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Out of the Blue Tour: Live at Wembley/Discovery

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Originally released on laser disc in Japan, ELO's 1978 Wembley concert -- a benefit performance hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and introduced by Tony Curtis -- finally showed up in America on DVD a decade later, remastered and with the added bonus of the group's complete Discovery album appended to the concert; evidently, the group did videos to accompany the entire album's content, most of which use the Out of the Blue spaceship emblem somewhere in their design and show the members miming in tight close-ups. In that regard, the Discovery material isn't that different from the concert recording -- the DVD's resolution is such that it is pathetically easy to see that audio and video material is seldom entirely in sync. Though there is a raw, live texture to much of the playing, there's also a sharpness and clarity to the singing that indicates a lot of sweetening in the studio after the fact. The selection of material is drawn principally from Out of the Blue and A New World Record, augmented by "Showdown" and the finale of "Roll Over Beethoven," and the visuals are a mix of straight concert views and more conceptual framing and editing, all of the work surrounded by the attempt at generating Close Encounters of the Third Kind-style spaceship visions. It is fun, if not quite as promising as the notion of an unedited concert might be, and the Discovery material slots in very well around the Out of the Blue songs. And the sound -- surprisingly on a DVD this vintage -- is loud and full-bodied. ~ Bruce Eder, Rovi
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Introduction [Live] Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  3. 2 Concerto for a Rainy Day [Live] Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  4. 3 Standin' in the Rain [Live] Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  5. 4 Night in the City [Live] Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  6. 5 Turn to Stone [Live] Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  7. 6 Tightrope [Live] Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  8. 7 Telephone Line [Live] Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  9. 8 Rockaria! [Live] Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  10. 9 Wild West Hero [Live] Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  11. 10 Showdown [Live] Electric Light Orchestra, Part II null:null
  12. 11 Sweet Talkin' Woman [Live] Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  13. 12 Mr. Blue Sky [Live] Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  14. 13 Do Ya [Live] Electric Light Orchestra, Part II null:null
  15. 14 Livin' Thing [Live] Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  16. 15 Roll Over Beethoven [Live] Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  17. 16 Shine a Little Love Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  18. 17 Confusion Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  19. 18 Need Her Love Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  20. 19 Diary of Horace Wimp Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  21. 20 Last Train to London Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  22. 21 Midnight Blue Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  23. 22 On the Run Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  24. 23 Wishing Electric Light Orchestra null:null
  25. 24 Don't Bring Me Down Electric Light Orchestra, Part II null:null

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