ELO's Greatest Hits

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ELO's Greatest Hits
Greatest hits album by Electric Light Orchestra
Released November 1979
Recorded April 1973–August 1977
Genre Rock, Art rock
Length 44:50
Label CBS, Jet Records
Producer Jeff Lynne
Electric Light Orchestra chronology
Discovery
(1979)
ELO's Greatest Hits
(1979)
A Box of Their Best
(1980)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau B+[2]

ELO's Greatest Hits is a compilation by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in 1979.

The album sleeve art features a letter written by the band's co-founder and leader, Jeff Lynne, describing the '73–'78 period and the recording of each of the songs.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jeff Lynne.

Side one
  1. "Evil Woman" – 4:10
  2. "Livin' Thing" – 3:31
  3. "Can't Get It Out of My Head" – 4:22
  4. "Showdown" – 3:51
  5. "Turn to Stone" – 3:48
  6. "Rockaria!" – 3:12
Side two
  1. "Sweet Talkin' Woman" – 3:47
  2. "Telephone Line" – 4:37
  3. "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" – 3:35
  4. "Strange Magic" (UK single version) – 4:07
  5. "Mr. Blue Sky" – 5:05

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

  • 1 Australia
  • 2 New Zealand
  • 6 Canada
  • 7 United Kingdom[3]
  • 13 Norway
  • 17 Austria[4]
  • 28 Spain
  • 30 United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ ELO's Greatest Hits at AllMusic
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra". Offfical Charts Company. Retrieved 12 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Discographie Electric Light Orchestra". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
Preceded by
Bee Gees Greatest by Bee Gees
Australian Kent Music Report number-one album
7 January – 3 February 1980
Succeeded by
20 Golden Greats
by Creedence Clearwater Revival