Friday, December 30, 2016

LONG ENDURANCE, BULKY CURTAINS

Happy 69th Birthday, Jeff.  Thanks for a great 2016!

Best wishes to everyone for 2017!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

NEWS: THEY'RE IN!

The day that many ELO fans longed for -- has arrived.  After just their first nomination, and having been eligible since 1996 for heaven's sake, Electric Light Orchestra will get their place in the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame as a member of the Class of 2017.  The members inducted will be Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy, Bev Bevan -- and Roy Wood!

They got 2nd in the fan vote behind Journey who along with Joan Baez, Pearl Jam, Tupac Shakur, Yes and Nile Rodgers will make up the rest of the class.

The ceremony will take place Friday April 7, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York and will eventually air on HBO and Sirius XM.

Friday, November 25, 2016

COMING SOON: MAGNETIC WAVES OF SOUND


Esoteric Recordings will begin 2017 with a new best-of from The Move.  Magnetic Waves Of Sound: The Best of The Move is on the release schedule now for 27 January 2017 - and will be issued as a CD/DVD set.

* NEW REMASTERED CD / DVD DIGIPACK COLLECTION OF THE BEST OF THE MOVE
* THE DVD (NTSC / REGION FREE) FEATURES RARE PROMOTIONAL FILM, 20 BBC TV APPEARANCES & GERMAN TV APPEARANCES OFFICIALLY RELEASED FOR THE FIRST TIME
*  AUDIO REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES
* LINER NOTES BY MOJO’S MARK PAYTRESS 
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered CD & DVD collection by THE MOVE. “Magnetic Waves of Sound” features a newly re-mastered 21 track CD featuring all of the Move’s UK hit singles, along with key album tracks from their four studio albums. The accompanying hour long DVD (NTSC / Region Free) in this collection is a true first, and features 21 appearances on BBC TV and German television and a promotional film, all shot between 1967 and 1970. These include a performance of ‘Fire Brigade’ on Top of the Pops from February 1968 and the band’s entire Colour Me Pop performance for BBC 2 from January 1969. Also featured is a rare promotional film of ‘I Can Hear the Grass Grow’, a trio of songs performed live from the German TV show Beat, Beat, Beat (recorded in June 1967) and a fine selection of Move appearances on the German TV show Beat Club, all gathered together on DVD officially for the first time 
Of all of the groups to emerge in Britain in the latter half of the 1960s, THE MOVE was arguably one of the finest. A powerful act on stage, the group were blessed with one of the most imaginative songwriters of his generation in Roy Wood. 
Magnetic Waves of Sound is a fitting celebration of the legacy of The Move. 
Magnetic Waves of Sound includes a lavishly illustrated booklet and features a new essay by Mark Paytress and also includes a poster.

Track list:
1. NIGHT OF FEAR *
2. I CAN HEAR THE GRASS GROW *
3. WAVE THE FLAG AND STOP THE TRAIN *
4. KILROY WAS HERE *
5. (HERE WE GO ROUND) THE LEMON TREE *
6. WALK UPON THE WATER *
7. FLOWERS IN THE RAIN *
8. FIRE BRIGADE *
9. WILD TIGER WOMAN *
10. BLACKBERRY WAY *
11. CURLY *
12. HELLO SUSIE
13. CHERRY BLOSSOM CLINIC REVISITED
14. BRONTOSAURUS
15. WHEN ALICE COMES BACK TO THE FARM
16. WHAT?
17. ELLA JAMES
18. TONIGHT
19. CHINA TOWN
20. CALIFORNIA MAN
21. DO YA?
* = MONO RECORDING

