Tuesday, December 28, 2010

NOW LIVIN' THING

A new recording of ELO's Livin' Thing by Jeff Lynne is now in a Dutch commercial for the World Wildlife Fund:

For those keeping score, re-recorded versions of:
Mr. Blue Sky
Showdown
Evil Woman
Don't Bring Me Down
Livin' Thing
have made the rounds on film and TV shows/commercials.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

TBD

Joe Walsh discusses his new album on Undercover News, perhaps aiming for a spring release...

DBMD TURNS UP AGAIN...

The re-recorded Don't Bring Me Down now in a shorter film trailer for The Dilemma.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Just wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.  This was quite a quiet year.  With the exception of a new ELO DVD and a few Rossif Sutherland tracks, there's not been much to discuss this year.  Hopefully, that will change with the new year.

Anyway, have a safe and enjoyable holiday.  See you in 2011!

CONCERT FOR GEORGE

Musictap.com is reporting that Concert For George is coming to Blu-Ray on February 22, 2011.  Well, it was shot in high-def...

BLUE LIPS

Credit to Nicolas at ELO Discovery for catching this one first.  Regina Spektor's new DVD Live in London has a great little surprise.  An instrumental mix of the Jeff Lynne-produced Blue Lips plays over the closing credits...

This is the kind of stuff that turns my crank and re-affirms everything I've always loved about this song.  So original and so well done.  This DVD has been on my shopping list, but I just finished a big move (for a new job) and haven't had the chance to settle in yet.

Anyway, the track was slowed down a bit perhaps for effect.  Except for the short edit in the beginning, the whole track is there.  Awesome.  You can get this on DVD or Blu-Ray with a concert CD.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A TRIBUTE TO BUDDY HOLLY...


The Hollywood Reporter has a new interview with producer Peter Asher who revealed he's working on a Buddy Holly tribute collection and that Jeff Lynne is contributing a song to it, a cover of 'Words of Love':

THR: You’re equally passionate about the music of Buddy Holly. Tell us about the tribute album you’re putting together. 
Asher: I am a huge fan. Buddy Holly was one of the things that brought Gordon and I together at school, back in the very formation of Peter and Gordon. I was more of a folkie, Gordon was more of a rocker and he pretty much taught me about Buddy Holly. Those songs always meant a lot to me, so when I was approached to take on the production of a Buddy Holly tribute for the 50th anniversary of his death, I was happy to do so. We've done seven tracks so far: Stevie Nicks, Lyle Lovett, Jeff Lynne who produced his own version of “Words of Love,” which is brilliant, The Fray, Chris Isaac .... Who have I left out? 

Even though Asher is an acclaimed producer in his own right, he says Jeff produced his own version:

THR: And you’re producing every track? 
Asher: So far, the only one I didn't do is Jeff Lynne because he does all his stuff in his own studio, his own way. So I was happy spectator and visitor, but everything else has been tracked in L.A. at Conway Studios.

And the next question... when:
THR: When do you hope to have it out and who will release it? 
Asher: I'd like to see it come out in late spring. It may be a direct-to-retail deal, it’s still a bit up in the air.

POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE

The ELO merchandise shop at elo.biz has two new entries: One, a 14x20 print on heavy stock paper featuring artwork for something called Mr. Blue Sky: The Best of Electric Light Orchestra and two, a set of postcards featuring the ELO spaceship including a rework of Zoom's artwork.

Could this be a preview of things to come?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

MR. BLUE SKY IS BACK

Just a heads up for the UK fans, BBC Radio 6 will re-air Mr. Blue Sky: The Jeff Lynne Story on 27 and 28 of November.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

ORIGINAL ALBUM CLASSICS SERIES

The card sleeves on this set are straight up scans of original LP covers.  A New World Record even shows sleeve wear along the top and On The Third Day is kinda dirty.  Was that on purpose??

That said, the set is actually kinda cool.

