Or
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.

More Options
The Essential Electric Light Orchestra
 
See larger image
 

The Essential Electric Light Orchestra

10 Oct. 2011 | Format: MP3

£8.99 (VAT included if applicable)
Buy the CD album for £5.73 and get the MP3 version for FREE. Does not apply to gift orders.
Provided by Amazon EU Sąrl. See Terms and Conditions for important information about costs that may apply for the MP3 version in case of returns and cancellations. Complete your purchase of the CD album to save the MP3 version to your Amazon music library.
Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
4:03
30
2
4:31
30
3
4:09
30
4
3:37
30
5
3:07
30
6
4:12
30
7
3:42
30
8
4:06
30
9
3:32
30
10
3:45
30
11
3:13
30
12
4:40
30
13
3:48
30
14
5:02
30
15
3:48
30
16
4:41
30
17
4:09
30
18
4:11
Disc 2
30
1
4:03
30
2
4:17
30
3
3:40
30
4
4:30
30
5
3:44
30
6
3:21
30
7
4:02
30
8
4:47
30
9
3:06
30
10
3:43
30
11
4:07
30
12
4:38
30
13
3:08
30
14
4:43
30
15
4:05
30
16
3:29
30
17
2:42
30
18
2:32
30
19
3:23

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 7 Oct. 2011
  • Release Date: 7 Oct. 2011
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Epic
  • Record Company Required Metadata: Music file metadata contains unique purchase identifier. Learn more.
  • Total Length: 2:24:16
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B005Q16W7S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,035 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By dantheman on 10 Oct. 2011
Format: Audio CD
HOORAY, at last, after years of releasing numerous greatest hits packages Sony BMG have
finally got its act together and released (a complete ELO singles collection in chronological
order) worldwide for the first time. So its time to replace any other ELO singles collection
you may have for this definitive and most comprehensive collection.

The Essential ELO contains ALL the hits and misses(of which they were only a few)from the
bands illustrious career from mainly 1971-1986.

So, you might ask "what am i getting for my money" a little bit of everything. If you like
slow songs there is the gorgeous Telephone Line, Strange magic, Wild West Hero and Dont walk
away. If you prefer a heavier sound and want to rock a little there is Ma-ma-belle, Dont bring
me down and Four little diamonds. If you like a little bit of disco there is Shine a little Love,
All over the world and Last train to London.Maybe you like a little rock and roll then you have
the bands one and only brilliant cover song Roll over Beethoven, Rock N roll is king and the
joyous,uplifting anti-depressant Hold on Tight.

If your taste is for sumptuous orchestral pop then you will know that nobody ever did it better
or ever will again then ELO and it is worth the purchase price alone for the soaring Livin" Thing
and the majestic Mr Blue Sky along with Sweet Talkin" Woman and Turn To Stone.

This collection is really a testamemt to the genius of multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter,
producer/arranger Jeff Lynne who wrote it all bar Roll over Beethoven, and yes he did over produce
at times but there is no denying his ability to write memorable, magical, musical melodies.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Steve on 9 Dec. 2011
Format: Audio CD
All the singles in cgronological order for the first time on this upgraded 2 disc edition
1.10538 Overture"
2."Roll Over Beethoven"
3."Showdown"
4."Ma-Ma-Ma Belle"
5."Can't Get It Out Of My Head"
6."Evil Woman"
7."Nightrider"
8."Strange Magic"
9."Livin' Thing"
10."Do Ya"
11."Rockaria!"
12."Telephone Line"
13."Turn to Stone"
14."Mr. Blue Sky"
15."Sweet Talkin' Woman"
16."Wild West Hero"
17."It's Over"
18."Shine A Little Love"

CD 2:
1."Don't Bring Me Down"
2."The Diary of Horace Wimp"
3."Confusion"
4."Last Train To London"
5."I'm Alive"
6."Xanadu"
7."All Over The World"
8."Don't Walk Away"
9."Hold On Tight"
10."Twilight"
11."Ticket To The Moon"
12."The Way Life's Meant To Be"
13."Rock 'n' Roll Is King"
14."Secret Messages"
15."Four Little Diamonds"
16."Calling America"
17."So Serious"
18."Surrender"
19."Latitude 88 North"
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By brent cole on 3 July 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
elo at their best a good cd and very good quality
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By C. K on 2 July 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Good collection
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
what can we find not to like about the excellent electric light orchestra.jeff lynnes music will live on well into the21st century
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
very good sound love it,and was good value.Im very pleased with this item.
the sound is very good. worth the money that was paid.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
By CJP on 1 Sept. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
All you could ever want from an ELO record. Great value for so many tracks. Comprehensive hits in a chronological order.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Got this today and it's a great album got all the hits on it all in order as well! My only complaint is this Xanadu is a recorded version and not the original with Olivia Newton John.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for similar items by category