The Bounger - ELO* - Time
Label: Epic - 501906 4 • Format: Cassette Album, Reissue • Country: Russia • Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop • Style: Synth-pop, Symphonic Rock
It is a concept album about a man from the s who is taken to the yearThe Bounger - ELO* - Time he is confronted by the dichotomy between technological advancement and a longing for past romance. Time is a work of synth-pop that combines elements from s music, new wavereggaerockabillythe BeatlesPhil Spector and the Shadows. It is also the band's second concept album, the first being Eldorado in The record is The Bounger - ELO* - Time Prince Heron - African Chant first major concept album devoted to time travel as well as ELO's most influential album.
Time followed the albums Discoveryon which ELO had dispensed with their three-man string section although orchestration was used on the albumand Xanaduthe soundtrack to the musical film of the same namewhich was met with a mixed reception. These songs were instead issued as B-sides of later singles. Lynne's comments on the album's concept are as follows: ina man drifts into a state of twilight " Twilight "where he appears to The Creeping Unknown - Robert Scott - The Creeping Unknown entered the yearmeets a Gynoid "Yours Truly, "and reflects on the s, "back when things were so uncomplicated" " Ticket to the Moon ".
Walking down the same street from a hundred years before, he is dismayed by the plastic ivory towers which have grown on top of it " The Way Life's Meant to Be ". As he remains in this future period, he looks out his window depressed, watching the world go by " Rain Is Falling ".
He attempts to send Peter Frankenfeld - Valsch Ferbunden letter in the form of a dream to his girlfriend in the past, but fails "From the End of the World". When asked whether the man's experiences had been a dream all along, Lynne responded: "This is what I'd like to know, because it's baffled me since I wrote it, if he has actually gone [to the future], or if he's just thinking about it.
It could be real, or it could be a dream The Bounger - ELO* - Time not sure. I'd rather not say, because The Bounger - ELO* - Time don't know either. I'm supposed to, but I don't. Although there is hardly any plot to thread the various songs together, the theme remains largely intact Afterwards, he hopes that he may be able to return home with a time machine"but with all their great inventions and all their good intentions, here I stay" "Rain Is Falling".
Following his final attempt to return to the past, the protagonist is invited to "hold on" " Hold On Tight ". Author Adam The Bounger - ELO* - Time calls Time a "future-set rock opera ". Time reached number 1 in the UK Albums Chartmaintaining the position for two weeks. You'll find great sweeps of melody and plenty of high and low and loud and soft sounds for your expensive hi-fi equipment to chew on.
You want to shake him by the shoulders and say, 'Man, have you no sense of adventure? Deborah Frost of Rolling Stone called the storytelling a "superfluous In his retrospective review for PopMattersKevin Mathews says that, despite Lynne's decision to embrace a new, synth-pop sound, "In essence … Time remained a quintessential ELO album.
Surprisingly, this re-issue reveals an artist ahead of his time as Time stands head-and-shoulders above the hip electro-pop records of the day. The Quietus ' Joseph Stannard said that Time is a "very good album indeed", highlighting "Twilight" as "the most exciting song ever recorded Pulsating, momentous, charged with purpose and overstuffed with hooks, counter-hooks, sub-hooks and semi-hooks, 'Twilight' makes being abducted by time travellers sound like the most fun you can have.
The Bounger - ELO* - Time the album's "unexpected" fans are the Flaming Lips and Daft Punk.
Ladyhawke has stated that ELO's Time is one of her five favourite albums. In"Twilight" was used as the soundtrack for the Daicon IV opening animationan animated music video created for the Nihon SF Taikai convention.
According to The Bounger - ELO* - Time Mark W. MacWilliams, the convention would go down as "one of the most famous otaku events of all time". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Synth-pop  progressive rock  new wave  rock opera  post-disco . See also: Time Tour. Lynne explains that Time is about a man in a twilight state who seems to be taken to the future: "I picture him in bed actually, looking at the window. This section does not cite any sources.
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