Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best - Electric Light Orchestra
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  • Summary: Jeff Lynne re-recorded some of the classic Electric Light Orchestra songs with new technology.
  • Record Label: Frontiers Records
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Album Rock, Art Rock, Prog-Rock
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 30, 2012
    80
    The new versions are, to all intents and purposes, exactly the same as the old versions, they're just more so, if that makes sense.
  2. Oct 30, 2012
    70
    This is by no means an embarrassing stroll down memory lane. It can be quite fun, actually, even if it is somewhat baffling.
  3. 70
    Whatever digital rosin Lynne is using these days seems to be working. "Strange Magic", "Don't Bring Me Down", and "Do Ya" are just a few tracks that sound faster and fresher.
  4. Oct 30, 2012
    70
    It's like these songs have had their windows cleaned, a few crows' feet ironed out.
  5. Nov 21, 2012
    60
    While the songs remain wonderful, Mr. Blue Sky feels like Lynne righting imaginary wrongs. [Dec 2012, p.111]
  6. Dec 13, 2012
    60
    This enjoyable act of historical revisionism highlights the still definitive source material. [Nov 2012, p.100]
  7. Oct 30, 2012
    25
    Mr. Blue Sky is the musical equivalent of George Lucas changing a few of the special effects in the Star Wars films and then re-issuing them (again).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 4, 2014
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Good retake on these awesome classic songs but a pity that they missed a big bit out of the end of the first track Mr Blue Sky. It was nice how they brought back the album Out of the blue and the electric light orchestra original album back in 2012 for the 40 anniversary Expand