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A New World Record (insert & embossed) [VINYL]

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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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  • Vinyl (2 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Music On Vinyl
  • ASIN: B0084YM1S8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
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1. Tightrope (5:00)
2. Telephone Line (4:38)
3. Rockaria! (3:12)
4. Mission (A World Record) (4:24)
5. So Fine (3:55)
6. Livin' Thing (3:31)
7. Above The Clouds (2:16)
8. Do Ya (3:45)
9. Shangri-La (5:34)

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180 grams audiophile vinyl / Insert / Embossed sleeve

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Electric Light Orchestra - A New World Record 180g MOV LP

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Polished Pop Rock 11 May 2009
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Together with its direct successor, Out of the Blue, this is probably the album that forever defines the sound of the Electric Light Orchestra in the minds of most people. From this point, the rough-edged rock 'n' roll of earlier works like Ma Ma Ma Belle or the rather more reined back strings and whimsy of songs like Mr Radio would make way for these bigger, lusher and more 'cinematic' arrangements. This seemed to be a nod to the softer string sound in US soul, as the album's title and even its cityscape artwork suggests. It's rather like the difference between watching a film on TV at home, them going to see the same thing on a big screen in surround sound in a cinema. Neither is bad (quite the contrary), they are just different types of experience.

It's also around this time that Jeff Lynne SERIOUSLY found his songwriting boots. There is not one (full length) song on here that couldn't have hit the UK singles chart top 10 if they'd been released. Indeed, several of them did. In amongst the well known hits like the operatic Rockaria! and the tender and melancholic Telephone Line, not to mention the now legendary Livin' Thing are other lesser konwn gems: Tightrope (possibly my favorite ELO song ever), that begins with a fanfare of dramatic swooping strings before romping off into a rollocking rock number; So Fine with its funky middle eight and congas; the heartfelt and beautiful ballads The Mission and Shangri-La. The other nice surprise is the inclusion of a storming cover of Do Ya (from The Move's rather wonderful Message from the Country). As good as the orignial version is, this version is actually a little bit better. Basically, in production terms, Lynne gives it the kitchen sink. And it could have sounded a dreadful mess, but doesn't: it's sublime.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worldwide breakthrough 30 Jan 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Although ELO had reasonable success prior to this album, this is the one that made them huge. This is my third purchase of this album; LP, first issue CD and now the wonderfully remastered version. I recently played some of the first issue ELO CD's and found that they sounded a bit flat, in this day and age of remastering. So I thought I would cherry pick my favourites of which this is one and to convince me to part with further cash, they're all currently at good prices. I am not disappointed as the songs all sound fresh and bright. The bonus tracks are worth a listen if you're a keen ELO fan, as four of them are instumental versions, in other words the backing tracks without the lead vocals. They do give you a greater insight into Jeff Lynne's genius. There is also a slightly different version of Telephone Line, which makes for an interesting listen. There are many stunning songs on this album, but I think the first and last of the original nine tracks are my favourites, those being Tightrope and Shangri-La. Classic!
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5.0 out of 5 stars *** Sheer class *** 9 Aug 2005
Format:Audio CD
There were three albums which best define ELO in the 70's (and probably beyond that). Face the Music (Evil Woman), Out of the Blue (Turn to Stone, Sweet Talking Woman, Mr Blue Sky and Wild West Hero) and New World Record. NWR is one of the most inspired pieces of work which Jeff Lynne has written. "Tightrope" is my favourite track from the album - but probably considered not commercial enough for release as a single. I have the album in black (could have had the red version) vinyl and CD and both are well worn. The album has Telephone Line, Rockaria and Do Ya but the whole album is a gem. Just do yourself a favour and buy this, your ears will love you forever.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A New World Record (2006 CD) 17 April 2013
Format:Audio CD
A New World Record is in my opinion the pinnacle of ELOs career. This is one album that has one classic song after another. The opening track Tightrope still sends chills down my spine every time I play the opening intro, the finale Shangri-la is also a magnificent piece of music. The most emotional track for me is Mission (A New World Record) which has a beautiful melody, with some at times cheesy lyrics but can at times leave me a bit teary, it has a very strong emotional impact on me.
The rockers Do Ya and Rockaria are also great songs. There simply is not a dud track on this brilliantly produced collection of mid 1970s magic.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Album 21 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
Originally bought this album back in the 70's,time to get it on CD.How many times have you got an album on the strength of one track?Album is great,but 'Shangri La' just stands out.One of the greatest endings to a song ever.
Bonus tracks I enjoyed,Nice to hear strings just on their own...Great Album...Great value for money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ELO's High Watermark 9 Feb 2011
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The (admittedly) accomplished Out of the Blue may remain their most famous album, but ANWR is undoubtedly their finest moment on disc. A set of consistently excellent tracks, completely filler-free, it has Jeff Lynne at his Beatles-with-strings best. Telephone Line, Rockaria and Livin' Thing are widely familiar, and are supported by sweeping melodic songs culminating in the rocking Move cover Do Ya and the epic Shangri La. Songwriting, musicianship, vocals and production all gell seamlessly together, showcasing an underrated band (in the overall scheme of things) at the top of their game. All round outstanding, and a must buy album.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Finely crafted pop rock 24 Jun 2014
By Neil
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Lush orchestrations. Three hit singles BUT its the tracks you haven't heard before that do it for you. Do ya
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Published 17 days ago by Stratton Malaci
5.0 out of 5 stars MASTERPIECE !
Some might say.......that this album is full of great songs which are very well written and extremely well played. Read more
Published 6 months ago by brett
5.0 out of 5 stars Just brilliant
One of the first albums I bought
Now got cd for car
My all time classic great tracks just brilliant
Published 6 months ago by donna sprules
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely Album - A New World Record
This was always a very good album, that I owned years ago, but managed to 'mislay'! Love listening to it once again ….. and again ….. and again! Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mike A
5.0 out of 5 stars brings back memorys
had the album on record in the 70's, heard it on the radio bought back memory's of my youth, so got the cd still sound good to me
Published 7 months ago by mr w pearson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good piece of 70's Nostalgia
ELO are on of my favourite bands from the 1970's and this is the digital version that I downloaded to replace my original vinyl, bought back in the day. Read more
Published 8 months ago by stevieb60
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes me back..
Fantastic - as good as when I first heard it. This version has instrumentals as well.
Great orchestration. A bargain.
Published 9 months ago by Ms J
4.0 out of 5 stars Another great ELO album
Possibly the last classic ELO album but not as good as 'Face The Music'. 'Tightrope' opens proceedings powerfully and the singles 'Telephone Line' and 'Livin' Thing' are superb. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Prog Rob
5.0 out of 5 stars A New World Record for ELO
Their best album to this point, only Out of the Blue beats it. Highlights a bound, even Above the Clouds which at first I found to be no more than a small space filler but now... Read more
Published 13 months ago by J Mark
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