Ticket to the Moon: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra Volume 2

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Ticket to the Moon: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra Volume 2
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Greatest hits album by
Released15 October 2007 (UK)
5 February 2008 (U.S.)
Recorded1974–2007
Genre Rock
Length79:22
Label Legacy, Epic Records
Producer Jeff Lynne
Electric Light Orchestra chronology
All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra
(2005)
Ticket to the Moon: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra Volume 2
(2007)
The Essential Electric Light Orchestra
(2 CD Edition)

(2011)
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Ticket to the Moon: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra Volume 2 is a 2007 compilation album by Electric Light Orchestra, and is a companion to 2005's All Over the World .

A compilation album comprises tracks, which may be previously released or unreleased, usually from several separate recordings by either one or several performers. If by one artist, then generally the tracks were not originally intended for release together as a single work, but may be collected together as a greatest hits album or box set. If from several performers, there may be a theme, topic, time period, or genre which links the tracks, or they may have been intended for release as a single work—such as a tribute album. When the tracks are by the same recording artist, the album may be referred to as a retrospective album or an anthology.

Electric Light Orchestra British band

The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1970 by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan. Their music is characterised by a fusion of Beatlesque pop, classical arrangements and futuristic iconography. After Wood's departure in 1972, Lynne became the band's sole leader, arranging and producing every album while writing virtually all of their original material. For their initial tenure, Lynne, Bevan and keyboardist Richard Tandy were the group's only consistent members.

<i>All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra</i> 2005 greatest hits album by Electric Light Orchestra

All Over the World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra is a compilation album by the Electric Light Orchestra, released in 2005.

Contents

The album features most, although not all post-1973 UK singles that did not make the first album, together with band leader and songwriter Jeff Lynne's input of best album tracks, however again not featuring the albums The Electric Light Orchestra and ELO 2 .

Jeff Lynne British rock musician; songwriter, singer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist

Jeffrey Lynne is an English songwriter, singer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist who co-founded the rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). The group formed in 1970 as an offshoot of the Move, of which Lynne was also a member. Following the departure of Roy Wood in 1972, Lynne assumed sole leadership of the band and wrote, arranged and produced virtually all of its subsequent records. Before, Lynne was also involved with the Idle Race as a founding member and principal songwriter.

<i>The Electric Light Orchestra</i> (album) 1971 debut studio album by Electric Light Orchestra

The Electric Light Orchestra is the eponymous debut studio album by English rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in December 1971 in the United Kingdom by Harvest Records. In the United States, the album was released in March 1972 as No Answer, after a misunderstood telephone message made by a United Artists Records executive asking about the album name; the caller, having failed to reach the ELO contact, wrote down "no answer" in his notes, and this was misconstrued to be the name of the album.

<i>ELO 2</i> 1973 studio album by Electric Light Orchestra

ELO 2 is the eponymous second studio album by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in 1973. In the US, the album was released as Electric Light Orchestra II. It was also the last album to be released by the band under the Harvest label, the last where the band used the definite article The on its name and introduced their abbreviated name ELO.

Track listing

All tracks written by Jeff Lynne.

No.TitleOriginal albumLength
1."Twilight" Time , 19813:43
2."Do Ya" A New World Record , 19763:45
3."Can't Get It Out of My Head" Eldorado , 19744:22
4."Latitude 88 North"30th Anniversary Edition of Out of the Blue , 19773:23
5."It's Over"Out of the Blue4:09
6."Ticket to the Moon"Time4:07
7."Heaven Only Knows" Balance of Power , 19862:55
8."Starlight"Out of the Blue4:31
9."Four Little Diamonds" Secret Messages , 19834:05
10."Secret Messages"Secret Messages4:43
11."Eldorado"Eldorado5:18
12."So Serious"Balance of Power2:42
13."Last Train to London" Discovery , 19794:30
14."In My Own Time" Zoom , 20013:03
15."Destination Unknown""Calling America" B-side, 19864:10
16."The Way Life's Meant to Be"Time4:39
17."One Summer Dream" (Single version) Face the Music , 19755:21
18."Calling America"Balance of Power3:28
19."Moment in Paradise"Zoom3:34
20."Surrender"30th Anniversary Edition of A New World Record2:33
Total length:1:19:22

Personnel

Bev Bevan British drummer

Beverley Bevan is an English rock musician, who was the drummer and one of the original members of The Move and Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). After the end of ELO in 1986, he founded ELO Part II.

Richard Tandy is an English musician, best known as the keyboardist in the rock band Electric Light Orchestra ("ELO"). His palette of keyboards was an important ingredient in the group's sound, notably on the albums A New World Record, Out of the Blue, Discovery, and Time. Tandy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 7 April 2017 as a member of Electric Light Orchestra.

Kelly Groucutt English musician

Kelly Groucutt was an English musician who was best known for being the bassist and occasional vocalist for the English rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), between 1974 and 1983. He was born in Coseley, West Midlands.

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