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Album Description:

In 1979, the British rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) released their seventh studio album, Discovery. The album was a commercial success, reaching the top 5 in several countries, including the United Kingdom and the United States. It was also well received critically, with many praising the band's unique fusion of rock, pop, and classical music.

The album features nine tracks, including several hit singles such as "Shine a Little Love," "Don't Bring Me Down," and "Last Train to London." The album also includes lesser-known tracks like "The Diary of Horace Wimp" and "Midnight Blue," which showcase the band's diverse range of musical styles and influences.

One of the standout features of the Discovery album is its production value. The album was produced by Jeff Lynne, the band's lead vocalist and songwriter, and he used a variety of innovative recording techniques to create a unique sound. The album features a combination of orchestral arrangements and synthesizer sounds, as well as layered vocals and guitar riffs. The result is a rich and complex sound that is both timeless and contemporary.

The album opens with the upbeat and catchy "Shine a Little Love," which features a disco-inspired sound and a driving beat. The song's lyrics are optimistic and uplifting, encouraging listeners to spread love and joy. The track was a commercial success and remains one of ELO's most popular songs to this day.

Another standout track on the album is "Don't Bring Me Down," which features a memorable guitar riff and a catchy chorus. The song's lyrics are a bit more melancholy than "Shine a Little Love," with Lynne singing about a relationship that is falling apart. Despite the sad lyrics, the song's upbeat tempo and infectious melody make it a fan favorite.

The album's other hit single, "Last Train to London," is a disco-inspired track that features a driving bassline and a catchy chorus. The song's lyrics tell the story of a woman waiting for a train to London, and the song's irresistible groove makes it a dancefloor favorite.

Other notable tracks on the album include "The Diary of Horace Wimp," which features a charming melody and an infectious chorus, and "Midnight Blue," which has a more subdued sound and a melancholy mood. The album closes with "On the Run," an instrumental track that features a driving beat and a variety of synthesizer sounds.

Music Genre:

 Rock, Synthesizer Music 

Album Production:

 Gatefold (FOC) cover design, Original custom inner sleeve with album details, lyrics and photos. 

Record Label Information:

 Jet Records FZ 35769
Vinyl Record Format: 12" Vinyl LP 

Year & Country:

  1979 Made Canada
Band Members and Musicians on: Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - Discovery
    Band: ELO
  • Jeff Lynne
  • Bev Bevan (ex-The Move)
  • Richard Tandy
  • Kelly Groucutt
Track Listing of: Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) - Discovery
    Tracks on Discovery:
  1. Shine a Little Love
  2. Confusion
  3. Need Her Love
  4. The Diary of Horace Wimp
  5. Last Train to London
  6. Midnight Blue
  7. On the Run
  8. Wishing
  9. Don't bring me down
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Band Description:

 Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) is a British rock band that formed in Birmingham, England in 1970. The band's music is characterized by their unique blend of rock and classical music, incorporating elements of orchestral arrangements and a variety of instruments such as cellos, violins, and synthesizers./p>

 EELO's founding members were Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, and Bev Bevan, all of whom had previously played in the band The Move. The band's early albums, such as "Electric Light Orchestra" and "ELO 2," featured a more experimental sound that drew on psychedelic and progressive rock influences./p>

 EHowever, it was ELO's later albums that brought the band its greatest commercial success. Albums like "A New World Record" and "Out of the Blue" included hit songs such as "Livin' Thing," "Telephone Line," and "Mr. Blue Sky," and helped to cement ELO's place as one of the biggest and most influential bands of the 1970s./p>

 EDespite several lineup changes over the years, Jeff Lynne remained the driving force behind ELO, serving as the band's lead singer, songwriter, and producer. In addition to his work with ELO, Lynne has also produced albums for artists such as George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison./p>

 EELO's music has had a lasting impact on the rock and pop music landscape, with their unique blend of classical and rock elements inspiring numerous other artists over the years. Whether you're a fan of their early experimental sound or their later, more polished pop hits, there's no denying the lasting influence of ELO on the world of music.