Flashback (Electric Light Orchestra album)

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Flashback
Box set by Electric Light Orchestra
Released 21 November 2000 (US)
11 December 2000 (UK)
Recorded 1970–2000
Genre Rock
Length 213:13
Label Epic/Legacy E3K 85123
Producer Jeff Lynne, Al Quaglieri, Jeff Magid
Electric Light Orchestra chronology
Live at the BBC
(1999)
Flashback
(2000)
The Ultimate Collection
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Flashback is a box set compilation by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).

History[edit]

In 2000, Jeff Lynne found a new impetus to work on the music of his old band and returned to the recording studio to work on an ELO project for the first time in some 15 years just prior to the comeback Zoom in 2001 resulting in a digitally remastered compilation released in late 2000. Unlike its predecessors, this project was personally approved and endorsed by Lynne. The set includes songs featured from all 11 studio albums up to that point, including an edit of "Great Balls of Fire" from their live album The Night the Light Went On in Long Beach, plus some new recordings amongst the band's extensive back catalog, most notably a reworking of Lynne's only UK number one hit "Xanadu". The album includes liner notes by David Wild with quotes on each song from Lynne and a booklet inside.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jeff Lynne, except where noted. Tracks marked (*) co-produced by Roy Wood.

CD 1[edit]

  1. "10538 Overture" – 5:32 *
  2. "Showdown" – 4:12
  3. "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle" – 3:55
  4. "Mr. Radio" – 5:04 *
  5. "Roll Over Beethoven" (Chuck Berry) – 7:48
  6. "Mama" (New edit) – 4:06
  7. "One Summer Dream" – 5:21
  8. "Illusions in G Major" – 2:41
  9. "Strange Magic" – 4:29
  10. "Eldorado Overture" – 2:12
  11. "Can't Get It Out of My Head" – 4:24
  12. "Eldorado" – 5:18
  13. "Eldorado Finale" – 1:29
  14. "Do Ya" (Unedited Alternative Mix) – 4:09
    • Previously unreleased
  15. "Mister Kingdom" – 5:08
  16. "Grieg's Piano Concerto In A Minor" (Edvard Grieg) – 2:58
    • Previously unreleased

CD 2[edit]

  1. "Tightrope" – 5:23
  2. "Evil Woman" – 4:19
  3. "Livin' Thing" – 3:33
  4. "Mr. Blue Sky" – 5:07
  5. "Mission (A World Record)" (Alternative mix) – 4:31
    • Previously unreleased
  6. "Turn to Stone" – 3:48
  7. "Telephone Line" – 4:45
  8. "Rockaria!" – 3:15
  9. "Starlight" – 4:45
  10. "It's Over" – 3:55
  11. "The Whale" – 5:07
  12. "Sweet Talkin' Woman" – 3:49
  13. "Big Wheels" – 5:32
  14. "Shangri-La" – 5:36
  15. "Nightrider" – 4:24
  16. "Tears in Your Life" – 3:05
    • Previously unreleased

CD 3[edit]

  1. "Don't Bring Me Down" – 4:04
  2. "The Diary of Horace Wimp" – 4:17
  3. "Twilight" – 3:43
  4. "Secret Messages" – 4:38
  5. "Take Me On and On" – 4:58
  6. "Shine a Little Love" – 4:11
  7. "Rock 'n' Roll Is King" – 3:15
  8. "Last Train to London" – 4:31
  9. "Confusion" – 3:40
  10. "Getting to the Point" – 4:51
  11. "Hold on Tight" – 3:07
  12. "So Serious" – 2:43
  13. "Calling America" – 3:26
  14. "Four Little Diamonds" – 4:06
  15. "Great Balls of Fire" (Live) (Otis Blackwell, Jack Hammer) – 3:06
  16. "Xanadu" (New Version) – 3:21
    • Previously unreleased
  17. "Indian Queen" (Demo) – 0:57
    • Previously unreleased
  18. "Love Changes All" – 3:28
    • Previously unreleased
  19. "After All" – 2:24
    • First time on CD
  20. "Helpless" – 3:19
    • Previously unreleased
  21. "Who's That?" – 1:26
    • Previously unreleased

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