Friday, October 29, 2010

A NOVEMBER FLASHBACK IT IS

It looks like November 8 is the UK release day for the re-sized Flashback box set from ELO which was originally released 10 years ago.  Hard to believe it's been ten years.

Anyone have or find a higher-res picture/jpg of this set?

SUTHERLAND CD?

Rossif Sutherland has been blogging about his recent recording experience and it turns out he may release a physical CD after all, one way or another. Here's a relevant passage:
After that, hopefully sometime before Christmas, I'll make my way back down here with Seth to work with Matt on mixing this thing. And after that, we'll get it mastered. By that point I should have all the art work for the album done and be ready to actually make cds. Not quite sure how I'll be making it available at first, online I guess and hardcopies through ebay maybe. I look forward to sharing the music...
Another:
In early January, after I finish shooting this movie I have to do here in Toronto, which I'm very excited to be a part of, I will return to Texas for seven days of mixing, then the last step will be mastering, and then I have a record:) I look forward to sharing the music...
Sutherland's These Words, Waiting For The Train and In The Clouds are produced by Jeff Lynne and are still available to hear on his MySpace page.  He previously wrote that he'll include all three on his CD, but time will tell if he sticks to that plan.  It sounds like he's been pretty productive lately.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

FLASHBACK RESIZED

What the resized Flashback will look like courtesy of Play.com:

Monday, October 11, 2010

ORIGINAL ALBUM CLASSICS SERIES ctd...

What the Original Album Classics series will look like:

A SMALLER FLASHBACK

Tim Fraser-Harding at Sony Music Int'l gave everyone on the Showdown mailing list a heads-up about this a few weeks ago.  A re-sized (to DVD-sized hard-bound book) Flashback box set is on the schedule for release, perhaps as soon as November.  Amazon's various websites are differing on the release date with the UK site saying 8 November, but ominously not taking pre-orders yet.  The US site, which is offering the box set as an import, is showing November 16, and the German site is saying 5 November.  Play.com says 8 November as well.  Standby for clarification.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

THE ELO STORY IN 12 MINUTES


Saw this link to a Swedish TV show on the ELO Forever Boards.  The program focuses on 1978 and ELO takes up a big portion of the program.  Bev Bevan is interviewed for the show and gives the audience a general overview of the band.  Watch it now, the video is only available until 11 October.  After that, the link will apparently go dead.

The thing I noticed most was the number of rarely-seen ELO promo videos that appear to be intact (and cropped to widescreen) for this show to use.  Kinda whets the appetite for the upcoming BBC documentary, doesn't it??

Later in the same video is a segment about Olivia Newton-John where she has a quick little anecdote about Jeff.

ORIGINAL ALBUM CLASSICS SERIES


ELO is one of several artists who will be getting 5 catalog CDs grouped into one box to be released next month.  What may make this instance a bit different is the last '5CD box series' Sony put out a few years ago had unique card sleeves for the CDs, as opposed to just grouping 5 discs with their jewel cases and putting them in a box.  That could make it more interesting for collectors.  Time will tell.  Release date for this series is 25 October 2010 and will apparently be only a UK/European release.

This box will group On The Third Day, Face The Music, A New World Record, Discovery and Time.  Question remains since they are showing the now outdated Third Day artwork, will this box contain the newer remasters or the original ancient history CDs.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

MIKE EDWARDS

Former ELO cello player Mike Edwards has been killed in a bizarre hay bale accident in southwestern England.  He was 62.

FTM is building a tribute section in honor of Edwards.

From the Daily and Sunday Express.
ELO founder Jeff Lynne paid tribute to Edwards yesterday, saying: “I still think about him on stage in his woollen balaclava playing his cello solo with an orange. Now that was pretty original. Mike was a great cellist but most of all a real gentleman.”
News links:
Daily Mail
Telegraph UK
The Sun
BBC
Birmingham Post
This is Devon
CNN

Friday, August 27, 2010

COMING THIS FALL/WINTER

Here's a head scratcher for you.  Well, a head scratcher or a really good sign...

