Okay I’m geeking out here a bit but come on – IT”S ELO , IT’S NEW and it’s with JEFF LYNNE!
ELO was pretty much my Beatles back in the 70s, and to this day some of my favourite songs of all time were written by Jeff Lynne. It’s been a strange journey for ELO and Mr. Lynne over the past 30 years or so, with former members touring without Lynne as ELO Part II, and Lynne releasing 2001’s underrated Zoom (essentially a solo record) with only keyboardist Richard Tandy on board.
In 2013 Lynne and Tandy, backed by the BBC Orchestra took to the stage for a benefit show for Children in Need, a performance that spurred a second show, this time in front of 50,000 fans in London’s Hyde Park last September (video below).
So I was pretty psyched to hear a few weeks ago that there will be a new ELO record in 2015! Alone In The Universe the first ELO record in 15 years will be out on November 13. When I Was A Boy is the first single.