Thursday, August 19, 2021

ELDORADO

 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

JAPAN RE-ISSUES

 

Jeff Lynne's both solo albums Armchair Theatre and Long Wave, the ELO titles Electric Light Orchestra Live and Zoom and the Jeff Lynne's ELO titles Alone In The Universe, Wembley or Bust and From Out Of Nowhere - will be re-issued in a Mini-LP CD formats.  ELO Live, Armchair Theatre and Zoom are already Mini-LP, but now the others will follow.  All titles will be uniform now.

In addition, ELO's main Sony catalog will be joining them from 1973's On The Third Day, 1974's Eldorado, 1975's Face The Music, 1976's A New World Record, 1977's Out Of The Blue, 1979's Discovery, 1981's Time, 1983's Secret Messages (will supposedly be the 2018 'double LP' version) and 1986's Balance of Power.

 Edit: I'm going to suspect these CDs will be void of any bonus tracks.

All of these CDs will have a fresh 50th Anniversary obi on them.

That's the good news.  The not-so-good news is that ELO 1, ELO 2, Long Beach, and Xanadu, as well as any compilation (Ole ELO, ELO's Greatest Hits, Flashback, etc) will not be taking part.  This does not bode well for the future.

These are all slated for an August 25, 2021 release.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

NEW STORE ITEMS


Some t-shirts and other memorabilia are ready for the taking.  Just visit jefflynneseloshop and get a look at some of the new items available for purchase including this print celebrating 50 years of ELO.



Friday, March 19, 2021

BUNGALOW PALACE MOVING?

 

According to a story on dirt.com, Jeff Lynne just dropped a cool $10 million on a house in Brentwood.  Nice way to celebrate 50 years of ELO, isn't it??


Wednesday, March 10, 2021

CRUELLA

 

 
The Way Life's Meant To Be from #ELO50 is featured on the songtrack for the upcoming live-action movie Cruella starring Emma Stone, who could already be in contention for an Oscar for this role.

Funny, some ELO friends and I have been wondering lately which ELO album should be getting a long-overdue fresh appreciation.
 
 

Monday, February 22, 2021

#ELO50

Saturday, February 13, 2021

LOUIS CLARK

A huge loss.  The sounds of those classic ELO records we loved so much were thanks, in no small part, to Louis Clark.

Monday, January 11, 2021

I WON'T BACK DOWN - ISOLATED VOCAL

 Here's a little something for your ears to enjoy - the isolated vocal track from Tom Petty's I Won't Back Down:

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

LONG ENDURANCE, BULKY CURTINS ctd


 Happy 73rd Birthday, Jeff Lynne!

 

So, it goes without saying, 2020 has truly been a terrible year.  In 2021, there will be (fingers crossed) much more to celebrate including the 50th birthday of the groundbreaking Electric Light Orchestra debut album.  Hope you all have a Happy New Year - and a great 2021!  We all deserve it!


Tuesday, December 29, 2020

"...TO SAY THE LEAST..."

Saturday, October 10, 2020

TRAVELING WILBURYS VOLUME ONE - ORANGE VINYL

HELEN REDDY


 Just wanted to recognize the recent passing of Helen Reddy.  The Jeff Lynne original song Poor Little Fool has been a big fan favorite all these years.

ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE

Sunday, August 9, 2020

XANADU - 40 YEARS LATER




Xanadu, the movie, arrived in theaters 40 years ago (yesterday) and sadly, the landmark anniversary will go by quietly.  I don't care what anybody says, the opening dance sequence is still the greatest thing ever.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Friday, July 17, 2020

BEAUTIFUL NIGHT EP

Now streaming and available to buy, the 2020 remastered edition of Paul McCartney's Beautiful Night co-produced by Jeff Lynne.  Today's EP release includes the remastered LP version, a 1995 demo, and run-through version with Ringo!



Also, the remaster of the original music video for Beautiful Night is now available to see.  The entire Flaming Pie collections are out two weeks (July 31, 2020) from today!!  There's even a new website promoting the releases.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

YOU DON'T KNOW HOW IT FEELS



A bit off-topic, but.... many of us who followed Tom Petty past the Wilburys years had an especially strong affection for his incredible 1994 album Wildflowers.  Now, Tom's family just released this great lyric video for the home demo of You Don't Know How It Feels with strong hints that a Wildflowers sessions set may finally not be far behind.