BBC Four has just put out a press release regarding the upcoming shows for their Fall and Winter 2010/2011 season.  Here's the blurb:

ELO - 40 Light Years
Charting the fascinating story of musical genius, singer-songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and Electric Light Orchestra leader Jeff Lynne, this film celebrates 40 years since ELO's first groundbreaking hit recording. The programme follows the band through their successes, up to their brand new ELO album – their first for almost 10 years.
With exclusive access to Jeff Lynne, this documentary charts his story from his early years in Birmingham with cult legends the Idle Race, through to his first UK chart success with the Move. It also investigates his international mega-stardom with ELO and beyond, with The Travelling Wilburys – Tom Petty, Roy Orbison, George Harrison and Bob Dylan – Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, the Beatles, Del Shannon, Regina Spektor and many more.
... this film celebrates 40 years??

...up to their brand new ELO album - their first in almost 10 years????

Stay tuned.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

I HEART ALBUM NEWS

There's an update of sorts on the album Joe Walsh recorded with Jeff Lynne.  Mr. Walsh was apparently on I Heart Radio and revealed some details.  According to a reader of L&M's Eagles Fastlane:

I just spoke with Joe Walsh! I asked him about his new solo album coming up, and the specifically about the arrangements...I wanted to hear some songs centered around the acoustic guitar...like Indian Summer, Collage, etc.
He said the album is done and in the can...and the overall process is 4/5ths done. He isn't sure when it will be out 'cause he's an eagle right now. But my impression is that it's close.
He said working with Jeff Lynne was a total challenge (in a good way). It really forced him to challenge himself....he really likes the results! Said they were two old timers set in their ways, and it took a while to figure out how to work together.
I mentioned that my daughter was mad 'cause I made her go to school today and miss hearing his call. He told her thanks for being a fan and to "grow up good."
Joe was very down to earth, and the whole thing was pretty quick. It was, afterall, a business call recorded for the Eagles radio show. Still, it was pretty cool.
 And for the record, it appears The Eagles will be touring for the rest of this year.

EARLY YEARS UK VS. USA

I really don't know if this was standard procedure or if it was on purpose that the UK DVD was made Region 0.  Either way, I can't find a single reason to own the USA edition of this DVD, unless you're collecting.  I got mine from Key Mail Order for almost the same price as the USA edition and it shipped to me in a week.  You are welcome to post links where you got yours for fans who were waiting to get theirs. 

As for the DVD itself, it's amazing how much more enjoyable this footage is now that the audio and video is cleaner. I prefer the studio stuff over the live material in general.  But overall, thumbs up on this.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

WHAT A DOLL...

There's a Jeff Lynne doll for sale on eBay.  Seriously.  And the bidding is hot.
Kinda looks like a converted G.I. Joe doll to me.

GBP 310 or $478 USD...

Monday, August 16, 2010

BONUS MP3s???

UPDATE 8/23: I'm told you get 3 free downloads from the Rockin' Movies web page selection.  The site may probably be only accessible in the USA.  But trust me, you're not missing anything.  You can redeem credits from this DVD and you get three free tracks from various Universal Pictures soundtracks including Xanadu. There is no Xanadu bonus material.

ORIGINAL POST: Can anyone shed any light on this Xanadu DVD that was released earlier this month?  It's the same version put out recently, but it offers three bonus mp3's with the purchase.  I'm assuming you just get to choose three songs from the soundtrack.  Can anyone confirm this?

