Wednesday, 29 April 2009

JEFF LYNNE NEWS [1]

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Yours Truly KJS and ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] have a little 'news' for you that is somewhat exciting regarding the prospects for the long-awaited new Jeff Lynne album so much hoped for by fans thus:

From Reuters [Los Angeles]: "For a musician who claims to live a leisurely existence, rocker Jeff Lynne has plenty of projects on his plate. The brains behind the '70s art-rock band Electric Light Orchestra [ELO] recently took a break from sessions for his first solo album in almost two decades to produce songs for quirky folk singer/songwriter Regina Spektor. He also has plans to write and record with Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh. The bearded Birmingham native has kept a relatively low profile since the 2001 album "Zoom," which was credited to ELO but was essentially a Lynne solo work. Sales were poor, and a scheduled arena tour was cancelled. But Lynne's legacy as the writer and producer of such ELO tunes as "Livin' Thing" and "Mr. Blue Sky" is secure. And then there was his tenure with the Traveling Wilburys, not to mention his collaborations on solo works by fellow Wilburys George Harrison, Tom Petty and Roy Orbison. As for his own album, he hopes to release it later this year. It would be his official solo follow-up to 1990's "Armchair Theatre" "It's coming, gradually," Lynne, 61, said in a recent interview with Reuters. "I can do 'em quick, but it depends whether you want 'em good or quick!" It is indeed a solo work, with Lynne playing all the instruments apart from the occasional violin or cello. As is his wont, he will be tinkering with the project right up until the last minute, and accordingly declined to reveal any titles."
We'll have to wait and see whether any new album really is another "Zoom" or a "Armchair Theatre Part II". In any case, one cannot deny the songwriting prowess of Jeff Lynne so any new material will be a delight to our aural senses - when it finally arrives!

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 29-Apr-2009

37 comments:

  1. Hope it is not fuddy duddy but rather very ELO ish

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  2. I just hope it comes out PERIOD> A legit Update about the status of the album would be nice. Jeff could at least put out a blog or something. The longer I wait the better the album better be that's my attitude!AS far as it sounding like ELO get over it people ELO is over. Jeff is on a new chapter and to me a much better one. Think travelling wilburys/Zoom!

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  3. I believe Jeff's new album will not be anything like ELO. I like jeffs solo work better anyway. Jeff was the creative genius behind elo

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  4. I would be DISAPPOINTED if Jeff's new album sounded just like ELO.Like The Late George Harrison told Jeff. Don't make it too posh.Make it sound just a wee bit better than a demo.

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  5. I like both Jeff's more organic and his bombastic soundscapes. Sometimes, less can be more. But in other cases, 'More Is More', e. g. Twilight or "Time" and "OOTB" in general. Jeff had a vision, all those arrangements are more than just embellishment, they are part of the vision. I'd love him to pick up on this sound again and to combine it with the majestic keyboard arrangements of Tears In Your Life and the great guitar arrangements of Latitude 88 North. The end result wouldn't merely be classic ELO, but rather a mix of influences. Jeff hasn't released a really bombastic sounding album for a long time, so it's about time because he is one of the few musicians who is really good at this. ON the other hand if he wants to release a more organic sounding album that should be great, too. So let#s just wait and see.

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  6. Although the album Time is very creative. I find the drastic change from the previous album a bit offputting. Jeff himself admitted that ELO had run it's course. His decision to use the Elo name on the zoom album, I believe was purely financial.Or maybe he didn't want to hog the spotlight from the amazing talent on the project.

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  7. Zoom was released June 2001, so my bets on June for jeff's new album release.

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  8. bring back reverb!!!

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  9. where is this new album!i love both elo & jeffs solo work-watever jeff produces,music related is a real treat for anyones heart,soul & ears!ive listened,& been a loyal fan of both elo & jeff lynne,im a dj from Rednal in Birmingham & have backed up our dear friend Kelly Grocutt many times,its a great pitty that bridges couldnt have been mended between jeff & kelly,so come on jeff!lets have your lovely stuff!cant wait-pete from Rednal,Birmingham.

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  10. I agree can't wait for some new sounds from the master.In good time it will arrive,and i'll bet you all it will be another gem from this very talented man.

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  11. Official word is May/ June release for Jeff's new one. So hold on tight to your dream.

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  12. The title of Jeff's new album is said to have the words blue, satallite and I cant remember the other.

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  13. Oh yeah blue, earth and satillite.

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  14. I want the strings,choir,harmonies,multi layering,everything. I want the sound that Jeff created in the mid to late seventies,thats why i became a fanatic for life. He needs to be bold like he was back then. Nothing will ever come close to that sound again.

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  15. You know, I've changed my mind. I believe we're in for a big surprise! The ELO returns!

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  16. If brought back some strings would'nt hurt my feelings,but anything from him is always enjoyable.

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  17. Jeff Lynne is a master at arrangements providing full sounds with guitar, strings, and piano. Need Mr. Lynne to draw inspiration from the 1970s. Then again, I'm so hungry for Lynne's work that he could be banging on a tin can and it would be magic to my ears. :)

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  18. Jeff's work from the 70's is indeed spectacular. I think he should shake it up a bit and do some different things while stying true to the jeff lynne sound we know and love.

