Electric Light Orchestra Eldorado on 180g LP
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 50 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 15 in the US. With ELO, Lynne brought the world a different sound that remains modern, relevant and influential to this very day.
1974's Eldorado: A Symphony by the Electric Light Orchestra, is the group's breakthrough fourth studio album and first conceptual release. Their most ambitious album to date, Lynne decided to hire a 30 piece orchestra and choir to fill out the band's sound, and the investment paid off in spades. Lynne finally found the rich symphonic presence he had been searching for since ELO's inception and produced the group's biggest single up to that point with "Can't Get It Out of My Head" along the way.