JEFF LYNNE’S ELO - FROM OUT OF NOWHERE
If there is one thing you can count on in music and in life, it’s that Jeff Lynne can pull off an album of perfect harmonies and dreamy vocals. In a world where hard bass, thrashing guitars and droll melancholy have been at the forefront, Jeff Lynne’s
ELO is the antithesis to all of that.
It’s laid back, soothing and symphonic. There isn’t a single track that stands above any of the others - there are hazy memories of Sweet Talkin’ Woman with the title track From Out Of Nowhere. Mr Blue Sky himself has turned to creating mindfulness in hopeful chords of joy and encouraging lyrics, particularly the gently rousing Help Yourself.
All My Love is a heart-warming, country-style, guitartwanging remembrance of a love that once was, evoking long autumn walks wrapped up and kicking the golden leaves around your feet.
Fans of Time will be drawn to Sci-Fi Woman, the alientype tones wrapped around a honky tonk piano idea are really appealing. However, the song that is the epitome of ELO is One More Time, a symphony that encompasses Phantom Of The Opera mixed with Status Quo rock vibes.
This is a record that is perfect for those dark autumn evenings.