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Secret Messages [Expanded]
     

Secret Messages [Expanded]

by Electric Light Orchestra
 

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Originally conceived of as a double album, and wisely whittled down to one on release, Secret Messages was routine, formulaic Electric Light Orchestra. Lynne's hooks and dense production were still in force, but it sounded more mechanized and heartless than usual, due in part to the surfeit of synthesizers on some tracks. It did include the Top 20 hit "Rock &

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Originally conceived of as a double album, and wisely whittled down to one on release, Secret Messages was routine, formulaic Electric Light Orchestra. Lynne's hooks and dense production were still in force, but it sounded more mechanized and heartless than usual, due in part to the surfeit of synthesizers on some tracks. It did include the Top 20 hit "Rock & Roll Is King." The 2001 CD reissue on Epic/Legacy has three bonus tracks: "After All" (the B-side of "Rock & Roll Is King"), "No Way Out" (planned for the double-album version of Secret Messages, and eventually released on the 1990 Afterglow album), and a previously unreleased version of the Roy Orbison-style "Endless Lies" (which was re-recorded for the Balance of Power album).

Product Details

Release Date:
08/04/2009
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886974906025
catalogNumber:
749060
Rank:
13578

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Performance Credits

Electric Light Orchestra, Part II   Primary Artist
Jeff Lynne   Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Piano,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,oberheim
Louis Clark   Conductor
Bev Bevan   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Kelly Groucutt   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Mik Kaminski   Violin
Richard Tandy   Synthesizer,Harmonica,Piano,Electric Piano,oberheim,Piano (Grand)
Dave Morgan   Vocals,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jeff Lynne   Producer,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
Louis Clark   String Conductor
Bill Bottrell   Engineer
David Costa   Art Direction
Kim & Reggie Harris   Contributor
Quaglieri   Reissue Producer
Christine Wilson   Contributor
Michael Simpson   Packaging Manager

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