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Electric Light Orchestra – Eldorado A Symphony By The Electric Light Orchestra
Eldorado is the first complete ELO concept album; bandleader Jeff Lynne conceived the storyline before he wrote any music.The plot follows a Walter Mitty-like character who journeys into fantasy worlds via dreams, to escape the disillusionment of his mundane reality. Lynne began to write the album in response to criticisms from his father, a classical music lover, who said that Electric Light Orchestra’s repertoire “had no tune”. The influence of The Beatles is prevalent, especially in the melody of the verse of “Mister Kingdom” which to some degree resembles the Beatles’ “Across the Universe”.
A1 Eldorado Overture 2:12
A2 Can’t Get It Out Of My Head 4:26
A3 Boy Blue 5:19
A4 Laredo Tornado 5:30
A5 Poorboy (The Greenwood) 2:58
B1 Mister Kingdom 5:08
B2 Nobody’s Child 3:57
B3 Illusions In G Major 2:37
B4 Eldorado 5:18
B5 Eldorado Finale 1:30