Friday, August 13, 2010

SCATTERED LIGHT

Out this week is a fan tribute to ELO.  The CD is called Scattered Light and contains 12 ELO covers all recorded by fans of the band.  The track list:

Mission (A World Record)- Triangle Paradise
Stranger- Damien Spanjer
Strange Magic- Nun The Wiser
Danger Ahead- Matt Abright & Bill Casper
Can't Get It Out Of My Head- Rubber Universe
Daybreaker- Andy Brown
Oh No Not Susan- The Bagweeds
Showdown- Matthew Gough
Night In The City- Poorboy
From The End Of The World- Jamie Amos ft. Shaz Pratt & Conrad Shields
Whisper In The Night- Casey McCammon
Mr. Blue Sky- Scattered Light Orchestra

CDs are only $10 and proceeds will benefit the Birmingham Children's Hospital and George Harrison's Material World Foundation.  You can order one from the Scattered Light website.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

INSIDE THE DVD

Some scans from the Early Years UK DVD.  On the inside:


The info:


NTSC?  And a 5.1 surround option??  Wow.  And finally the promo sticker:


Another thing I noticed is on the Eagle Rock website.  They list both versions of the DVD, but only making the USA edition available to buy. I'm still waiting on a UK DVD to see if it works here.  I bought one because it's listed as NTSC and Region 0.

and for the USA fans, a preview clip of Strange Magic is on Amazon's page.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

MORE FROM THE BEEB

More from the BBC coming next week in the form of download-only releases.  This time, it's The Move and seemingly only a UK-release at the moment.

This is the Pete Drummond Session (15 December 1971) with the track list:

  • Ella James
  • Words of Aaron
  • Message From The Country

They're available starting 16 August 2010 from Amazon UK and iTunes in the UK...

Monday, August 2, 2010

NEWS: ROSSIF SUTHERLAND


Rossif Sutherland has updated his MySpace page.  The Jeff Lynne-produced Waiting For The Train and In The Clouds are new to the site...

I'm leaning towards In The Clouds.  Excellent track.  Waiting For The Train is pretty straight-forward, would fit snuggly on Highway Companion.  Overall, Rossif's songwriting is pretty good and both tracks are as tight as you'd expect from Jeff Lynne's studio.

So, now my guess is (along with These Words) we have all three of the tracks Jeff Lynne produced for Rossif Sutherland back in 2005.  Sadly, nobody's given the guy a record deal yet.  But I'm glad these songs aren't sitting around unheard.

Not sure which I like more, the surprise of having these made available to hear with no warning, or a press release with a three-month wait.  Either way, the wait for a new disc from the big guy just got a bit more bearable.

Friday, July 16, 2010

RECORD COLLECTOR DISCUSSES THE EARLY YEARS

The first review of Electric Light Orchestra Live - The Early Years DVD comes from the UK's Record Collector magazine.  In short:

Truthfully, there are few signs that ELO are on the verge of becoming one of the biggestselling acts in the world, though Evil Woman confidently stakes its claim as one of the most accomplished pop singles of the decade. Something for everyone, then, but especially followers who prefer their musical adventure without any intergalactic window dressing.

Read the rest of the three star review here.

The DVD is out 9 August in the UK, August 24 for the USA.

(Hat tip: Euan)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

RINGO's 70th...

Ringo Starr celebrated his 70th Birthday with a concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.  He finished off With A Little Help From My Friends with help from some friends we recognize.



Steve Marinucci's Examiner blog has more on the big bash and the rather amazing guest list.  Even more here.  Happy Birthday, Ringo...

Monday, June 28, 2010

LIVE - THE EARLY YEARS: USA EDITION

Eagle Rock Entertainment will issue the USA edition of Electric Light Orchestra Live - The Early Years on August 24.  Eagle Rock's website description is showing some notable exclusions (naturally) from the European version.

