Afterglow (ELO album)

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Afterglow
Box set by Electric Light Orchestra
Released 15 June 1990
Recorded July 1970 – January 1986
Genre Progressive rock, pop rock
Length 208:57
Label Epic E3K 46090
Producer Jeff Lynne
Electric Light Orchestra chronology
Balance of Power
(1986)
Afterglow
(1990)
ELO's Greatest Hits Vol. 2
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Afterglow is the first box set compilation by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) released in 1990 with liner notes by music critic and editor Ira Robbins of Trouser Press fame.

Overview[edit]

The box set mixes the usual hit singles with lesser known album tracks and non-album B-sides, and is most notable for including most of the Secret Messages (1983) tracks that were not released when the intended album was reduced from a double to a single LP as well as B-sides from Balance of Power (1986) singles.

The discs of the box set were labelled with letters "E", "L" and "O", each covering a different compilation set of albums:

The songs from soundtrack album Xanadu (1980) were not included.

The song "Destination Unknown", which was previously released as a B-side to "Calling America" single, was issued as promo only CD single.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jeff Lynne, except "Roll Over Beethoven" by Chuck Berry.

Disc E (Disc 1)[edit]

  1. "10538 Overture"  – 5:32
  2. "Mr. Radio"  – 5:04
  3. "Kuiama"  – 11:19
  4. "In Old England Town (Boogie No. 2)" – 6:54
  5. "Mama"  – 7:03
  6. "Roll Over Beethoven"  – 8:08
  7. "Bluebird Is Dead"  – 4:24
  8. "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle"  – 3:52
  9. "Showdown"  – 4:07
  10. "Can't Get It Out of My Head"  – 4:25
  11. "Boy Blue"  – 5:20
  12. "One Summer Dream"  – 5:47

Disc L (Disc 2)[edit]

  1. "Evil Woman"  – 4:18
  2. "Tightrope"  – 5:03
  3. "Strange Magic"  – 4:29
  4. "Do Ya"  – 3:44
  5. "Nightrider"  – 4:22
  6. "Waterfall"  – 4:10
  7. "Rockaria!" – 3:14
  8. "Telephone Line"  – 4:39
  9. "So Fine"  – 3:54
  10. "Livin' Thing"  – 3:31
  11. "Mr. Blue Sky"  – 3:47
  12. "Sweet Is the Night"  – 3:27
  13. "Turn to Stone"  – 3:48
  14. "Sweet Talkin' Woman"  – 3:48
  15. "Steppin' Out"  – 4:38
  16. "Midnight Blue"  – 4:17
  17. "Don't Bring Me Down"  – 4:03

Disc O (Disc 3)[edit]

  1. "Prologue"  – 1:16
  2. "Twilight"  – 3:33
  3. "Julie Don't Live Here"  – 3:40
  4. "Shine a Little Love"  – 4:39
  5. "When Time Stood Still"  – 3:33
  6. "Rain Is Falling"  – 2:57
  7. "Bouncer"  – 3:13 (previously unreleased in the US)
  8. "Hello My Old Friend"  – 7:51 (previously unreleased)
  9. "Hold on Tight"  – 3:06
  10. "Four Little Diamonds"  – 4:08 (features a slightly longer intro than the album version)
  11. "Mandalay"  – 5:19 (previously unreleased)
  12. "Buildings Have Eyes"  – 3:55 (previously unreleased in the US)
  13. "So Serious"  – 2:39
  14. "A Matter of Fact"  – 3:58 (previously unreleased in the US)
  15. "No Way Out"  – 3:23 (previously unreleased)
  16. "Getting to the Point"  – 4:28
  17. "Destination Unknown"  – 4:05 (previously unreleased in the US)
  18. "Rock 'n' Roll Is King"  – 3:07

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