A New World Record (Bonus Tracks)
Released: Oct 1976
ELO's biggest seller, this contains such essential hits as soft rock wonders "Telephone Line" and "Beyond the Clouds," the insanely good orch rocker "Livin' Thing" and the unstoppable "Do Ya," which plays like a dream meeting between ELO, fellow Beatles fanatics Cheap Trick and Thin Lizzy. Its mix of crunchy guitars, no-nonsense rock and grandiose strings is flat-out amazing. This remastered edition offers some bonus mixes and the previously unreleases "Surrender" (a keeper).