Monday, July 25, 2011


An announcement we've been seemingly waiting ages for is official as of today.  A collection of Buddy Holly cover songs called Listen To Me: Buddy Holly will be released on September 6, just in time to celebrate Buddy's 75th birthday.  Jeff Lynne has contributed (and produced) a cover of Words Of Love for the set.

A new web site has launched in preparation for the release... as well as a press video giving us a short preview of some of the tracks including Words Of Love.

Listen To Me: Buddy Holly will be available as a CD and a digital download. The Listen To Me series will benefit music industry charities geared towards young, up and coming musicians.

This will be the first studio recording under the Jeff Lynne banner since 1991.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD has taken the wraps off the new Martin Scorsese documentary about George's life, Living In The Material World.

If you are in the UK, good news for you.  The film will be released in 3 configurations: DVD, DVD/Blu-Ray Combo pack, and a deluxe edition featuring the DVD, Blu-Ray disc and a CD of unheard material.  Release date: 10 October 2011.

If you're in the US, the film will debut in two parts on HBO on October 5th and 6th.

Although today's press release doesn't mention Jeff Lynne by name, I can't imagine he's not part of it in some form or fashion.

This is just how the film will debut, but plenty of questions remain.  When will the USA get a DVD/Blu-Ray release... and what's on that CD?  Stay tuned.

A companion book will help usher in the film.  Expected UK Release date for that September 3, September 15 for the USA.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Here's an update for those of you following the new Earthrise re-issue.  A sampler is available to hear now while everything else is being finalized.  Order/payment links will appear in the coming days and the CD is expected to ship next month.

One surprise, Colin Owen, who "commanded the live desk on ELO's Time tour," is the engineer on this project.

And notice the artwork now says Morgan/Tandy...