Since 2009. Yours Truly KJS. Founder of elobeatlesforever or elobf, a popular fan site still campaigning for the official release of "Beatles Forever" whilst covering all things ELO, Roy Wood & related with now over 3.8 million views at the time of writing!
Saturday, 23 December 2017
New Year Birthday Party for The Idle Race
#1,359: Fans, admirers and collectors of ELO/Jeff Lynne and related records will be pleased to see that Music On Vinyl are set to release a new 1LP gatefold edition of the 1968 Idle Race album"The Birthday Party" (MOVLP2006) in 180g black vinyl on Friday 5th January 2018. The Idle Race need no further introduction having, of course, included ELO maestro Jeff Lynne in their ranks alongside Dave Pritchard, Greg Masters and Roger Spencer prior to his transfer to The Move and the creation of the Electric Light Orchestra with Roy Wood and Bev Bevan. You can find out more and/or pre-order thru' amazon (their stated release date, however, is Friday 12th January) via these links thus:
Regular visitors to elobeatlesforever (elobf) will doubtless be aware that both The Idle Race's self-entitled second studio album (1969) and debut release "The Birthday Party" were the subject of highly collectible coloured vinyl releases for Record Store Day (RSD) in 2014 and 2016 respectively. Yours Truly KJS still hopes that their third and final (post-Jeff Lynne) LP, the ultra-rare "Time Is" (1971), will still feature in a RSD yet future ...