Friday, November 16, 2018

UPDATE: WEMBLEY OR BUST

If you ordered the Wembley or Bust book from Genesis Publications, check your e-mail.  Collector editions will start shipping Monday November 19 and Deluxe editions shipping beginning Monday November 26.  They even tell you what number you're getting.

NOW AVAILABLE: UNCHAINED MELODIES

 Available starting today, a second volume of Roy Orbison classics reworked with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.  It features the originally-produced-by-Jeff-Lynne titles Heartbreak Radio and California Blue.  It's streaming and available to buy on CD and digital download.


HUGH MCDOWELL

1953-2018

News links:
BBC
Face The Music

Saturday, November 3, 2018

NOW AVAILABLE

Monday, October 22, 2018

JEFF LYNNE'S ELO LIVE 2019

Saturday, October 20, 2018

COMING SOON...

BILLBOARD: PLUS ...UPDATE ON THE NEXT ELO ALBUM

Monday, October 8, 2018

THE WILBURYS (PICTURE DISCS) ARE COMING ctd

Craft Recordings unveiling more pictures of the upcoming Traveling Wilburys picture disc edition of Volume One.




THE WILBURYS (PICTURE DISCS) ARE COMING

Sunday, October 7, 2018

THE WILBURYS ARE COMING

THE BEST OF EVERYTHING

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

Sunday, August 12, 2018

NOW OPEN: JEFF LYNNE'S ELO STORE

Jeff Lynne's ELO Store is back online with a new line of T-shirts and other products from the current tour.

Friday, August 3, 2018

NOW AVAILABLE: THE SECRET MESSAGES DOUBLE ALBUM

As many watched Jeff Lynne's ELO on stage in California, some of us were also delighting some ELO tunes as well.

Secret Messages by Electric Light Orchestra is finally a double album.  On 2-LPs, streaming services, iTunes, Amazon and hi-resolution editions.

7 Digital
320 mp3:
16 bit CD quality:
24-bit/14.4kHz:
24-bit/96kHz:
24-bit/192kHz:

HD Tracks:
24-bit/96kHz
24-bit/192kHz

iTunes
Amazon

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

ORIGINAL ALBUM CLASSICS

Pre-orders starting to appear for another (September) box set.  This time, it's a 5CD box set (on Legacy) of the ELO and Jeff Lynne titles originally released by Frontiers in 2012-2013.

Jeff Lynne - Armchair Theatre
Electric Light Orchestra - Zoom
Jeff Lynne - Long Wave
Electric Light Orchestra - Mr Blue Sky The Very Best Of
Electric Light Orchestra - Live

...were quietly re-released digitally earlier this year by Sony but with the bonus tracks lopped off.  Now, they'll be boxed together in one set, likely the same way.  We'll try to find out more.

Amazon UK

Release date: 14 September 2018

LLIRD A TON SI SIHT - more

A few more images revealed before Friday's release of the Secret Messages double album.

 Gatefold sleeve and listing After All as (Shorter Version)
 

Release on double vinyl with digital download and coming to streaming services on Friday.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

COMING SOON: THE UK SINGLES VOLUME ONE

The next major ELO release will be The UK Singles Volume One.  16 replicas of original ELO 7" singles spanning 1972-1978.  More from Face The Music Online.

Release date: September 21, 2018.

The press release:

Legacy Recordings Set to Release Electric Light Orchestra - The U.K. Singles Volume One: 1972-1978 on Friday, September 21

Collector's Box Set Includes Detailed Reproductions of 15 ELO Original Singles/B-Sides + "The ELO EP" on 7" Black Vinyl

New York, NY – July 24th, 2018 - Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Electric Light Orchestra - The U.K. Singles Volume One: 1972-1978 on Friday, September 21. Pre-order here: https://ELO.lnk.to/UKSinglesBoxPR

The U.K. Singles Volume One: 1972-1978 presents ELO's early output of hits and b-sides as originally experienced by the band's fans in their native UK. This collector's box set features 15 groundbreaking 45 RPM singles plus 1978's "The ELO EP," each fully recreated from their original releases more than four decades ago.

All of the music on The U.K. Singles Volume One: 1972-1978 was remastered from the analog source tapes while each of the 16 7" vinyl discs in the collection features detailed reproductions of the original sleeves and labels from the 1970s.

