Monday, March 19, 2018

JEFF LYNNE'S ELO LIVE 2018 - MORE

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME - IN CONCERT

Jeff Lynne's ELO at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will be included in a new DVD and Blu-ray by Time-Life.  Not much info in it yet, but Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame In Concert is released April 24, 2018.

GENESIS PUBLICATIONS PRESENTS WEMBLEY OR BUST

Genesis Publications has taken the wraps off the new plush limited edition book about Jeff Lynne's ELO live in concert at Wembley Stadium.

1500 copies of Jeff Lynne's ELO Wembley Or Bust will be made total, the first 350 are deluxe editions, the rest are Collector editions.  Genesis is now taking pre-orders for both,

You will get the the crafted book, a 7" picture disc featuring Don't Bring Me Down and Xanadu from the Wembley concert -- and the deluxe edition adds a specially designed ELO spaceship cut-out ala Out of the Blue

The Deluxe edition is £495 GBP (almost $700 US) -- The Collector edition is £245 GBP (over $400 US) is expected to be published in September.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

CONCERT FOR GEORGE - update


While it looks like the vinyl and standard editions of the Concert For George re-issue will land this Friday February 23 as planned, pre-orders for the lavish deluxe edition are gone for now - and it's not expected to ship until early April.

On the main Concert For George page, the deluxe edition is listed as sold out.



CONCERT FOR GEORGE - JEFF




Wednesday, January 17, 2018

CONCERT FOR GEORGE - more

Concert for George 2018 re-issue:

Completely overhauled Concert For George website


The new re-issues include a 4-LP set, the entire Concert For George across seven sides and a presumably non-playable specially-etched side 8.  From The George Harrison official store:
4-LP VINYL
Includes all the audio from the film, the first audio configuration of Concert For George to do so, with the last LP side etched with the mandala graphic image. 
Side 1
1. Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
2. Your Eyes - Anoushka Shankar
3. The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar 
Side 2
1. Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar 
Side 3
2. The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
3. Sit On My Face – Monty Python
4. I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
5. If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
6. Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
7. Give Me Love - Jeff Lynne 
Side 4
1. Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
2. Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
3. That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
4. Horse To The Water – Jools Holland & Sam Brown
5. Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 
Side 5
1. I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
2. Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
3. Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
4. Photograph - Ringo Starr 
Side 6
1. Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
2. For You Blue - Paul McCartney
3. Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
4. All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton 
Side 7
1. My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
2. Wah Wah - Eric Clapton & Band
3. I’ll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown 
Side 8
Etched vinyl with mandala design




...and a $350 deluxe as it gets edition containing fabric used on the stage of the actual concert.

