Jeff Lynne's ELO* ‎– From Out Of Nowhere

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The fourteenth studio album by Electric Light Orchestra, and the second to be released under the Jeff Lynne's ELO alias.

Tracklist

From Out Of Nowhere 3:15
Help Yourself 3:14
All My Love 3:06
Down Came The Rain 3:29
Losing You 3:36
One More Time 3:28
Sci-Fi Woman 3:06
Goin' Out On Me 3:09
Time Of Our Life 3:10
Songbird 3:08

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19075987102 Jeff Lynne's ELO* From Out Of Nowhere(CD, Album) Columbia, Big Trilby Records, Sony Music 19075987102 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
19075987102 Jeff Lynne's ELO* From Out Of Nowhere(10xFile, FLAC, Album, 96k) Columbia 19075987102 Europe 2019
19075987102 Jeff Lynne's ELO* From Out Of Nowhere(CD, Album) Columbia, Big Trilby Records 19075987102 US 2019 Sell This Version
SICP 31312 Jeff Lynne's ELO* From Out Of Nowhere(CD, Album, Blu) Sony Records Int'l, Big Trilby Records SICP 31312 Japan 2019 Sell This Version
19075987112 Jeff Lynne's ELO* From Out Of Nowhere(CD, Album, Car) Columbia 19075987112 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
19075987112 Jeff Lynne's ELO* From Out Of Nowhere(CD, Album, Unofficial) Columbia (2) 19075987112 Russia 2019 Sell This Version
19075987121, C-233673 Jeff Lynne's ELO* From Out Of Nowhere(LP, Album) Columbia, Columbia, Big Trilby Records, Big Trilby Records 19075987121, C-233673 US 2019 Sell This Version
19075987121 Jeff Lynne's ELO* From Out Of Nowhere(LP, Album) Columbia 19075987121 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
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19075987131 Jeff Lynne's ELO* From Out Of Nowhere(LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Gol) Columbia 19075987131 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
19075987131, C-233675 Jeff Lynne's ELO* From Out Of Nowhere(LP, Album, S/Edition, Gat) Columbia, Columbia, Big Trilby Records, Big Trilby Records 19075987131, C-233675 US 2019 Sell This Version

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streetmouse

streetmouse

November 6, 2019
edited 5 days ago
referencing From Out Of Nowhere, LP, Album, Dlx, Ltd, Gol, 19075987131

A couple of decades ago, Frank Sinatra, whom by then was talking his way though all of his songs, decided to record music with a variety of contemporary artists … the result was terrible. Paul McCartney’s last few releases have offered nothing, nor did Springsteen, yet alone the Rolling Stones, leaving me to suggest that just because an artist is alive, perhaps they shouldn’t be putting out records, as they’ve nothing to say.

When all reviews coming from such places as the Guardian have to say is, “Like its predecessor Alone in the Universe, this album is entirely good natured, firmly in the lineage of classic ELO, without quite hitting the highs of the past.” See, right there, that tells you a few things … first that the record is not as good as ELO albums, while in the same breath telling you the substantial material from all ELO albums revolved solely around the hits.

From out of Nowhere wants to be a good album, perhaps even aspiring to greatness, though it’s neither, merely a wistfulness of what once was, a super saturated sound compiled from overly layered harmonies along with hollow retro instrumentation that come across as distant echos, sounding frail and filled with manufactured (for what it is) perfection that is anything but. The weathered and battered spaceship hanging motionless on the album jacket should be a clue as to what you’re getting, nothing new, just romanticized remnants of what perhaps once was … nothing bold fresh or essential.

There is no historic legacy here, not of the Beatles, a band Jeff dearly wanted to be a member of, or even the good natured rocking of the Traveling Wilburys. Others claim that some might decry these fluffy clouds as easygoing in their nature, where for millions, this assemblage will serve as affirmation, if not reassurance that some things in this world never change. But things have changed, there’s not a ‘keeper’ on this record for me, Lynne’s lost his blueprint to the point where a competent ELO cover band could have written better material in keeping with the spirit of the past.

If that’s not enough for you, Jeff plays nearly everything on each track, then assembles a thirteen member touring band featuring several keyboard players, a collection of string players along with a handful of others to re-create this bliss-less outing. It’s as if Lynne threw everything into the washer, where the colours faded and ran, then into the dryer, where everything shrunk into un-recognition, sounding lonely, longing for something so far out of reach that it’s impossible to attain … nevertheless, like the Rolling Stones, who have at least one more tour in them, Jeff Lynne is bound and determined to revel in the glory of what almost once was, allowing his spaceship to crash on the outer edges of some distant galaxy and burn, while taking the blue flamed endearing memories of anything worthwhile with it.

Review by Jenell Kesler
ceegargeorge

ceegargeorge

November 2, 2019
referencing From Out Of Nowhere, LP, Album, 19075987121, C-233673

yet another excellent go with Jeff Lynne, and his ELO, which is him in every instrument on the record. The great Richard Tandy has a killer rock piano solo on One More Time. On inner sleeve typo with Steven Joy as Emingined?
Rashers

Rashers

November 2, 2019
referencing From Out Of Nowhere, LP, Album, 19075987121
Nice songs but the production is quite muddy and compressed sounding - I actually thought that my copy was dirty - but decided to listen to the digital stream before digging out the record cleaner: sounded the same; a bit strange. No digital download included - stingy!
Lost_Johnny

Lost_Johnny

November 1, 2019
referencing From Out Of Nowhere, LP, Album, Bl, 19075997131
Is it only the DeLuxe vinyl release that's in a gatefold sleeve?
cdbmbelo

cdbmbelo

November 1, 2019
referencing From Out Of Nowhere, CD, Album, Car, 19075987112
Yep, a Jeff Lynne production. These days I am buying mostly because I have everything else he's done, but it is never a bad pick as he IS Jeff Lynne. Nice tunes. Well recorded. Good hooks. "Songbird" gets my vote for best on the album.
burryscurry1

burryscurry1

November 1, 2019
referencing From Out Of Nowhere, LP, Album, 19075987121
Another batch of good Jeff Lynne songs. Well recorded. Very good sound quality. My copy has several ticks,but overall a good pressing. Inner and outer sleeves are good too. Solid 9/10