Sunday, July 29, 2012

LONG WAVE, THE NEW ALBUM ctd



A Swedish retailer is now listing what may be the track list and artwork for Jeff Lynne's new album Long Wave.

The (unofficial) track list:
She
If I Loved You
So Sad
Mercy Mercy
Running Scared
Bewitched Bothered And Bewildered
Smile
At Last
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
Let It Rock
Beyond The Sea
According to that site: Release date will be 3 October for Sweden...

41 comments:

Ben said...

Okay...I would be lying if I said I wasn't the slightest bit disappointed...

BUT, like I commented before, it's still new Jeff Lynne :) For that, I am excited to hear it. Especially "Beyond The Sea"!

Anonymous said...

Are they all covers?

swarlock said...

I don't think so.

Ben said...

I was able to find most of the originals on YouTube. Either it's all covers, or it's mostly covers with three Jeff Lynne songs mixed in. But I doubt it would be the latter.

Anonymous said...

Yes they are all covers!

Anonymous said...

She (George Shearing)
If I Loved You (1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel performed by George MacRae & Shirley Jones in the 1956 film version)
So Sad (George Harrison from 1974's "Dark Horse")
Mercy Mercy by Don Covay (1964)
Running Scared by Roy Orbison (1961's "Cryin'")
Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered (1940 Rodgers and Hart musical Pal Joey, 1950 hit and 1952 Broadway revival all by Vivienne Segal)
Smile (1936 Charlie Chaplin song) covered by Nat King Cole in 1954)
At Last (1941 musical film Orchestra Wives) covered by Etta James in 1960
Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing (1955 movie, then soap opera) covered by The Four Aces in '55
Let It Rock (Chuck Berry from 1960's "Rockin' at the Hops")
Beyond the Sea (1946) covered by Bobby Darin in 1960

Anonymous said...

Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered was also covered by Rod Stewart with Cher on As Time Goes By: the Great American Songbook 2 from 2003

Jerry said...

There are a few different "She's"... one by Tommy James & The Shondells and one by Roy Orbison...

Anonymous said...

But George Shearing makes much more sense...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Shearing

Jerry said...

The only version of George Shearing I can find is from Bud Powell and it's a jazz instrumental... Tommy James would be interesting but I would guess it's Roy Orbison's. Remember the theme of the album now...

Russ said...

'So Sad' maybe is the Everly Brothers song..

Anonymous said...

If so, remember Jeff Lynne has done intrumentals a few times before!

Jerry said...

Yes, you can go iTunes and hear a studio and a live version. The studio sounds like all guitar, the live version has a nice little kitschy keyboard part.

Jerry said...

So Sad,that is...

rob10538 said...

I have to say I'm really excited about this album.....bring it on....

Anonymous said...

I must say, i am very disappointed if after years of waiting for NEW songs, we have an album of old covers and an album of re done old ELO songs....nothing new at all...very very disappointed.

Chippa said...

"She" may not be the George Shearing song, but the Charles Aznavour tune that Elvis Costello covered a few years ago. Give it a listen, and you can hear Jeff definitely covering it.

Anonymous said...

How dare we make our opinions known to other fans who think Jeff Lynne is a GOD and beyond reproach about NEW songs otherwise their wrath will be visited upon you!

rob10538 said...

Busy day Jerry? Isn't it great?

Jerry said...

If I Loved You... The Skyliners??

rob10538 said...

Mario Lanza too...

Anonymous said...

Mario Lanza's is a cover of the one listed above from Carousel!

Anonymous said...

The version by The Skyliners is also a cover of the one listed above from Carousel!

Jerry said...

I'm building an iPod playlist of the 'originals'... and taking the old versions for a spin before any tracks start emerging...

Neil said...

Better be careful what I say....
I enjoyed the covers on "Armchair Theatre" and "Words of Love" was OK if slightly predictable. Of course. Mr Lynne is totally entitled to release an album of what he likes, and artists (especially of a certain age)enjoy covering songs with a special meaning to them - Rod Stewart, Peter Gabriel, Glenn Frey, etc, etc. I've no doubt Jeff will do the tracks justice, and the production will be top drawer. However, I'm not going to lie, I'm fucking dissapointed. I'm looking forward to hearing "Point of no return" more than any cover.

swarlock said...

No one ever said Jeff was a God but he can't please everyone.

He can't do what everyone wants just because we like his music. That's just how it is.

A Fan said...

I wonder if Jeff will do any social networking to promote the album? Facebook, Twitter, etc?

Russell Wayne said...

