Tuesday 12am ET: Feature LP: Electric Light Orchestra – Flashback (2000)

Flashback is the second box set compilation by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released November 21, 2000 in the US and the following month in the UK.

In 2000, Jeff Lynne found a new impetus to work on the music of his old band and returned to the recording studio to work on an ELO project for the first time in some 15 years just prior to the comeback album Zoom in 2001. This work resulted in a digitally remastered compilation released in late 2000. Unlike its predecessors, this project, Flashback, was personally approved and endorsed by Lynne. The set includes songs featured from all 11 studio albums up to that point, including an edit of “Great Balls of Fire” from their live album The Night the Light Went On in Long Beach, plus some new recordings amongst the band’s extensive back catalog, most notably a reworking of Lynne’s only UK number one hit “Xanadu”. The album includes liner notes by David Wild with quotes on each song from Lynne and a booklet inside.

1. “10538 Overture” 5:32
2. “Showdown” 4:12
3. “Ma-Ma-Ma Belle” 3:55
4. “Mr. Radio” 5:04
5. “Roll Over Beethoven” 7:48
6. “Mama” (New edit) 4:06
7. “One Summer Dream” 5:21
8. “Illusions in G Major” 2:41
9. “Strange Magic” 4:29
10. “Eldorado Overture” 2:12
11. “Can’t Get It Out of My Head” 4:24
12. “Eldorado” 5:18
13. “Eldorado Finale” 1:29
14. “Do Ya” (Unedited alternative mix) 4:09
15. “Mister Kingdom” 5:08
16. “Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor” Previously unreleased (recorded 1982) 2:58

1. “Tightrope” 5:23
2. “Evil Woman” 4:19
3. “Livin’ Thing” 3:33
4. “Mr. Blue Sky” 5:07
5. “Mission (A World Record)” (Alternative mix) 4:31
6. “Turn to Stone” 3:48
7. “Telephone Line” 4:45
8. “Rockaria!” 3:15
9. “Starlight” 4:45
10. “It’s Over” 3:55
11. “The Whale” 5:07
12. “Sweet Talkin’ Woman” 3:49
13. “Big Wheels” 5:32
14. “Shangri-La” 5:36
15. “Nightrider” 4:24
16. “Tears in Your Life” Previously unreleased (recorded 1982) 3:05

1. “Don’t Bring Me Down” 4:04
2. “The Diary of Horace Wimp” 4:17
3. “Twilight” 3:43
4. “Secret Messages” 4:38
5. “Take Me On and On” 4:58
6. “Shine a Little Love” 4:11
7. “Rock ‘n’ Roll Is King” 3:15
8. “Last Train to London” 4:31
9. “Confusion” 3:40
10. “Getting to the Point” 4:51
11. “Hold on Tight” 3:07
12. “So Serious” 2:43
13. “Calling America” 3:26
14. “Four Little Diamonds” 4:06
15. “Great Balls of Fire” (Live) 3:06
16. “Xanadu” (New version) Previously unreleased; 3:21
17. “Indian Queen” (Demo) Previously unreleased (recorded 1973) 0:57
18. “Love Changes All” Previously unreleased (recorded 1980) 3:28
19. “After All” originally B-side to “Rock ‘n’ Roll Is King” single, 1983 2:24
20. “Helpless” Previously unreleased (recorded 1982) 3:19
21. “Who’s That?” Previously unreleased (recorded 1982) 1:26

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