There's an interesting post on Reuter's Fan Fare blog ahead of Jeff Lynne's interview and Golden Note Award on Friday in Los Angeles. It's the first real sign that he's been working on his own material since the lead-up to Zoom in 2001.
Lynne, the bearded Svengali famed for leading the art-rock band Electric Light Orchestra, is also working on a solo album, which he hopes to release later this year. It would be the follow-up to his first solo outing, 1990’s “Armchair Theatre.”
Although we've been down this road before in terms of timeline, it's encouraging. And, says the report:
He has just finished producing five tracks at his home studio with singer/songwriter Regina Spektor, and plans to work on some songs with Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh.
Hopefully that means five songs that all made the album. We're all still awaiting Far's finalized track list. The Joe Walsh material will probably take a while since The Eagles are touring at least through July.