Electric Light Orchestra - Zoom (2001, Japan, SRCS-2466)
Rock | FLAC image, cue, log | covers, booklet, obi | 434 MB (+3%)
Label: Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), SRCS-2466
Zoom is the most recent studio album by Electric Light Orchestra, released on June 12, 2001. The album was the band's first release of new material since Balance of Power, released in 1986. This album is primarily a Jeff Lynne solo album (albeit with some guest musicians, most notably former Beatles George Harrison and Ringo Starr). The only other past ELO member appearing on the album, Richard Tandy, appears on one track and performed live in promotional concerts. This album featured a more organic feel with less reliance on electronic effects and a return of strings in the form of cellos.
Don't know how the Japanese do the mastering, but the sound on this release is (as always) excellent – smooth, balanced and ear-candy.