Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery
CD [ Blu-spec CD2/ Jewel Case/ + 3 Bonus Tracks/ Booklet/ + Obi Strip] ( Remastered 2001, Reissue 2013)
Стиль: Album Rock, Art-Rock / Experimental, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock, Disco, Pop / Rock, Prog-Rock, Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock
Страна: ЯПОНИЯ (JAPAN)
Дата первоначального релиза: 1979-05-31
Дата релиза: 2013-03-06
Лейбл: Epic/ Jet Records/ Legacy/ Sony Music Japan
Кол-во носителей: 1
Кат. номер: SICP-30112
Количество треков: 12
Длительность: 38:53 + 3 Bonus Tracks
Состояние пластинки: New! ( Sealed/ Sealed)! Новый! Запечатан!
2. Confusion - 3:41
3. Need Her Love - 5:11
4. The Diary Of Horace Wimp - 4:17
5. Last Train To London - 4:30
6. Midnight Blue - 4:18
7. On The Run - 3:56
8. Wishing - 4:13
9. Don't Bring Me Down - 4:03
10. On The Run (Home Demo) - 0:59
11. Second Time Around (Home Demo) - 0:41
12. Little Town Flirt - 2:53
Discovery is the eighth studio album by English rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). It was released on 31 May 1979 in the United Kingdom by Jet Records, where it topped record charts, and on 8 June in the United States by Columbia Records. It shows the band moving towards a disco-inspired sound.
Discovery was the band's first number 1 album in the UK, entering the chart at that position and staying there for five weeks. The album contained five hit songs in "Shine a Little Love", "Don't Bring Me Down", "Last Train to London", "Confusion" and "The Diary of Horace Wimp", many of which were heavily influenced by disco (in fact, Richard Tandy came up with its well-known nickname, Disco Very)."Don't Bring Me Down" would become one of their only two top three hits in the UK throughout their career ("Xanadu" would be number one in 1980), and also their highest-charting US single at number 4. "The Diary of Horace Wimp" was also a hit single in the UK, not patterned after the disco sound; instead it was closer in its Beatlesque style to the band's earlier hit "Mr. Blue Sky". The album itself was the first ever to generate four top-ten singles (one of which was a Double A-side) from a single LP in the UK and was eventually certified 2x platinum by the RIAA in 1997.
Discovery is notable in that it was the first ELO album not to feature their resident string trio of Mik Kaminski, Hugh McDowell and Melvyn Gale, although they did make an appearance on the Discovery music videos that were created as a substitute for a live concert tour. Shortly afterwards, leader Jeff Lynne deemed the string section superfluous to his requirements and he decided to fire them all (although he did rehire Kaminski for the Time Tour in 1981-82, a performer on the 1983 album Secret Messages, and the Balance of Power tour in 1986).
In one of his earliest jobs, comedian/actor Brad Garrett, dressed in middle eastern clothes and turban, appears on the back cover as the menacing palace guard who is drawing his scimitar.
Discovery was remastered as part of the Epic/Legacy remaster series in 2001; among the included bonus tracks was a cover of a Del Shannon classic, "Little Town Flirt", which was started during sessions for the album but never finished until the year the album was reissued.
All tracks composed by Jeff Lynne, except "Little Town Flirt" written by Maron McKenzie and Del Shannon.
Manufactured By – Sony Music Japan International Inc.
Record Company – Sony Music Japan International Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony Music Entertainment
Copyright (c) – Sony Music Entertainment
Arranged By [Strings, Choir] – Jeff Lynne, Louis Clark, Richard Tandy
Bass, Vocals, Backing Vocals – Kelly Groucutt
Drums, Drums [Roto Toms], Percussion – Bev Bevan
Engineer – Mack (2)
Grand Piano, Synthesizer, Electric Piano, Clavinet – Richard Tandy
Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Guitar [Lead], Piano, Synthesizer, Producer, Written-By – Jeff Lynne
Mastered By – Joseph M. Palmaccio, Stan The Man*
Reissue Producer – Al Quaglieri, Jeff Lynne
℗&©1979, 2001 Sony Music Entertainment
Manufactured by Sony Music Japan International Inc.
Features the high-fidelity Blu-spec CD2 format (compatible with standard CD players). Part of a 4-album Electric Light Orchestra Blu-spec CD2 reissue series featuring albums "New World Record," "Out of the blue," "DISCOVERY," and "Time." *Blu-spec CD2 is the next generation Compact Disc that employs the Phase Transition Mastering, the technology developed for mastering of Blu-ray discs, to further perfect the acclaimed characteristics of Blu-spec CD. Fully compatible with standard CD players, Blu-spec CD2 completely alters the experience of music.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Rights Society: JASRAC
Matrix / Runout: SICP-30112 1 MASTER
Mastering SID Code: IFPI L280
Mould SID Code: IFPI 456D