Electric Light Orchestra - Discovery
CD [ Cardboard Sleeve ( mini LP)] [ Limited Edition] ( Remastered 2001, Reissue) Japan
Стиль: Album Rock, Art-Rock / Experimental, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Pop / Rock, Prog-Rock, Dance-Rock, Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock, Disco
Страна: ЯПОНИЯ (JAPAN)
Дата первоначального релиза: 1979-05-31
Дата релиза: 25.01.2012
Лейбл: Epic/ Jet Records/ Legacy/ Sony Music Japan
Кол-во носителей: 1
Кат. номер: MHCP-1159
Количество треков: 12
Длительность: 38:53 + 3 Bonus Tracks
Reissue from Electric Light Orchestra featuring digital remastering from 2001. Part of a nine-album Electric Light Orchestra Reissue series featuring the albums "On the Third Day," "El Dorado," "Face The Music," "A New World Record," "Out of the Blue," "Discovery," "Time," "Secret Messages," and "Balance of Power." Encore press release.
Special Feature / Bonus Track: 3 bonus tracks
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.
Bonus tracks were previously unreleased. Track 12 was started 1979, finished 2001. Engineered by Mack and Ryan Ulyate.
Orchestra and choral arrangements - Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy, and Louis Clark.
Orchestra conducted by Louis Clark.
Jeff Lynne – vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, piano, Yamaha CS80 synthesizer, producer
Bev Bevan – drums, percussion, Rototoms, timpani
Richard Tandy – piano, Yamaha CS80 synthesizer, Wurlitzer electric piano, clavinet
Kelly Groucutt – vocals, bass, backing vocals
Mack – engineer
Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy and Louis Clark – Orchestra and choral arrangements
Orchestra conducted by Louis Clark
Al Quaglieri – reissue producer (2001)
Jeff Lynne – vocals, guitar
Bev Bevan – drums
Richard Tandy – keyboards
Kelly Groucutt – bass guitar, vocals
Mik Kaminski – violin
Hugh McDowell – cello
Melvyn Gale – cello