I doubt there is anything authorized about it. If you ignore who did this, it is essentially a fan effort with someone making overdubs onto a released recording, hence the odd mix as others have said. If this was meant to have strings on it, it would have strings on it... and the other instruments would make space. Good effort, but I am not sure what the point is. JL has total control and command over the sound, regardless of what anyone wants it to sound like.
I may also be alone in thinking FOON as one of the best ELO albums, for the sort of autumnal/late in life feel to the songs. I think he has got better about expressing his feelings in songs from Zoom onwards. Of course, the sound changed too, and that is not to everyone's taste, but I like it a lot.
Unfortunately, it's the only ELO album I don't own. I've tried plenty of times via Spotify, but I find it entirely formulaic. Delighted loads of people like it though. Hanging on to see early set lists before I commit to the tour. Not prepared to pay premium rates for the same songs as the last 7 times.
I totally agree on both points there.
"The most outstanding rock group in the world today, my friends,the Electric... Light... Orchestra" TC '78
Horacewimp: I did, it sounds interesting
Aug 30, 2020 7:27:36 GMT
Horacewimp: Hi elophile good to see you, hope you are keeping well.
Aug 31, 2020 20:25:03 GMT
elophile: Hey-hey! Horacewimp Livin' the dream here in crazytown, er, I mean America! How goes it with you? ::c0112::
Sept 2, 2020 18:11:21 GMT
Horacewimp: We are all good thanks, just wishing I could go on a foreign holiday, it’s just not worth the risk with Covid and the possibility of a 14 day quarantine, we may do some short breaks in the U.K.
Sept 2, 2020 20:30:46 GMT
BSJ: *sniff* no meet up in Detroit's airport. *sniff*
Sept 2, 2020 21:56:17 GMT