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    One of the biggest sounds of the '70s! I remember when Out Of The Blue was released in 1977 and there were big displays of the UFO artwork associated with it. They really got behind that album in particular. So many of the songs bring back that era of roller disco and plastic furniture, and Jeff Lynne kept right on writing great songs into the '80s and beyond.

    I also remember seeing them perform Daybreaker on tv and how we then got the Ole' Elo compilation album. Don't Bring Me Down, Do Ya, Turn To Stone, Can't Get It Out Of My Head, Showdown... so many memorable tracks.

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    There's a book about Lynne's career, just ordered uit the other day, supposed to be very good. I really enjoyed the 2001 ELO Zoom CD... maybe even his single best 'album' of all! George Harrison even guested on it before he left us.

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    I didn't like them when I first heard them (10538 Overture etc.) but I got into them when Livin' Thing came out, then revisited all the oldies, which I then enjoyed!
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    Mr Blue Sky? Was that by ELO?

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Twocky61 View Post
    Mr Blue Sky? Was that by ELO?
    Yes & normally the most commonly played song of theirs.
    The Trickster On The Roof

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    Thanks Richard

    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.


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    Yes the Out of the Blue LP was a DOUBLE GATEFOLD !! What a great album, only surpassed by A New World Record imho.

    Jeff Lynne's solo stuffs a bit hit or miss though, didn't he make a come back recently ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twocky61 View Post
    Mr Blue Sky? Was that by ELO?
    Features in the film Guardians Of The Galaxy 2
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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    I love ELO as well. They seemed to be ahead of their time when it came to how their songs sounded - almost a 1980s group a decade earlier if you know what I mean!


    My favourites were Strange Magic, Turn to Stone, Sweet Talkin' Woman and Shine a Little Love.

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    Yeeeeeaaaah but then they didn't move on much so I got bored...
    Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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