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« Reply #15 on: Apr 07, 2005, 05:14 »

I just happened upon this clipping today...

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« Reply #16 on: Apr 08, 2005, 04:00 »

I think it as good as it could have been considering the last time Jeff had anything to do with ELO was all those years ago. The import CD of Zoom (if you can find it *Out Of Print*) has a bonus track only on that CD is better to own. The concert in 2001 featuring the cuts from the album & the oldies was really good as well as the interviews. I made myself a two CD-R set of the complete concert with interviews which is great for the car or home stereo. I hope that helps you out...
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« Reply #17 on: Apr 15, 2005, 02:27 »

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Hey, yeah absolutely, Tears In Your Live is certainly a great track, very mysterious, the way I like it. Also one of my bigtime favorites from the Flashback album is After All. It's got that mysterious sound that I like Jeff so much to do, are there more people here who like After All?
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After All Is a masterpiece.  :!:

It was the non album B side for Rock 'N' Roll is King .
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« Reply #18 on: Apr 19, 2005, 08:14 »

I think Zoom makes up for lots of years of attempted substitutions with ELO 2 material. Wilburys and Armchair Theatre was pleasing but tempting. Now we have the real deal magic back. There's no ELO substitution without Jeff Lynne and just because the other orginal line up wasn't on there didn't matter much. Of course it was missing it's massive sound that was signiture to the late 70s. Just glad to hear a new Jeff Lynne production.
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« Reply #19 on: Jun 10, 2005, 08:52 »

Yes, I totally agree with you. Zoom is a great album that wasn't recognized nearly enough when it was released in 2001. Britney Spears's 2001 album (don't know the title, don't care!) got oodles of media coverage. How is it that an annoying little diva such as her can get more attention than a musical genius?! :?
  Ultimately, I believe Zoom is a diamond in the rough; the rough being artists such as Eminem, 50 Cent, and Britney. Personally, I enjoy these songs: Just For Love, Ordinary Dream, and Melting in the Sun.
Rock on, Jeff!! :wink:
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« Reply #20 on: Jun 15, 2005, 03:55 »

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the quality is superb! the picture is very clear, the sound is fantastic(Dolby Digital 5.1 en DTS 5.1 surround!). You will miss a great show by not buying a copy of this masterpiece-DVD, so get yourself to that store and buy ZOOM>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>!

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I made a double CD with Jeff's interviews included for my portable player(& home stereos). It would have made a nice double CD release to go with the DVD or paired down to a single CD but they butcher them cut to a single CD. Check Out Sarah Brightmans "Live Harem" CD & compair it to the DVD concert. I made a double CD set on it too with the bonus remixes and a few interviews  Cheesy

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« Reply #21 on: Dec 16, 2005, 12:58 »

Hello,

I wish I had the time to tell you how Jeff Lynne has touched my life thru his music.  Someday I am going to write about the coincidences that have occured with his songs.  I have told many people my story and they find it to be very mystical.  

Jeff Lynne is a messenger.  He does understand how the Universe works.  Remember, "everything that you say goes out on the Big Transmitter.."

I just hope others will understand like we do how powerful his songs really are.

May God Bless You,
I do....
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« Reply #22 on: Jan 12, 2006, 02:49 »

ZOOM is not ELO.
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« Reply #23 on: Jan 12, 2006, 09:40 »

In response to Linda's post last month, I'd love to hear about one of the coincidences that have happened in your life related to Jeff's music.  
I sense more of a spiritual maturity in Zoom that is not as evident in the earlier albums.  I see Alright as very similar to Hold on Tight, taking the same idea to a newer level.  I still feel that Jeff's overall strength is in his arrangements of melodies and harmonies, but the lyrics stand out more for me in Zoom.
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« Reply #24 on: Apr 03, 2006, 04:38 »

