|A1||Turn To Stone||3:48|
|A3||Sweet Talkin' Woman||3:48|
|A4||Across The Border||3:52|
|B1||Night In The City||4:02|
|B4||Believe Me Now||1:21|
|C1||Standin' In The Rain||4:20|
|C3||Summer And Lightning||4:13|
|C4||Mr. Blue Sky||5:05|
|D1||Sweet Is The Night||3:26|
|D4||Wild West Hero||4:40|
|UAR 100, UAS 1100, UAS 2100||Electric Light Orchestra||Out Of The Blue (2xLP, Album)||Jet Records, Jet Records, Jet Records||UAR 100, UAS 1100, UAS 2100||UK||1977|
|JT-EA823-L2||Electric Light Orchestra||Out Of The Blue (8-Trk, Album)||Jet Records, United Artists Records||JT-EA823-L2||US||1977|
|JT-EA823-L2, S 223719||Electric Light Orchestra||Out Of The Blue (8-Trk, Club)||Jet Records, United Artists Records||JT-EA823-L2, S 223719||US||1977|
|ELO 77-2||Electric Light Orchestra||Out Of The Blue (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Not On Label (Electric Light Orchestra)||ELO 77-2||Russia||Unknown|
|KZ2A 35467||Electric Light Orchestra||Out Of The Blue (8-Trk, Album)||Jet Records||KZ2A 35467||Canada||1977|
Out of the Blue is the seventh studio album by the British rock group Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in October 1977. Written and produced by ELO frontman Jeff Lynne, the double album is among the most commercially successful records in the group's history, selling about 10 million copies worldwide. Jeff Lynne wrote the entire album in three and a half weeks after a sudden burst of creativity while hidden away in his rented chalet in the Swiss Alps
At the time, though, it was the year of Fleetwood Mac's RUMOURS and Electric Light Orchestra's OUT OF THE BLUE, two albums that were simply inescapable. But where overexposure made RUMOURS feel somewhat stale and dated, OUT OF THE BLUE sounds as fresh now as it did at the time. This is due in large part to the obsessive insularity of Jeff Lynne's aesthetic. He seems not to be ignoring musical trends, but to be simply unaware of them.
Electric Light Orchestra would never again attempt something so ambitious, either on the road or in the studio. Out of the Blue serves as both a pinnacle, and a turning point. I hated it when we were playing arenas," Lynne told the Los Angeles Times in 2015. You wake up at 9 o'clock, have a horrible hot dog at the airport for breakfast, then do three flights to get where you're going. As soon as I was able to stop, I said, 'That's i. " The group already seemed to be winnowing around Lynne's vision.
That's not the case with Electric Light Orchestra, subjects of a lengthy restoration project that has reached Out of the Blue in time for its 30th anniversary. ELO may not immediately seem like an essential part of music history, but there's no denying they're a band well served by the fancy frills that accompany a reissue. For starters, ELO records hearken back to an era where album art meant Awesome Fucking Spaceships, and Out of the Blue has an especially fine one that resembles a cross between a jukebox and the old Simon games
Song for song, Out of the Blue is not as strong as Face the Music, but it still has some of Jeff Lynne's finest compositions ever recorded. Turn to Stone" and "Sweet Talkin' Woman" are almost downright giddy in their deliveries; the former opening with a string riff, the latter with a minor key violin line, before boasting a choral background accompaniment. Mr. Blue Sky" and "The Whale" are almost too hokey, yet still managed to work. ELO was one of the few groups that used it artistically and to their advantage. While they weren't a full-fledged disco band Jeff Lynne certainly was influenced by this change in the musical landscape. As early as 1975 he abandoned much of the formula that made ELDORADO such a delightful and groundbreaking album in favor of a more pop and, yes, disco-flavored sound. I don't hold this release (OUT OF THE BLUE) as near and dear as many ELO fans.
Out Of The Blue is a music studio album recording by ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA (Crossover Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1977 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. OUT OF THE BLUE Legacy 2008.
Out of the Blue is the seventh studio album by the British rock group Electric Light Orchestra, released in October 1977 .