Dusty925
5.0 out of 5 stars live live live
since its the only live album ELO ever did its totally different from their studio albums,if you like ELO then you'll love this album
Published on 30 Jan 2009 by Richard Durn
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