Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Although the trio of new ELO & Jeff Lynne releases failed to dent the UK Official Top 100 Album Chart this week, they do feature in the Independent Albums Top 40 with "Armchair Theatre" attaining #27, "Live" entering the chart at #34 and "Zoom" making #37.
It has to be said that the media campaign this time around has been somewhat subdued when compared to the fanfare that heralded "Long Wave" and "Mr. Blue Sky" last Autumn but the interest in the ELO & Jeff Lynne fan base itself has been intense. A trio of releases on the same day by effectively the same artist has not aided their chart performance either.