Welcome to "A Jeff Lynne and Related Blog" following the latest works and releases by this musical craftsman. Feel free to follow along. Please note this blog is unofficial and intended for entertainment purposes only. Thanks and welcome aboard.
It appears that a good chunk of Tom Petty's back catalog will be re-issued on SHM-CDs (Super High Material CDs) and in Mini-LP paper sleeves end of February 2009 in Japan only. The Jeff Lynne-produced Full Moon Fever and Into The Great Wide Open will be among the titles. This is the first re-issue of any kind for Into The Great Wide Open.
Before I take off for my own personal holiday tour/travel, I just wanted to take this opportunity to wish you and your families and very safe and Happy Holidays and best wishes for a happy and healthy 2009. Here's hoping it's a productive one in the ELO/related world.
Oh, and if you know anyone who's looking for an A/V timeline editor, I'm on Facebook, LinkedIn and willing to re-locate. :-)
I got a chance to scan over this new EMI Publishing sampler from ELO. Er, maybe an ELO Sampler from EMI Music Publishing is a better way to put it. Bottom line: nothing new. The ELO tracks are pullovers from Afterglow and Lily Allen's cover of Mr. Blue Sky is mp3 quality. The Evil Woman remix isn't bad, though.
Is it a fake? I mean, there's not much to the CD and frankly, I could design a better cover using my feet, so I suppose it's possible. But I've seen similar samplers by other artists sold by reputable dealers. I just don't think it's worth 50 quid. Right, eil??!
Julianna Raye's I'll Get You Back from 1993 is one of several songs that gets an in-depth analysis in Daniel Levitin's new book The World In Six Songs. Included in that is a rather brief, but glowing mention of the song's producer, Jeff Lynne.
I've been meaning to post about other ELO and related promos over the last few years, but this one looks to be quite unique. An EMI Publishing CDR sampler of ELO's music has surfaced in the US with an usual track list. It starts with (the long forgotten and neglected gem) Building Have Eyes and finishes with Lily Allen's cover of Mr. Blue Sky and remix cover of Evil Woman.
I'd be interested to see if Buildings Have Eyes is of "remastered" quality and not a pull from Afterglow. If I can nail one down, I'll post an update.