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Short version: I think this album is great. You should consider buying. Apart from Todd Rundgren and Carl Wayne if you aren't a plus Brit or haven't read Bev Bevan's book, you'll have to google him , I haven't heard of any of these people before, but who cares? The point of a tribute album is to bring fresh attention to a bunch of great tunes, and this set accomplishes its goal.
The album might have garnered more attention if it featured artists like Sting, Peter Gabriel or Ian Anderson, but the project would not necessarily have come out better for it though obviously we'll never know. Like generalizations about the sexes, gays, or ethnic groups, there are some things you're just not supposed to say openly, but we're all friends here, so between you and me, some of these covers are in terms of production and technical performance improvements over the originals.
It needs to be said, but as much as I admire Lynne, his earlier recordings with ELO were muddy and his vocal chops, until "New World Record," were not uniformly reliable. Because of this, several of the cuts on "Lynne Me Your Ears" feature crisper production and more melodious lead vocals than the recordings they pay tribute to. In particular, the rockers often fair a bit better than Lynne's originals because, in my opinion, Jeff's rockers often miss the mark just a bit due to having the guitar distortion and drums low in the mix.
Notwithstanding the claim that Bev Bevan was one of the harder-pounding drummers in the Brit rock circuit, and notwithstanding the great, chunky drum sound producer Mack was able to generate on such albums as "Out of the Blue," on ELO recordings the drums are usually just nicely hanging in the background.
Among the cuts that benefit from the change are " Overture," "Do Ya," and "Rockaria! BTW, has anyone figured out what the soprano is singing in the intro to 'Rockaria'? Other terrifically re-invented songs include "Ma Ma Ma Belle," "Sweet Is the Night," and "Showdown," the latter of which I find inexplicably irresistible with its deadpan, monotone verses and sound bites from cowboy movies.
A reviewer or two has mentioned that the track has removed a 'pointlessly obscene lyric,' but no - that lyric appears in the companion piece, "Oh No Not Susan," which does not appear on this CD set. DBMD sounds lively and fun here - and is that Ace Frehley in an uncredited cameo in the third verse 'What happened to the girl I used to know? A clever twist, at least the first time you hear it, occurs in the middle bit, which in the original is sung at lightning speed, and which here is slowed WAYYYYYY down to half-speed.
I have been totally seduced by the Sparkle Jets' version of "Above the Clouds," which has, I guess, a sort of less-ornery Blondie thing going on. I don't know, whatever, but to me it sounds fantastic. Nothing much like the version on "New World Record," but it just lights me up. A third group of songs are pretty much straight-on-the-line recreations of the originals, though performed ably and enjoyably.
Some reviewers think of such covers as "pointless," but on a tribute album, covers of any nature ARE the point. The object is to provide an anthology, and straight-ahead covers do not interfere with this goal.
There are a couple of clunkers, naturally, and of course this is entirely in the ear of the listener. But Tony Visconti's "Mr. Blue Sky," which is charming in a totally-out-of-left-field way, lost its listenability to me after the first pass or two -- even though, like a nasty news story, I sometimes just can't pull myself away from it.
Some other reviewers obviously love this recording, so who knows? While I'm sure the Blinkers are all lovely and talented artists, on this track the vocalists seem totally detached from the lyrics, and come across as bored to tears. Retrieved 5 March Retrieved 9 December Paul Weller: The Changing Man. London: Transworld Publishers. Electric Light Orchestra singles discography.
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