Thursday, August 14, 2014
StarVista Entertainment and Time Life have a new DVD box set with 10+ hours of performances from The Midnight Special. ELO features on two of the set's 11 discs.
Disc 2: Evil Woman, Strange Magic
Disc 3: Can't Get It Out Of My Head
It retails for around $100 if you get it through StarVista/Time Life and begins shipping September 8. There is also a one-disc edition of this Midnight Special box set out September 9 but no track list on it yet.
Sunday, August 10, 2014
Here's an interesting bit of ELO trivia. Hag's Photography provided the photo used on the cover of ELO's Secret Messages. The title of the picture? The Future's A Bit Fishy. We've Got A Hand In It. Hag's Photography is making prints of the original photographs available for higher-end purchase. They're offered as Original Prints and Digital Print Sales.
In two versions: a color hand tinted version:
And the original black and white version:
Original version LP cover for Electric Light Orchestra. ‘Secret Messages’. The foreground contained figures from classical paintings and was hand tinted by Kim Harris
One time I left my umbrella at a gallery opening – it started to drizzle and I had to go back. It changed my life. Casual decisions can have a dramatic effect on our experience. The future is unknown, the past we quantify for our own satisfaction. It’s not that the grass is greener, it’s that it’s green.
This version commissioned for a calendar entitled ‘The Future’ but the art director didn’t like the old car which I said I would cover up putting my hand over it which I later added. He was a little surprised.