All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra

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All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra
Greatest hits album by Electric Light Orchestra
Released 6 June 2005 (UK)
2 August 2005 (US)
Recorded 1973–2000
Genre Rock
Length 78:20
Label Sony Music Australia
Producer Jeff Lynne
Electric Light Orchestra chronology
The Essential Electric Light Orchestra
(2003)
All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra
(2005)
Ticket to the Moon: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra Volume 2
(2007)
2011 re-issue slip cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Music Box 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (7.7/10)[3]
PopMatters (7/10)[4]

All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra is a compilation album by the Electric Light Orchestra, released in 2005 (see 2005 in music).

Originally released in the band's home market exclusively (the UK), the album sold very well, becoming the ELO's first Top Ten entry since Dino Record's compilation album The Very Best of the Electric Light Orchestra hit number 4 in 1994. All Over the World sold over 300,000 copies in the UK alone within a year and a half of its release. The albums The Electric Light Orchestra, ELO 2, and Eldorado were not represented on the compilation. The album was repackaged with new album art and re released on 30 May 2011 once more reaching the UK top ten.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jeff Lynne.

  1. "Mr. Blue Sky" – 5:02
  2. "Evil Woman" – 4:11
  3. "Don't Bring Me Down" – 4:03
  4. "Sweet Talkin' Woman" – 3:47
  5. "Shine a Little Love" – 4:11
  6. "Turn to Stone" – 3:48
  7. "The Diary of Horace Wimp" – 4:16
  8. "Confusion" – 3:41
  9. "Hold on Tight" – 3:06
  10. "Livin' Thing" – 3:31
  11. "Telephone Line" – 4:39
  12. "All Over the World" – 4:03
  13. "Wild West Hero" – 4:40
  14. "Showdown" – 4:11
  15. "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" – 3:37
  16. "Xanadu (New Version)" – 3:21
  17. "Rockaria!" – 3:12
  18. "Strange Magic" – 4:07
  19. "Alright" – 3:10
  20. "Rock 'n' Roll Is King" – 3:07

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

  • 2 Denmark
  • 6 United Kingdom (2005)[5]
  • 6 Sweden
  • 10 United Kingdom (2012)
  • 18 New Zealand
  • 21 United States (Billboard Top Pop Catalog Albums) (2012)[6][A]
  • 29 Norway
  • 35 Australia
  • 71 Netherlands
  • 99 Spain
  • 128 United States (Billboard 200) (2012)[7][A]
Notes
  • A ^Charted Week of 1 September 2012 after the London Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies featured "Mr. Blue Sky"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, S. T. (2011). "All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra – Electric Light Orchestra | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Metzger, J. (2011). "ELO – The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra: All Over the World (Album Review)". musicbox-online.com. Archived from the original on 7 June 2011. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  3. ^ Mitchum, R. (2011). "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: Electric Light Orchestra: All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  4. ^ Felt, H. (2011). "Electric Light Orchestra: All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra < PopMatters". popmatters.com. Retrieved 22 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra". Offfical Charts Company. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra – Chart history: Catalog Albums". Billboard. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra". Billboard. Retrieved 3 March 2013.