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Charles Crossley Jr wrote:Hey, TE, it appears that "Tightrope" is the one Electric Light Orchestra track that has been sampled far more than any other ELO track, more than "Don't Bring Me Down", more than "Mr. Blue Sky", more than any of them. Would you have any idea why samplers are so focused on "Tightrope"?
I have no idea, I'm really not sure, maybe because of?
Louis Clark, Jeff Lynne and Richard Tandy's orchestra and choral arrangements.
Use of a gong by Bev Bevan.
It's an awesome kickass opening album fan favorite track that often gets play at ELO concerts.
Patti Quatro, (Suzi's sister), Brie Howard, both of Fanny, and Addie Lee's uncredited backing vocals.
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ELO also pioneered this https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cello_rock
I had to put in The Electric Light Orchestra paragraph over 2 1/2 years ago after someone else already made the page without completely doing their research!
Sep 9 15 7:28 PM
Charles Crossley Jr wrote:You're right. It's that intro that they're focused on, especially the bigger rappers like Young Jeezy, the Game or Meek Mill. I'm guessing it's because that intro, by itself, has a sinister feeling to it. Adding the Game to the "influence on" list.
You also forgot to add Nelson on the influence list as they cite and sing-a-long with "Turn to Stone" from that VH1 I Love the 70s, Volume 2, 1974, ELO; Electric Light Orchestra!
Nelson is an American rock band founded by singer/songwriters Matthew and Gunnar Nelson (twin sons of Ricky Nelson and Kristin Nelson). The band achieved huge success during the early 90s with their debut album After the Rain. The album featured the No. 1 hit "(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection" and also reached double platinum status.
After the success of their first album, the band claims to have been faced with conflicts with their record label, lack of support from the media, and the shift in music towards grunge and alternative rock. They eventually split with Geffen Records in 1995. Despite this, the band has continued to produce and release albums independently under their own label, Stone Canyon Records.
Matthew and Gunnar also perform under the name of Ricky Nelson Remembered, as a tribute to their father. They are listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only family to reach number one record status in three successive generations (beginning with grandparents Ozzie and Harriet Nelson).
Sep 10 15 4:27 PM
Now for some big news and a good sign, I had this gut feeling about it, hopefully someone from Columbia/Epic/Legacy/Sony/BMG are still on the Rock Hall Nom Com like Clive Davis along with Doug Morris?
Known as one of the most iconic forces in history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO has signed a global deal with Columbia Records and is set to deliver a new album which will be the first new ELO music in 15 years. As with ELO’s previous chart-topping albums, Lynne continues to serve as ELO’s producer, songwriter, arranger, lead singer and guitarist. In September 2014, for the first time in 30 years, Jeff Lynne's ELO headlined BBC Radio 2's "Festival In A Day" in London's famous Hyde Park to a sold- out crowd of 50,000 fans in attendance and nearly a million people tuned in to watch. Lynne was the creative genius behind ELO which sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, had more than 20 Top 40 Hits across the U.S. and the U.K. and received countless awards and accolades. At the time of ELO’s formation, Lynne had said the goal was to create modern rock and pop songs. A goal that remains true some 30 years later with the creation of new material.
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Charles Crossley Jr wrote:I love the aged look of the saucer, including some cracked and broken windows.
Well, you got an answer to your question from http://ourrockandrollhalloffame71305.yuku.com/reply/29916/Predictions-2015-Guess-September-2015-Nominee-Ballo#reply-29916
"Speaking of exhibits, where in blazes is that flying saucer nowadays? Is it still in good shape?"
Sep 12 15 10:12 AM
Here's a pretty cool photo from Jeff Lynne's Facebook page, dated Thursday, September 10th, 2015, it is Fred the Robot that spoke Prologue before "Twilight" on ELO's Time Tour in 1981!
What do you suppose these two are plotting?
Perhaps it has something to do with this announcement...
Jeff Lynne's ELO has signed a global deal with Columbia Records and is set to release a new ELO album! The first new ELO music in over a decade!
More news coming soon!
[Photo by Rob Shanahan]
PS-Electric Light Orchestra was previously with Columbia Records between 1978-1986, then on Epic for 2001, all under Sony/BMG Global now!
