Tuesday, December 16, 2014

MERRY MINSTREL MUSICAL CIRCUS III

Jeff Lynne made another trip to the Troubadour in Los Angeles over the weekend to spread a little holiday cheer.

Monday, December 1, 2014

NOW AVAILABLE: TAKE THAT III

Take That III - containing one track produced by Jeff Lynne (Fall Down At Your Feet) - is now available to buy.  Fall Down At Your Feet is only available in the Google Play Store in the UK.

Friday, November 28, 2014

TAKE THAT BACK

Ahead of Monday's release of Take That III, some fans have just gotten their deluxe editions - and to our surprise, there is nothing in the credits to suggest Jeff Lynne participated in any of the songs on the 12 track main album or the 15 track deluxe edition.  There's still the Google Play edition which contains 2 additional titles - but generally credits for 'bonus bonus' songs are rarely officially revealed.

The album, by the way, just became the most pre-ordered album at amazon.co.uk ever.

But if the credits are accurate - and despite the announcement and even a mention from Jeff about it - you can probably pass on this and stay tuned to see if Jeff is involved in any other released tracks.

Friday, November 14, 2014

NOW PLAYING: THE ART OF MCCARTNEY

Consequence of Sound and Rolling Stone now linking to the full album stream of The Art Of McCartney - including Jeff Lynne's Junk.

CD/DVD sets and digital downloads available starting Monday for the UK, Tuesday for the USA.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

ELO IN 2015??

Billboard Magazine is reporting on the heels of last night's Classic Rock Honours that Jeff Lynne will be bringing at least one live ELO show to the USA next year - and is planning to release a new album under the ELO banner.

CLASSIC ROCK ROLL OF HONOUR

Jeff Lynne was recipient of an award during the 10th Annual Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards last night at The Avalon in Los Angeles.  The show is available to hear On Demand (if you register with the site or log in through Facebook) and will be broadcast on internet radio later this evening - 8PM Eastern Time, 5PM LA time.


Friday, October 17, 2014

LIVE IN HYDE PARK, ctd

The Head of Music at BBC Radio 2 (and 6) writes about some of the wheeling and dealing that resulted in that tremendous evening in Hyde Park.

By the way, the Hyde Park show will re-air on BBC Four this weekend after a fresh airing of Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FROM THE GUARDIAN...


If you can cut through all the ads and 20 other things on the page trying to get your attention, there's a fresh new interview with Jeff in today's online version of The Guardian including a brief mention of his recent work with Take That.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

NEWS: TAKE THAT III



Take That announced their new album today, titled III.  According to some reports out of the UK, Jeff Lynne is one of the album's 4 producers.

Track list from the Deluxe Edition on iTunes:
These Days 
Let In The Sun
If You Want It
Lovelife
Portrait
Higher Than Higher
I Like It
Give You My Love
Freeze
Into The Wild
Flaws
Get Ready For It
Believe
Amazing
Do It All For Love

And 3 extra tracks exclusive to Google Play
Fall Down At Your Feet
If It's Not Love
These Days (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Club Mix)

The album's first single, These Days, will be getting its first play tomorrow - that track is produced by Greg Kurstin.

III is slated for a December 1st release in the UK.

A "Signed Super Deluxe Box Set" is being made available.  Their blurb:
This is the first time Take That have written and recorded as a three and with that new dynamic has come a new sound; this time around choosing an eclectic mix of producers to work on the album:Greg Kurstin (Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence, Lykke Li - I Never Learn, Katy Perry - Prism), John Shanks (Take That- Beautiful World, The Circus), Stuart Price (Take That - Progress, Madonna - Confessions on a Dance Floor, The Killers - Day & Age) and Jeff Lynne(ELO, Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie, Regina Spektor - Far, Tom Petty - Into The Great Wide Open, Travelling Wilburys - Travelling Wilburys Vol.1).

Sunday, September 14, 2014

ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN LIVE FROM HYDE PARK

Jeff Lynne's ELO - Mr Blue Sky at Radio 2 Live in Hyde Park 2014

LIVE IN HYDE PARK ctd

LIVE IN HYDE PARK


The set list:

All Over The World
Evil Woman
Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Showdown
Livin' Thing
Strange Magic
10538 Overture
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Sweet Talkin' Woman
Turn To Stone
Steppin' Out
Handle With Care
Don't Bring Me Down
Rock 'n' Roll Is King
Telephone Line
Mr. Blue Sky
Roll Over Beethoven

So, what was your favorite?!