Maybe they are just songs with the same names as previous songs, we wont know till we get the album listing. Jeff hopefully has been the author of some of these tracks.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Jeff say he was working on five albums can't believe he's been working on cover versions for over three years I think there might be more to come.

Anonymous said...

If Jeff had been working on so many songs (I still hope so) - why hasn't he registered them yet? If you look on the ASCAP page you see only a couple of songs that seem to be new. Even the ones mentioned on the elodiscovery site have gone!

Anonymous said...

I will buy but honestly after 11 years was hoping for new songs. "Words of Love" I think is the most recently released example of a cover by Jeff and for me this sounded like something he could run off in his sleep. Jeff is often quoted as saying it's the creative process he enjoys most in making music; sure you can be creative with a cover but not as much as starting from scratch with your own songs. Still, I agree we shouldn't count our chickens

Anonymous said...

I'm a bit disappointed, honestly. We've been wating for so long. My heart skipped a beat when Jeff announced in 2009 he had been working on a new album. Three years later and all we've got is an album with covers? In the past he was able to write a 3 minute song in 4 minutes and now he takes three years to record some standards??? Okay, he also did the "Best Of" record. But if you listen to the songs they sound so much like the old ones - it makes no sense at all. He had the chance to bring a bit of fresh air into these songs - he missed the beat (quite literally cause he is really no great drummer...). Even the song selection is boring - what about the songs that came after 1979? I at least hope he gave the classics a good treatment - I wouldn't like to hear "Beyond The Sea" with that signature shotgun-snare :-0

Russ said...

Long Wave for sure is 'very unusual' as Jeff said, & I can't wait to hear his versions of these classic songs, & I know I'll like them because L.W was recorded with us in mind; his devoted fans.

But Mr Blue Sky very unusual?,,to who? What we've heard so far closely resembles the originals! Maybe the released article will contain surprises not mentioned so far.

rob10538 said...

That crisp powerful exciting thump thump thump thump from the original Mr. Blue Sky is so special......

Jerry said...

Folks, I just wanted to make a quick clarification. Someone copied and re-posted the Anonymous post up above that has the tracks and who (may have) did them originally. THESE ARE JUST GUESSES AND ARE NOT CONFIRMED! We don't have an official announcement yet - and I know for sure So Sad is not the George Harrison version.

I do not want to, by any means, squash the conversation. Please keep going! I'm doing some guessing myself. But that info was re-posted to another forum giving some people the impression it was official. It is not.

Chippa said...

Hi Jerry--
Do you think the Swedish retailer website is wrong in it's listing of the album tracks? That's the only place I've seen them listed, so that's where people got the initial info from.

Russ said...

Maybe(guessing again!) the Mr Blue Sky album contains more brand new songs than we think...that would be something indeed, but that could be over wishful thinking on my part.

I'll be glad when we finally get the official announcement, it's hard not to speculate at this exciting time :-)

Anonymous said...

looking at the song selection, I wouldn't be surprised if Jeff's daughter Stephanie, played a big part on this album. Some of the songs seem more suited to a female vocal or duet.

Anonymous said...

It's official - part 1

August 1, 2012


JEFF LYNNE
RETURNS OCTOBER 9 WITH TWO ALBUMS
ON FRONTIERS RECORDS:
THE SOLO ALBUM "LONG WAVE"
AND THE NEWLY RECORDED
'MR. BLUE SKY-THE VERY BEST OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA'

"It all comes down to what you truly love doing, and what I love
doing is overdubbing and making new sounds out of things that are
sometimes quite ordinary on their own, but when you put them
together, they make something new--or something that sounds new. Just
discovering things like that musically is a pleasure." --JEFF LYNNE,
2012


JEFF LYNNE, one of rock's most iconic figures, is returning to make
some new waves and shed a little electric light.

The creative force of ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA and the singularly
accomplished singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer will release
two albums on October 9 via Frontiers Records: the solo disc LONG
WAVE, a heartfelt and vivid tribute to some of the very songs that
originally inspired him, and MR. BLUE SKY-THE VERY BEST OF ELECTRIC
LIGHT ORCHESTRA. For the latter album, the British artist has
artfully revisited and re-recorded--at his home studio in Los
Angeles--the greatest hits of Electric Light Orchestra, actually
improving on some of the most classic and beloved recordings ever.

