Friday, 16 November 2012

ELO & Jeff Lynne: New Releases Coming Soon

#450: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! An interesting insert was to be found in both the "Long Wave" and "Mr. Blue Sky" CD packages recently released by Frontiers Records. We can apparently look forward to a trio of 'new' Jeff Lynne and ELO albums in 2013 with the expanded re-releases of "Armchair Theatre" (1990) and "Zoom" (2001) plus a live CD package based on the "Zoom Tour Live" concert. Here's the text of that insert for you to peruse:
"Jeff Lynne's first solo album, "Armchair Theatre", is a melting pot of different styles and influences featuring unexpected collaborations with with Lynne's heroes and close friends. This re-issue, unavailable for the last decade, includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks. Coming soon!
Unavailable for over 10 years, ELO's last released studio album, "Zoom", has been remastered and features two brand new tracks as an added bonus. Coming soon!
Taken from the much anticipated and critically acclaimed "Zoom" concert at Los Angeles' CBS Television City, "Live" offers fans four tracks that weren't on the original DVD as well as two new, unreleased studio tracks. Coming soon!"

If we also consider the fact that Jeff has recently re-stated that he has already got eight songs in the bag for an album of original compositions and that there may well be at least ten other songs in the mould of "Long Wave" (as evidenced in the "Down The Lane And Far Away" CD promo recently seen on eBay), then it appears that there is plenty of new material to look forward to next year, besides the official DVD release of "Mr. Blue Sky: The Story Of Jeff Lynne and ELO".

Keep an eye out folks for all those new releases which are (hopefully) coming your way in the ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) universe soon. Maybe even the full "Secret Messages" package - including "Beatles Forever" - could be on the horizon too?

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 16-Nov-2012