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 based on what I'm reading from fans, it's awful.

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!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

ALL OVER THE WORLD ON VINYL

More new ELO vinyl is now on the docket for this summer.

All Over The World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra will finally be issued by Sony Music on 2 LPs

Side: 1
1. Mr. Blue Sky
2. Evil Woman
3. Don't Bring Me Down
4. Sweet Talkin' Woman
5. Shine a Little Love

Side: 2
1. Turn to Stone
2. The Diary of Horace Wimp
3. Confusion
4. Hold on Tight
5. Livin' Thing

Side: 3
1. Telephone Line
2. All over the World
3. Wild West Hero
4. Showdown
5. Ma-Ma-Ma Belle

Disc: 4
1. Xanadu
2. Rockaria!
3. Strange Magic
4. Alright
5. Rock 'n' Roll Is King

Release day for the UK: 10 June 2016

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

RECORD STORE DAY 2016

Record Store Day 2016 just got more interesting --


The Idle Race's 2nd LP Idle Race will be re-issued on 'multi-colored splattered' 180g vinyl LP by Rhino/Parlophone on Record Store Day, April 16, 2016.  


This is in addition to The Move's Something Else From The Move EP on 7' vinyl that is also being released for Record Store Day 2016.

Sunday, March 6, 2016