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Released  12 June 2001
Length  43:36
Release date  12 June 2001
Label  Epic/Sony Records
Recorded  2000
Artist  Electric Light Orchestra
Producer  Jeff Lynne
Genre  Rock music
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Zoom is the twelfth studio album by British symphonic rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released on 12 June 2001 on Epic Records. It was the first official ELO album since 1986's Balance of Power.

Contents

01 electric light orchestra alright


Recording

Zoom was recorded primarily by Jeff Lynne alone, with guest musicians that included George Harrison and Ringo Starr. It was one of Harrison's last recordings before his death. The only other ELO member appearing on the album, Richard Tandy, appears on one track and performed live in promotional concerts.

Release

The album was the band's first release of new material since Balance of Power, released in 1986. Although billed as a return to the classic ELO sound, the album sales were relatively poor and a planned North American concert tour was cancelled. Upon release, the album charted at number 34 in the UK Albums Chart. In the US, it debuted at number 94 on Billboard 200, number 14 on Billboard Top Internet Albums chart, with around 18,000 copies sold in the United States. As of October 2015, the album has sold 87,000 copies in the US.

The album peaked at number 51 on Austria's Ö3 Austria Top 40 Longplay chart, and number 16 on Germany's Media Control Album Chart. The single from the album "Alright" peaked at number 87 on the Dutch Top 40 chart in the Netherlands.

A remaster by Frontiers was released on 19 April 2013 in the UK, and on 23 April 2013 in the US, and included two previously unreleased bonus tracks; one of them being a live recording from the 2001 Zoom Tour Live PBS taping at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. "Long Black Road" was included along with "10538 Overture" in the soundtrack for the 2013 film American Hustle.

Track listing

All songs written by Jeff Lynne.

  1. "Alright" – 3:13
  2. "Moment in Paradise" – 3:36
  3. "State of Mind" – 3:04
  4. "Just for Love" – 3:40
  5. "Stranger on a Quiet Street" – 3:41
  6. "In My Own Time" – 3:03
  7. "Easy Money" – 2:50
  8. "It Really Doesn't Matter" – 3:20
  9. "Ordinary Dream" – 3:23
  10. "A Long Time Gone" – 3:15
  11. "Melting in the Sun" – 3:10
  12. "All She Wanted" – 3:14
  13. "Lonesome Lullaby" – 4:02
Japanese bonus track
  1. "Long Black Road" – 3:22
2013 remaster bonus tracks
  1. "One Day" – 3:04
  2. "Turn to Stone" – 3:40
2013 Japanese bonus tracks
  1. "One Day" – 3:04
  2. "Do Ya" – 3:48
  3. "Lucky Motel" – 2:11

Personnel

  • Jeff Lynne – Vocals, Backing Vocals, Electric Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Cello, Drums.
  • Guest musicians
  • Richard Tandy – Keyboards ("Alright")
  • George Harrison – Slide guitar ("A Long Time Gone" and "All She Wanted")
  • Ringo Starr – Drums ("Moment in Paradise" and "Easy Money")
  • Marc Mann – Rhythm Guitar ("Moment in Paradise"), String arrangements ("In My Own Time" and "Melting in the Sun")
  • Suzie Katayama – Cello ("Just for Love", "Stranger on a Quiet Street" and "All She Wanted")
  • Roger Lebow – Cello ("Lonesome Lullaby")
  • Dave Boruff – Saxophone ("A Long Time Gone")
  • Laura Lynne – Backing Vocals ("All She Wanted")
  • Rosie Vela – Backing Vocals ("Alright", "All She Wanted"), Spoken Parts and Tap dancing ("In My Own Time")
  • Kris Wilkinson – String arrangements ("Ordinary Dream")
  • Songs

    1Alright3:13
    2Moment in Paradise3:36
    3State of Mind

    References

    Zoom (Electric Light Orchestra album) Wikipedia


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