Hi gang. Just signed up and I thought I would take my posts in a different direction by starting off with ZOOM and working my way back through the ELO albums. Some folks have never had the chance to see ELO live in concert (guilty your honour) so when I saw this DVD I fired up the old DVD player, sat back, and waited to see what Jeff had been working on all these years. Sometimes I will concentrate on lead vocals, next time guitar or drums, etc. Although there?s no arguing that the original line up has changed over the years there is no mistaking Jeff?s spirit in these songs. It truly is an art that comes emotionally from within the artist. Regardless of what they might have decided to name the group I?m still amazed at the energy and strength of his song writing. My fav being (Alright) this song had me right from the get go! There?s no doubt the current giant Music machines polish and package the latest flavour of the month songs and stars but how many of them can match the full rich and layered songs this man continues to put out. Most music today is lacking imagination let alone subject matter. I bet if today?s groups really listened to ELO they would learn a few things and finding themselves suddenly tapping there foot and singing along! If no ELO song has ever cached your ear then you  need to find sometime to sit down, plug in and really listen to what Jeff has created. Glad to be part of the ELO forums.
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« Reply #25 on: Apr 05, 2006, 05:44 »

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Hi gang. Just signed up and I thought I would take my posts in a different direction by starting off with ZOOM and working my way back through the ELO albums. Some folks have never had the chance to see ELO live in concert (guilty your honour) so when I saw this DVD I fired up the old DVD player, sat back, and waited to see what Jeff had been working on all these years. Sometimes I will concentrate on lead vocals, next time guitar or drums, etc. Although there?s no arguing that the original line up has changed over the years there is no mistaking Jeff?s spirit in these songs.


The fact that he comes from the Old School of Rock and Roll heroes says a lot for his endurance. He's not necessarily swayed by the latest trends but he has tried a few when it suited him. (He's a closet disco fan!)

Still I would wager that his critics aside don't seem to want to understand that he and ELO were not meant to be "Highbrow" or "Sophisticated" for their own sake.

He's by no means perfect and he's known to make mistakes but Lynne and the others who were in ELO and on ZOOM can be proud to have another fan in their corner.
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« Reply #26 on: Jul 10, 2006, 01:21 »

Zoom is my personal choice for 2nd best album of 2001, beaten only by the blink of an eye by Bob Dylan's Love And Theft.

I like how it sounds more Wilbury-ish than many would have expected - after all it was the Wilburys that got me interested in Jeff's music first (and I still don't have all ELO discs).

In fact, I was hoping for the release of Jeff Lynne's 2nd solo album during the mid-90s, which unfortunately, didn't come. I've read on the net some rumour that say Jeff recorded some songs for a solo album project in around 1992, that Warner/Reprise didn't want to release. Have any of these songs resurfaced in new recordings on Zoom? If not, I hope Jeff will still be releasing them as an EP, maybe adding Wild Times to it as well.
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« Reply #27 on: Jul 11, 2006, 01:58 »

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In fact, I was hoping for the release of Jeff Lynne's 2nd solo album during the mid-90s, which unfortunately, didn't come. I've read on the net some rumour that say Jeff recorded some songs for a solo album project in around 1992, that Warner/Reprise didn't want to release. Have any of these songs resurfaced in new recordings on Zoom? If not, I hope Jeff will still be releasing them as an EP, maybe adding Wild Times to it as well.


It's not really clear when Jeff started writing a song and when he finished it for Zoom, but there are a few signs that lead one to believe that some of the songs on Zoom were at one point going to be released under "Jeff Lynne". Saxophonist Dave Boruff played on "Jeff Lynne Solo Album '99 " (according to him). So it seems like the songs he played on were intended for a solo album to be released in 1999. They ultimately got released with Zoom.  There was to be a new ELO album for release soon after Zoom as well, apparently Jeff had enough songs written to get another album out fairly quick. Those songs are still unreleased.
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« Reply #28 on: Jul 12, 2006, 05:45 »

Where did you get that information?
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« Reply #29 on: Sep 01, 2006, 08:17 »

ZOOM has some good songs on it, particularly "Moment In Paradise" and "Stranger On A Quiet Street".  What ZOOM suffers from, in my opinion, is that it sounds less like ELO and more like a Jeff Lynne solo album.  This is primarily a production issue, I think.....specifically the drums sound quite different.  Maybe Jeff needs to do the next ELO album (if there is one) in Germany with Mack, and get Tandy and Bevan on board.
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