Sep 24 15 4:29 PM
Happy 43rd Birthday to me, one day after November 12th, 2015!
Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO is set to deliver a new album which will be the first new ELO music in 15 years. Entitled Alone In The Universe, the album is set for global release November 13 on Columbia Records. The album is available globally for pre-order Friday, September 25th and the first single “When I Was a Boy” is also available Friday. Fans who preorder the album will receive “When I Was A Boy” instantly. Listen to the track below: As with ELO’s previous chart-topping albums, Jeff Lynne continues to serve as ELO’s producer, songwriter, arranger, lead singer and guitarist. In September 2014, for the first time in 30 years, Jeff Lynne's ELO headlined BBC Radio 2's "Festival In A Day" in London's famous Hyde Park to a sold-out crowd of 50,000 fans in attendance and nearly a million people tuned in to watch. Lynne was the creative genius behind ELO which sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, had more than 20 Top 40 Hits across the U.S. and the U.K. and received countless awards and accolades. At the time of ELO’s formation, Lynne had said the goal was to create modern rock and pop songs. A goal that remains true some 30 years later with the creation of new material.“Music is such a powerful force in our lives. A good song can make people feel much less alone in this universe. And trying to create one of those songs somehow makes me feel less alone too. My whole life—from being that kid with a dream in Birmingham right until today—proves how much music can do,” said Lynne.“Jeff Lynne is a total master of his craft and ‘Alone In The Universe’ is pure pop perfection. We are thrilled to be involved in the return of ELO and enormously proud to be releasing this contemporary classic on Columbia Records,” said Ashley Newton, President of Columbia Records.
Sep 25 15 5:20 AM
Electric Light Orchestra's first new single since 2007, from the official ELOVEVO YouTube channel...
Sep 28 15 9:47 PM
Fascinating or interesting how time/age can mellow certain people, when she was younger, I remember the then Sharon Arden use to criticize clean-cut ELO about how they were not your typical rock band by trashing hotel rooms, et cetera!
From the November 2012 issue of MOJO magazine and quotes Sharon Osbourne on the subject of the musical marriage between Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne that transformed: The Move into The Electric Light Orchestra [ELO].
Oct 3 15 4:00 PM
#11, when ELO's drummer Bev Bevan recently moved into a ritzy neighborhood in England his new neighbors tried to get him out, they didn't want a rock musician there, but when they found out that Bev doesn't drink or use drugs everything was cool, here's ELO and Don't Bring Me Down...
PS-Then this Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, the Rock Hall will announce its nominees for 2016 induction, could just be an interesting coincidence, we shall soon see!
Oct 13 15 10:02 PM
Interesting that Electric Light Orchestra was the only one not nominated for 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction among Rolling Stone's Reader's Poll Top 5, #2 to be exact, from earlier this year, exactly six months ago, April 2015, why?!
Paul McCartney made a call alright, just like Ringo Starr in 2015, Jeff Lynne will receive their Musical Excellence Award, I'll never accept it.
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If Jeff Lynne likes Richard Tandy so much, then why wasn't he playing keyboards or piano on Alone in the Universe by Jeff Lynne's ELO, like Live at Bungalow Palace?!
Now you can see why I think Jeff Lynne will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame all by himself under their Musical Excellence category because an Electric Light Orchestra Performer induction will turn into a joke akin to Kiss, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Blondie, then Genesis not even performing at all!
On September 14th, 2014 an extremely nervous Jeff Lynne walked onstage at London's Hyde Park for his first major Electric Light Orchestra concert since the group folded in 1986. "We were fenced off by the BBC, and I couldn't see the audience," he says. "I was walking up the stairs with my fingers crossed, hoping that people hadn't gone home since they already saw the act they came to see."
But as he burst into the opening notes of "All Over the World," he saw a sea of 50,000 fans singing along. "I felt such relief that all these people were there, screaming and clapping to every song," he says. "It made me feel really good. I was just knocked out, just the most wonderful crowd I'd ever seen. I had so much fun doing it, I decided to come back and do a new album."
