Released As Double Album for the First Time As Originally Conceived by Jeff Lynne in 1983 Complete with 6 Bonus Tracks!
By any standard whatsoever, Electric Light Orchestra is one of the most remarkable success stories in rock history. Consider just the facts: ELO has sold over fifty million records worldwide, and continues to be a remarkably popular catalog. Between 1972 and 1986 Jeff Lynne wrote and produced twenty-six Top 40 hits in the UK and twenty in the US, including twenty Top 20 smashes in the UK and fifteen in the US. With ELO, Lynne brought the world a different sound that remains modern, relevant and influential to this very day.
For the first time ever, ELO's Secret Messages will be released as a double album, as originally conceived by Lynne in 1983. This expanded vinyl edition adds six tracks to its running order ("No Way Out," "Endless Lies," "Buildings Have Eyes," "Mandalay," "Time After Time," "Hello My Old Friend"), all available for the first time on LP. Equally flush with cutting-edge synthesizers as well as up-front guitar mastery, Secret Messages is quintessential, world-class pop-rock. Lynne's eclectic collection of self-written, self-produced songs (including the international hit "Rock 'N' Roll Is King") ranges from raucous to romantic, all the while maintaining ELO's peerless musicianship.