Nine of these singles--including "Roll Over Beethoven," "Evil Woman," "Livin' Thing," "Telephone Line" and "Mr. Blue Sky"--reached the Top 10 of the British charts and remain among the world's most enduring classic rock songs. On rock radio and beyond, ELO's hits continue to permeate pop culture. In 2017, "Livin' Thing" was featured in a widely-seen advertisement for Volkswagen while "Mr. Blue Sky" underscored a pivotal scene in the Marvel Studios blockbuster Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

Formed in Birmingham, England in 1970, ELO was designed to create progressive modern pop music combining classical and rock elements wrapped in futurist iconography. Jeff Lynne is ELO's guiding light and driving force, writing virtually all of the group's original material while arranging and producing their albums.

From 1972 through 1986, ELO racked up more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet while selling more than 50 million records worldwide. During the same period, ELO scored twenty Top 20s on the UK Singles Chart and fifteen Top 20s on the US Billboard Hot 100.

ELO was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017.

A new concert documentary, "Jeff Lynne's ELO: Wembley or Bust" will make its U.S. television premiere on SHOWTIME on Friday, July 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on-air, on demand and over the internet. A celebration of ELO's enduring and ongoing musical legacy, director Paul Dugdale documents Lynne's ELO performance at London's famed Wembley Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd of 60,000 fans in 2017.

On August 3, 2018, Legacy Recordings will release, for the first time ever on 12" vinyl, Secret Messages, Electric Light Orchestra's tenth studio album, first issued on CD in 1983. The Legacy 35th Anniversary Edition of Secret Messages, available as a 2LP 12" 150 gram vinyl set, presents Jeff Lynne's "eclectic creation" as "originally conceived" with six previously unreleased tracks "all with cutting-edge synthesizers as well as up-front guitar mastery" finally restored to the ELO masterpiece.

Electric Light Orchestra
The U.K. Singles Volume One: 1972-1978

Disc 1: 10538 Overture b/w First Movement (Jumping Biz)* (1972 – U.K. No. 9)
Disc 2: Roll Over Beethoven** b/w Queen Of The Hours (1973 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 3: Showdown b/w In Old England Town (Instrumental) (1973 – U.K. No. 12)
Disc 4: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle b/w Oh No Not Susan (1974 – U.K. No. 22)
Disc 5: Can't Get It Out Of My Head b/w Illusions In G Major (1974)
Disc 6: Evil Woman b/w 10538 Overture (live) (1974 – U.K. No. 10)
Disc 7: Nightrider b/w Daybreaker (live)(1976)
Disc 8: Strange Magic b/w Showdown (live) (1976 – U.K. No. 38)
Disc 9: Livin' Thing b/w Fire On High (1976 – U.K. No. 4)
Disc 10: Rockaria! b/w Poker (1976 – U.K. No. 9)
Disc 11: Telephone Line b/w Poor Boy (The Greenwood) / King Of The Universe
(1977 – U.K. No. 8)
Disc 12: Turn To Stone b/w Mister Kingdom (1977 – U.K. No. 18)
Disc 13: Mr. Blue Sky b/w One Summer Dream (1978 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 14: Wild West Hero b/w Eldorado (1978 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 15: Sweet Talkin' Woman b/w Bluebird Is Dead (1978 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 16: The ELO EP: Can't Get It Out Of My Head / Strange Magic b/w Ma-Ma-Ma Belle / Evil Woman (1978 – U.K. No. 34)

All songs written by Jeff Lynne except:
*"First Movement (Jumping Biz)" written by Roy Wood **"Roll Over Beethoven" written by Chuck Berry


COMING SOON

Thursday, July 12, 2018

AMERICAN TREASURE - more

The new Tom Petty box set announced Wednesday will span his entire career including his years collaborating with Jeff Lynne.

Included with this box is:

DISC 2:
4. Don’t Treat Me Like A Stranger (B-side to UK single of “I Won’t Back Down”—April, 1989)
14. Alright For Now (Album track from Full Moon Fever—April 24, 1989)

DISC 3:
1. I Won’t Back Down (Live at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA—February 4, 1997)
3. You And I Will Meet Again (Album track from Into The Great Wide Open—July 2, 1991)
4. Into The Great Wide Open (Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena—November 24, 1991)
5. Two Gunslingers (Live at The Beacon Theatre, New York, NY—May 25, 2013)

DISC 4:
5. Saving Grace (Live at Malibu Performing Arts Center, Malibu, CA—June 16, 2006)
6. Down South (Album track from Highway Companion—July 25, 2006)

 Release date is September 28, 2018.

