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Face the Music [Expanded Edition]
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Album: Face the Music [Expanded Edition]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Fire on High
2)    Waterfall
3)    Evil Woman
4)    Nightrider
5)    Poker
6)    Strange Magic
7)    Down Home Town
8)    One Summer Dream
9)    Fire on High - (Early Alternative Mix, previously unreleased)
10)    Evil Woman - (Stripped Down Mix, previously unreleased)
11)    Strange Magic
12)    Waterfall - (mix, previously unreleased)
 

Album: Face the Music [Expanded Edition]
# Song Title   Time
1)    Fire on High
2)    Waterfall
3)    Evil Woman
4)    Nightrider
5)    Poker
6)    Strange Magic
7)    Down Home Town
8)    One Summer Dream
9)    Fire on High - (Early Alternative Mix, previously unreleased)
10)    Evil Woman - (Stripped Down Mix, previously unreleased)
11)    Strange Magic
12)    Waterfall - (mix, previously unreleased)
 
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  • Also available in a 3-pack with A NEW WORLD RECORD and DISCOVERY.
  • Electric Light Orchestra: Jeff Lynne (vocals, guitar); Kelly Groucutt (vocals, bass); Richard Tandy (guitar, piano, Clavinet, Moog synthesizer); Mik Kaminsky (violin); Hugh McDowall, Melvyn Gale (cello); Bev Bevan (drums, percussion).
  • Master Sound releases are 24-karat gold CDs remastered from first-generation masters. This process utilizes 20-bit technology and Sony's revolutionary "Super Bit Mapping" system.
  • Electric Light Orchestra: Melvyn Gale (cello); Kelly Groucutt (bass guitar); Mik Kaminski, Hugh McDowell, Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy, Bev Bevan.
  • Personnel: Jeff Lynne (vocals, guitar, background vocals); Kelly Groucutt (vocals, background vocals); Richard Tandy (guitar, piano, Clavinet, Moog synthesizer); Mik Kaminski (violin); Hugh McDowell (cello); Bev Bevan (drums, percussion, background vocals).
  • Liner Note Author: Rob Caiger.
  • Recording information: De Lane Lea Studios, Wembley, Middlesex, England; Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany.
  • Photographers: Robert Ellis ; Michael Putland; Norman Seeff; Gary Merrin; Barry Plummer.
  • ELO was big enough by 1974 that some people actually suggested that ELDORADO featured Satanic backward-masking. Of course, the idea was ludicrous; but the band playfully responded by adding a backward message to "Fire on High," the opening instrumental on 1975's FACE THE MUSIC.
  • Besides "Fire on High," which was used as background music for countless television programs in the '70s, this album's eight lengthy tracks include two enormous hits, "Evil Woman" and the McCartneyesque ballad "Strange Magic." Decades later, these two tracks are still in constant rotation on classic-rock radio around the world. Those three songs defined the new sound of ELO. Gone were the elaborate, classically styled overtures, in favor of concise, ultra-melodic pop songs given lush, romantic orchestral arrangements with endlessly overdubbed harmony vocals. The next three ELO albums refine this aesthetic to commercial perfection, but this is where it starts. FACE THE MUSIC is the album that put ELO over the top.
Professional Reviews
Q (2/96, p.114) - 2 Stars - Average - "...ponderous commercial prog-rock..."
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