Rock On! Wednesday, 9 June – Eldorado (ELO, Ambrosia, Supertramp, Barclay James Harvest & Styx)

Psychedelic, heavy, prog and more innovating sounds spanning the late 60s and the early 70s – Wednesday December 23rd. Dan’s pick of the week: ELO (Eldorado: A Symphony by the Electric Light Orchestra), Ambrosia (Ambrosia), Supertramp (Even in the Quietest Moments…), Barclay James Harvest (Live) & Styx (The Grand Illusion).

Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) werd in 1971 in Birmingham opgericht door Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne en Bev Bevan en kwam voort uit The Move. De groep gebruikte instrumenten als de cello en de viool om ‘klassieker’ te klinken…

Classic Rock Review: “Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) made a huge leap forward with Eldorado, the first complete concept album by the group. Rich melodies with various rock and classical influences made this album highly accessible and well received by mainstream audiences making this ELO’s commercial break through.

Composed by vocalist, guitarist, and group leader Jeff Lynne, the tune sequence loosely follows the story of a dreamer trying to escape reality. Along the way there are plenty of mixed metaphors using various classic stories and characters from Robin Hood to William Tell to Lancelot to The Wizard of Oz and, of course, Eldorado. (…)

Although Eldorado would not chart in ELO’s home UK until four years later in 1978, it was an instant hit in the US and several other nations. More importantly, the sound forged on this record would set a template for success on future ELO albums.

Wednesday Wednesday June 9th 2021, 12:00 noon CET Brussels – 11 a.m. GMT London. Repeated: 16:00 & 20:00 hrs CET Brussels, 3 p.m. & 7 p.m. GMT London
Ends: 12 midnight CET Brussels, 11 p.m. GMT London.

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