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Electric Light Orchestra Part II

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In 1988, ELO drummer Bev Bevan approached Jeff Lynne wanting to do another Electric Light Orchestra album. After Lynne declined to participate, Bevan intended to continue the band without him. Lynne objected, and lawyers were soon involved. The legal agreement reached between Lynne and Bevan resulted in Electric Light Orchestra officially disbanding and Bevan forming a new band, initially called Electric Light Orchestra Part Two. Bevan recruited longtime ELO string conductor and co-arranger Louis Clark into his new band, along with Eric Troyer(keyboards and vocals), Pete Haycock (guitar and vocals) and Neil Lockwood (guitar and vocals). ELO Part Two released a self-titled album in 1991 which featured former ELO violinist Mik Kaminski on one track. The album was intended to harken back to ELO’s classic sound of the mid-to-late 1970s, but opinion is strongly divided as to whether or not it succeeded. The first tour featured the band performing live with The Moscow Symphony Orchestra, and was well-received in the UK. Approximately two-thirds of the songs performed were ELO hits. The concert in ELO’s home town of Birmingham was captured on video and on the live album with the long-winded title Performing ELO’s Greatest Hits Live Featuring The Moscow Symphony Orchestra. Kaminski, former ELO cellist Hugh McDowell, and former ELO bassist Kelly Groucutt were part of the live band, with Groucutt sharing lead and backing vocals with Troyer, Haycock and Lockwood. Kaminski and Groucutt were initially appearing as guest artists from another ELO offshoot band they had formed called Orkestra, but eventually they ended their own band and joined ELO Part Two full-time.

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  • nikki_chikero

    Without Jeff........but good!!!

    11 Jul 2011 Reply
  • worst_astronaut

    Very interesting and brilliant rock and instrumental music!

    3 Jun 2011 Reply
  • iRockinJess

    Awesome! I love E.L.O, E.L.O Part II, and The Orchestra!AMAZING!

    4 Dec 2010 Reply
  • foxyluva

    So underrated

    9 Oct 2010 Reply
  • cuban-warlord

    Jeff gone...they shouldn't be calling themselves ELO Part II....sorry...

    14 May 2010 Reply
  • crazykaz02

    brill

    1 May 2010 Reply
  • alokhman

    winner takes all

    18 May 2009 Reply
  • MrDagon

    ELO part II is much better WITHOUT Jeff Lynne

    16 Apr 2009 Reply
  • parrachika

    Yo igual creo que ELO sin JEFF is diferent, not bad but different

    14 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Teh0Wolf0Man

    Wait, was ELO Part II's page always like this? I thought it was one of those gay pages where everything is falsely listed and unlistenable?

    14 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Barcino_Nova

    son genials possiblement ells foren els que em van fer estimar la musica... E.L.O per sempre...

    18 Jan 2009 Reply
  • peterfile343

    Almost 20,000 plays >.<!

    25 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Kilgal

    Is it so easy to discover ELO Part II when you got no idea of what was the band's music in the seventies ?

    3 Sep 2008 Reply
  • Lathandan

    because im listen that songs? :D

    30 Aug 2008 Reply
  • peterfile343

    I'l never understand why Kiss Me Red and Easy Street are so high on the top six months list.

    16 Jun 2008 Reply
  • marcgraff

    Dla Electric Light Orchestra Part II

    13 Jun 2008 Reply
  • dizzzz

    I like ELO Part II as much as i like ELO Even if they're not together anymore, i still consider both of them ELO!!!

    16 May 2008 Reply
  • ScottPierson

    I disagree that ELO Part 2 sounds hollow. They just sound different. They probably only used the name ELO for publicity purposes... kinda like Jeff used it for his album Zoom. I like Zoom but it's not the same without Bev on drum's and Kelly Groucutt's harmony. Not hollow... just different.

    7 Apr 2008 Reply
  • peterfile343

    What's happened to the amount of plays? It's gone down from 12,000 to 3,000.

    25 Mar 2008 Reply
  • peterfile343

    I've uploaded Live in Australia disks one and two, so there'll be more previews coming up.

    20 Mar 2008 Reply
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