Friday, June 26, 2020

NOW PLAYING: THE WORLD TONIGHT

pic from personal collection
Now available: The 2020 remastered version of Paul McCartney's The World Tonight co-produced by Jeff Lynne.  Today's EP release includes the original LP version remastered, the newly released home demo, the splendid new Rough Mix plus two promo videos from the upcoming new Flaming Pie Archive Collection.


 The second (fully unseen) video of The World Tonight premiered as well, only a few scenes were used in the original documentary In The World Tonight which is included in the Flaming Pie re-issue out 31 July 2020.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

NEW ROY WOOD REISSUES - MORE

Cherry Red Records are reissuing two titles from Roy Wood/Wizzard in August.  First up, Main Street.

Cherry Red:
• NEW REMASTERED RELEASE OF THE LEGENDARY SHELVED 1976 ALBUM BY ROY WOOD & WIZZARD
• WITH A RARE BONUS TRACK
• FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK AND NOTES

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new re-mastered edition of the legendary, mysteriously shelved album MAIN STREET by ROY WOOD & WIZZARD.
After earning success as a performer and songwriter with THE MOVE, THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA and WIZZARD, the supremely talented Roy Wood recorded the material for what should have been his third solo album in the Spring of 1976.

The album was originally intended to have been released under the title WIZZO and was to have showcased a different musical side to Roy Wood and his band, with the material taking on a more jazz-rock influence. The resulting album was a magnificent work and showcased the multi-faceted talent of Wood.

A single, ‘Indiana Rainbow’ was released by Jet Records in 1976 but failed to gain airplay or commercial traction and so the release of the album was shelved. Roy Wood later reflected;
“The album was probably a last attempt to retain some sort of sanity, trying to grow up, and not carry on indefinitely being just another pop group”.

In 1999 the master tapes were re-discovered and MAIN STREET finally saw the light of day for the first time on CD. However, the title was deleted within a few years and has remained unavailable for nearly two decades.

This welcome Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered and includes the bonus track ‘Human Cannonball’ which was recorded during the album sessions. The release also restores the original artwork and features a new essay.

TRACK LISTING
1. MAIN STREET
2. SAXMANIACS
3. THE FIRE IN HIS GUITAR
4. FRENCH PERFUME
5. TAKE MY HAND
6. DON’T YOU FEEL BETTER
7. INDIANA RAINBOW
8. I SHOULD HAVE KNOWN
BONUS TRACK
9. HUMAN CANNONBALL
RECORDED AT THE MUSIC CENTRE, WEMBLEY –
25TH APRIL 1976 DURING SESSIONS FOR “MAIN STREET”


 ...and also Introducing Eddie & The Falcons.  Again, from Cherry Red:

• NEW REMASTERED RELEASE OF THE 1974 ALBUM BY WIZZARD
• WITH FIVE BONUS TRACKS
• FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK AND NOTES

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a new expanded re-mastered edition of the 1974 album INTRODUCING EDDY AND THE FALCONS by WIZZARD.

After earning success as a performer and songwriter with THE MOVE and THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA, Roy Wood formed Wizzard in 1972. The band stacked up a series of classic hit singles and released the album WIZZARD BREW for EMI’s Harvest label before departing for Warner Bros in 1974.

Wood and his band embarked on the recording of their second album, a loose concept base around a fictitious British Rock band of the early 1960s, Eddy and the Falcons. The resulting album was a triumphant pastiche and was a top twenty hit upon its release.

Unavailable on CD for many years, this welcome Esoteric Recordings reissue has been newly re-mastered and includes five bonus tracks drawn from singles all issued in 1974, including the top ten hit ‘Are You Ready to Rock’. The release also restores the original artwork and features a new essay and a replica poster included with the original 1974 LP release.

TRACK LISTING
1. INTRO
2. EDDY’S ROCK
3. BRAND NEW 88
4. YOU GOT ME RUNNIN’
5. I DUN LOTSA CRYIN’ OVER YOU
6. THIS IS THE STORY OF MY LOVE (BABY)
7. EVERYDAY I WONDER
8. CRAZY JEANS
9. COME BACK KAREN
10. WE’RE GONNA ROCK N’ ROLL TONIGHT

BONUS TRACKS
11. ROCK N’ ROLL WINTER (LOONY’S TUNE)
12. DREAM OF UNWIN
A & B SIDES OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN APRIL 1974

13. NIXTURE
B-SIDE OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN JULY 1974

14. ARE YOU READY TO ROCK
15. MARATHON MAN
 A & B SIDES OF SINGLE – RELEASED IN DECEMBER 1974
 If you pre-order through Cherry Red, both titles will come with a bonus postcard.  Street date for both: 28 August 2020.