I mean amazing really. Going from doing okay The New World String Orchestra - 1000 Strings (Vinyl probably three or four years to suddenly being in the big time, it was a strange but great thing. The album was well received by the music press. In his opinion the album "takes a giant leap forward Strings are no longer a novelty. They're a band who haven't yet gained the attention in this country that they deserve.
Acquiring this album would be a fine way to change all that. But random experiments are no way to crack the States or to stay in favour there, and the complexity on this set is all in the service of strong melodic songs. Robin Smith of Record Mirror said, "Combining electric guitars with highbrow symphonies is a pretty crazy combination, but for the ELO it works.
Often the music borders on clumsiness and the lyrics are sometimes silly, but the band's sense of fun carries them through. Each of the nine tracks is immediate, commercial, professional. And trying to balance the superlatives with useless nitpicking and the 'relevance' of supposed old farts like Lynne would be sheer crap. In the U. Alan Niester had some reservations in his review for Rolling Stonefeeling that the record was something of a "treading of the creative waters" and that the group were at that point "a band, now peaking in popularity, that is attempting to supply audiences with exactly the sound they want to hear".
However, Niester then went on to note The New World String Orchestra - 1000 Strings (Vinyl "Lynne has always been rather deft with the melodic hook, and both 'Livin' Thing' and 'So Fine' are irresistible additions to his list of catchiest tunes. Numbers like 'Mission A World Record ' and 'Shangri-la' continue the history of classy orchestral stylings that really rock. In his retrospective review for AllMusic Bruce Eder compared A New World Record with ELO's follow-up, the double album Out of the Blueand felt that the former album was the better of the two, being "a more modest-sized creation chock full of superb songs that are produced even better A New World Record contains seven of the best songs ever to come out of the group.
The Beatles influence is present, to be sure, but developed to a very high degree of sophistication and on Lynne's own terms, rather than being imitative of specific songs. The cassette tape version consisted of "Tightrope", "Rockaria! From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Electric Light Orchestra. Rock pop. Jet United Artists.
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London: Omnibus The New World String Orchestra - 1000 Strings (Vinyl. Record Mirror, Album). New Musical Express. Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 16 April Australian Chart Book — Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 July Danske Hitlister. Archived from the original on 10 April Phononet GmbH. Roppongi, Tokyo: Oricon Entertainment. UK Albums Chart. Cash Box. Archived from the original on 24 February Archived from the original ASP on 12 May Retrieved 2 April In a contemporary review for Rolling StoneBilly Altman said that the album was "meticulously produced and performed" and showed the influence of the Beatlesthe Beach Boys and the Bee Gees.
However, he detected a lack of passion in the work, which he dismissed as a "totally uninteresting and horrifyingly sterile package" and "All method and no madness: perfectly hollow and bland rock Muzak. Over the years a more favourable view has developed. Rob Mitchum of Pitchfork wrote in "Calling in the string section and commissioning the spaceship cover-art may be a big gamble, but Out of the Blue is proof of how good it can sound when the grand approach works.
All songs written by Jeff Lynne. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from The Quick and the Daft. Electric Light Orchestra. Analog Synthesizers: Understanding, Performing, Buying- from the legacy of Moog to software synthesis 1st ed. Focal Press. Retrieved 2 October Retrieved 20 May Retrieved 15 February Nielsen Business Media.
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