#999: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Yet another track from "Alone In The Universe", the highly anticipated new album from Jeff Lynne's ELO, was unveiled earlier today via Entertainment Weekly. "One Step At A Time " - a track that would fit nicely within "Discovery" - follows the release of "When I Was A Boy" and "When The Night Comes".
This, in effect, means that we have now already heard half of the ten tracks listed on the standard edition of the new album, remembering that the title track "Alone In The Universe" as well as "I'm Leaving You" were played by Billy Sloan on BBC Radio Scotland during his interview here with the ELO maestro in early October ... and there are still weeks to go.
You might want to call me "Daft as a brush!" but it amazes me, as I approach my 48th birthday, as to how different the music marketing methodology is now in Yours Truly 2015 when compared to the days when we were treated to a lead single a few weeks in advance of a new album. As previously noted, these days many so-called music fans will not pay for new material so making available such a large proportion of "Alone In The Universe" does not make sense to this writer even though I know that Yours Truly KJS will buy it many times over, as will very many ELO fans.
You can buy "One Step At A Time" from iTunes and amazon in the UK/US via these links thus:
Please no more AITU songs - until, of course, Friday 13th November!
ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends "Alone In The Universe" by Jeff Lynne's ELO to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Roy Wood, The Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 29-Oct-2015