Friday, 27 July 2012

First Light: New Jeff Lynne Albums Release

#372: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! News is now starting to seep into the ELOBF universe that the long awaited follow-ups to "Armchair Theatre" by Jeff Lynne [1990] have been given a release date of Wednesday 3rd October by amazon @ Germany whereas the Japanese release date will be on Wednesday 26th September according to HMV @ Japan. Here are Jeff's very own words regarding this fantastic news:

"Hi, this is Jeff Lynne, and I've got a bit of news for you! To anyone who has been waiting for me to release some new recordings ... thanks for waiting, you're the best. I know it's been way too long again, but I'm hoping you'll think it was worth the wait. I have two new albums and some other surprises coming shortly! It's true, honestly! [I'm not kidding] Really! Both are very unusual and I'm excited to share them with you. It was a real pleasure to work on these projects. They may have taken a few years to complete, but I can tell you it was some of the best musical fun I've ever had. Stay tuned!"

"Long Wave" is set for release on Monday 8th October in most European territories [this may vary by plus or minus a week] and it will most likely be available in tandem with "Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Of Electric Light Orchestra" - a compilation of ELO covers by Jeff Lynne. ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] will publish further details of both releases, "Sooner Or Later".

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 27-July-2012


  1. Looks like the solo album is going to be mainly an album of covers of old classics and standards - somewhat disappointing