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  19. Don't bring us down, mate! We've been "Standing in the rain" long enough, Jeff. We want some "blue sky, Mister! Lets see you release something that turns out to be a real "New World Record". Be nice to see something halfway between Zoom and OOTB with some strings and a real drummer (sorry, you'll never be as good as Basher Bevan)!

    Horace Wimp

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  20. If anyone knows the release date of Jeff's new cd PLEASE POST!!!

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  21. Nothing on i tunes yet? hope we can pre order jeff. ozzy can be pre ordered already June 22 release date.

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  22. ye its been ages since i heard about Jeffs new music, i hope he has the success he deserves as hes a legend that has got lost due to his work with everybody else.If the correct marketing and promo happens he could have a well deserved hit again as its been too long out of the mass public eye. He looks great for his age but not getting any younger so i hope there is a big push on this one.Now the time for plenty of pre-promo as the zoom marketing was bad.

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  23. today 19-7 2010 no news yet? i can not wait any longer haha and as someone said
    I want the strings,choir,harmonies,multi layering,everything. I want the sound that Jeff created in the mid to late seventies,thats why i became a fanatic for life. He needs to be bold like he was back then. Nothing will ever come close to that sound again.
    Rip Kelly Groucutt

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  24. I too am looking forward to the much anticipated album, but I am not looking for any particular sound/style from the past, Jeff will bring us what has come from his own style, influenced by so many flavours over the years and yet unmistakably unique, and that's what we will get once more, but I do like the George Harrison chord progression influences in the Zoom album, eg "State of mind" chorus and ordinary dream etc

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  25. As the months slip by, I begin to wonder if I'll ever here this new CD..............

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  26. I agree Mr./Mrs. Anonymous ... we won't be seeing this particular album until AFTER the 'Last Train To London'! Keep the faith ... why not get a hold of that new ELO live DVD due out 09/08/10 in the meantime? KJS 29/07/10

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  27. ELO ARE IN SO MANY PEOPLES HEARTS YOU WOULDNT BELIEVE. COME ON JEFF WERE YOUR NEW ALBUM. IM HURTING NOW,

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  28. I can't wait for Jeff Lynne's new album to bless the air waves. But he could also release older material that never made it on his ELO albums or are hard to find. The following is a list of songs Jeff Lynne recorded that never made it onto released albums:

    Everyone's Born To Die (Lynne) – 4:40;
    Drum Dreams (Electric Light Orchestra) - B-side of the "I'm Alive" and "All Over The World" singles);
    Beatles Forever - 4:30;
    Buildings Have Eyes - 4:04;
    Mandalay - 5:20;
    Hello My Old Friend - 8:37;
    Long Black Road - 3:22 (Japanese bonus track);
    Doin' That Crazy Thing/Going Down to Rio [not sure if this is one or two songs);
    Sooner or Later [released with Video! on B-side];
    I'm Gone;
    Sirens;
    Wild Times [from Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves]

    It would be great to have an album that captures the above songs completing his ELO/solo song-ography. I'm currently collecting his Move and Idle Race work from the latter part of the 1960s. If you want the CDs to collect all his songs, look for: Idle Race's "Back to the Story"; The Move's "Looking On" and "Message from the Country". Those 3 albums will capture all Jeff's pre-ELO songs except for the 2 he wrote for Nightriders.

    The 2 songs Jeff Lynne wrote and performed for Nightrider back in 1966 are "It's Only the Dog (2:15)" and "Your Friend (3:22)".

    Still plenty of material to release...

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  29. Been listening to Jeff Lynne since the Move. Bought all the remakes for the previously unreleased materials. Need Something New!!!!!! Come On Jeff. We have waited long enough...

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  30. Keen to hear anything he produces although sceptical after learning he plans to play everything bar the Cello and Violin himself. Talented yes, same driving loud echoy snare dominated tracks reduce the quality of the end product. I reckon his biggest successes have been through 'a group' playing his music and not just 'Jeff' playing his music. I shall still buy it...

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  31. Come on Jeff we're all still waiting, it's been much too long my man xxxxx

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  32. Jeff...don't be a POTLICKER...hey that can be the name of your new album....give us the news!! A new JL album!!! Please?!!!!!!!

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  33. Don't hold your breath.. JL is very busy producing other albums and dosen't have much time to finish his own off.

    Maybe, just maybe when he's 72 years old he may well get to release it.

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  34. out by end of 2011.... bloody blilliant work!!!
    Jeff in truly a gift to music.

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  35. Come on Jeff, don't hesitate to release every nice tune you have in your mind...it will be loved by us .. that's out ouf question. And all others shall continue listen to nowadays "noise" with is no music compared to your songs!

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    1. a wonderful post!
      i would love to hear every musical idea jeff lynne can offer his many fans.
      seriously, this man has given so much enjoyment over the years.
      he's fantastic

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  36. NEW ALBUM!
    TITLE: LONG WAVE

    DATE: 09/26/2012

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