Friday, 11 September 2015
Review: Live In Hyde Park (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
#968: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! The relatively short wait for the official release of the critically acclaimed live performance (reviewed here) by Jeff Lynne's ELO at Hyde Park ended today (Friday 11th September) and it has to be said that for the second time this year, Eagle Vision have again served the ELO fan base well and have come up trumps with a fantastic, value for money package in both DVD (#EREDV1185) and Blu-ray (#ERBRD5268) formats.
With an easy to navigate menu and the welcome bonus of the long overdue documentary "Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO" (also reviewed here) plus the interesting interview montage, this release perfectly captures the magic and atmosphere of that wonderful September evening with impressive picture and sound quality in full, save for the editing out of one or two Jeff Lynne soundbites on the night.
Following on from their best selling #1 Blu-ray release "Out Of The Blue - Live At Wembley" earlier this year (which also included "Live: The Early Years", "Fusion" and the "Discovery" album promo), Eagle Vision should be congratulation by ELO fans so often starved of official video footage. "Live In Hyde Park" by Jeff Lynne's ELO - with an impressive duration of 173 minutes - really is a 'must buy' for fans of ELO & Jeff Lynne, as a souvenir for both those who were fortunate enough to be there and those of us who watched from afar. (10/10)
amazon.co.uk are currently quoting the DVD release at £12.99 each and the Blu-ray edition at £14.99 each (at the time of writing). Orders can be placed via these links thus:
ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends "Live In Hyde Park" by Jeff Lynne's ELO to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 11-Sep-2015