Monday, June 18, 2018

LLIRD A TON SI SIHT - more

Amazon is adding a pic and filling in/updating some details on the new 2LP version of Secret Messages.

Side One:
Secret Messages
Loser Gone Wild
Bluebird
Take Me On And On

Side Two:
Stranger
No Way Out
Letter From Spain
Danger Ahead

Side Three:
Four Little Diamonds
Train Of Gold
Endless Lies
Buildings Have Eyes
Rock 'n' Roll Is King

Side Four:
Mandalay
Time After Time
After All
Hello My Old Friend

So far, we know:
71 minutes
Digital download included with LP, will be included on streaming services
Mastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios NYC
Lacquers cut by Mark Santangelo at Masterdisk
New pic on Amazon is suggesting blue Epic labels and a gatefold?

Stay tuned!

Pre-order links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Official Store USA
Official Store UK

Saturday, June 16, 2018

LLIRD A TON SI SIHT - ctd

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

LLIRD A TON SI SIHT

Monday, March 19, 2018

JEFF LYNNE'S ELO LIVE 2018 - MORE

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME - IN CONCERT

Jeff Lynne's ELO at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame will be included in a new DVD and Blu-ray by Time-Life.  Not much info in it yet, but Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame In Concert is released April 24, 2018.

GENESIS PUBLICATIONS PRESENTS WEMBLEY OR BUST

Genesis Publications has taken the wraps off the new plush limited edition book about Jeff Lynne's ELO live in concert at Wembley Stadium.

1500 copies of Jeff Lynne's ELO Wembley Or Bust will be made total, the first 350 are deluxe editions, the rest are Collector editions.  Genesis is now taking pre-orders for both,

You will get the the crafted book, a 7" picture disc featuring Don't Bring Me Down and Xanadu from the Wembley concert -- and the deluxe edition adds a specially designed ELO spaceship cut-out ala Out of the Blue

The Deluxe edition is £495 GBP (almost $700 US) -- The Collector edition is £245 GBP (over $400 US) is expected to be published in September.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

CONCERT FOR GEORGE - update


While it looks like the vinyl and standard editions of the Concert For George re-issue will land this Friday February 23 as planned, pre-orders for the lavish deluxe edition are gone for now - and it's not expected to ship until early April.

On the main Concert For George page, the deluxe edition is listed as sold out.



CONCERT FOR GEORGE - JEFF




Wednesday, January 17, 2018

CONCERT FOR GEORGE - more

Concert for George 2018 re-issue:

Completely overhauled Concert For George website


The new re-issues include a 4-LP set, the entire Concert For George across seven sides and a presumably non-playable specially-etched side 8.  From The George Harrison official store:
4-LP VINYL
Includes all the audio from the film, the first audio configuration of Concert For George to do so, with the last LP side etched with the mandala graphic image. 
Side 1
1. Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
2. Your Eyes - Anoushka Shankar
3. The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar 
Side 2
1. Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar 
Side 3
2. The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
3. Sit On My Face – Monty Python
4. I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
5. If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
6. Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
7. Give Me Love - Jeff Lynne 
Side 4
1. Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
2. Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
3. That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
4. Horse To The Water – Jools Holland & Sam Brown
5. Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 
Side 5
1. I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
2. Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
3. Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
4. Photograph - Ringo Starr 
Side 6
1. Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
2. For You Blue - Paul McCartney
3. Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
4. All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton 
Side 7
1. My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
2. Wah Wah - Eric Clapton & Band
3. I’ll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown 
Side 8
Etched vinyl with mandala design




...and a $350 deluxe as it gets edition containing fabric used on the stage of the actual concert.

