Licensing that would certainly be a nightmare. And yes, I hope a CD version comes out, too. Should be on Side 2, track 3. I have no idea why they omitted that song, highly requested by many ELO fans. Bad bootlegs of the song, played at an ELO convention are out there. Jeff is obviously never going to let it see the light of day. Will there be a CD version? Cool news!! Now a companion CD would be great…a deluxe SDE of 1 or 2 discs to mirror the vinyl…with more bonus tracks than now….
Is it not being included? Still there is talk about another missing track, like a Beatles tribute. And, will there be a CD release as well? And remastered, please? Really pleased about this long overdue release. Your email address will not be published. Search Search. Skip to content. Double vinyl available for the first time, as originally conceived. August 13, at August 2, at Chris says:. August 3, at Frank says:. August 4, at Wayne Olsen says:.
August 1, at Frank Zerr says:. June 19, at I have read that there will be a Download-Code in it. So we can make a Cd. Fastguitars says:. August 9, at Derek Langsford says:.
October 13, at Francesco says:. June 12, at LOL June 11, at So, would this be considered an expanded, expanded edition of the original? Letter From Spain - Danger Ahead - Four Little Diamonds - Train Of Gold - Endless Lies - Buildings Have Eyes - Rock 'n' Roll Is King - Mandalay - Time After Time - After All - Hello My Old Friend - Welcome to the show outro.
ShardEnder , Feb 24, Location: Belgium. Wonderfully informative post. Thanks a lot, ShardEnder! Calico , Feb 24, Location: Germany. Helmut , Feb 24, Location: Springfield, MO. The band was formed by Jeff Lynne vocals, guitar, multiple instruments , Roy Wood multiple instruments, vocals , Richard Tandy keyboards, vocals and Bev Bevan drums.
Lynne, Wood and Bevan were former members of the psychedelic rock band The Move. The band's lineup would fluctuate throughout its original incarnation, although Lynne, Tandy and Bevan would remain constant members. They incorporated the sounds of string ensembles, vocoders and dub echos into rock songs, thereby crea… read more. Electric Light Orchestra is a symphonic rock band which formed in Birmingham, England in The band was formed by Jeff Lynne vocals, guitar, multiple instruments , Roy Wood multiple i… read more.
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Play track. Love this track. More Love this track Set track as current obsession Get track Loading. Monday 24 February Tuesday 25 February Wednesday 26 February Thursday 27 February Friday 28 February Saturday 29 February Sunday 1 March Monday 2 March Tuesday 3 March Wednesday 4 March Thursday 5 March Friday 6 March Saturday 7 March Sunday 8 March Monday 9 March Tuesday 10 March Wednesday 11 March Thursday 12 March Friday 13 March Saturday 14 March Sunday 15 March Monday 16 March Tuesday 17 March Wednesday 18 March Thursday 19 March Friday 20 March Saturday 21 March Sunday 22 March Monday 23 March Tuesday 24 March Wednesday 25 March Thursday 26 March Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Just as movie fans seek out the director's cuts of films, ELO aficionados may be hopeful that Lynne's "authentic" lengthier version of Secret Messages is superior to the original album.
Over the last few decades, all but one of those deleted songs have since been released elsewhere, so it is now possible to almost recreate the album as it was originally intended. I've done this for you so that you won't have to, and trust me, you won't have to. Seven of the eight songs that were missing from the original single LP release are now available, some in the form of bonus tracks on later CD reissues of the album and others on the multi-disc Afterglow anthology compilation.
Of these tunes, the only one that merits any special attention is "Hello My Old Friend" if only because of how utterly disappointing it is. There is an even worse Beatlesque failure in the form of the one song that has never been officially released, the excruciating "Beatles Forever. They really taught the world to sing" that listening to it makes your ears hurt as your teeth would after eating a bagful of sugar.
Even Lynne must realize now how cringeworthy this one must be, as the only way to hear it is by locating a murky bootleg recording.
Out of the Blue had no shortage of cheese, but it was still an effective package that included songs that worked well together and was anchored by one of best singles of the s, the brilliant "Mr. Blue Sky". Although Secret Messages contains aspects of some of the same elements of that earlier album, the overall result never quite works, with the best songs on the record being only on par with the filler found on Out of the Blue.
Rather than improving it, the double album version of Secret Messages only doubles down on the schmaltz. At this point, Jeff Lynne should have discovered the joys of golf or some other hobby that would have distracted him from any further songwriting. An annual ELO farewell tour would have been preferable. Instead, he would go on from here to make the worst album of his career and perhaps one of the worst albums ever made by a major rock act, Balance of Power.
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