Thursday, July 11, 2019

UPDATE: SCHIZOPHRENIC PSYCHEDELIA

It's a go!!

After winning the vote against two other titles, Run Out Groove Records (part of Warner Music Group) is putting a new Idle Race specialty LP up for pre-orders!  They're pressing it on 180g clear vinyl (a change from the previous announcement) with new artwork and liner notes.

Run Out Groove:
· ROG curated a new collection of Idle Race’s best Liberty-era tracks.

· Pressed on 180g clear vinyl and comes in a single pocket tip-on jacket with new artwork and liner notes.

· Limited and individually numbered based on pre-orders



You only have a short time to order online or you'll have to chance finding one in a record store.  The track list:

Side A
(Here We Go) Round the Lemon Tree (mono) 2:45
My Father’s Son (mono) 2:15
Impostor’s of Life’s Magazine (mono) 2:21
Sitting in My Tree (mono) 2:50
The Skeleton and the Roundabout (stereo) 2:15
Knocking Nails Into My House (mono) 2:27
End of the Road (stereo) 2:05
Morning Sunshine (stereo) 2:45
Days of Broken Arrows (mono) 3:51

Side B
Worn Red Carpet (mono) 3:04
Neanderthal Man (mono) 3:57
Victim of Circumstance (mono) 3:36
In the Summertime (stereo) 2:58
Told You Twice (stereo) 3:38
Lucky Man (Alternate Take) 2:36
Follow Me Follow (Alternate Take) 1:56

Expected Street Date:  November 15, 2019

JEFF LYNNE'S ELO LIVE 2019 - SUNRISE

Another great night, my 8th concert since the start of Jeff Lynne's ELO, this time in Sunrise, FL.  Just wanted to share a few pics:



Sunrise, FL -- 9 July 2019 set list:
Standin' In The Rain
Evil Woman
All Over The World
Showdown
Do Ya
When I Was A Boy
Livin' Thing
Handle With Care
Rockaria!
Last Train To London
Xanadu
10538 Overture
Shine A Little Love
Wild West Hero
Sweet Talkin' Woman
Telephone Line
Don't Bring Me Down
Turn To Stone
Mr. Blue Sky
Roll Over Beethoven



Another highlight, I got to shake this guy's hand and say 'congrats' - Steve Jay!


Thursday, June 20, 2019

JEFF LYNNE'S ELO LIVE 2019

Thursday, June 13, 2019

SOMETHING MORE FROM THE MOVE

Pre-orders are starting to appear for a new CD by The Move titled Something More From The Move.

Amazon UK:
Something More From is comprised of The Move s very first radio session recorded (24 October 1966) and live broadcasts from Offenbach and Stockholm 1967.
Track list:

1. Tired Of Being Lonely
2. Cherry Cherry
3. Our Love
4. Walk Upon The Water
5. I Can Hear The Grass Grow
6. Night Of Fear
7. Eight Miles High
8. Flowers In The Rain
9. Why
10. Hey Grandma
11. I Can Hear The Grass Grow
12. Something Else
13. So You Want To Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star

UK release day: 26 July 2019

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

SCHIZOPHRENIC PSYCHEDELIA

Run Out Groove Records is gauging interesting in this prospective Idle Race set which would be called Schizophrenic Psychedelia.  They are putting this LP release up against two others, and if it gets enough votes, they will move forward with an actual pressing.

From Run Out Groove:
  • If voted to win, ROG will curate a new collection of Idle Race’s best Liberty-era tracks.
  • Would be pressed on 180g multi-colored vinyl and come in a single pocket tip-on jacket with new artwork and liner notes.
  • Would be limited and individually numbered based on pre-orders
 The time to vote is limited - and whatever e-mail address you provide, Run Out Groove will probably send you e-mails for the rest of your life.  But it would be worth it, wouldn't it??

