Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Idle Race Confirmed as RSD2016 Release

#1,073: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Our friends at Record Store Day 2016 are following up the release of the legendary EP "Something Else from The Move" with an announcement that the second self-titled Idle Race LP "Idle Race" will also be released via Rhino on Saturday 16th April via Parlophone Records.
The album - originally issued in November 1969 via Liberty Records and the last to feature Jeff Lynne before he joined The Move - is to be pressed on 180 gram splattered coloured vinyl and follows the successful RSD2014 release of the first Idle Race outing "The Birthday Party". Read more via this link thus:


Many thanx to Thomas Walsh of Pugwash and Duckworth Lewis Method fame for highlighting this most attractive of releases to Yours Truly KJS at ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF].

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 08-March-2016


  1. I remember seeing Idle Race many times at Chesterfield club Castle Bromwich this picture bought back many good memories.also trundling around kingshurst and Shard End in there van with Idle Race written all over the side.Great Days.x

  2. Idle Race played many times at Alcester Trades & Labour Club They always stayed for a drink afterwards with us Great times and very happy memories times from our misspent Youth wouldn't have missed it for the world