Eldorado: A Symphony By The Electric Light Orchestra
Released: Sep 1974
Couched in one of the 1970s most vivid album sleeves, this opulent song cycle was ELO's first hit LP and their first to really feature an entire orchestra. Jeff Lynne's Beatles obsession and mush-mouthed Lennon vocal style combine with his florid sense of style, making ELO supremely great and ridiculously over-the-top at the same time. FM radio embraced the lovely "Can't Get It Out of My Head" and the rocking "Boy Blue."