Though the single " Calling America " placed in the Top 30 in the United Kingdom number 28 and Top 20 in the States , subsequent singles failed to chart. The album lacked actual classical strings, which were replaced once again by synthesizers, played by Tandy. The band was then rejoined by Kaminski, Clark and Morgan, adding Martin Smith on bass guitar, and proceeded to perform a small number of live ELO performances in , including shows in England and Germany along with US appearances on American Bandstand ,  Solid Gold , then at Disneyland that summer.
Goode ". With Lynne no longer under contractual obligation to attend further scheduled performances, ELO effectively disbanded after that final show in Stuttgart in , but there was no announcement made of it for the next two years, during which George Harrison's Lynne-produced album Cloud Nine and the pair's follow-up with Roy Orbison , Bob Dylan and Tom Petty as Traveling Wilburys Traveling Wilburys Vol.
While McDowell did not stay, Groucutt and Kaminski became fully-fledged members. In , after the departure of Haycock and Lockwood, the remaining five recorded Moment of Truth with their newest member, Phil Bates. This lineup toured extensively up to Bevan retired from the lineup in and sold his share of the ELO name to Jeff Lynne in , after Lynne had expressed his dismay that in certain areas the band were billed as 'ELO', rather than with ' Part II' added, suggesting it was the original outfit.
After Bevan left, the band continued after they changed its name to The Orchestra. In The Orchestra would release their debut album No Rewind. Lynne's comeback with ELO began in with the release of a retrospective box set, Flashback , containing three CDs of remastered tracks and a handful of out-takes and unfinished works, most notably a new version of ELO's only UK number one hit " Xanadu ".
In Zoom , ELO's first album since , was released. Upon completion of the album, Lynne reformed the band with completely new members, including his then-girlfriend Rosie Vela who had released her own album, Zazu , in and announced that ELO would tour again.
However, the planned tour was cancelled, reportedly due to poor ticket sales. Included amongst the remastered album tracks were unreleased songs and outtakes, including two new singles. The first was " Surrender " which registered on the lower end of the UK Singles Chart at number 81, some 30 years after it was written in The other single was "Latitude 88 North".
The US and Australian releases shared one design, while the rest of the world featured the other for a new double album release in October It is an album of re-recordings of ELO's greatest hits, performed by Lynne exclusively, along with a new song titled "Point of No Return". Released to coincide with Lynne's second solo album release Long Wave ,  these new albums contained advertisement cards, announcing the re-release of expanded and remastered versions of both the album Zoom and Lynne's debut solo album Armchair Theatre , originally released in Both albums were re-released in April with various bonus tracks.
Also released was the live album, Electric Light Orchestra Live , showcasing songs from the Zoom tour. All three releases also featured new studio recordings as bonus tracks. The development of modern digital processing added a smoother finish to the work, which led Lynne to reconsider his preference for studio work, hinting at a UK tour in On 10 September , it was announced that a new ELO album would be released. The album was ELO's first album of new material since 's Zoom. In they played their "Alone in the Universe" tour.
The band continued to tour in in North America and Europe. A video was created for the City of Birmingham which used the original recording of "Mr. Blue Sky" as its music; this was played at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony during the handover presentation of Birmingham On 3 August , Secret Messages was reissued "as originally conceived" as a double album.
According to music journalist Simon Price , ELO was "arguably the most uncool, even defiantly anti-cool, of the lot and have been the slowest to be rehabilitated since They've been sampled by dozens upon dozens of acts, from Company Flow to the Pussycat Dolls , if you go looking. Every now and then in my journalistic career, it's been possible to coax a contemporary band to admit to an ELO influence, the Flaming Lips and Super Furry Animals being two examples.
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