"Edmund & Leo" continues in the themes and style of its predecessors "Welcome To Soonville" and "The Neglected Gambit" yet it also represents an immense musical advancement. The themes of angst and lost love are still there but this album has more warmth and hope sprinkled throughout. Indeed, if all three releases were a trilogy, then this record would be a more than fitting climax. "Edmund & Leo" also sees the return of talented producer Peter Hackett [alias Cult of Wedge] in this superb sonic collaboration. The musical marriage of Maxi and Pete continues to blossom and impress, especially with the addition of the adept and rhythmic percussion of Damon Roots to the partnership.
Yours Truly KJS managed to catch up with Maxi for ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] earlier this week and I asked her for a brief commentary on each song thus:
ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends "Edmund & Leo" by Maxi Dunn to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 06-Feb-2013