Monday, April 26, 2010


A few new bootlegs have surfaced, mostly out of Russia.  Similar to the Armchair Theatre Mini-LP CD that was floating around last year, there are two new Jeff Lynne-related mini-LP bootlegs featuring tracks you generally can't buy anymore (or yet again as the case may be.)

Jeff Lynne and Friends: Every Little Thing. 
track list:
Jeff Lynne - Every Little Thing (12" Remix)
Duane Eddy - Rockabilly Holiday
Roy Orbison - Heartbreak Radio
Miss B Haven - Sand in My Eyes
Jeff Lynne - Borderline
Jimmy Nail - Blue Beyound the Grey
Miss B Haven - Nobody's Angel
Duane Eddy - The Trembler
Jeff Lynne - I'm Gone
Jeff Lynne - Sirens
Duane Eddy - Theme from Something Really Important
Jim Horn - Work It Out
Miss B Haven - You're Wrong
Roy Orbison - I Drove All Night
Jeff Lynne - Lift Me Up

Next is: George Harrison and Jeff Lynne: Cloud '86-'89
track list:
1. Johny B. Goode
(Live at Heartbeat Festival / National Exhibition Centre / Birmigham, UK 15.03.1986)
2. That's the Way It Goes 
(Remix / "When We Was Fab" Single / Remixed in 1982)
3. Hottest Gong in Town
("Shanghai Surprise" Movie Soundtrack, Recorded in 1986)
4. Hottest Gong in Town 
("Handmade in Hong Kong" Documentary Version, Recorded in 1986)
5. Zig Zag 
("When We Was Fab" Single, Recorded in 1986)
6. Zig Zag 
("Shanghai Surprise" Movie Version, Recorded in 1986)
7. While My Guitar Gently Weeps 
(Live at the Prince's Trust Concert / Wembley Arena, London, UK 06.06.1987)
8. Here Comes the Sun 
(Live at the Prince's Trust Concert / Wembley Arena, London, UK 06.06.1987)
9. When We Was Fab 
(Reverse End / "When We Was Fab" Single, Recorded in 1987)
10. Got My Mind Set On You 
(Extended Version "Got My Mind Set On You" Single, Recorded in 1987)
11. That's What It Takes 
(Rough Mix / "Lost and Found" Bootleg, Recorded in 1987)
12. When We Was Fab 
(Rough Mix / "Lost and Found" Bootleg, Recorded in 1987)
13. Rockline Medley 
(Radio Show / RocklineLos Angeles, USA, 10.02.1988)
14. Cheer Down 
("Lethal Weapon 2" Movie Soundtrack, Recorded in 1987-1989)
15. Cheer Down 
("Lethal Weapon 2" Movie Version, Recorded in 1987-1989)
16. Interview 
(G. Harrison talks about Jeff Lynne / "Cloud 9" Promo, 20.11.1987)

For most fans who have been compiling Jeff Lynne related material over the years, there doesn't appear to be anything new on these CDs.  All of these tracks can be found elsewhere.  But I find that the Jeff Lynne and friends CD would make an interesting official release.

(Hat Tip: Mike)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


UPDATE 4/23:  Jim Hoban from The ELO Network says not to bother with this.  The quality is awful.  It didn't look very promising to begin with, did it?

Original Post: Not much info on this apparently new DVD that has just cropped up in the UK.  Electric Light Orchestra: In Performance The Seventies is for sale at a few outlets and it's not terribly expensive.

Order links:
eBay UK

There is a track list provided:
In Concert 1974
  • Daybreaker
  • Showdown
  • Daytripper 
  • Orange Special Blossom
  • Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
  • In The Hall of the Mountain King
  • Great Balls of Fire
  • Roll Over Beethoven

In Concert 1976:
  • Poker
  • Nightrider
  • Showdown
  • Can't Get It Out Of My Head
  • Poorboy (The Greenwood)
  • Illusions in G Major
  • Strange Magic
  • 10538 Overture
  • Do Ya
  • Evil Woman
  • Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
  • Roll Over Beethoven
Probably an official but not an approved release.

(Hat Tip: Neil)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Jeff Lynne and Peter Asher made a radio appearance on K-Earth 101FM yesterday talking about Brit Week.  Here are some snippets of the broadcast from  their web site.  There were a few short references to Jeff's new material before he changes the subject...

27 tracks, huh?

For those interested in Brit Week in LA:

Saturday, April 17, 2010


This mash-up remix of Telephone Line (Instrumental) and Oasis' Wonderwall is getting a lot of thumbs up from the fans.  May I also suggest a mash-up from a few years ago I also thought was excellent.  Electric Avenue vs. Don't Bring Me Down from Nemozob.  And DBMD makes that remix work.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


I was doing a bit of eBay browsing today and saw these: 7" vinyl picture discs of Free As A Bird and Real Love.  I've never knew these existed and judging from the bids they're getting, they might be real and quite rare.  Any of you guys have or seen these before??