Article Modified: 26.11.2022
Flashback is the second box set compilation by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in November 2000 in the US and the following month in the UK. In 2000, Jeff Lynne found a new impetus to work on the music of his old band and returned to the recording studio to work on an ELO project for the first time in some 15 years just prior to the comeback album Zoom in 2001. This work resulted in a digitally remastered compilation released in late 2000. Unlike its predecessors, this project, Flashback, was personally approved and endorsed by Lynne. The set includes songs featured from all 11 studio albums up to that point, including an edit of “Great Balls of Fire” from their live album The Night the Light Went On in Long Beach, plus some new recordings amongst the band’s extensive back catalog, most notably a reworking of Lynne’s only UK number one hit “Xanadu”. The album includes liner notes by David Wild with quotes on each song from Lynne and a booklet inside.
Beautiful box set! I love ELO! I have all their albums and Jeff lynne’s new albums so I don’t know if I would get this too unless it has a bunch of unreleased and rare stuff does it? I’ve never seen it anywhere by me looks beautiful and awesome! Nice post
Yes, good compilation and i love it too. But in my opinion Afterglow box set much better.