The release of LONG WAVE and MR. BLUE SKY-THE VERY BEST OF ELECTRIC
LIGHT ORCHESTRA mark the 40th anniversary of ELO. LYNNE's legacy
will further be celebrated with releases in 2013 including ELO Live!
plus expanded reissues of the ELO's 2001 album Zoom and LYNNE's first
solo album in 1990, Armchair Theater. For up to date info on all
things JEFF LYNNE and ELO, go here: http://www.elo.biz

LONG WAVE powerfully celebrates the music of a time when LYNNE's
lifelong passion for music began, evoking an era back when old
standards were just giving way to rock & roll. He somehow makes
pre-rock standards like "Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered," "Smile"
and "Love Is A Many Splendored Many Thing"--along with a few of his
favorite gems from the Sixties such as the first single "Mercy,
Mercy," "Let It Rock" and "So Sad"--his own with these loving
versions. LYNNE's deeply felt and musically brilliant one-man-band
takes add up to an inspired love letter to music itself--and an
exquisite reflection of the way songs grace and change our lives.

"I call this new album Long Wave because all of the songs I sing on
it are the ones heard on long wave radio when I was a kid growing up
in Birmingham, England," LYNNE explains. "These songs take me back to
that feeling of freedom in those days and summon up the feeling of
first hearing those powerful waves of music coming in on my old
crystal set. My dad also had the radio on all the time, so some of
these songs have been stuck in my head for 50 years. You can only
imagine how great it felt to finally get them out of my head after
all these years."

Anonymous said...

Its official part 2

MR. BLUE SKY-THE VERY BEST OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA is a powerful
testament to LYNNE's enduring artistry and his singular desire to get
things right once and for all. Featuring such classics as "Evil
Woman," "Don't Bring Me Down," "Livin' Thing" and "Mr. Blue Sky," the
result is, in effect, a kind of showdown between JEFF LYNNE today and
his extremely illustrious past, and thanks to improved technology and
recording artistry, LYNNE somehow comes out on top again. It's a
fresh chance to hear these extraordinary songs sounding sharper and
clearer than the old versions.

"There was a big reason I wanted to re-record these ELO songs," says
LYNNE. "When I listen to the old versions they don't sound the way I
thought they did when I first wrote and recorded them. I wanted to
use the experience I've gained producing records ever since and have
a completely new try at them. I'm not saying the old versions aren't
good; I like them very much. We were doing our best, but experience
and technology also play a big a big part, and these new ones sound
much more solid and tight."

The album includes a never-before-heard bonus track, "The Point Of No
Return," and a very special version of "10538 Overture" that's a nod
to ELO's 40th anniversary.

The songs that JEFF LYNNE wrote and sang--and the recordings that he
so expertly arranged and produced for ELO--have endured beautifully
and are perhaps even more beloved today than they were back in the
Seventies and Eighties. By any standard whatsoever, ELO is one of the
most remarkable success stories in rock history. Consider just the
facts: ELO has sold over 50 million records worldwide, and continues
to be a remarkably popular catalog. Between 1972 and 1986, LYNNE
wrote and produced 26 Top Forty hits in the United Kingdom, and 20
Top Forty hits in the United States, including 20 Top Twenty smashes
in the UK and 15 Top Twenty smashes in the U.S. Even more remarkably,
the ELO catalog continues to have tremendous impact, as demonstrated
powerfully when the compilation All Over The World: The Very Best of
Electric Light Orchestra was released in 2005 and became a Top Ten
album in a number of international markets including England.

Outside of the success of ELO, LYNNE has led a remarkable career that
has found him taking the lessons learned leading ELO and using them
to help produce and collaborate with many of the greatest musical
artists of all time, including a number of LYNNE's all-time heroes
including Roy Orbison, Del Shannon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney,
Ringo Starr, and remarkably, even the Beatles themselves, as well as
contemporaries like Tom Petty and Joe Walsh, whose new album Analog
Man LYNNE recently helped produce. Together with Harrison, Orbison,
Petty and Bob Dylan, LYNNE was, of course, a member of the Grammy
award-winning Traveling Wilburys--a super group like no other.

"I've been in love with music since I was probably just five years
old," says LYNNE. I was made for music then--and I still am today."

Here are the track Listings for LONG WAVE and MR. BLUE SKY-THE VERY
BEST OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA:

LONG WAVE
1. She
2. If I Loved You
3. So Sad
4. Mercy, Mercy
5. Running Scared
6. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
7. Smile
8. At Last
9. Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
10. Let It Rock
11. Beyond The Sea

MR. BLUE SKY-THE VERY BEST OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA:
1. Mr. Blue Sky
2. Evil Woman
3. Strange Magic
4. Don't Bring Me Down
5. Turn To Stone
6. Showdown
7. Telephone Line
8. Livin' Thing
9. Do Ya
10. Can't Get It Out Of My Head
11. 10538 Overture
12. The Point Of No Return

rob10538 said...

Still not convinced but enjoyed the clip of Jeff and Richard playing 'evil woman' ..