Since 2009. For the fans by a fan. elobf has been campaigning for the release of ELO's 1983 album “Secret Messages” in all its 18 track glory including "Beatles Forever". We also keep an eye on all things ELO, Roy Wood and related with the odd scoop thrown in ...
Thursday, 24 September 2015
Jeff Lynne's ELO: New Single, New Album + Live Dates!
#979: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans duly played, as promised, the brand new Jeff Lynne's ELO track "When I Was A Boy" - taken from the forthcoming new album "Alone In The Universe" - at 7:40AM this morning.
"Alone in the Universe" ~ "When I Was A Boy" [3:12] ~ "Love And Rain" ~ "Faultline" ~ "Dirty To The Bone" ~ "When The Night Comes" [3:22] ~ "Blue" ~ "The Sun Will Shine On You" [3:29] ~ "Ain't It A Drag" ~ "All My Life" ~ "I'm Leaving You" ~ "One Step At A Time"
The new track is full of those familiar and lovedJeff Lynne trademark melodies, sentimental if not moving lyrics and the trademark production values of the ELO maestro. For Yours Truly KJS, it's another nod to the "Long Wave" days of his boyhood and a homage to the late, great John Lennon.
New single "When I Was A Boy" [you can listen to it here too] is released tomorrowFriday 25th September with "Alone In The Universe" also available to pre-order in download, CD and 180g vinyl formats from the same date via these links thus:
The popular breakfast show experienced a significant surge in listener numbers in anticipation of hearing the new track this morning. The DJ also revealed that said new LP will be released soon [confirmed later as Friday 13th November] via, of course, Columbia Records. The erstwhile One Show presenter also stated that we may even see Jeff Lynne's ELO live performances before Christmas and, of course, during Spring 2016! [Ed.]