The track list would be:

Side A
1 (Here We Go) Round the Lemon Tree (mono) 2:45
2 My Father’s Son (mono) 2:15
3 Impostors of Life’s Magazine (mono) 2:21
4 Sitting in My Tree (mono) 2:50
5 The Skeleton and the Roundabout (stereo) 2:15
6 Knocking Nails Into My House (mono) 2:27
7 End of the Road (stereo) 2:05
8 Morning Sunshine (stereo) 2:45
9 Days of the Broken Arrows (mono) 3:51

Side B
1 Worn Red Carpet (mono) 3:04
2 Neanderthal Man (mono) 3:57
3 Victim of Circumstance (mono) 3:36
4 In the Summertime (stereo) 2:58
5 Told You Twice (stereo) 3:38
6 Lucky Man (Alternate Take) 2:36
7 Follow Me Follow (Alternate Take) 1:56

Vote here!

Friday, May 17, 2019

ASCAP FOUNDERS AWARD - MORE

From the ASCAP press release on their website:
Pop music icon and leader of ELO Jeff Lynne was feted with the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award for his unparalleled hitmaking talent and a career that spans more than five decades. Famed guitarist and fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joe Walsh bestowed the honor. Previous recipients include Elvis Costello, Annie Lennox, Sir Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Tom Petty, Patti Smith, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young. As part of the show, Lynne treated the audience to an unusual stripped-down performance of three of his monster hits, “Telephone Line," "Evil Woman" and “All Over the World."
Unusual?  Or Unusually?

ASCAP FOUNDERS AWARD

JEFF LYNNE SONGBOOK

Warner Music Group has a new digital-only playlist/collection of early tracks from Jeff's career called Jeff Lynne Songbook.  The Idle Race, The Move and ELO are represented here including a few 'harder-to-find' versions as of late.

01  The Move - Do Ya (single version)
02  ELO - Roll Over Beethoven
03  The Idle Race - The Skeleton And The Roundabout
04  The Move - The Minister
05  ELO - Mr. Radio
06  The Idle Race - Morning Sunshine
07  The Idle Race - The Birthday
08  The Move - The Words of Aaron
09  ELO - In Old England Town (Boogie #2)
10  The Move - Message From The Country
11  The Idle Race - Imposters of Life's Magazine
12  The Move - No Time
13  ELO - Nellie Takes Her Bow
14  ELO - From The Sun To The World
15  The Idle Race - I Like My Toys
16  ELO - Kuiama
17  ELO - My Woman (Ma-Ma-Ma Belle Version)
18  The Idle Race - On With The Show
19  ELO - 10538 Overture
20  The Idle Race - Mrs. Ward
21  The Move - Down On The Bay
22  ELO - Queen Of The Hours
23  The Idle Race - End Of The Road
24  ELO - Everyone's Born To Die
25  The Idle Race - The Lady Who Said She Could Fly
26  ELO - Manhattan Rumble (49th Street Massacre)
27  The Idle Race - Sea Of Dreams
28  The Idle Race - Days of the Broken Arrows
29  ELO - Showdown
30  ELO - Mama (2001 edit)


Out since 19 April 2019 in the UK only.
Amazon download or stream
Stream on Apple Music
Stream on Spotify


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

30 YEARS AGO TODAY

Friday, April 12, 2019

ASCAP FOUNDERS AWARD

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

WITH SPECIAL GUEST: DHANI HARRISON more

WITH SPECIAL GUEST: DHANI HARRISON

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

GRAMMY HALL OF FAME

Sunday, December 30, 2018

LONG ENDURANCE, BULKY CURTINS

Happy 71st Birthday, Jeff!  Thanks for a great 2018!

Bring on Sunrise 2019!

Happy New Year, everyone!

Friday, November 16, 2018

UPDATE: WEMBLEY OR BUST

If you ordered the Wembley or Bust book from Genesis Publications, check your e-mail.  Collector editions will start shipping Monday November 19 and Deluxe editions shipping beginning Monday November 26.  They even tell you what number you're getting.

NOW AVAILABLE: UNCHAINED MELODIES

 Available starting today, a second volume of Roy Orbison classics reworked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  It features the originally-produced-by-Jeff-Lynne titles Heartbreak Radio and California Blue.  It's streaming and available to buy on CD and digital download.


HUGH MCDOWELL

1953-2018

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