Friday, 10 October 2014

Jeff Lynne to Shine on New Take That Album?

The official album artwork for "III" reflects the recent news that Take That are now a trio
#774: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! The news (see links below) that Jeff Lynne is contributing to the new Take That album "III" should not come as a surprise to his fan base. The news serves only to confirm his friendship with Gary Barlow, who was a key contributor in persuading Jeff to headline last years BBC Children In Need Rocks! event and also supplied most of Jeff Lynne's ELO at last months Hyde Park concert (besides, of course, Richard Tandy) from his own and Take That's session/touring band members.

Jeff is very much behind the scenes in this his latest project and has certainly not replaced the departing Jason Orange but I, for one, will be interested to see what influence the ELO maestro has on the album when it is released on Monday 1st December. Lead single "These Days" (produced by Greg Kurstin) was premiered this morning on national radio and will be released a week earlier on Monday 24th November. Full details of Jeff's contribution to the LP - alongside co-producers Kurstin, John Shanks and Stuart Price - will be advised when known.

Provisional "III" trax are: "These Days" ~ "Let In The Sun" ~ "If You Want It" ~ "Lovelife" ~ "Portrait" ~ "Higher Than Higher" ~ "I Like It" ~ "Give You My Love" ~ "Freeze" ~ "Into The Wild" ~ "Flaws" ~ "Get Ready For It" ~ "Believe"* ~ "Amazing"* ~ "Do It All For Love"* (*Deluxe Edition only)

Jeff Lynne Steps In To Help Take That Recover From Orange Split
Take That Announce Jeff Lynne-Produced New Album 'III'
ELO star works on Take That album
Take That announce first album since Jason Orange quit

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 10-Oct-2014


  1. Agreed ... Expect 3 or 4 Jeff produced trax in total ... and just in time for Christmas! Add to that his "Junk" contribution to the "Art Of McCartney" tribute album. Then we can gear up for a busy 2015 my friend! KJS@ELOBF :-)

    1. 3 or 4! Blimey ... it turns out to be just the one [1] track via the least obtainable media! KJS@ELOBF :-(