Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018

NOW OPEN: JEFF LYNNE'S ELO STORE

Jeff Lynne's ELO Store is back online with a new line of T-shirts and other products from the current tour.

Friday, August 3, 2018

NOW AVAILABLE: THE SECRET MESSAGES DOUBLE ALBUM

As many watched Jeff Lynne's ELO on stage in California, some of us were also delighting some ELO tunes as well.

Secret Messages by Electric Light Orchestra is finally a double album.  On 2-LPs, streaming services, iTunes, Amazon and hi-resolution editions.

7 Digital
320 mp3:
16 bit CD quality:
24-bit/14.4kHz:
24-bit/96kHz:
24-bit/192kHz:

HD Tracks:
24-bit/96kHz
24-bit/192kHz

iTunes
Amazon

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

ORIGINAL ALBUM CLASSICS

Pre-orders starting to appear for another (September) box set.  This time, it's a 5CD box set (on Legacy) of the ELO and Jeff Lynne titles originally released by Frontiers in 2012-2013.

Jeff Lynne - Armchair Theatre
Electric Light Orchestra - Zoom
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky The Very Best Of
Electric Light Orchestra - Live

...were quietly re-released digitally earlier this year by Sony but with the bonus tracks lopped off.  Now, they'll be boxed together in one set, likely the same way.  We'll try to find out more.

Amazon UK

Release date: 14 September 2018

LLIRD A TON SI SIHT - more

A few more images revealed before Friday's release of the Secret Messages double album.

 Gatefold sleeve and listing After All as (Shorter Version)
 

Release on double vinyl with digital download and coming to streaming services on Friday.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

COMING SOON: THE UK SINGLES VOLUME ONE

The next major ELO release will be The UK Singles Volume One.  16 replicas of original ELO 7" singles spanning 1972-1978.  More from Face The Music Online.

Release date: September 21, 2018.

The press release:

Legacy Recordings Set to Release Electric Light Orchestra - The U.K. Singles Volume One: 1972-1978 on Friday, September 21

Collector's Box Set Includes Detailed Reproductions of 15 ELO Original Singles/B-Sides + "The ELO EP" on 7" Black Vinyl

New York, NY – July 24th, 2018 - Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Electric Light Orchestra - The U.K. Singles Volume One: 1972-1978 on Friday, September 21. Pre-order here: https://ELO.lnk.to/UKSinglesBoxPR

The U.K. Singles Volume One: 1972-1978 presents ELO's early output of hits and b-sides as originally experienced by the band's fans in their native UK. This collector's box set features 15 groundbreaking 45 RPM singles plus 1978's "The ELO EP," each fully recreated from their original releases more than four decades ago.

All of the music on The U.K. Singles Volume One: 1972-1978 was remastered from the analog source tapes while each of the 16 7" vinyl discs in the collection features detailed reproductions of the original sleeves and labels from the 1970s.

Nine of these singles--including "Roll Over Beethoven," "Evil Woman," "Livin' Thing," "Telephone Line" and "Mr. Blue Sky"--reached the Top 10 of the British charts and remain among the world's most enduring classic rock songs. On rock radio and beyond, ELO's hits continue to permeate pop culture. In 2017, "Livin' Thing" was featured in a widely-seen advertisement for Volkswagen while "Mr. Blue Sky" underscored a pivotal scene in the Marvel Studios blockbuster Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

Formed in Birmingham, England in 1970, ELO was designed to create progressive modern pop music combining classical and rock elements wrapped in futurist iconography. Jeff Lynne is ELO's guiding light and driving force, writing virtually all of the group's original material while arranging and producing their albums.

From 1972 through 1986, ELO racked up more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet while selling more than 50 million records worldwide. During the same period, ELO scored twenty Top 20s on the UK Singles Chart and fifteen Top 20s on the US Billboard Hot 100.

ELO was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017.

A new concert documentary, "Jeff Lynne's ELO: Wembley or Bust" will make its U.S. television premiere on SHOWTIME on Friday, July 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on-air, on demand and over the internet. A celebration of ELO's enduring and ongoing musical legacy, director Paul Dugdale documents Lynne's ELO performance at London's famed Wembley Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd of 60,000 fans in 2017.

