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Electric Light Orchestra: Discovery (Jet)

Richard Riegel, Creem, September 1979

THE ELECTRIC Light Orchestra was a shaky proposition from the beginning, as far as this hard-boiled Yank observer was concerned. Roy Wood's announced intention of recapturing the Beatles' most studio eclectic (degenerate-excessive?) period (e.g. 'Strawberry Fields For Ever') in live '70s rock, promised to bring forth trivialities upon pomposities.

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