ELO's Greatest Hits

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ELO's Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Electric Light Orchestra
ReleasedNovember 1979
RecordedApril 1973–August 1977
GenreRock, Art rock
Length44:50
LabelCBS, Jet Records
ProducerJeff Lynne
Electric Light Orchestra chronology
Discovery
(1979)
ELO's Greatest Hits
(1979)
A Box of Their Best
(1980)
 
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ELO's Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Electric Light Orchestra
ReleasedNovember 1979
RecordedApril 1973–August 1977
GenreRock, Art rock
Length44:50
LabelCBS, Jet Records
ProducerJeff Lynne
Electric Light Orchestra chronology
Discovery
(1979)
ELO's Greatest Hits
(1979)
A Box of Their Best
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauB+[2]

ELO's Greatest Hits is a compilation by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in 1979.

The album sleeve art features a letter written by the band's co-founder and leader, Jeff Lynne, describing the '73–'78 period and the recording of each of the songs.

Contents

Track listing

All tracks written by Jeff Lynne.

  1. "Evil Woman"[3] – 4:10
  2. "Livin' Thing"[4] – 3:31
  3. "Can't Get It Out of My Head"[5] – 4:22
  4. "Showdown"[6] – 3:51
  5. "Turn to Stone"[7] – 3:48
  6. "Rockaria!"[4] – 3:12
  7. "Sweet Talkin' Woman"[7] – 3:47
  8. "Telephone Line" [4] – 4:37
  9. "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle"[6] – 3:35
  10. "Strange Magic"[3] – 4:07
  11. "Mr. Blue Sky"[7] – 5:05

Personnel

Chart performance

References

  1. ^ ELO's Greatest Hits at Allmusic
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ a b Originally appeared on the album Face the Music
  4. ^ a b c Originally appeared on the album A New World Record
  5. ^ Originally appeared on the album Eldorado
  6. ^ a b Originally appeared on the album On the Third Day
  7. ^ a b c Originally appeared on the album Out of the Blue
  8. ^ "Discographie Electric Light Orchestra". austriancharts.at. http://www.austriancharts.at/showinterpret.asp?interpret=Electric+Light+Orchestra. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
Preceded by
Bee Gees Greatest by Bee Gees
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
7 January – 3 February 1980
Succeeded by
20 Golden Greats
by Creedence Clearwater Revival