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Out of the Blue (1977)

Electric Light Orchestra
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Rock music, Art rock, Power pop, Pop rock, Progressive rock

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Out of the Blue is the seventh studio album by the British rock group Electric Light Orchestra, released in October 1977. Written and produced by ELO frontman Jeff Lynne, the double album is among the most commercially successful records in the group's history.
Jeff Lynne wrote the entire album in three and a half weeks after a sudden burst of creativity while hidden away in his rented chalet in the Swiss Alps. It took a further two months to record in Munich. The album had 4,000,000 pre-ordered copies and quickly went multi-Platinum upon release. Out of the Blue spawned five hit singles in different countries, and was ELO's most commercially successful studio album. It was also the first double album in the history of the UK music charts to generate four top twenty hit singles. Side three of the original double LP consisted of the symphonic Concerto for a Rainy Day, composed of four separate tracks which together made up a cohesive suite. The inclement weather effects heard on "Concerto" were real and recorded by Jeff Lynne during a very rainy summer in Munich 1977. The Concerto suite would be Lynne's last dabbling in symphonic rock.
Jeff Lynne considers A New World Record and Out

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Tracks

4:01 Night in the City
4:28 Starlight
3:52 Jungle
1:21 Believe Me Now
8:59 Steppin' Out / Standin' in the Rain
5:08 Big Wheels
4:11 Summer and Lightning
3:28 Sweet Is the Night
5:02 The Whale
4:23 Birmingham Blues
4:40 Wild West Hero
3:45 Turn to Stone
5:06 Mr Blue Sky
3:48 Sweet Talkin' Woman
3:53 Across the Border
4:08 It's Over
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