DVD
THE MOVE ON THE AIR
PROMOTIONAL FILM & TV BROADCASTS 1967 – 1970
1. I CAN HEAR THE GRASS GROW
(PROMOTIONAL FILM 1967)
2. NIGHT OF FEAR
3. WALK UPON THE WATER
4. I CAN HEAR THE GRASS GROW
(“BEAT BEAT BEAT” – GERMAN TV 26TH JUNE 1967)
5. FIRE BRIGADE
(BBC TV “TOP OF THE POPS” – 15TH FEBRUARY 1968)
6. I CAN HEAR THE GRASS GROW
7. BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER
8. CHRISTIAN LIFE
9. FLOWERS IN THE RAIN
10. THE LAST THING ON MY MIND
11. WILD TIGER WOMAN
12. GOIN’ BACK
13. FIRE BRIGADE
14. SOMETHING
15. BLACKBERRY WAY
(BBC TV “COLOUR ME POP” – 4TH JANUARY 1969)
RADIO BREMEN “BEAT CLUB” TV APPEARANCES:
16. FIRE BRIGADE - FEBRUARY 1968
17. WILD TIGER WOMAN – AUGUST 1968
18. BLACKBERRY WAY – JANUARY 1969
19. CURLY – AUGUST 1969
20. BRONTOSAURUS – APRIL 1970
21. WHEN ALICE COMES BACK TO THE FARM – DECEMBER 1970

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Thursday, October 27, 2016

TOM PETTY VINYL BOXES

All of Tom Petty's album catalog is getting a fresh reboot on vinyl via two new box sets.  Included between the sets is the Jeff Lynne co-produced Full Moon Fever and Into The Great Wide Open on Volume 1 - and Highway Companion on Volume 2.  With a few exceptions all of the albums are newly remastered.


Tom Petty - The Complete Studio Albums 1976-1991

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
You’re Gonna Get It!
Damn the Torpedoes
Hard Promises
Long After Dark
Southern Accents
Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough)
Full Moon Fever
Into the Great Wide Open

will be out December 9, 2016 - and:


Wildflowers (2LP)
She’s the One
Echo (2LP)
The Last DJ (2LP)
Highway Companion (2LP)
Mojo (2LP )
Hypnotic Eye

is on the schedule for two earlier November 25, 2016.


Saturday, October 22, 2016

MORE: SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME


Fresh off the news of ELO's nomination for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame comes another nomination.  The Songwriters Hall Of Fame has their list of 2017 nominees and Jeff Lynne is among them.

This is the same SongHall that inducted Tom Petty this past June.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

NEWS: ELO (FINALLY) NOMINATED FOR ROCK HALL


This year's nominees for induction into the Rock'n'Roll Hall Of Fame includes at least one incredibly long-overdue act, Electric Light Orchestra!  This will come as a huge relief to many long time fans who felt they should have been inducted years ago.

You can vote for ELO here.

Jeff Lynne reacted via his Facebook page:
“I’m very proud to see my ELO music getting this great recognition. It’s a big honor to be nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame."

Stay tuned.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

ROY ORBISON - THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION

Roy's Boys and Legacy have announced Roy Orbison - The Ultimate Collection for release in October.  The 26-track compilation will span 1-CD or 2-LP and presumably be available as a digital download.  The collection encompasses his entire career and includes 6 tracks with Jeff Lynne connections.  Release date: October 28, 2016.

