Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Live at Wembley 78
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
15 classic live recordings from when Jeff Lynne was stillthe band's figurehead, including 'Standing In The Rain','Night In The City', 'Turn To Stone', 'Tight Rope', 'SweetTalkin' Woman', 'Telephone Line', 'Showdown', 'Mr. ... more »
15 classic live recordings from when Jeff Lynne was stillthe band's figurehead, including 'Standing In The Rain','Night In The City', 'Turn To Stone', 'Tight Rope', 'SweetTalkin' Woman', 'Telephone Line', 'Showdown', 'Mr. BlueSky', 'Do Ya' and 'Livin' Thi
THE SOUND IS AWFUL
Stewart Stewson | denmark,ks. | 03/05/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I REMEMBER THE CONCERT TAPE THEY MADE IN 1978. I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS DISC. THE MOMENT I PUT IT ON, THE SOUND WAS AWFUL. I COULDN'T ENJOY THIS DISC. BEING A BIG ELO FAN I WOULD RECOMMEND THE WINTERLAND '76 SHOW 5 STARS, AND THE NEWLY REMASTERED "THE NIGHT THE LIGHT WENT ON IN LONG BEACH"."
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I had such incredible anticipation and expectation for LIVE AT WEMBLEY '78. This was to be the ultimate ELO live album, recorded at the ultimate ELO concert at a point in time when ELO was quite possibly the most popular band in the world. Imagine my shock when I played this CD and discovered to my dismay that, unlike the superb LIVE AT WINTERLAND '76, this one sounded like it had been recorded in a tin can. The audio is muddy and uneven. It's like a bootleg, but without any of the charm or energy. Compounding the problem is the fact that ELO used pre-recorded backing tapes on some of these songs. In fact, at times, it seems like those pre-recorded bits are all that is playing. ("Standin' in the Rain" is the worst offender.) "Showdown" is a notable exception, sounding very "live" and fresh, and the band actually jams a bit. "Mr. Blue Sky," "Do Ya," and "Roll Over Beethoven" are great performances, marred again by terrible sound. Tragically, "Livin' Thing" sounds like a karaoke in hell...this song, which is arguably one of the top 5 songs ELO has ever done, is excruciating to listen to on this particular album. How could such an historic concert be so poorly recorded? ELO deserves so much better. The aforementioned LIVE AT WINTERLAND and even the oft-derided THE NIGHT THAT THE LIGHT WENT ON IN LONG BEACH are dramatic improvements over this mess. Don Arden and Eagle Rock Entertainment should be ashamed for presenting ELO in such a poor fashion. I cannot say how much it breaks my heart to have to give such a negative review."
John G. Miller | West Jordan, UT United States | 06/13/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I just picked up ELO's ZOOM, the first ELO release in 15 years, and was so excited about it while I was in the store that I picked up this CD too, anxious to hear classic live ELO at a time when the band was at the peak of its powers. Then I put in this CD and wondered why they bothered recording it. Talk about cruddy sound! I should've just stayed with my "Out of the Blue" CD because that's about all this is, amazed that they must have been lip-synching to it because this CD has that tin-can sound like it was recorded off of some distant PA system.I'm a big ELO fan but I feel like "I was robbed" on this one. An extreme disappointment."