Brunel University 1973: 
1) King Of The Universe
2) Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
3) In The Hall Of The Mountain King
4) Great Balls Of Fire

Germany 1974 - Rockpalast: 
1) Daybreaker
2) Showdown
3) Orange Blossom Special
4) Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
5) In The Hall Of The Mountain King
6) Great Balls Of Fire
(This section omits Daytripper and Roll Over Beethoven)

London 1976 - Fusion:
1) Poker
2) Nightrider
3) Showdown
4) Eldorado Overture
5) Can’t Get It Out Of My Head
6) Poor Boy (The Greenwood)
7) Illusions In G Major
8) Strange Magic
9) 10538 Overture
10) Do Ya
11) Evil Woman
12) Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
(This section omits Roll Over Beethoven)

Bonus Feature: 
Rockpalast interview

IDLE RACE DOWNLOADS

A few Idle Race 'live' tracks from the BBC have surfaced recently and are available for download on Amazon and iTunes pretty much worldwide including USA, UK, and Japan...

  • Days of the Broken Arrows
  • Worn Red Carpet
And secondly, Symonds On Sunday from 16 Spetember 1969.  The tracks:
  • Someone Knocking
  • Come With Me
  • Please No More Sad Songs
They have been available since the 7 June 2010 and cost the standard price of a single download per track, cheaper if you buy the full 'album'...

Amazon USA links:
The David Symonds Show, 7 January 1969
Symonds on Sunday, 16, Spetember 1969


Monday, June 21, 2010

JUST A SUGGESTION...



The buzz about what may be on the horizon just got a lot louder in the past few days.  It started with this, an article by Adam Sherwin in a UK-based media-oriented news website, followed by this video sent to Nicolas at ELO Discovery. Apparently, Neil Hannon blurted out during a gig that an ELO album (not a Jeff Lynne solo album) is coming out soon... and then he was abruptly shushed.

Here's my unsolicited take on it and take from it what you will:  Of course, only Jeff knows what's happening and over years, we've learned that he announces nothing until it's totally set in stone.  For the record, I'm not totally convinced it'll be a new ELO album.  And this is just an opinion, but frankly I don't think it should be. (The remakes collection, of which I'm just assuming there is one, could be a different story.)

Why?  Take what happened 10 years ago.  The timing seemed to be right, Jeff had the sheer joy of playing with a new Pro-Tools suite in his house and came up a nice collection of new tunes.  Nostalgia for other bands of ELO's genre seemed quite high.  Then came the box set, which seemed to usher in the classic stuff again fairly well.  Then, the new album was released with some fanfare.  And because it was labeled as Electric Light Orchestra, the critics (and indeed some fans) automatically approached it with raised expectations.  The result: the critics shrugged their shoulders and the album sadly went nowhere fast.

Oh, and the tour.  Take, for instance, the tour stop closest to where I am, the First Union (now Wachovia) Center in Philadelphia, a 20,000 seat arena.  Look, I love ELO, I grew up listening to them, I'd be ecstatic to think they can pull it off.  But, even I knew there was no way a band who hadn't had a hit single in 15 years would fill a 20,000 seat arena as the headlining act.  No way.  As it turned out, the tour was called off before it even launched, clearly because ticket sales barely made a sound.  And $80 tickets didn't help.

I think it might be good to try a different approach. Let the guy take a crack at a solo career again; you can still drive home the point that this was the guy who brought us ELO.  But try to gear it away from the classic rock genre.  There is a huge case to be made for approaching non-commercial radio stations (ie WXPN, World Cafe-carrying stations, etc) for promoting and spreading the word about the album, not to mention using Facebook and MySpace.  Treat it as a new beginning for Jeff instead of resurrecting the past again.  Regina Spektor's Folding Chair (produced by Jeff Lynne) got steady airplay on these stations (at least here in Philly) and the track fit perfectly in their playlist.  A Jeff Lynne solo record, I think, would accomplish that before an  ELO record would.  It's too difficult to sell a new ELO track to a classic rock station.  People who listen to classic rock, want only classic rock.  Is Tom Petty's new record getting heavy airplay on classic rock stations?  I really don't know that answer, but XPN played at least 2 different songs in a 3 hour span just today... and it's their featured album of the week, so it will get way more airplay than any classic rock station.  I'd bet the house on it.  Flat out forget Top 40.

