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Out of the Blue (30th Anniversary Edition)


Download links and information about Out of the Blue (30th Anniversary Edition) by Electric Light Orchestra. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 01:16:08 minutes.

Artist: Electric Light Orchestra
Release date: 1977
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 20
Duration: 01:16:08
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No. Title Length
1. Turn to Stone 3:49
2. It's Over 4:08
3. Sweet Talkin' Woman 3:49
4. Across the Border 3:53
5. Night In the City 4:03
6. Starlight 4:31
7. Jungle 3:53
8. Believe Me Now 1:21
9. Steppin' Out 4:40
10. Standin' In the Rain 3:59
11. Big Wheels 5:32
12. Summer and Lightning 4:14
13. Mr. Blue Sky 5:03
14. Sweet Is the Night 3:27
15. The Whale 5:07
16. Birmingham Blues 4:23
17. Wild West Hero 4:40
18. Wild West Hero (Demo) 0:24
19. The Quick and the Draft 1:48
20. Latitude 88 North 3:24



No one ever accused Jeff Lynne and his Electric Light Orchestra of thinking small. On 1977’s Out Of The Blue, ELO allows its ambitions to run unrestrained through a host of symphonic rock permutations. Released as a two-disc set, this album marked the fullest flowering of the group’s expansive musical vision. As on earlier releases, Beatles-derived motifs are present in abundance — the bouncy English charm of “Mr. Blue Sky” and the dreamy atmosphere of “Big Wheels” owe a particular debt to Paul McCartney. By this point, though, Lynne and his bandmates had developed their own recognizable sonic trademarks, especially a fondness for ‘50s-style roots-rock. Tracks like “Birmingham Blues” and “Across The Border” harken back to the prime of Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis, while “Sweet Talkin’ Woman” invokes the layered vocal interplay of the Beach Boys. ELO’s fascination with pre-World War II pop is evident in elegant, slightly campy tracks like “Sweet Is the Night” and “Wild West Hero.” Smoothly-crafted hit singles like “Turn To Stone” are counterpointed with impressionistic instrumentals like “The Whale.” With a sense of grandeur and a touch of humor, Out Of The Blue shifts from whimsy to melodrama like a widescreen film spectacular.