Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Jeff Lynne, as ELO's songwriter, was recently awarded two certificates from Broadcast Music, Inc. One certifies that Turn To Stone has been played on the radio one million times, or a Million Airs, if you will. The other certifies that Don't Bring Me Down has received two million airs.
How 'bout that! (Hat tip: ELO Discovery)
Saturday, November 1, 2008
That leaves us with a new sense of what the bottom line is for this release: the box set is centered on Roy Wood's work with a rather nice tribute to Carl Wayne.
Now, to the content. Disc 1 is rock solid. Starting with the primitive gems, you coast through the early-period Move beautifully including a less refined version of Night of Fear. For me, the acoustic version; rough mix of Flowers In The Rain was the winner of disc 1.
Disc 3 starts with two tracks we basically just heard from Disc 2 with some differences, then finally continues its journey through the Move catalog with a few more alternatives and rarities all marked with a red asterisk.