The Light Shines On

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The Light Shines On
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Greatest hits album by Electric Light Orchestra
Released April 1977
Recorded 1970–73
Genre Symphonic rock, progressive rock, art rock
Label Harvest
Producer Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne
Electric Light Orchestra chronology
A New World Record
The Light Shines On
Out of the Blue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music 3/5 stars[2]
MusicHound 1.5/5[3]

The Light Shines On was a compilation album by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). This is the second Harvest compilation of their early years with the label, followed in 1979 by volume 2.

Track listing

All songs written by Jeff Lynne, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "Roll Over Beethoven" (Single version) (Chuck Berry)
  2. "In Old England Town (Boogie #2)" (Instrumental)
  3. "Look at Me Now" (Roy Wood)
  4. "Momma"
  5. "Showdown"
Side two
  1. "Mr. Radio"
  2. "The Battle of Marston Moor (2 July 1644)" (Wood)
  3. "Whisper in the Night" (Wood)
  4. "10538 Overture" (Single version)



  1. ^ The Light Shines On at AllMusic
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (ed.) (2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music (5th edn). London: Omnibus Press. p. 916. ISBN 978-0-85712-595-8.
  3. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 382. ISBN 1-57859-061-2.
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