I bought this album last summer because I'm a fan of the ELO songs I hear all the time on the radio, and I had read on the internet that the very best ELO material was at the very beginning of their career when Roy Wood was in the group. I'm here to confirm that yes, this album is fantastic, first-rate ELO material. Now mind you, this is nothing like the ELO we all know. ELO's original vision was to make rock music with classical instruments, picking up where The Moody Blues had left off when they abandoned their symphonic style in the early 70s. This band is very heavy on its use of cellos, and that can be very unsettling on the first couple of listens. But over time, this album grows on you like a leech. After a while, you'll be obsessed with it. At least, I was. If you are interested in listening to "natural" rock music, than this album is a must-have. I also suggest On the Third Day, ELO's third album, if you wish an album with cellos mixed with more electric rock instrumentation.