Lynne's comeback with ELO began in with the release of a retrospective box set, Flashbackcontaining 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 ZoomELO's first album sincewas 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, Zazuin 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 Theatreoriginally released in Both albums were re-released in April with various bonus tracks.
Also released was the live album, Electric Light Orchestra Liveshowcasing 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 Electric Light Orchestra - Electric Light Orchestra II (Vinyl work, which led Lynne to reconsider his preference for studio work, hinting at a Album) tour in On 10 Septemberit 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 AugustSecret Messages was reissued "as originally conceived" as a double album.
According to music journalist Simon PriceELO 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 Dollsif you go looking.
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