The Light Years – Electric Light Orchestra – 1985



The Light Years - Electric Light Orchestra
The Light Years - Electric Light Orchestra

The Light Years is a 2001 compilation album by the British rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). It features all of ELO’s 29 UK hit singles, plus other single edits that either didn’t chart or were hits in other countries. The album was released by Warner Bros. Records to celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary.

The Light Years was a commercial success, reaching number 10 on the UK Albums Chart. It was also well-received by critics, who praised the band’s songwriting and musicianship. AllMusic called the album “a must-have for any fan of ELO or classic rock music.”

The album’s title track is a re-recording of a song that the band originally released in 1973. It is a soaring and anthemic song about the power of music and imagination. Other notable tracks on the album include “Mr. Blue Sky,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Don’t Bring Me Down,” and “Sweet Talkin’ Woman.”

The Light Years is a comprehensive and essential collection of ELO’s greatest hits. It is a must-have album for any fan of classic rock music.


  • Jeff Lynne – vocals, guitars, keyboards
  • Roy Wood – vocals, cello, oboe, bass guitar
  • Bev Bevan – drums, percussion
  • Richard Tandy – synthesizers, mellotron, clavinet, piano, guitar
  • Kelly Groucutt – vocals, bass guitar
  • Hugh McDowell – cello

Source: Wikipedia

The different versions published for this album :