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BACK TO THE STORY
EMI/ZONOPHONE 385 3042 RELEASED 16 APRIL 2007
INTRO



Jeff Lynne, Dave Pritchard, Roger Spencer & Greg Masters


Available again at last, 'Back To The Story' collects all three rare original albums by The Idle Race, single A&B sides plus previously unreleased alternate versions of three Jeff Lynne songs. Re-released as part of EMI Records relaunched Zonophone label, the 2-CD set contains 47 songs, a 16-page colour booklet with rare and previously unpublished photos (including a new colour inner tray) exclusive interviews and in-depth sleeve notes.



Though two tracks by pre-Idle Race band The Nightriders had to be omitted from this edition, there's still almost two-and-a-half hours of excellent music, researched by ELO archivist Rob Caiger in conjunction with all the group members and transferred from the original master tapes at Abbey Road Studios during 1996.

THE FINAL LINEUP L-R: Mike Hopkins, Greg Masters, Roger Spencer, Dave Pritchard & Dave Walker



LEMON TREE PROMO PICTURE

Much loved by the media, including Kenny Everett and John Peel (who kept The Idle Race single '(Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree' / 'My Father's Son' in his legendary box of records) the band, featuring Lynne, Greg Masters, Dave Pritchard and Roger Spencer, never had a hit but recorded some of the most unique, fascinating and intriguing music of the sixties.

Four and five star reviews are already appearing in the UK music press so whether your name is Crow, Norman or John "Hurry Up" to hear some of Jeff Lynne's earliest songwriting and the most wonderful sounds created by The Idle Race…

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