Tag Archives: Jeff Lynne

Album review: MICHAEL ARMSTRONG – #LookingForTheWorld

MICHAEL ARMSTRONG - #Looking For The World

Michael Armstrong introduces his new album (27:44)  This showcase was first broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in the ‘New to GRTR!’ sequence. More information www.michaelarmstrongmusic.co.uk [Release date 23.11.18] Second album by Michael Armstrong, one that has been in the … Continue reading

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Gig review: JEFF LYNNE’S ELO – Arena, Birmingham, 13 October 2018

Jeff Lynne

To say I was excited at seeing Jeff Lynne and ELO play his home town of Birmingham would be an understatement! I have only see the Jeff Lynne fronted ELO once back at his comeback gig at Hyde Park in … Continue reading

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Gig review: JEFF LYNNE’S ELO – 02 Arena, London, 20 April 2016

JEFF LYNNE

For most of the past 30 years the notion that the Electric Light Orchestra would be selling out a 14 date UK arena tour would have seemed preposterous. Always derided by critics and seen as uncool, since their creative juices … Continue reading

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Quick plays: THE WINTER TREE, BRYAN ADAMS, JOE EGAN

THE WINTER TREE Earth Below

THE WINTER TREE Earth Below www.thewintertreeband.com Andrew Laitres is the main force behind this band, who also feature Mattias Olsson (Anglagard/White Willow/Necromonkey) on drums and percussion, Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow/Opium Cartel) who mixed the album plus played some guitar/synths, as … Continue reading

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Album review: JEFF LYNNE’S ELO – Alone In The Universe

JEFF LYNNE

Colombia/Sony [Release date 13.11.15] To say I was looking forward to this is an understatement! It has been fourteen years since the last album under the ELO name, 2001′s ‘Zoom’ and there was the album of cover versions of long … Continue reading

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News: JEFF LYNNE’S ELO ‘ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE’ NEW ALBUM

JEFF LYNNE’S ELO ‘ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE’ Release Date: November 13, 2015 First album of all new ELO music in over a decade. Jeff Lynne’s ELO release their new album, ‘Alone In The Universe’ on November 13th, 2015 on Columbia … Continue reading

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DVD review: JEFF LYNNE’S ELO – Live In Hyde Park

JEFF LYNNE

Eagle Vision [Release date 11.09.15] Having being very lucky to be at this concert I was witness to Jeff Lynne and ELO’s first UK gig in nearly thirty years. Jeff Lynne was joined by longtime ELO member Richard Tandy, with … Continue reading

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News: JEFF LYNNE, VAN HALEN, ROBIN GEORGE – Wednesday 4 February 2015

The Sweet, Giants Of Rock - 9 February 2014

Kiske/Sommerville release their new album ‘City of Heroes’ on April 17th on Frontiers. Jeff Lynne will perform at this Sunday’s Grammy awards ceremony. AC/DC will also be appearing and rumour is that former drummer Chris Slade will appear with them. … Continue reading

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Gig review: JEFF LYNNE’S ELO – Hyde Park, London, 14 September 2014

A crowd of 50,000 in Hyde Park eagerly anticipating the first full live show from Jeff Lynne (billed as Jeff Lynne’s ELO) since 1986 in the UK and the last full live shows were a couple of US TV concert … Continue reading

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Book review: Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison by John Kruth

Backbeat Books I have personally been looking for a good biography of Roy Orbison for a number of years and John Kruth’s “Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison” has certainly met my expectations. With a sense … Continue reading

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Album review: ELO – Live

        Frontiers www.frontiers.it This album is taken from a 2001 performance for a PBS television special in Los Angeles at CBS Television City which was released as a DVD that same year. This CD adds four tracks … Continue reading

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Album review: ELO – Zoom

Frontiers www.frontiers.it         Frontiers are making the most of their tie up with Jeff Lynne with re-mastered versions of ELO’s “Zoom” and Lynne’s solo “Armchair Theatre” following hot on the heals of the re-recorded “Best Of..” and … Continue reading

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Album review: JEFF LYNNE – Armchair Theatre

        Frontiers (Released 19th April) www.frontiers.it Originally released back in 1990, Jeff Lynne’s first solo album now gets a re-issue with a couple of bonus tracks. The album was a minor success on its release only just … Continue reading

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News: Three ELO/JEFF LYNNE releases in April 2013

Just as the third quarter of 2012 brought three exciting works from JEFF LYNNE – his second solo album Long Wave, the freshly recorded Mr. Blue Sky – The Very Best Of ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA and the illuminating documentary Mr. … Continue reading

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THE MOVE – The Lost Broadcasts

The Move - The Lost Broadcasts

HST 108DVD ‘The Lost Broadcasts’ DVD is a short but enjoyable compilation of previously unavailable footage of The Move. The randomly interspersed footage captures the 60′s pop band before they transformed themselves into a heavier rock outfit and ultimately the … Continue reading

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JEFF LYNNE – Long Wave

Frontiers www.frontiers.it       Nothing for years and then along comes a re-recorded best of E.L.O. and a solo album from Jeff Lynne on the same day. “Long Wave” is titled in tribute to the old radio shows that … Continue reading

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E.L.O. – Mr. Blue Sky – The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra

Frontiers www.frontiers.it       Over the years there seems to have been literally hundreds of compilations calling themselves “best”, “essential”, “ultimate”…so what at first glance this appears to be yet another one…but no…the wonderful Mr Jeff Lynne has seen … Continue reading

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ELO and Jeff Lynne night on BBC4 Friday October 5th

9pm-10pm – Mr Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne and ELO The life and career of singer-songwriter Jeff Lynne, from his early days in the Birmingham rock scene to his success with Electric Light Orchestra during the 1970s and … Continue reading

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JEFF LYNNE releases two albums in Oct

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 … Continue reading

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GRAHAM GOULDMAN ‘Love And Work’

Rosala Records 2012 Graham Gouldman certainly knows his way around writing a hit tune, not only for the bands he has been in 10CC and Wax, but he has written hits for numerous other artists from the Yardbirds to Ricky Martin. This … Continue reading

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