Again from the George Harrison official store:
EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION INCLUDES: 
60 page 12 x 12 booklet
Hinged gold fabric box with a clear window showing unique hand-painted stage fabric from the actual concert. The stage fabric can be removed from an envelope and will be uniquely numbered in a gold frame stating that it is “Original Concert For George hand-painted stage dressing, Royal Albert Hall November 29, 2002, x/1000”, and is suitable for framing. 
CD TRACK LISTING: 
Disc 1:
1. Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
2. Your Eyes (Sitar Solo) - Anoushka Shankar
3. The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
4. Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar 
Disc 2:
1. I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
2. If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
3. Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
4. Give Me love (Give Me Peace On Earth) - Jeff Lynne
5. Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
6. Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
7. That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
8. Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
9. I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
10. Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
11. Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
12. Photograph - Ringo Starr
13. Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
14. For You Blue - Paul McCartney
15. Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
16. All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
17. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
18. My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
19. Wah Wah - Eric Clapton and Band
20. I’ll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown 
DVD & BLU-RAY TRACK LISTING: 
Disc 1 (Complete Concert)
1. Your Eyes - Anoushka Shankar
2. The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
3. Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
4. Sit On My Face – Monty Python
5. The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
6. I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
7. If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
8. Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
9. Give Me Love - Jeff Lynne
10. Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
11. Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
12. That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
13. Horse To The Water – Jools Holland & Sam Brown
14. Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
15. I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
16. Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
17. Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
18. Photograph - Ringo Starr
19. Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
20. For You Blue - Paul McCartney
21. Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
22. All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
23. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
24. My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
25. Wah Wah - Eric Clapton & Band
26. I’ll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown 
Disc 2 (Theatrical Version)
1. I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
2. If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
3. Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
4. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)- Jeff Lynne
5. Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
6. Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
7. That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
8. Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
9. I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
10. Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
11. Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
12. Photograph - Ringo Starr
13. Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
14. For You Blue - Paul McCartney
15. Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
16. All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
17. White My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
18. My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
19. Wah Wah - Eric Clapton & Band
20. I’ll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown 
Plus interviews, rehearsals and behind the scenes footage, including:
· Ravi’s orchestra rehearsals
· Monty Python backstage
· George’s band rehearsals
· Interviews with musicians
· Photo gallery
· “Drummers” featurette (on the Blu-ray only, not included on the DVD) 
4-LP VINYL TRACK LISTING 
Side 1
1. Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
2. Your Eyes - Anoushka Shankar
3. The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar 
Side 2
1. Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar 
Side 3
2. The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
3. Sit On My Face – Monty Python
4. I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
5. If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
6. Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
7. Give Me Love - Jeff Lynne 
Side 4
1. Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
2. Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
3. That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
4. Horse To The Water – Jools Holland & Sam Brown
5. Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 
Side 5
1. I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
2. Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
3. Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
4. Photograph - Ringo Starr 
Side 6
1. Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
2. For You Blue - Paul McCartney
3. Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
4. All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton 
Side 7
1. My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
2. Wah Wah - Eric Clapton & Band
3. I’ll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown 
Side 8
Etched vinyl with mandala design

Release date is February 23, 2018.

CONCERT FOR GEORGE RE-ISSUE

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

MORE UK SHOWS

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK FAN CHOICE


The results are in on the Ultimate Classic Rock Fan Choice Awards 2017 - and Jeff Lynne's ELO took Best Live Album with 52% of the vote.

UCR:
Speaking of concerts, UCR voters also had some pretty strong opinions regarding who put out the best live album of the year. Wembley or Bust, the latest live release from Jeff Lynne's ELO, earned that title with a solid 52 percent of the vote — far and away outpacing their closest contender, the Tedeschi Trucks Band.
And Tom Petty won Artist of the Year with 53% of the vote.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Saturday, December 30, 2017

LONG ENDURANCE, BULKY CURTAINS ctd

Happy 70th Birthday, Jeff Lynne!

And best wishes to everyone for a Happy 2018!

Friday, December 22, 2017

JANUARY BIRTHDAY

Music on Vinyl is planning to re-issue The Birthday Party from The Idle Race on 180g heavyweight vinyl.  Release date: 12 January 2018.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

COMING SOON FROM GENESIS PUBLICATIONS

They've done editions for The Traveling Wilburys and the Concert For George, now Genesis Publications is planning a swanky new book about Jeff Lynne's ELO. A teaser page is now set up.

Monday, December 4, 2017

JEFF LYNNE'S ELO 2018 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR -- more

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

BUST

For people still waiting (particularly in the US) for Wembley or Bust on vinyl, your wait now extends through 26 January 2018 at the apparent earliest according to Amazon.  If you're in the US and want to secure a copy of Wembley or Bust on vinyl or the Out Of The Blue picture discs (which didn't appear to ship at all in the US either - and is not expected to until late December) for holiday gifts, you may have to find a UK retailer.

(12/2 update: US pre-orders for Out of The Blue picture discs are shipping at Amazon.)
(12/4 update: My bundle from the official store has arrived and I got message from another that theirs has arrived as well, so it looks like the pre-order bundles in the US are shipping now.)

Friday, November 17, 2017

NOW AVAILABLE: WEMBLEY OR BUST

Wembley Or Bust, the film and recording of the epic Jeff Lynne's ELO concert at Wembley Stadium on 24 June 2017 is now available to buy.

Digitally:
Apple
Amazon - deluxe
Amazon - standard

24-bit/48kHz higher resolution:
7Digital
HD Tracks



Thursday, November 16, 2017

BUSTING OPEN WEMBLEY