September 12, 2016- New York, NY- Roy’s Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by the sons of Roy Orbison to administer their late father’s catalog and safeguard his legacy, has teamed up with Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, to release Roy Orbison – The Ultimate CollectionThe 26-track anthology, out October 28, will be available as a single CD and as a double vinyl LP set, spans four decades, from his start at Sun Records in the mid 1950s, all the way through his massive comeback in the late ‘80s. The collection chronicles Orbison’s work both as a solo artist and with supergroup Traveling Wilburys until his tragic death at the age of 52. The Ultimate Collection marks the first time ever that any Roy Orbison compilation album has incorporated tracks from all of the aforementioned sources. 
Roy Orbison – The Ultimate Collection is available for pre-order now:http://smarturl.it/Orbison_Ultimate. 
Roy’s son, Alex Orbison, painstakingly selected songs that were most representational of his father’s vast catalog, which totals 27 studio albums, four live albums, and over 60 singles, 22 of which placed in the U.S.Billboard Top 40 chart. Narrowing it down was no easy task. “It is a great honor for me and my brothers, Wesley and Roy Jr., to finally and definitively distill our father’s entire career onto a single disc as best one can possibly do and, certainly, as never done before,” said Alex. “It is the result of years of research, archiving and listening, and it is with supreme and heartfelt pleasure that we will be able to share it with the world.” 
Born in north Texas and raised in the western part of the state, Roy Orbison first made his mark on the national music scene when he recorded for Sam Phillips’ fabled Sun Records in 1956. It was during this era that the label was the launching pad for the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. Orbison connected with the rockabilly flavored “Ooby Dooby” for Sun, but his truly significant commercial breakthrough came with his string of hits on the Monument label, starting in the early ‘60s. 
Around this time Roy adopted his trademark sunglasses and performed ballads and rockers with equal aplomb. He toured constantly both in the US and abroad, including a UK tour on which he headlined over the Beatles.  Top 10 hits of the era included “Crying,” “Only The Lonely,” “In Dreams,” “Dream Baby,” the number one single “Running Scared” and the massive international chart topper, “Oh, Pretty Woman,” all of which are represented on The Ultimate Collection.  The set also includes “Love Hurts,”
“Blue Bayou,” “Falling,” “Leah,” “Mean Woman Blues,” “Blue Angel” and “It’s Over,” all from the Monument era. 
Starting in 1965, Roy Orbison’s eight-year stint with MGM Records continued to yield hits, particularly overseas. Among these present on The Ultimate Collection are “Walk On,” “Crawling Back,” “Ride Away” and “Too Soon To Know.” These came out at the most emotionally turbulent time in Roy’s life, when his wife Claudette died in a motorcycle accident and his sons Roy DeWayne Orbison and Anthony King Orbison perished in a house fire.  Towards the latter part of this period he met and married the German-born Barbara Anne Marie Wellhöner Jakobs, who is the mother of Roy Jr. and Alex. 
After Roy’s career went through a fallow spell, David Lynch’s showcasing of his music in the surreal 1986 film Blue Velvet sparked new interest in the icon. By the following year, Roy’s career was in the midst of a renaissance, which led to his celebrity-studded live television concert special A Black & White Night. Taken from that performance is “Claudette,” a song written by Roy about his first wife, that had been a huge hit for the Everly Brothers. 
Soon after, a supergroup was formed consisting of Roy and his friends Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and George Harrison with whom he had first bonded back when he toured with the Beatles.  In 1988, the Traveling Wilburys released their debut album that went triple platinum. “Not Alone Anymore” and “Handle with Care” from Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 are featured on The Ultimate Collection, the first time any of the group’s songs have appeared on a Roy Orbison release.  “It was my favorite thing I ever did,” said Jeff Lynne, referring to “Handle with Care,” who co-produced the album with George Harrison. “I put in all these nice, Roy Orbison-type chords, to make his voice shine even more. I played it to the rest of the group, and they just went, ‘Wow, that’s fantastic.'” 
Roy spent much of 1988 recording his solo comeback studio album Mystery Girl, produced by Lynne. In December of that year, he died unexpectedly from a heart attack, ergo the album’s early 1989 release was posthumous. It proved to be a huge commercial success, due in part to the tremendous single “You Got It,” later covered by Bonnie Raitt, as well as “California Blue” and “She’s A Mystery to Me” (written by Bono and the Edge of U2). These tracks are included in The Ultimate Collection, in addition to the later “Heartbreak Radio” (from 1992’s King of Hearts album) and “I Drove All Night,” a song written for Roy by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly, but made famous by Cyndi Lauper. Her version was recorded after, but released before, the Orbison original.
“He came from nothing, but he had these amazing gifts and this amazing drive and, of course, that voice,” said Alex Orbison to journalist Jeff Slate, who wrote liner notes for The Ultimate Collection and is also co-author of the forthcoming authorized Roy Orbison biography. Alex also said of his father, “I think it would be hard to imagine the story if you tried to write it.” 
The Ultimate Collection was produced by Alex Orbison, Chuck Fleckenstein and John Jackson, and mastered by Vic Anesini at Battery Studios in New York. 
 Roy Orbison – The Ultimate Collection  [release date: 10/28/16]
    1      Oh, Pretty Woman
    2      I Drove All Night
    3      You Got It
    4      Crying
    5      Only The Lonely
    6      In Dreams
    7      Love Hurts
    8      Claudette
    9      Blue Bayou
    10    Dream Baby
    11    Walk On
    12    Falling
    13    Running Scared
    14    California Blue
    15    Leah
    16    Mean Woman Blues
    17    Crawling Back
    18    Ride Away
    19    Too Soon To Know
    20    She’s A Mystery to Me
    21    Blue Angel
    22    It’s Over
    23    Ooby Dooby
    24    Heartbreak Radio
    25    Not Alone Anymore (Traveling Wilburys)
    26    Handle With Care (Traveling Wilburys)

