|Electric Light Orchestra took rock in a new direction, combining lush orchestrations with a pop sensibility, rapidly scoring 17 Top 40 hits. After a lengthy absence from U.S. stage, ELO headed by Jeff Lynne, returns in the much-anticipated performance kicking off the new "Zoom" album at CBS Television City in Los Angeles with all of the lavish spectacle the band is famous for in this state-of-the-art concert. Songs include "Do Ya," "Evil Woman," "Showdown," "Strange Magic," "Livin' Thing," "Alright," "Lonesome Lullaby," "Can't Get It Out Of My Head," and many more.|
Editor's NoteSince the early 1970's, England's Electric Light Orchestra has combined intricate, full orchestration with an underlying pop skeleton, becoming one of the most popular and influential "prog-rock" bands in history. After a long hiatus from touring the United States, ELO--led by Jeff Lynne--is filmed in a return to the American stage. Filmed at Los Angeles's CBS Television City, ZOOM TOUR LIVE has the group performing tracks like "State of Mind" and "10538 Overture" with their typical theatrics.
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Not bad for the price.12/5/2007
Overall, not a bad concert DVD. The song selection is good, even the new material. Also, the band is tight and well rehearsed, especially Greg Bisonette on drums. I caught myself singing along often. That being said, they just didn't project the energy that the original ELO did. Also, I could barely hear the cellos, which are such a big part of the ELO sound. It just doesn't seem to be up to Jeff Lynne's usual high standards. But, if you like ELO music as much as I do, I think you will still enjoy the concert.
"ELO's Zoom DVD is truly phenomenal!11/26/2004
As Alan from Massapequa, NY states in the first review, this DVD is so well worth it, I still can’t believe it. This is such a great DVD I can't for the life of me understand why this tour was short lived. You will be blown away by the live and exact duplications and reproductions in this opening tour show, so much so that I can certainly understand how a tear can be brought to ones eye if you were a diehard ELO fan way back when. Jeff Lynne is tremendous, probably one of the greatest rock singer-songwriters of all time, and one of the most talented and gifted, a true genius. The only reason I can think of that this show was short lived was due to poor and lack-luster promotional efforts. This stuff is so sophisticated that today’s young listeners just don't get it. But, I have asked my 14-year-old son to listen a few times and he now can see and hear the advanced and timeless talent of Lynnes ELO sound, both then and as recent as Zoom. This whole series of ELO tunes is probably one of my favorite top 3 of all time. Buy this DVD and you will not be disappointed. ELO needs to find a better agent to promote Jeff Lynnes talent. OLE’-ELO! ZOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!
The music sounds just like it did when it first ca9/18/2002
This dvd is well worth buying. Even though it's been many years since Jeff Lynne first recorded these hits, the music on this dvd sounds like it was yesterday. Jeff Lynne still can hit those notes that any ELO fan should remember. The song selection is fantastic: The song "Can't get you out of my head" always brought a tear to my eye, and when I heard it on the dvd it did again. "Strange Magic"...also one of my favorites sounds great. If you like ELO get this dvd......you will not be disappointed. Last but not least thanks to Buy.com and there fantastic prices, this was a NO BRAINER. Thanks and Enjoy