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
All Over the World ELO cover.jpg
Greatest hits album by Electric Light Orchestra
Released 6 June 2005
Recorded 1973–2000
Genre Rock
Length 1:18:20
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. Originally released exclusively in the band's home market (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, Eldorado, and Balance of Power 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. It sold 848,021 copies by December 2014.[5] Following the band's appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in the legends slot in 2016, the album re-entered the chart,[6] reaching No. 1 in the week ending 4 August 2016,[7] and passed its million sales mark 11 years after its release.[8]

Not to be confused with Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra, an album of new re-recordings by Lynne of ELO's greatest hits, released under the ELO name on 8 October 2012.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jeff Lynne.

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Mr. Blue Sky"   Out of the Blue, 1977 5:02
2. "Evil Woman"   Face the Music, 1975 4:11
3. "Don't Bring Me Down"   Discovery, 1979 4:03
4. "Sweet Talkin' Woman"   Out of the Blue 3:47
5. "Shine a Little Love"   Discovery 4:11
6. "Turn to Stone"   Out of the Blue 3:48
7. "The Diary of Horace Wimp"   Discovery 4:16
8. "Confusion"   Discovery 3:41
9. "Hold on Tight"   Time, 1981 3:06
10. "Livin' Thing"   A New World Record, 1976 3:31
11. "Telephone Line"   A New World Record 4:39
12. "All Over the World"   Xanadu, 1980 4:03
13. "Wild West Hero"   Out of the Blue 4:40
14. "Showdown"   On the Third Day, 1973 4:11
15. "Ma-Ma-Ma Belle"   On the Third Day 3:37
16. "Xanadu" (New version) Xanadu 3:21
17. "Rockaria!"   A New World Record 3:12
18. "Strange Magic"   Face the Music 4:07
19. "Alright"   Zoom, 2001 3:10
20. "Rock 'n' Roll Is King" (Single edit) Secret Messages, 1983 3:07
Total length:
1:18:20

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certifications[edit]

Notes

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, S. T. (2011). "All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra – Electric Light Orchestra | AllMusic". AllMusic. 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. ^ Jones, Alan (15 December 2014). "Official Charts Analysis: Mark Ronson scores first No.1 single as Uptown Funk! sells 118,117". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 4 January 2016. (subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ "Adele soars back to the top of the charts after Glastonbury set". The Guardian. 1 July 2016. 
  7. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/jeff-lynne-s-elo-score-their-first-number-1-album-in-35-years-im-totally-amazed-__15849/
  8. ^ Copsey, Rob (28 June 2016). "ELO's greatest hits All Over the World hits huge sales landmark". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
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  14. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Electric Light Orchestra – The Very Best Of - All Over the World". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  15. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Electric Light Orchestra – The Very Best Of - All Over the World". Hung Medien. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  16. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  17. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Electric Light Orchestra. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  18. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra – Chart history" Billboard Top Catalog Albums for Electric Light Orchestra. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  19. ^ "British album certifications – Electric Light Orchestra". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 5 December 2015.  Enter Electric Light Orchestra in the field Search. Select Artist in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  20. ^ Jones, Alan (29 July 2016). "Official Charts Analysis: ELO top the albums chart for first time in almost 35 years". Music Week. Intent Media. Retrieved 29 July 2016.