Friday, October 14, 2011


You remember that compilation Roy Wood has been working on?  Well, Music Book appears to be ready for a 14 November release in the UK.

You remember when Roy Wood mentioned that one of his late 80s/early 90s tracks with Jeff Lynne would included in this set??  Well, it appears that he has back-pedaled on that idea.

1. California Man (Roy Wood with his Rock & Roll "Big Band") *
2. Ball Park Incident (Wizzard)
3. Forever (Roy Wood)
4. Oh What A Shame (Roy Wood)
5. Fire Brigade (Roy Wood) *
6. French Perfume (Roy Wood with Wizzard)
7. Down To Zero (Roy Wood)
8. Raining In The City (Roy Wood)
9. I Can Hear The Grass Grow (Status Quo)
10. Beautiful Daughter (Roy Wood with Carl Waynes)
11. Tonight (Move)
12. Lion's Heart (Roy Wood) *
13. Look Thru The Eyes Of A Fool (Roy Wood)
14. Dear Elaine (Roy Wood)
15. Main Street (Roy Wood with Wizzard)
16. New York City (Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band) *
17. Givin' Your Heart Away (Roy Wood)
18. Sing Out The Old...Bring In The New (Roy Wood with Kempsey School Choir)

1. See My Baby Jive (Wizzard)
2. Starting Up (Roy Wood)
3. Any Old Time Will Do (Roy Wood)
4. Miss Clarke And The Computer (Roy Wood)
5. Green Glass Windows (Roy Wood with Kempsey School Choir)
6. R. U. Red E 2 Rock (Wizzard)
7. Chinatown (Move)
8. Flowers In The Rain (Nancy Sinatra)
9. Why Does Such A Pretty Girl (Sing Those Sad Songs) (Roy Wood)
10. Brontosaurus (Move)
11. Olympic Flyer (Roy Wood)
12. Angel Fingers (A Teen Ballad) (Wizzard)
13. Keep Your Hands On The Wheel (Roy Wood feat John Bonham Drums)
14. Aerial Pictures (Roy Wood) *
15. This Is The Story Of My Love (Wizzard)
16. Blackberry Way (Move with extra strings by Roy Wood) *
17. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (Wizzard)
18. First Movement E.L.O (Roy Wood acoustic guitar & cello)


12 DISCS ???

There appears to be a bit of confusion (or change) regarding the upcoming Classic Albums Collection box set.

Amazon Germany and another German retailer are listing the collection as 12 discs and that Zoom is the newly added 12th disc.  Amazon US and UK also list the collection as 12 discs but no further info.

On the other hand, another import retailer is listing 12 discs with Out Of The Blue split into 2 discs.

Pop Market is still showing 11 discs.

This could all explain the delay.  Again, stay tuned.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


The Classic Albums Collection now moves to November 8.


Joe Walsh has reportedly revealed the name of this new album.  According to Ultimate Classic Rock, it was will be titled Analog Man and Mr. Walsh will testing (at least) the title track on his upcoming set of live shows.

Jeff Lynne is previously reported to have produced half the tacks on the album.  The Ultimate Classic Rock article vaguely states it'll be a Winter 2012 release - backing up an article from which also says early 2012.  Stay tuned...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


For those of you in the US with HBO, tonight is part one of George Harrison - Living In The Material World - part two tomorrow night.  Let us know what you think! 

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Here's a small roundup on what's up this month.  First, the USA edition of The Essential Electric Light Orchestra is out on October 24.  The UK version is out 10 October.  Lynn Hoskins at Showdown says the Xanadu tracks are from the 1998 UK edition.  The one exception: Xanadu, which appears to be the newer Jeff Lynne version.

Disc 1:

1. 10538 Overture (7" Edit) 4:03
2. Roll Over Beethoven (7" Edit)  4:31
3. Showdown 4:09
4. Ma-Ma-Ma Belle 3:37
5. Can't Get It Out Of my Head (7" Edit) 3:07
6. Evil Woman 4:12
7. Nightrider (7" Edit) 3:42
8. Strange Magic 4:06
9. Livin' Thing 3:32
10. Do Ya 3:45
11. Rockaria! 3:13
12. Telephone Line 4:40
13. Turn To Stone 3:48
14. Mr. Blue Sky 5:02
15. Sweet Talkin' Woman 3:48
16. Wild West Hero 4:41
17. It's Over 4:09
18. Shine A Little Love 4:11

Disc 2:

1. Don't Bring Me Down 4:03
2. The Diary Of Horace Wimp 4:17
3. Confusion 3:40
4. Last Train To London 4:30
5. I'm Alive 3:44
6. Xanadu (New Version) 3:21
7. All Over The World 4:02
8. Don't Walk Away 4:47
9. Hold On Tight 3:06
10. Twilight 3:43
11. Ticket To The Moon 4:07
12. The Way Life's Meant To Be 4:38
13. Rock and Roll Is King 3:08
14. Secret Messages 4:43
15. Four Little Diamonds 4:05
16. Calling America 3:29
17. So Serious 2:42
18. Surrender 2:32
19. Latitude 88 North 3:23

The Classic Albums Collection is "shipping on or before October 15." - which is a Saturday, so not sure this is following a traditional release 'schedule.'

The track list for the Deluxe Edition CD is out.
Exclusive CD Tracklist:
1. My Sweet Lord (demo) 3:33
2. Run Of The Mill (demo) 1:56
3. I'd Have You Any Time (early take) 3:06
4. Mama You've Been On My Mind (demo) 3:04
5. Let It Be Me (demo) 2:56
6. Woman Don't You Cry For Me (early take) 2:44
7. Awaiting On You All (early take) 2:40
8. Behind That Locked Door (demo) 3:29
9. All Things Must Pass (demo) 4:38
10. The Light That Has Lighted The World (demo) 2:23
So, it appears there's nothing from the Jeff Lynne/Wilburys era or later on this.  And still no announced plans for a DVD or BRD in the USA.  The Jeff Lynne Interview bonus feature is included with all released versions in the UK.  

Joe Walsh's website has completed a makeover.  Right now, there's only solo tour dates and no hint of a new album at all.  According to Joe from eons ago, it's been sitting ready to go.