In my opinion, ELO's greatest ever studio album!
This album is 'timeless' and once heard is apt to never be out of your CD Player! Every track sounds like a hit single in its own right - including several 'official' releases featuring the Top Five hit: 'Hold On Tight' and my personal favourite ELO track of all time, the fabulous 'Twilight'. I still find it hard to believe to this day that when this charted back in 1981, it only peaked at Number Thirty where it stayed for three weeks. However, the actual album more than made up for this by giving ELO their second only, and final Number One album!
A fabulously-themed album this, with haunting melodies, catchy numbers and some great 'incidental' music and sounds featured between the tracks of these space/sci-fi/futuristic compositions that put together, is simply a masterpiece!
N. B. About the only time ELO had not used coloured vinyl for its release to help boost sales - it didn't need it!