This wasn't the first time Lynne attempted to resurrect Electric Light Orchestra. In the summer of 2001, he released Zoom (the first ELO album since 1986's Balance of Power) and booked an ambitious arena tour to promote it. He taped a VH1 Storytellers concert and a PBS concert, but ticket sales were so dismal, the entire tour was canceled. "That showed me I probably shouldn't even bother," Lynne says. "My manager spared me the details of everything, but I wasn't too demoralized because I got some tunes in films and I just love recording."
It seemed like a permanent death sentence for ELO, and in the aftermath, Lynne returned to his day job as a record producer, but slowly he began seeing a groundswell of interest in his old band and offers began coming in. Getting the band back onto the stage still remained a distant thought until BBC DJ Chris Evans began pushing the issue on the air. His listeners responded in such overwhelming numbers that Lynne agreed to give it a try.
After the triumphant Hyde Park show, Lynne returned back to his Los Angeles home full of energy, which he transferred to the sessions for ELO's upcoming album, Alone in the Universe, out November 13th. The LP was cut across 18 months at Lynne's home studio, with the singer-songwriter playing nearly instrument himself. "I did everything except the shaker and the tambourine, which my engineer Steve [Jay] played," says Lynne. "It was just a two-man exercise, with him manning all the lifeboats and me doing all the singing and playing."
The end result, credited to Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra, has a vintage ELO feel with a few modern touches. Lead single "When I Was a Boy" was inspired by Lynne's memories of his childhood. "My interest in music grabbed me when I was a boy," he says. "I used to go under my bed listening to the crystal set [radio.] There weren't many good stations back then. You only got about an hour of pop music and that was on a Saturday night. That's what led to the song, which was one of the quickest I've ever written lyrically and musically."
The title track was inspired by an article Lynne read about the Voyager 1 probe leaving the solar system, becoming the first man-made object to enter interstellar space. "It tickled me thinking about that," he says. "I mean, how lonely can you get? I sort of turned it into a missing-somebody type of deal like Voyager 1 was missing Voyager 2, so I turned it into people."
Lynne's singing voice is remarkably well-preserved, especially considering that he turns 68 in December. That's at least partially due to the fact that, unlike most of his peers, he hasn't blown it out on the road. ELO, which had huge success in the 1970s with massive hits like "Evil Woman," "Mr. Blue Sky" and "Don't Bring Me Down," saw their fortunes decline as musical tastes shifted in the 1980s. They last played a real tour in 1982 and disbanded completely after a tiny run of shows four years later.
Months after the tour wrapped, Lynne was asked to produce George Harrison's 1987 album, Cloud Nine, which was a huge comeback for the Beatle, giving him the hit "Got My Mind Set on You." "It gave me a whole new career," says Lynne, who crafted big singles for Tom Petty and Roy Orbison in the following two years before teaming up with them, along with Bob Dylan, in the Traveling Wilburys. "It was a marvelous time," says Lynne. "I thought to myself, 'Wow, I should have been doing this years ago.'"
The others members of ELO didn't have anywhere near the success Lynne had on his own, so in 1989, drummer Bev Bevan formed a group called ELO Part II, which by 2000 evolved into the Orchestra with a rotating crew of musicians. This roped Lynne into all sorts of legal battles, causing bitterness that persists to this day. "It's water under the bridge," he says. "But I don't like talking about them. It's just people pretending to be ... What happens is that the name gets changed to ELO, or the promoter changes it, and I have to sue them every time."
Lynne says he hasn't spoken to Bevan in about 30 years, but original ELO keyboardist Richard Tandy was on hand for the Hyde Park show and will be involved in all future live activity. (No other past member is involved in the new group.) "Richard is my lifetime man in the group," says Lynne. "He'd be in the studio with me when other people wouldn't be. It's just my choice. He's a great musician, a great piano player and I really enjoy his company."
There are no ELO shows on the books right now, though Lynne says his manager is planning some big concerts in England in the spring. Plans for American shows are a little more tenuous, and the hope is obviously to avoid the Zoom fiasco and book conservatively. "It would probably be a mixture of theaters and arenas in America," says Lynne. "To be honest, I love theaters because the sound is always so much better."
For now, Lynne is taking things one step at a time. "As far as more shows, we'll see what happens," he says. "It it goes well, I'll certainly do more stuff. Let's hope it goes well."
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