Friday, August 19, 2016

NOW AVAILABLE: STAND AS ONE - GLASTONBURY LIVE

A benefit CD was released in the UK today featuring a sampling of live from tracks from this year's Glastonbury festival.  Among the live tracks is Showdown by Jeff Lynne's ELO.  CD and digital download is available from the Glastonbury festival site and Amazon.  CD's can also be purchased at Tesco stores.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

THE TALLY CONTINUED

ELO are back to #1 for the mid-week and are currently in a dramatic Olympic-style dash to stay #1 at the end of the week.  Only 500 unit sales separate #1 from #5.

And, as it turns out, it's not just ELO faring well lately.  Cherry Red Records released their second quarter 2016 best sellers list.  The Machine Stops by Hawkwind is #1.  But taking up the rest of the top 5??  The Move!

The 3CD debut was #2, Shazam 2CD Expanded Edition was #3, Something Else was #4, and Looking On 2CD Expanded Edition was #5.


Friday, July 29, 2016

ALL OVER THE WORLD #1


The Official Charts for the week of July 29-August 4 are out, and for the first time in 35 years, ELO tops the album chart.  All Over The World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra, which was originally released in 2005, is now #1 on the UK Official Top 100 Albums Chart.  It's the band's third #1 album behind Discovery and Time.  


Saturday, July 23, 2016

MOVE ON VINYL


As it turns out, Music On Vinyl is re-issuing all of the pre-EMI albums from The Move.  Their original debut mono LP was just released on Friday 22 July 2016.

and now Shazam is now set for release 15 August 2016... 


...followed by Looking On 12 September 2016.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

THE TALLY SO FAR...

The UK Official Charts week ending July 7, 2016:


All Over The World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra 

#3 in Top 100 overall behind only Adele and Coldplay.  Highest chart position yet.

Official Music Video Chart - Three ELO titles in the Top 50.


Live in Hyde Park is #2
Live at Wembley is #26
Live - The Early Years re-enters at #45


NOW PLAYING: DON'T EVEN TRY


Bryan Adams' official music video for the Jeff Lynne-produced Don't Even Try.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

BEATLES AND WORLD WAR II

Amazon has more details filled in on the upcoming Beatles and World War II set formerly known as All This and World War II.  In addition to this being a re-edit of the original film, it appears Jeff Lynne's contribution is now two separate pieces, on CD at least, The Bee Gees had a track thrown out, Ambrosia's track and both of Roy Wood's tracks all tossed.