And for the love of God, if there's going to be a tour of any kind, try to sell out smaller venues first before attempting huge arenas that only Lady Gaga, Coldplay and Beyonce can sell these days.  I thought that was a no-brainer.

I want any new record of Jeff's to succeed.  But calling a new album ELO and slapping a spaceship on it didn't work very well a decade ago.  Even though we've seen ELO songs get great exposure in high-profile commercials in recent years, I don't see any evidence that same strategy of 10 years ago will work now.

SO, WHADDA YA THINK?

Blogger.com just offered us some expanded designs for our blogs.  After some tinkering, I'm thinking of giving this design a try.  What do you think?

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

NEWS: LIVE - THE EARLY YEARS ON DVD

Here is the first substantial release of the year in the Jeff Lynne department.  Eagle Rock Entertainment will issue a new DVD called Electric Light Orchestra Live - The Early Years (just in the UK it sounds like) containing live performances from ELO spanning 1973-1976 including the full Fusion concert during the Face The Music tour.

The DVD will include:
Brunel University 1973
1. King Of The Universe
2. Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
3. In The Hall Of The Mountain King
4. Great Balls Of Fire

Germany 1974 - Rockpalast
1. Daybreaker
2. Showdown
3. Day Tripper
4. Orange Blossom Special
5. Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
6. In The Hall Of The Mountain King
7. Great Balls Of Fire
8. Roll Over Beethoven

London 1976 - Fusion
1. Poker
2. Nightrider
3. Showdown
4. Eldorado Overture
5. Can't Get It Out Of My Head
6. Poor Boy (The Greenwood)
7. Illusions In G Major
8. Strange Magic
9. 10538 Overture
10. Do Ya
11. Evil Woman
12. Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
13. Roll Over Beethoven


Release date is 9 August 2010.  So far this is a UK only release and it's not clear whether this will be a region-free DVD.  So, you see that In Performance DVD that's listed a few posts down.  Scratch that.  More on this particular release as we find it.

Friday, May 7, 2010

ELO.BIZ IS LIVE

At long last, Jeff Lynne and ELO have an official website again.  Some opening thoughts:

A very nice and fresh new bio.  Interesting Richard Tandy is the only other member of ELO mentioned by name.  That will not sit well with some fans.

Xanadu is finally acknowledged.

Copyright 2008.  Copyright 2008 Electric Light Orchestra.

So, Electric Light Orchestra is now on the Live Nation merchandise roster...(LOL..  Sorry about the rooster, I type a little too quickly at times. Please feel free to point out these lapses in English to my attention.)

I know the spaceship T-shirts work for the mainstream buyer, but I bet a rustic Secret Messages-themed T-shirt would sell like mad among fans. I'd pay $24.95 for that.

To the IT guys: The track lists are a bit off... Track 8 on Time, Track 9 on ELO II Beethover?  All She Wanted is listed 4 times.  I would think the official website is where you want to get it right.

No links to buy the music?  No links to iTunes or Amazon mp3??

Nice look, just not much to it yet...

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

SOME OT NOTES...

 Here is some new music (from fans, friends and readers) you may enjoy checking out...

First, The 286.  They are a London-based band combining Beatlesque pop with classical music.  Sound familiar?  You can hear some of their stuff on their MySpace page and it's expected to be available on iTunes soon.  They are also on Facebook.


Next, is from an ELO fan, collector and friend Oliver Achnitz from Germany.  His band, Creedsight, just released their second studio album, Planet Two, this week.  You can hear tracks from the new album at their website or join them on Facebook.  Cool album cover, huh?


And in case you haven't heard about this yet, Bev Bevan plays drums on the new Paul Weller album.  The album, I believe, is out in the UK and will be released in the States on June 1.

Monday, April 26, 2010

A PAIR OF BOOTS

A few new bootlegs have surfaced, mostly out of Russia.  Similar to the Armchair Theatre Mini-LP CD that was floating around last year, there are two new Jeff Lynne-related mini-LP bootlegs featuring tracks you generally can't buy anymore (or yet again as the case may be.)

