Night the Lights Went On (In Long Beach) songs Product Information
Night the Lights Went On (In Long Beach) album for sale by Electric Light Orchestra was released Sep 23, 2003 on the Epic label. This album, recorded at Long Beach Auditorium on May 12, 1974, appeared as a limited release in a handful of countries in the mid-1970s, and showed up as a remastered, somewhat improved LP in 1985. Night the Lights Went On (In Long Beach) songs But this marks its debut as a compact disc, made from the upgraded 1980s master. The resulting CD is, for starters, really, really loud, a far cry from the muddy sound of the original LP. Night the Lights Went On (In Long Beach) CD music contains a single disc with 9 songs. ...See Full Description
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I bought the original vinyl back in the 70's. It was a very difficult album to obtain, but well worth getting.
By thewebdancer1 (Forsyth, MO, USA)
This recording is vastly superior to any other "live" recording from the band. And, I believe that this is the only offical live album release from the group. Great original songs here as well as the covers, the music is enthusiastic throughout, band at their peak, both live and studio.
By rojomusicfan (Mississippi, USA)
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Night the Lights Went On (In Long Beach) songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||1246515|
|Release Date||Sep 23, 2003|
|Recording Time||40 minutes|
|Personnel||Jeff Lynne - vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer|
Richard Tandy - vocals, keyboards, synthesizer
Bev Bevan - vocals, drums, percussion
Mik Kaminski - violin
Mike Edwards - cello
Michael d'Albuquerque - vocals, bass guitar, background vocals
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Liner Note Author: Brian Ives.
Recording information: Town House, London, England (04/15/1980-05/??/1980).
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The next ELO album, 1977's elaborate double-album OUT OF THIS WORLD, was probably the band's commercial high point, but A NEW WORLD RECORD is the group's artistic high-water mark.
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Electric Light Orchestra: Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan, Richard Tandy, Kelly Groucutt, Mik Kaminski, Hugh McDowell, Melvyn Gale.
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Liner Note Authors: Jeff Lynne; Rob Caiger.
Recording information: De Lane Lea Studios, London, England; Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany.
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Liner Note Author: Rob Caiger.
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Night the Lights Went On (In Long Beach) songs Track Listing of songs: Sing a Mean Tune Kid; Loneliness Is Just a Word; What Else Can I Say; I Don't Want Your Money; Flight 602; Motorboat to Mars; Free; Free Country; At the Sunrise; Happy 'Cause I'm Going Home; Mother; Low Down; Hard Rising Morning Without Breakfast, A; Off to Work; Fallin' Out; Dreamin' Home; Morning Blues Again; When All the Laughter Dies in Sorrow; Canon; Once Upon a Time...; Progress?; Approaching Storm, The; Man vs. Man: The End;
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