A remastered package that features liner notes by Jeff Lynne. Electric Light Orchestra had 29 UK hits in the 70s, 80s and 90s. An incredible 15 of these were in the UK Top Ten among them "Evil Woman", "Telephone Line", "Don't Bring Me Down", "Hold On Tight", "Mr Blue Sky" and the number 1 smash "Xanadu". ELO are currently experiencing something of a resurgence with new fans after "Mr Blue Sky" was recently very prominently featured in the film, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
In addition "Shine a Little Love" was sampled for Lovefreekz' "Shine" track which was a top 5 hit. The 20 hits on this album ring out as fresh and innovative as when they were originally released. The original concept behind ELO - a bunch of musicians playing rock music but with a pop sensibility, classical instrumentation and orchestration - remains an idea that still finds an audience.
The idea was the brainchild of Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne and grew from the ashes of The Move - Wood, Jeff Lynne and Bev Bevan's former band. At times the band played with a 40-piece orchestra and a 30-piece choir at its height. The band's shows were sonic and visual spectacles which included massive flying saucers and vibrant state-of-the-art light shows reflected in this album's extra-terrestrial artwork and the 3D TV ad.