From Amazon:
Documentary about the Second World War that combines archive footage with music from The Beatles. Artists including Tina Turner, Elton John, Status Quo and The Bee Gees perform a number of Beatles' hits including 'Help!', 'With a Little Help from My Friends', 'Hey Jude' and 'Yesterday'.
Disc 1 (DVD)
1. Greensleeves arr. Vaughan Williams 1:30.
2. The Fool on the Hill Helen Reddy 2:55
3. Yesterday David Essex 2:15
4. The Long and Winding Road" Leo Sayer 4:00
5. I Am the Walrus Leo Sayer 0:40
6. Come Together Tina Turner 2:10
7. Shostakovich 11th Symphony 1:40
8. I Am the Walrus - Leo Sayer - 2:00
9. Maxwell's Silver Hammer Frankie Laine 3:17
10 .She's Leaving Home Bryan Ferry 0:45
11. Let It Be Leo Sayer 1:50
12. Getting Better Status Quo 1:30
13. Help! Henry Gross 1:50
14. Nowhere Man Jeff Lynne 3:00
15. With a Little Help from My Friends Jeff Lynne 01:20
16. 'Army Air Corps' song - Robert MacArthur Crawford - 0:53
17. Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds Elton John 3:39
18. She Came In Through the Bathroom Window - Bee Gees 0:06
19. With a Little Help from My Friends Jeff Lynne 01:00
20. Because - Lynsey de Paul 0:55
21. Get Back - Rod Stewart 01:00
22. Nowhere Man - Jeff Lynne 0:23
23. We Can Work It Out - The Four Seasons 0:10
24. 'Oche Nash' from St John Chrysostom Liturgy, Rachmaninoff 04:30
25. Shostakovich 11th Symphony 02:45
26. A Day In The Life - Frankie Valli 03:55
27. Michelle - Richard Cocciante 03:55
28. The Long and Winding Road" Leo Sayer 1:49
29. Victory March - Sousa 0:20
30. The End - Will Malone 0:05
31. When I'm Sixty-Four Keith Moon 0:30
32. Golden Slumbers The Bee Gees 1:20
33. Strawberry Fields Forever - Peter Gabriel 1:40
34. Hey Jude The Brothers Johnson 1:30
35. Shostakovich 4th Symphony 06:35
36. Fool on the Hill - John Williams (arr. Brouwer) 2:24 
Disc 2 (CD 1)
1. The Fool on The Hill - Helen Reddy
2. Yesterday - David Essex
3. The Long & Winding Road - Leo Sayer
4. I Am The Walrus - Leo Sayer
5. Come Together - Tina Turner
6. Maxwell's Silver Hammer - Frankie Laine
7. She's Leaving Home - Bryan Ferry
8. Let It Be - Leo Sayer
9. Getting Better - Status Quo
10. Help! - Henry Gross
11. Nowhere Man - Jeff Lynne
12. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - Elton John  
Disc 3 (CD 2)
1. With A Little Help From My Friends - Jeff Lynne
2. Because - Lynsey De Paul
3. Get Back - Rod Stewart
4. We Can Work It Out - Four Seasons
5. A Day In The Life - Frankie Valli
6. Michelle - Richard Cocciante
7. When I'm Sixty Four - Keith Moon
8. Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight - The Bee Gees
9. Strawberry Fields - Peter Gabriel
10. Hey Jude - The Brothers Johnson
11. Lennon speaks
12. The Fool on the Hill - John Williams


Release date for the UK: 29 July 2016

STATS

With Glastonbury weekend upon us, turns out there's been more to celebrate as of recent: some YouTube stats.

While Ain't It A Drag has yet to gain some real traction, not the case for When I Was A Boy.


The Warren Fu-directed video passed a million views in recent weeks and is now approaching 1.1 million.

"Official audio"
When I Was A Boy - also nearing 1.1 million views
When The Night Comes -  350,000+
One Step At A Time - 405,000

And Bryan Adams' video for the Jeff Lynne-produced You Belong To Me topped 3 million views this week.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

THE FIRST TIME WITH...

Before Jeff Lynne's ELO takes the stage at Glastonbury 2016, Jeff Lynne will be the guest on The First Time With... on BBC Radio 6 -- Sunday 26 June 2016 at 13:00 local time.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

EVEN MORE VINYL

Friday Music is reissuing Ringo Starr's 1992 album Time Take Time on 180g translucent green vinyl LP.  Jeff Lynne produced Don't Go Where The Road Don't Go and After All These Years for this album.

Release date: 1 July 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016

ALL OVER THE WORLD


In addition to today's release of All Over The World on 2LPs and the 5CD Studio Albums box, the All Over The World original CD is now housed in a new slipcase.


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

GLASTONBURY 2016

The Jeff Lynne's ELO set at Glastonbury 2016 will air on BBC Two with highlights airing later on BBC Four.

From an article on the festival's coverage plans:
BBC Music’s director Bob Shennan has shared his excitement ahead of the festival, stating: “Glastonbury promises to be a magical weekend, especially this year with so many homegrown performers including Jeff Lynne, Adele, Muse and Coldplay.
Glastonbury 2016 begins 22 June through 26 June 2016 with Jeff Lynne's ELO taking the stage Sunday 26 June at 16:00-17:15.

THE WILBURYS HAVE RETURNED


Although there's practically nothing new from the Wilburys 2007 set on the new re-issue, they have done a complete overhaul of The Traveling Wilburys website - including some new items in their official store.

