THE BARGAIN BUY: Electric Light Orchestra: The Very Best Of ; All Over the World

 |   |  <1 min read

THE BARGAIN BUY: Electric Light Orchestra: The Very Best Of ; All Over the World

With the imminent release of the remixed Sgt Pepper's on its 50 anniversary (released May 26 in various versions from single CD and vinyl to box set), it's timely to listen again to Jeff Lynne's ELO, widely considered the band which picked up the mantle of the Pepper/Magical Mystery Tour style and took it off into a series of pop hits.

This 20-song collection reminds you just how many hits they had, among them Mr Blue Sky, Evil Woman, Don't Bring Me Down, Turn to Stone, Livin' Thing, Telephone Line, All Over the World, Strange Magic . . .

JB_logoThis remastered collection came out in 2005 and we bring it to attention now not just because of its orchestrated/Beatles approach but that it is one of the two-for-$20 deals at JB Hi-Fi stores here.

We've already pointed to a few others in this Bargain Buy deal so look here and see what else you might pick up at the same time.

Share It

Your Comments

Graham Dunster - May 16, 2017

Saw the Prime Rocks branded doc on Jeff Lynne a while back, whilst I loved The Idle Race back in the day and some of both The Move and ELO (especially, at the time, El Dorado) when he was involved I had forgotten how effective a musician he is. Top man.

GRAHAM REPLIES: My feeling, given he was also a Wilbury and worked on Free As A Bird for the Threetles, is that he'd made the ideal house guest for a long weekend of listening to him tell stories. If he does. Maybe he's wisely circumspect. 

post a comment

More from this section   The Bargain Buy articles index

THE BARGAIN BUY: The Kinks; Icon Series, The Kinks (Universal)

THE BARGAIN BUY: The Kinks; Icon Series, The Kinks (Universal)

Some years ago I bought a 10-CD Japanese box set of the Kinks, all their albums on the Pye label. It was cheap at the time and while I didn't regret it (How could I? It included Something Else,... > Read more

THE BARGAIN BUY: Otis Redding; The Original Album Series (Atco)

THE BARGAIN BUY: Otis Redding; The Original Album Series (Atco)

It seems remarkable that for such an influential figure in soul and popular music, Otis Redding's recording career was actually a few months short of just four years, the time between his 1964... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

Krist Novoselic: Fast track to nowhere

Krist Novoselic: Fast track to nowhere

Some people just aren't that smart. At least that's what I thought about Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic when he tossed his bass high in the air at an MTV awards show and failed to catch it on its... > Read more

Etran Finatawa: Introducing Etran Finatawa (World Music Network) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2006

Etran Finatawa: Introducing Etran Finatawa (World Music Network) BEST OF ELSEWHERE 2006

From the same emotional source and geographical location -- the sub-Sahara around Niger -- as the thrilling and now well-known Tinariwen comes this equally extraordinary band. Their mesmerising... > Read more