Very Best of ELO, Vol. 2: Ticket to the Moon
by James Christopher Monger
a companion piece to 2005's All Over the World: The Very Best
of Electric Light Orchestra, the Very Best of ELO, Vol. 2: Ticket
to the Moon pretty much completes the frame-worthy picture of
Jeff Lynne's sci-fi/pop mothership. There's still a lot unaccounted
for, specifically from the first three records, but between the
two collections you would be hard pressed to find a better complete
anthology without resorting to a box set like 1990s Afterglow.
The obvious hits like "Do Ya," "Calling America,"
"Twilight," and "Can't Get It out of My Head"
are great, but it's the deeper cuts such as "Starlight,"
"Eldorado," "Secret Messages," and the impossibly
dark and catchy "Surrender" that make this second volume
of ELO confections so tasty.