ELO, Time (1981)
Everyone that’s ever read any of my posts knows I’m a huge Electric Light Orchestra fan – goes back to my childhood, but I’m newly enthused and on a (recent) quest to collect up all the albums. So, on a recent trip to New Plymouth I had to visit the record store named after this blog (!) – finally The Vinyl Countdown would meet Vinyl Countdown. My first time in the store – but I’ve sent someone in to pick up and pay for an order previously (if that counts). Great shop. Good to finally get there. And I went in knowing that its own, Mark, is also a huge ELO fan so I hoped to find something there on the rack that I hadn’t yet got to in my local stores. And I did. This. A good record to get – because way back a guest blogger here wrote about this album and I had never heard it. His piece of writing sold me on it and I enjoyed hearing the album and now I have it. Some people would write this off as cheesy ELO – it’s all cheesy, it’s all fantastic! I love 80s ELO. I think the band looks cool man. Boss-af. My new favourite look for Jeff Lynne and co. Maybe the only song I really knew before hearing this album was Hold On Tight – which is almost the sore-thumb of this album. Good in its own way, but not representative. Anyway, the collection builds. And I’m happy to have and house this one.
Sample Track: The Lights Go Down
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