Friday, June 3, 2016

THE WILBURYS ARE HERE AGAIN

Back in the stores and online today: The Traveling Wilburys Collection this time by Concord Music Group. The songs can also be streamed by most popular music streaming services now and all main titles are available as full-blast 196kHz/24bit high-resolution downloads 'Remastered 2016.'

But note, the bonus tracks that were tacked on the ends of Volume One and Volume 3 are now only available on the Traveling Wilburys Collection set.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ANOTHER MOVE

Adding to the summer of new vinyl will be The Move's debut 1968 mono LP.  This fresh pressing will be on heavyweight 180g vinyl from Music On Vinyl.  Release date for the UK: 22 July 2016.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

THE WILBURYS

MORE ELO VINYL ctd

                                                                       

The next set of collectible ELO vinyl is coming 24 June 2016 with the release of Face The Music, Discovery and Time...

...on 180gram heavyweight clear vinyl in a numbered sleeve.
And will the upcoming All Over The World 2LP set contain updated artwork?


Thursday, May 12, 2016

MORE VINYL

Message From The Country by The Move is getting a fresh vinyl pressing, coming 24 June 2016.

Monday, May 9, 2016

BEATLES AND WORLD WAR II

The Beatles sites Beatles Examiner and WogBlog wrote about this earlier this year, and now the pre-orders are up for a re-working of the 1976 film All This And World War II which is now The Beatles And World War II.

The listing is for a 2DVD/1CD set.  There is a track list, though not sure whether it's the music line-up in the film or the track list for the CD.  The Jeff Lynne tracks are split up and the Roy Wood (and Ambrosia) tracks were scrubbed altogether.

Stay tuned.  Release date: 15 July 2016

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

MORE ELO VINYL

It looks like the next set of 3 vinyl LP titles from ELO will be out later in June from Epic/Legacy.  This time it's:

Face The Music
Discovery
Time

- and according to Amazon Japan and Tower Records Japan, they will be on clear vinyl.

Release date: 24 June 2016.



Tuesday, April 19, 2016

THE WILBURYS ARE (TO BE) REISSUED

Billboard Magazine has the exclusive on the upcoming reboot of 2007's The Traveling Wilburys Collection.  The two most notable items: the Wilburys music will soon be available on streaming services and will also be available as higher-resolution downloads.

Concord Music Group will re-issue The Traveling Wilburys Collection as --


Also mentioned in the article is a new arrangement Concord's sister company Bicycle Music has with the estate of George Harrison.  So, it appears George's back catalog may get a reboot too.

Release date for the Wilburys:  3 June 2016

Thursday, April 7, 2016

COMING SOON??


No information yet on pre-ordering, but suddenly this Amazon UK listing is already showing artwork and track list - 5 discs, On The Third Day to Out Of The Blue - original albums on CD, no bonus tracks.

Tentative date listed is 10 June 2016.  Stay tuned.


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

LIVERPOOL

Thanks, Liverpool!

Posted by Jeff Lynne on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016

COMING SOON: AIN'T IT A DRAG

"Ain't It A Drag" teaser

MOJO Magazine (UK) will be premiering a new Jeff Lynne's ELO video on April 1st. Here's a teaser!

Posted by Jeff Lynne on Thursday, March 31, 2016

PURE MCCARTNEY

Paul McCartney announced a new career-spanning collection today to be called Pure McCartney.  The most deluxe version will contain 67 tracks including 6 of the 8 tunes Jeff Lynne co-produced on 1997's Flaming Pie.

Disc 1:
The Song We Were Singing
Flaming Pie

Disc 3:
The World Tonight
Souvenir
Beautiful Night

Disc 4:
Little Willow

And if the titles on the Amazon listing are true, the Jeff Lynne tracks are 'Remastered 2016.'

Release day: 10 June 2016

LIVERPOOL ECHO

To commemorate the start of the Alone In The Universe our, the Liverpool Echo goes through Alone In The Universe (the album) track by track with Jeff Lynne.

Monday, March 28, 2016

RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL - SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

JEFF LYNNE’S ELOALONE IN THE UNIVERSE TOURFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16THRADIO CITY MUSIC HALLTickets on sale Friday, April...

