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Released: 1974, October
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  Eldorado Overture (Lynne) - 2:12 Lyrics
  Can't Get It out of My Head (Lynne) - 4:22 Lyrics
  Boy Blue (Lynne) - 5:17 Lyrics
  Laredo Tornado (Lynne) - 5:25 Lyrics
  Poor Boy (The Greenwood) (Lynne) - 2:56 Lyrics
  Mister Kingdom (Lynne) - 5:34 Lyrics
  Nobody's Child (Lynne) - 3:40 Lyrics
  Illusions in G Major (Lynne) - 2:36 Lyrics
  Eldorado (Lynne) - 5:20 Lyrics
  10  Eldorado Finale (Lynne) - 1:20 Lyrics
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Jeff Lynne - Synthesizer, Guitar, Arranger, Keyboards, Vocals, Vocals (bckgr), Moog Synthesizer, Producer
Louis Clark - Arranger, Conductor
Michael d'Albuquerque - Bass
Bev Bevan - Percussion, Drums
Michael Edwards - Cello
Peter Ford-Robertson - Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Mik Kaminski - Violin
Hugh McDowell - Cello
Mike Pela - Assistant Engineer
Dick Plant - Engineer
Richard Tandy - Synthesizer, Guitar, Piano, Arranger, Keyboards, Vocals (bckgr), Moog Synthesizer
Norman Seeff - Photography
Kevin Gray
Marcia McGovern - Director
John Kehe - Design
Steve Hoffman - Remastering


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7/10 B.Wind (August 10, 2004)
If it weren't for the horrible lead vocal, it would be considered ELO's best LP. The entire Side One is fantastic, with the Eldorado Overture capably setting the table beautifully for the dreamlike "Can't Get It out of My Head" (their first gold single) and rocking "Boy Blue"

On Side Two, "Mister Kingdom" does a very good job of setting up the very bluesy "Nobody's Child" and "Illusions in G Major" -- too bad it all comes crashing down with the gut-wrenching rendition of the majestic "Eldorado" (it would have worked much better as an instrumental). The LP/CD returns full circle with the "Eldorado Finale" (actually a repeat of the Eldorado Overture) which would have worked quite nicely had "Eldorado" not killed it.

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