Electric Light Orchestra where formed in 1970, from the remnants of the sixties group The Move. Through out the seventies, they blazed the charts with landmark albums, such as "A New World Record", "Out of the Blue", "Discovery", and their early eighties platinum piece, "Xanadu". In 1981, the Jeff Lynne Orchestral Experience reached it's peak with the album "TIME"
This album was released during an era, when the seventies studio production sound started to merge, into the synth pop sound of the early eighties. Lynne presents this change with a theme of space and time. In 1981 this album came across with a futuristic feel. The present seems to throw a whole new prospective on the album, when listening to the lyrics. Many of the tracks describe how once they were wild imaginations, on what the 21st century would bring.
The album opens with a surrounding orchestral prologue, which leads into the first track entitled "Twilight". Other tracks I enjoyed very much included "Ticket to the moon", "The way life's meant to be", "Rain is falling", "From the end of the world", "The lights go down", "Here is the news", "21st century man", and the top five hit "Hold on tight", which charted in August of 1981.
I just couldn't imagine my music collection without this CD. This would have to be my all time favourite album.