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Jeff Lynne starts to lose interest,
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This review is from: Discovery (Audio CD)
I recall hearing the much-anticipated first single, 'Shine A Little Love', for the first time and feeling disappointed. After the gorgeous, epic 'Out Of The Blue' double album, which hung around the charts for about two years, came an album which ditched the sweeping string arrangements in favour of tinkly synths and represented Jeff Lynne's assault on a slice of the disco-pop market. That first single borrowed the groove from the irritating Earth, Wind and Fire, while 'Last Train To London' ripped off Heatwave. I admit that both are rather catchy, but Lynne was capable of more. The best track by a mile is the hard driving 'Don't Bring Me Down'. 'Discovery' isn't a bad album, however, just rather tame. Apart from the five singles tracks, there isn't anything worth buying it for, so if you've bought one of those comprehensive hits collections, don't bother.