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Zoom album for sale by Electric Light Orchestra was released Jun 12, 2001 on the Epic label. Vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and studio commandeer Jeff Lynne takes classic art-rock band ELO into the 21st century. In the 15 years separating ZOOM from the previous ELO album, Lynne has been a Traveling Wilbury and produced George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Roy Orbison. Lynne has always been the musical maestro behind ELO and that fact couldn't be more apparent on ZOOM. ...See Full Description
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||ELO Close as it comes to classic Beatles Sound|
A near perfect CD. It starts with a bang with "Alright" and gets better fron there. I had all but forgotten how got ELO and Jeff Lynne were, hearing this CD brought back that great sound. Jeff Lynne's arrangements are as close to the Beatles as any band I have ever heard. Jeff should have been in the Beatles. Of course it didn;t hurt to have George Harrison's great guitar sound and Ringo helping out either.There were great backing vocals from Rosie Vela (Singer/model). Check out the Zoom tour live DVD, it is near perfect. ELO is a truly great band that perhaps didn't get enough credit the first time around. Thanks Jeff...please do another ELO soon we miss you.
By a reviewer (New Orleans, la.)
||Blast of the Past !|
I would recommend this CD to anyone who wanted to his best sound yet ! This CD brings me back to the sound of the TIME album plus one level .Excellent music !
By a reviewer (Calgary , Ab , Canada)
||A must for ELO fans |
Very much in the style of ELO with the benefit of George Harrison playing slide guitar on "A Long Time Gone". Jeff Lynne has managed to recapture the ELO sound whilst moving on musically.
By a reviewer (Midlands U K)
||The return of a legend|
This album exceeded my expectations.I know it doesn't sound like their more sucessful albumof the 70's, but that doesn't matter.ZOOM is one of ELO's best albums ever.ALL SHE WANTED is about a woman who wants a loving man, no matter how poor he may be.this track should been on ELDORADO since women like this don't exist in the real world.IT REALLY DOESN'T MATTER is my favorite track from this album as it showcases JEFF LYNNE's guitar wizardry.It even has GEORGE HARRISON and RINGO STARR on some of the songs.This is a must have album for all serious ELO fans. Lets hope they will make more albums in the future.
By joey harper (albertson n.c.)
||A classic rock/pop album by the Lynnemeister's ELO|
This album marked Jeff Lynne's return to ELO, over 15 years he originally disbanded it. In the meantime, ELO had been replaced by a tribute band of mediocre players led by original drummer Bev Bevan, who performed Lynne's hits along with their poor originals as "ELO Part 2" (although they usually omiited the Part 2 tag). Lynne got tired of the mis-use of the name he built throughout 16 years (1970-1986), writing all of the band's hit singles but one, and he decided to lock himself away in the studio to complete "Zoom". He was joined by his sound engineer and full time collaborator Marc Mann (who plays guitar on this album and keyboards on the 2000 box set "Flashback"), plus many special guests (present on a couple of tracks each) like girlfriend Rosie Vela (background singer), cellists Suzie Katayama and Roger Elbow, ex-beatles George Harrison and Ringo Starr, as well as original ELO keyboardist Richard Tandy (on the lead-off single, the powerful "Alright"). But this is not an ELO album like we used to. This is a more guitar-oriented album, with fewer strings and fewer "Spectorized" produced tracks. It is undoubtely ELO, but a 2001 ELO, not the 70's one. Better? Hard to say. Worse? Absolutely no! Some reviewers have complained that this is more a Jeff Lynne solo album labeled as ELO. But they must have missed the fact that, since Roy Wood left ELO in 1972, that's what ELO has been: a Jeff Lynne solo project with some extra musicians providing some of the instrumentation. The only difference now is that Jeff (as he did on the four albums of the band in the 80's) plays/programs it all by himself. Lynne is ELO; ELO is Lynne. Period.
By a reviewer (Ivory Towers, Moon)
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|CD Universe Part number||1898842|
|Release Date||Jun 12, 2001|
|Recording Time||43 minutes||