Posted by Jeff Lynne on Monday, March 28, 2016

Friday, March 25, 2016

IT'S THE VINYL COUNTDOWN

There's apparently more to sort through in terms of current and upcoming ELO vinyl.


ELO 2 was out last week -- and it's standard fare but on nice 180g heavyweight vinyl.

There was some quiet but substantial switching around with ELO titles at Let Them Eat Vinyl.



Originally they offered:
Long Wave - white vinyl
Mr. Blue Sky - blue vinyl
ELO Live - red vinyl
Armchair Theatre - blue vinyl
Zoom - white vinyl

Now, it's
Long Wave - clear
Mr. Blue Sky - black
ELO Live - black
Armchair Theatre - blue
Zoom - black

But sometime between the original release and now, there's also

Armchair Theatre - white vinyl
Zoom - clear vinyl


Then we have:

16 April 2016 - Idle Race on color-splattered vinyl, Something Else From The Move 7" EP for Record Store Day

29 April 2016 - The next batch of EldoradoA New World Record and Out of the Blue will be back on black vinyl

10 June 2016 -  The All Over The World compilation will get its first pressing on vinyl on 10 June 2016.

And that's just the vinyl coming up...

Thursday, March 24, 2016

THE NOMINEES ARE...

Remember Jeff Lynne's ELO on CBS This Morning Saturday Sessions?  Well, the performance is up for a Daytime Emmy Award.

Outstanding Musical Performance in a Talk Show/Morning Program 
Jeff Lynne’s ELO on CBS This Morning
Bruno Mars feat. Mark Ronson on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Rachel Platten on Good Morning America
Adele on Today
Annie Lennox on The Talk

AIN'T IT A DRAG (RADIO EDIT)

The promo CD for Ain't It A Drag is indeed a collectible.  The version on this CD is actually a radio edit.  '...the shit hits the fan...' was replaced with "...it all hits the fan..."

LANDING SOON...

Could our ship be landing soon in NYC?http://jefflynneselo.nyc/

Posted by Jeff Lynne on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

"...ALREADY WRITING..."


Jeff Lynne reveals to Classic Rock Magazine in its May 2016 edition (with an online version of the article previewing the start of the Alone in The Universe Tour) :
Is the plan to make another album? Are ELO really reborn? 
Jeff Lynne’s ELO are, yeah. And I’m already writing songs for a new album. 

MORE FROM THE MOVE (CONTINUED)

It appears the wait will be short for the rest of the Move remasters; pre-orders are now appearing for Looking On (the first Move album featuring Jeff Lynne) and an expanded Something Else from The Move EP.

First Looking On, featuring a track many of us hoped would appear.


From the pre-order at Cherry Red Records:

• NEW REMASTERED & EXPANDED 2CD DIGIPACK EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1970 ALBUM BY THE MOVE
• WITH 14 BONUS TRACKS (INCLUDING 9 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS FROM BBC SESSIONS FROM MARCH – JULY 1970)
• REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES
• FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK AND LINER NOTES BY MARK PAYTRESS
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of the classic 1970 album by THE MOVE, “Looking On”. Of all of the groups to emerge in Britain in the latter half of the 1960s, THE MOVE was arguably one of the finest. A powerful act on stage, the group were blessed with one of the most imaginative songwriters of his generation in Roy Wood. Of all the Move albums, “Looking On” is probably the most experimental and progressive in its structure.
The departure of vocalist Carl Wayne in early 1970 and the arrival of Jeff Lynne in the ranks (from the acclaimed Idle Race) saw The Move take flight in previously unimagined ways. Lynne’s compositional skills perfectly complimented Roy Wood’s with his expansive track ‘What?’, whilst Wood excelled himself on the album’s title track and ‘Feel Too Good’, along with the singles ‘Brontosaurus’ and ‘When Alice Comes Back to the Farm’. 
Newly re-mastered, this 2 CD Deluxe edition of “Looking On” has also been expanded to include 14 bonus tracks encompassing the single B-side ‘Lightnin’ Never Strikes Twice’, alternate mixes, and seven tracks and two interviews recorded for the BBC in 1970, all of which appear on CD for the first time. This expanded deluxe edition also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet that fully restores the original album artwork and features a new essay by Mark Paytress and also includes a poster. 


