4 May 2017

Favourite Album

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:42 pm on 4 May 2017

Today we are featuring the sixth studio album from English rock band The Electric Light Orchestra. In the beginning ELO, as they more famously became known, was an outlet for Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood's desire to create modern rock tunes with classical overtones, but Wood left the band after the first album and Lynne stepped into the limelight. A New World Record sold five million units in the first year of release and immediately changed the band's flagging fortunes in their homeland. In America, they still hold the record for having more top 40 hits than any other band in history, without ever reaching number one. Two track's from this album, however, did reach Number one in New Zealand.

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