This is the best of all of ELO's albums, being not as harsh as their early experimental work, neither as over synthesised or over produced as later albums. The album of course benefits from the use of a large orchestra accompanying the main players but this only enhances the fantasy soundscape Jeff Lynne was trying to produce. Standout tracks for me are "Laredo Tornado" I love the bluesy bass line in parts and "Mister Kingdom" the way it goes lifts you up in a crescendo then calms you down again, Brilliant! But hey all the tracks are great! If you only ever buy one ELO album, don't buy one of the multitude of greatest hits, buy THIS!