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Electric Light Orchestra, Out of the Blue

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Electric Light Orchestra, Out of the Blue

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1275440

Disk length: 1h 19m 30s (20 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1977

Label: Unknown

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“Out of the Blue” Tracks & Durations

1. Turn To Stone 3:44
2. It's Over 4:05
3. Sweet Talkin' Woman 3:43
4. Across The Border 3:47
5. Night In The City 4:00
6. Starlight 4:16
7. Jungle 3:43
8. Believe Me Now 1:21
9. Steppin' Out 4:37
10. Standin' In The Rain 4:18
11. Big Wheels 5:08
12. Summer And Lightning 4:11
13. Mr.Blue Sky 5:04
14. Sweet Is The Night 3:25
15. The Whale 4:56
16. Birmingham Blues 4:18
17. Wild West Hero 4:40
18. When Time Stood Still (b side '81) 3:30
19. Bouncer (bonus track on singles'83) 3:12
20. No Way Out out take from s"secret messages") 3:22

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Review

ELO's fusion of Beatles-esque harmonies and melodic structure, coupled with their symphonic arrangements was just on the verge of wearing thin at the time they released Out of the Blue. To argue that the double album went platinum because of the band's live extravaganza to support it--the band performed inside a flying saucer--is a premise worthy of consideration. Song for song, Out of the Blue is not as strong as Face the Music, but it still has some of Jeff Lynne's finest compositions ever recorded. "Turn to Stone" and "Sweet Talkin' Woman" are almost downright giddy in their deliveries; the former opening with a string riff, the latter with a minor key violin line, before boasting a choral background accompaniment. "Mr. Blue Sky" and "The Whale" are almost too hokey, yet still managed to work. "Standin' in the Rain," "Big Wheels," and "Summer and Lightening" are more memorable. But in the end, power cello riffs can only take you so far. Stick with a "greatest hits" or "best of" collection in this case. --Steve Gdula

Other Versions

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Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue

Tracks: 17 (-3 tracks), Disk length: 1h 10m 58s (-9m 28s)

Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue

Tracks: 17 (-3 tracks), Disk length: 1h 10m 50s (-9m 20s)

Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue

Tracks: 17 (-3 tracks), Disk length: 1h 10m 40s (-9m 10s)

Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue

Tracks: 17 (-3 tracks), Disk length: 1h 10m 28s (-10m 58s)

Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue

Tracks: 17 (-3 tracks), Disk length: 1h 10m 25s (-10m 55s)

Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue

Tracks: 16 (-4 tracks), Disk length: 1h 10m 25s (-10m 55s)

Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue

Tracks: 17 (-3 tracks), Disk length: 1h 10m 25s (-10m 55s)

Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue

Tracks: 17 (-3 tracks), Disk length: 1h 10m 25s (-10m 55s)

Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue

Tracks: 17 (-3 tracks), Disk length: 1h 10m 24s (-10m 54s)

Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue

Tracks: 17 (-3 tracks), Disk length: 1h 10m 8s (-10m 38s)

Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue

Tracks: 17 (-3 tracks), Disk length: 1h 8m 49s (-11m 19s)

Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue

Tracks: 16 (-4 tracks), Disk length: 1h 4m 38s (-15m 8s)

Electric Light Orchestra - Out of the Blue

Tracks: 14 (-6 tracks), Disk length: 53m 2s (-27m 32s)