Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Time-Life Music is set to release a DVD box set full of performances from Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremonies over the years. Included in that are the two performances featuring Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, and Dhani Harrison when George Harrison was inducted into the Rock Hall in 2004. Both live tracks - Handle With Care and While My Guitar Gently Weeps (featuring a raging guitar solo by Prince) - will be on the lead-off disc back to back.

The set has 9 DVDs, so as you can imagine, it' s not cheap. But each disc promises at least an hour of behind-the-scenes bonus material and rehearsals. Release date: September 11, 2009.

(Apologies if you're getting multiple posts, I'm still trying to work out some layout issues with Blogger)

Monday, August 3, 2009


UPDATE (8/10): This is just a priced-down re-issue of the 2001 remaster.

In the (USA) shops tomorrow is a re-issue of ELO's Secret Messages from Sony/BMG Custom Marketing Group. Order links are at Amazon and CD Universe.

Clearly, this is similar to what they did with Out Of The Blue last year. They take the remastered CD and place it in old original CD packaging, but with the remaster booklet. Since that version of it came out, the 2007 editions (standard and deluxe) have disappeared.

But why Secret Messages? And is this, especially considering the big picture, anything other than a complete waste of energy? Is the 2001 remaster discontinued now? Will there even be a CD tomorrow? The same fiasco happened with Ole ELO last year, too.