Again from the George Harrison official store:
EXCLUSIVE DELUXE EDITION INCLUDES: 
60 page 12 x 12 booklet
Hinged gold fabric box with a clear window showing unique hand-painted stage fabric from the actual concert. The stage fabric can be removed from an envelope and will be uniquely numbered in a gold frame stating that it is “Original Concert For George hand-painted stage dressing, Royal Albert Hall November 29, 2002, x/1000”, and is suitable for framing. 
CD TRACK LISTING: 
Disc 1:
1. Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
2. Your Eyes (Sitar Solo) - Anoushka Shankar
3. The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
4. Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar 
Disc 2:
1. I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
2. If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
3. Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
4. Give Me love (Give Me Peace On Earth) - Jeff Lynne
5. Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
6. Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
7. That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
8. Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
9. I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
10. Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
11. Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
12. Photograph - Ringo Starr
13. Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
14. For You Blue - Paul McCartney
15. Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
16. All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
17. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
18. My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
19. Wah Wah - Eric Clapton and Band
20. I’ll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown 
DVD & BLU-RAY TRACK LISTING: 
Disc 1 (Complete Concert)
1. Your Eyes - Anoushka Shankar
2. The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar
3. Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar
4. Sit On My Face – Monty Python
5. The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
6. I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
7. If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
8. Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
9. Give Me Love - Jeff Lynne
10. Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
11. Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
12. That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
13. Horse To The Water – Jools Holland & Sam Brown
14. Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
15. I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
16. Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
17. Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
18. Photograph - Ringo Starr
19. Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
20. For You Blue - Paul McCartney
21. Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
22. All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
23. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
24. My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
25. Wah Wah - Eric Clapton & Band
26. I’ll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown 
Disc 2 (Theatrical Version)
1. I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
2. If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
3. Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
4. Give Me Love (Give Me Peace On Earth)- Jeff Lynne
5. Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
6. Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
7. That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
8. Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
9. I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
10. Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
11. Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
12. Photograph - Ringo Starr
13. Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
14. For You Blue - Paul McCartney
15. Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
16. All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
17. White My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
18. My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
19. Wah Wah - Eric Clapton & Band
20. I’ll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown 
Plus interviews, rehearsals and behind the scenes footage, including:
· Ravi’s orchestra rehearsals
· Monty Python backstage
· George’s band rehearsals
· Interviews with musicians
· Photo gallery
· “Drummers” featurette (on the Blu-ray only, not included on the DVD) 
4-LP VINYL TRACK LISTING 
Side 1
1. Sarve Shaam – Traditional Prayer
2. Your Eyes - Anoushka Shankar
3. The Inner Light - Jeff Lynne & Anoushka Shankar 
Side 2
1. Arpan - Conducted by Anoushka Shankar 
Side 3
2. The Lumberjack Song – Monty Python with Tom Hanks
3. Sit On My Face – Monty Python
4. I Want To Tell You - Jeff Lynne
5. If I Needed Someone - Eric Clapton
6. Old Brown Shoe - Gary Brooker
7. Give Me Love - Jeff Lynne 
Side 4
1. Beware Of Darkness - Eric Clapton
2. Here Comes The Sun - Joe Brown
3. That’s The Way It Goes - Joe Brown
4. Horse To The Water – Jools Holland & Sam Brown
5. Taxman - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 
Side 5
1. I Need You - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
2. Handle With Care - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers with Jeff Lynne & Dhani Harrison
3. Isn’t It A Pity - Billy Preston
4. Photograph - Ringo Starr 
Side 6
1. Honey Don’t - Ringo Starr
2. For You Blue - Paul McCartney
3. Something - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton
4. All Things Must Pass - Paul McCartney
5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton 
Side 7
1. My Sweet Lord - Billy Preston
2. Wah Wah - Eric Clapton & Band
3. I’ll See You In My Dreams - Joe Brown 
Side 8
Etched vinyl with mandala design

Release date is February 23, 2018.

CONCERT FOR GEORGE RE-ISSUE

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

MORE UK SHOWS

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

ULTIMATE CLASSIC ROCK FAN CHOICE


The results are in on the Ultimate Classic Rock Fan Choice Awards 2017 - and Jeff Lynne's ELO took Best Live Album with 52% of the vote.

UCR:
Speaking of concerts, UCR voters also had some pretty strong opinions regarding who put out the best live album of the year. Wembley or Bust, the latest live release from Jeff Lynne's ELO, earned that title with a solid 52 percent of the vote — far and away outpacing their closest contender, the Tedeschi Trucks Band.
And Tom Petty won Artist of the Year with 53% of the vote.

Monday, January 1, 2018