Jeff Lynne and Friends: Every Little Thing. 
track list:
Jeff Lynne - Every Little Thing (12" Remix)
Duane Eddy - Rockabilly Holiday
Roy Orbison - Heartbreak Radio
Miss B Haven - Sand in My Eyes
Jeff Lynne - Borderline
Jimmy Nail - Blue Beyound the Grey
Miss B Haven - Nobody's Angel
Duane Eddy - The Trembler
Jeff Lynne - I'm Gone
Jeff Lynne - Sirens
Duane Eddy - Theme from Something Really Important
Jim Horn - Work It Out
Miss B Haven - You're Wrong
Roy Orbison - I Drove All Night
Jeff Lynne - Lift Me Up



Next is: George Harrison and Jeff Lynne: Cloud '86-'89
track list:
1. Johny B. Goode
(Live at Heartbeat Festival / National Exhibition Centre / Birmigham, UK 15.03.1986)
2. That's the Way It Goes 
(Remix / "When We Was Fab" Single / Remixed in 1982)
3. Hottest Gong in Town
("Shanghai Surprise" Movie Soundtrack, Recorded in 1986)
4. Hottest Gong in Town 
("Handmade in Hong Kong" Documentary Version, Recorded in 1986)
5. Zig Zag 
("When We Was Fab" Single, Recorded in 1986)
6. Zig Zag 
("Shanghai Surprise" Movie Version, Recorded in 1986)
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps 
(Live at the Prince's Trust Concert / Wembley Arena, London, UK 06.06.1987)
8. Here Comes the Sun 
(Live at the Prince's Trust Concert / Wembley Arena, London, UK 06.06.1987)
9. When We Was Fab 
(Reverse End / "When We Was Fab" Single, Recorded in 1987)
10. Got My Mind Set On You 
(Extended Version "Got My Mind Set On You" Single, Recorded in 1987)
11. That's What It Takes 
(Rough Mix / "Lost and Found" Bootleg, Recorded in 1987)
12. When We Was Fab 
(Rough Mix / "Lost and Found" Bootleg, Recorded in 1987)
13. Rockline Medley 
(Radio Show / RocklineLos Angeles, USA, 10.02.1988)
14. Cheer Down 
("Lethal Weapon 2" Movie Soundtrack, Recorded in 1987-1989)
15. Cheer Down 
("Lethal Weapon 2" Movie Version, Recorded in 1987-1989)
16. Interview 
(G. Harrison talks about Jeff Lynne / "Cloud 9" Promo, 20.11.1987)

For most fans who have been compiling Jeff Lynne related material over the years, there doesn't appear to be anything new on these CDs.  All of these tracks can be found elsewhere.  But I find that the Jeff Lynne and friends CD would make an interesting official release.





(Hat Tip: Mike)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

IN PERFORMANCE THE SEVENTIES


UPDATE 4/23:  Jim Hoban from The ELO Network says not to bother with this.  The quality is awful.  It didn't look very promising to begin with, did it?

Original Post: Not much info on this apparently new DVD that has just cropped up in the UK.  Electric Light Orchestra: In Performance The Seventies is for sale at a few outlets and it's not terribly expensive.

Order links:
Amazon
eBay UK

There is a track list provided:
In Concert 1974
  • Daybreaker
  • Showdown
  • Daytripper 
  • Orange Special Blossom
  • Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
  • In The Hall of the Mountain King
  • Great Balls of Fire
  • Roll Over Beethoven

In Concert 1976:
  • Poker
  • Nightrider
  • Showdown
  • Can't Get It Out Of My Head
  • Poorboy (The Greenwood)
  • Illusions in G Major
  • Strange Magic
  • 10538 Overture
  • Do Ya
  • Evil Woman
  • Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
  • Roll Over Beethoven
Probably an official but not an approved release.


(Hat Tip: Neil)