ELO 2xCD: Eldorado & Secret messages.

Released: 2006
Produced by: Jeff Lynne
Engineered by: Dick Plant / Mike Pela / Bill Bottrell
Recorded in: De Lane Lea Studios, London / Wisselord Studios, Hilversum, Holland

Eldorado:
Jeff Lynne: Guitar, Moog & vocals.
Bev Bevan: Drums & percussion.
Richard Tandy: Moog, guitar, backing vocals & piano.
Michael D´Albuquerque: Bass.
Hugh McDowell: Cello.
Mik Kaminski: Violin.
Mike Edwards: Cello.
Louis Clark: Orchestra and choral arrangements and conducting
Peter Ford-Robertson: Prologue spoken by.

This album was released as "A Symphony By The Electric Light Orchestra" and achieved a 16 place in the US and sold gold.

The single Can´t get it out of my head (Mar. 1975) will be the band's first Top 10 hit in the US as a 9th place, here, for the first time they used a 30-man string section.

Secret Messages:

Jeff Lynne: Vocals, backing vocals, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, Oberheim DMX & synthheizers.
Bev Bevan: Drums & percussion.
Richard Tandy: Grand piano, electric piano, syntheizers, harmonica & Oberheim DSX.
Kelly Groucutt: Bass guitar & backing vocals.
Dave Morgan: Additional background vocals.
Mik Kaminski: Violin solo on Rock´n´roll is King.
Louis Clark: Strings conducted.

This album obtained (July 1983) a 4 place in the UK and only a 36 place in the United States.

The single Rock´N´Roll is King (June 1983) achieves a 13 place in the UK and (20 Aug. 1983) obtains the a 19 place in the United States.

2 single release Secret Messages (Sept. 1983) achieves only a 48 place in the UK.

3 single release Four little diamonds (8 Oct. 1983) achieves only 86 place in the US.

This track is the band's last hit in two years!



Cover design by: John Kehe / John Williams
Label: Sony BMG, 82876824952
Country: EU
Still sealed
Item: 290


1. Eldorado overture (Jeff Lynne) (2:12)
2. Can't get it out of my head (Jeff Lynne) (4:21)
3. Boy blue (Jeff Lynne) (5:19)
4. Laredo tornado (Jeff Lynne) (5:29)
5. Poor boy (the Greenwood) (Jeff Lynne) (2:57)
6. Mister Kingdom (Jeff Lynne) (5:29)
7. Nobody's child (Jeff Lynne) (3:56)
8. Illusions in G major (Jeff Lynne) (2:37)
9. Eldorado (Jeff Lynne) (5:17)
10. Eldorado finale (Jeff Lynne) (1:30)
11. Eldorado instrumental medley (Jeff Lynne) (7:55)
Eldorado ouerture
Can't get it out of my head
Laredo tornado
Nobody's child
Eldorado
Eldorado finale
12. Dark city (Jeff Lynne) (0:47) (demo)
13. Secret messages (Jeff Lynne) (4:44)
14. Loser gone wild (Jeff Lynne) (5:27)
15. Bluebird (Jeff Lynne) (4:13)
16. Take me on and on (Jeff Lynne) (4:58)
17. Time after time (Jeff Lynne) (4:01)
18. Four little diamonds (Jeff Lynne) (4:05)
19. Stranger (Jeff Lynne) (4:27)
20. Danger ahead (Jeff Lynne) (3:52)
21. Letter from Spain (Jeff Lynne) (2:51)
22. Train of gold (Jeff Lynne) (4:21)
23. Rock'n'roll is King (Jeff Lynne) (3:15)
24. No way out (Jeff Lynne) (3:26)
25. Endless lies (Jeff Lynne) (3:25)
26. After all (Jeff Lynne) (3:15)