On August 3, 2018, Legacy Recordings will release, for the first time ever on 12" vinyl, Secret Messages, Electric Light Orchestra's tenth studio album, first issued on CD in 1983. The Legacy 35th Anniversary Edition of Secret Messages, available as a 2LP 12" 150 gram vinyl set, presents Jeff Lynne's "eclectic creation" as "originally conceived" with six previously unreleased tracks "all with cutting-edge synthesizers as well as up-front guitar mastery" finally restored to the ELO masterpiece.

Electric Light Orchestra
The U.K. Singles Volume One: 1972-1978

Disc 1: 10538 Overture b/w First Movement (Jumping Biz)* (1972 – U.K. No. 9)
Disc 2: Roll Over Beethoven** b/w Queen Of The Hours (1973 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 3: Showdown b/w In Old England Town (Instrumental) (1973 – U.K. No. 12)
Disc 4: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle b/w Oh No Not Susan (1974 – U.K. No. 22)
Disc 5: Can't Get It Out Of My Head b/w Illusions In G Major (1974)
Disc 6: Evil Woman b/w 10538 Overture (live) (1974 – U.K. No. 10)
Disc 7: Nightrider b/w Daybreaker (live)(1976)
Disc 8: Strange Magic b/w Showdown (live) (1976 – U.K. No. 38)
Disc 9: Livin' Thing b/w Fire On High (1976 – U.K. No. 4)
Disc 10: Rockaria! b/w Poker (1976 – U.K. No. 9)
Disc 11: Telephone Line b/w Poor Boy (The Greenwood) / King Of The Universe
(1977 – U.K. No. 8)
Disc 12: Turn To Stone b/w Mister Kingdom (1977 – U.K. No. 18)
Disc 13: Mr. Blue Sky b/w One Summer Dream (1978 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 14: Wild West Hero b/w Eldorado (1978 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 15: Sweet Talkin' Woman b/w Bluebird Is Dead (1978 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 16: The ELO EP: Can't Get It Out Of My Head / Strange Magic b/w Ma-Ma-Ma Belle / Evil Woman (1978 – U.K. No. 34)

All songs written by Jeff Lynne except:
*"First Movement (Jumping Biz)" written by Roy Wood **"Roll Over Beethoven" written by Chuck Berry


COMING SOON

Thursday, July 12, 2018

AMERICAN TREASURE - more

The new Tom Petty box set announced Wednesday will span his entire career including his years collaborating with Jeff Lynne.

Included with this box is:

DISC 2:
4. Don’t Treat Me Like A Stranger (B-side to UK single of “I Won’t Back Down”—April, 1989)
14. Alright For Now (Album track from Full Moon Fever—April 24, 1989)

DISC 3:
1. I Won’t Back Down (Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA—February 4, 1997)
3. You And I Will Meet Again (Album track from Into The Great Wide Open—July 2, 1991)
4. Into The Great Wide Open (Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena—November 24, 1991)
5. Two Gunslingers (Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY—May 25, 2013)

DISC 4:
5. Saving Grace (Live at Malibu Performing Arts Center, Malibu, CA—June 16, 2006)
6. Down South (Album track from Highway Companion—July 25, 2006)

 Release date is September 28, 2018.

Monday, June 18, 2018

LLIRD A TON SI SIHT - more

Amazon is adding a pic and filling in/updating some details on the new 2LP version of Secret Messages.

Side One:
Secret Messages
Loser Gone Wild
Bluebird
Take Me On And On

Side Two:
Stranger
No Way Out
Letter From Spain
Danger Ahead

Side Three:
Four Little Diamonds
Train Of Gold
Endless Lies
Buildings Have Eyes
Rock 'n' Roll Is King

Side Four:
Mandalay
Time After Time
After All
Hello My Old Friend

So far, we know:
71 minutes
Digital download included with LP, will be included on streaming services
Mastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios NYC
Lacquers cut by Mark Santangelo at Masterdisk
New pic on Amazon is suggesting blue Epic labels and a gatefold?

Stay tuned!

Pre-order links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Official Store USA
Official Store UK

Saturday, June 16, 2018

LLIRD A TON SI SIHT - ctd

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

LLIRD A TON SI SIHT

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