Since ELO II is basically a substitute anyway, anybody listening to Greatest Hits Live, Vol. 2: Encore Collection will probably not care that all the hits here are presented in inferior, latter-day live versions -- because that's what ELO II is all about. That said, the ten songs here (including "Evil Woman," "Strange Magic," "Do Ya," "Livin' Thing") are compentently performed -- they're just bland. Hardcore collectors will likely have to pick this up, but even they will concede that this isn't a particularly enthralling listen.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine