There were no real surprises to be found here with most of of the tracks being ELO's highest charting UK singles (except, oddly, their only #1: "Xanadu") meaning that there was no room for the likes of "Rock'n' Roll Is King", "Calling America" or even "Ma Ma Ma Belle" although "Strange Magic", "Roll Over Beethoven (Live)" and "Showdown" did make an appearance. If nothing else, this greatest hits package proved that the music of Jeff Lynne and the Electric Light Orchestra was still commercially attractive and could shift multiple units, if promoted wisely. It would be another three years until the next major ELO compilation would come along and that will be the subject of another Compilation Corner in days yet future ...
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Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 07-Oct-2018