Hard To Find Original New Zealand Pressing Still In Top Condition! High Gloss Laminated Gatefold Cover Includes Inner Sleeves With Lyrics.
Condition – Vinyl: EXCELLENT! LP1 has a very light surface mark, which does not affect play at all. LP2 is NEAR MINT!
Condition – Cover: EXCELLENT! Some shelf wear.
A bona fide, mega-selling classic, this double album from Electric Light Orchestra contains more hits than most bands have in their entire career. “Turn to Stone”, “Sweet Talkin’ Woman”, “Wild West Hero”… the list goes on. However, “Concerto for a Rainy Day” (spread over four tracks) has much to recommend it to any prog fan, being one big 20-minute piece, which culminates with the Beatles inspired “Mr. Blue Sky”. The quirkiness of “Jungle” and the strings-drenched sadness of “Steppin’ Out” are other highlights. Like most of ELO’s output, it’s pop but it rocks; it’s not prog but it’s quite often progressive; it’s superficially pleasing, yet meticulously constructed, revealing layers of detail within tight, concise song structures. And, of course, as all the songs are written by Jeff Lynne, it’s effortlessly melodic. An outstanding album.
Turn To Stone
Sweet Talkin’ Woman
Across The Border
Night In The City
Believe Me Now
Side 3 – Concerto for a Rainy Day:
Standin’ In The Rain
Summer And Lightning
Mr. Blue Sky
Sweet Is The Night
Wild West Hero