Track Listing: 
DISC ONE: “LOOKING ON”
RE-MASTERED
1. LOOKING ON
2. TURKISH TRAM CONDUCTOR BLUES
3. WHAT?
4. WHEN ALICE COMES BACK TO THE FARM
5. OPEN UP SAID THE WORLD AT THE DOOR
6. BRONTOSAURUS
7. FEEL TOO GOOD
BONUS TRACK
8. LIGHTNIN’ NEVER STRIKES TWICE 
DISC TWO: “LOOKING ON”
OUT-TAKES & RARITIES
1. THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S LETTUCE
2. LOOKING ON
(PART ONE – TAKE 3 / PART TWO – TAKE 12)
3. BRONTOSAURUS (MONO US RADIO PROMO EDIT)
4. TURKISH TRAM CONDUCTOR BLUES
(TAKE 5 – ROUGH MIX) 
BBC SESSIONS MARCH – JULY 1970
(ALL PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED):
5. SHE’S A WOMAN
6. BEV BEVAN INTERVIEW
7. BRONTOSAURUS
8. FALLING FOREVER
9. LIGHTNIN’ NEVER STRIKES TWICE   23rd MARCH 1970
10. LOOKING ON
11. WHEN ALICE COMES BACK TO THE FARM
12. BEV BEVAN & ROY WOOD INTERVIEW
13. SHE’S A WOMAN   28th JULY 1970

and, Something Else - pre-order from Cherry Red Records:



• NEW EXPANDED & REMASTERED EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1968 MARQUEE RECORDINGS BY THE MOVE
• WITH FIVE BONUS TRACKS TAKEN FROM THE ORIGINAL 1968 MONO EP MASTER TAPES
• REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL TAPES
• FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK AND LINER NOTES 
Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of a newly expanded and re-mastered edition of the classic 1968 live recordings made by THE MOVE at the legendary Marquee Club in London. Of all of the groups to emerge in Britain in the latter half of the 1960s, THE MOVE was arguably one of the finest. A powerful act on stage, the group was blessed with one of the most imaginative songwriters of his generation in Roy Wood. 
On 27th February 1968 the Move staged a concert at The Marquee Club with the intention of recording the concert for release as a live record. Due to technical issues, some of the material recorded was deemed to be unsuitable for release. In an attempt to rectify this, a further concert at The Marquee was recorded on 5th May. In the period between the first and second concert, Chris “Ace” Kefford had departed the fold, with guitarist Trevor Burton assuming bass guitar duties. After some repair work on five tracks, a seven-inch EP (playing at 33 rpm) was issued in June 1968 under the title “Something Else from The Move”. 
In 2007 the original multi-track master tapes were re-mixed and pieced together to present as full a record of The Move’s Marquee performances as possible. Now these stereo tracks are gathered, along with the five mono mixes that formed the original 1968 EP on a CD version of “Something Else from the Move”. The release is newly presented in a single digi-pack with illustrated booklet and liner notes. 
Track Listing:
1. MOVE BOLERO
2. IT’LL BE ME
3. TOO MUCH IN LOVE
4. FLOWERS IN THE RAIN
5. FIRE BRIGADE
6. STEPHANIE KNOWS WHO
7. SOMETHIN’ ELSE
8. SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROCK AND ROLL STAR
9. THE PRICE OF LOVE
10. PIECE OF MY HEART
11. (YOUR LOVE KEEPS LIFTING ME) HIGHER & HIGHER
12. SUNSHINE HELP ME 
BONUS TRACKS
“SOMETHING ELSE FROM THE MOVE”
THE ORIGINAL MONO EP REMASTERED
13. SO YOU WANT TO BE A ROCK AND ROLL STAR
14. STEPHANIE KNOWS WHO
15. SOMETHIN’ ELSE
16. IT’LL BE ME
17. SUNSHINE HELP ME

Both releases set for 27 May 2016 in the UK. 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

PSA

Hey everyone, e-mails about tickets for the upcoming Alone In The Universe Tour have started going out to fans, so this might be a good time for an important reminder.  If you share pictures of your tickets on any social media, be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc, please make sure you block or crop out any important information on the ticket, especially the bar code!  It'll be too easy for someone to 'steal' your seat, so just be careful!