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AUGUST 2018

HELLO MY OLD FRIEND!
JEFF LYNNE'S ELO - USA & CANADIAN TOUR

 

 

Jeff Lynne's ELO kicked off their highly anticipated USA and Canadian tour in fine style at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on Thursday evening, August 2nd.

The reviews of the shows completed so far have been glowing to say the least!
Here are just a few of them...

 

CONCERT REVIEWS

August 2 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
East Bay Times
The Mercury News
Ultimate Classic Rock

August 4 & 5 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum
Variety
Glide Magazine
LA Weekly

August 8 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
303 Magazine

August 10 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
Houston Press
Houston Chronicle

 

Keep up with all the latest tour news on Jeff's Facebook page!

 

 

 

ELO - THE UK SINGLES VOLUME ONE 1972 - 1978
New Box Set released worldwide Friday, September 21!

 

 

 

 

It’s been a while coming but the first fifteen original ELO singles plus 'The ELO EP’ will appear as a limited edition collectors box set this September.

Each single and EP, A and B side has been newly mastered to vinyl from the original analogue source tapes, supervised by ELO reissue producer Rob Caiger and approved by Jeff Lynne.

Each remastered single was referenced back to the original Harvest, Warner Bros. and Jet Records first pressings* to ensure every 7-inch ELO single edit, mix and version is as originally heard by fans in the UK during the seventies - and can now be enjoyed by ELO fans all over the world!

Each of the sixteen 7-inch vinyl discs in the collection features detailed reproductions of the original sleeves and labels and come housed in a collectors box with newly created artwork.

Jeff Lynne is ELO's guiding light and driving force, writing virtually all of the group's original material while arranging and producing their albums. From 1972 through 1986, ELO racked up more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet while selling millions of records worldwide. During the same period, ELO scored twenty Top 20 hits on the UK Singles Chart and fifteen Top 20 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Lynne’s much-loved hit songs from the 1970’s continue to permeate popular culture today. In 2017, 'Livin’ Thing' was featured in a widely-seen ad campaign for Volkswagen while 'Mr. Blue Sky' underscored a pivotal scene in the Marvel Studios blockbuster, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2.

Pre-order HERE!
 

 

ELO - The UK Singles Volume One 1972 - 1978

TITLE
YEAR
UK CHART POSITION
10538 Overture
First Movement (Jumping Biz)
1972
9
Roll Over Beethoven
Queen Of The Hours
1973
6
Showdown
In Old England Town (Instrumental)
1973
12
Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Oh No Not Susan
1974
22
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Illusions In G Major
1974
-
Evil Woman
10538 Overture (live)
1974
10
Nightrider
Daybreaker (live)
1976
-
Strange Magic
Showdown (live)
1976
38
Livin' Thing
Fire On High
1976
4
Rockaria!
Poker
1977
9
Telephone Line
Poor Boy (The Greenwood) / King Of The Universe
1977
8
Turn To Stone
Mister Kingdom
1977
18
Mr. Blue Sky
One Summer Dream
1978
6
Wild West Hero
Eldorado
1978
6
Sweet Talkin' Woman
Bluebird Is Dead
1978
6
The ELO EP:
Can't Get It Out Of My Head / Strange Magic b/w Ma-Ma-Ma Belle / Evil Woman
1978
34


All songs written by Jeff Lynne except: 'First Movement (Jumping Biz)' written by Roy Wood 'Roll Over Beethoven' written by Chuck Berry *Harvest Records second pressing for ‘Roll Over Beethoven'

 

 

IT'S SHOWTIME!

Photo: Carsten Windhorst/SHOWTIME

 

The concert documentary JEFF LYNNE'S ELO: WEMBLEY OR BUST will make its U.S. television premiere on SHOWTIME on Friday, July 27 at 9pm ET/PT on-air, On Demand, and streaming.

Directed by Paul Dugdale, 'Wembley or Bust' gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look into Jeff Lynne's ELO's 2017 concert performance in England’s famed Wembley Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd of 60,000.

“I love it,” says Jeff. “This might be my favorite gig ever, so it’s a very good one to get to share.”

Check out this new 'Wembley or Bust' clip HERE.

 

About SHOWTIME:


SHOWTIME is currently available to subscribers via cable, DBS and telco providers, and as a stand-alone streaming service through Apple®, Roku®, Amazon, Google, Xbox One, Samsung and LG Smart TVs.

Consumers can also subscribe to SHOWTIME via Hulu, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, Sony PlayStation™ Vue, Amazon Channels and FuboTV.

The network’s authentication service, SHOWTIME ANYTIME, is available at no additional cost to SHOWTIME customers who subscribe to the network through participating providers.

For more information, go to www.SHO.com.

 

SECRET MESSAGES

 

To celebrate the 35th Anniversary of ELO’s 'Secret Messages’, the album will be released as a 2-LP double vinyl (with digital download) on August 3rd while also appearing on streaming services on the very same day.

Originally recorded at Wisselord Studios in Hilversum, Holland, the 2-LP has been newly mastered by Mark Wilder at Battery Studios in New York with lacquers cut by Mark Santangelo at Masterdisk. All approved by Jeff himself - and sounding fabulous!

There is currently no CD release planned but we’re trying to convince Sony otherwise... Watch for updates via Rob’s Twitter feed at @CaigerRob.

The 2-LP restores six songs dropped from the album when ELO's record company at the time short-sightedly demanded Jeff Lynne recut the album as a single LP.

Listen as Lynne’s eclectic creation of self-written, self-produced songs from 1983 are bought to life with cutting-edge synthesizers, beautiful melodies and up-front guitar mastery.

You can pre-order Secret Messages now via Amazon U.S. and Amazon UK and other retailers soon.

 

TRACKLISTING

SIDE 1
1. Secret Messages
2. Loser Gone Wild
3. Bluebird
4. Take Me On and On

SIDE 2
1. Stranger
2. No Way Out
3. Letter from Spain
4. Danger Ahead

SIDE 3
1. Four Little Diamonds
2. Train of Gold
3. Endless Lies
4. Buildings Have Eyes
5. Motor Factory/Rock 'N' Roll Is King

SIDE 4
1. Mandalay
2. Time After Time
3. After All
4. Hello My Old Friend


 


JEFF LYNNE’S ELO
ANNOUNCE A 4TH NIGHT AT THE O2!

Due to overwhelming demand, Jeff Lynne's ELO has added a 4th night at London's O2 on Sunday, 21 October.

Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, 23 March at 9am GMT.

Click HERE to see the full 2018 TOUR listing.


Genesis Publications presents: 'Wembley or Bust'


Offering a rare insight into Jeff Lynne's ELO and celebrating his musical vision, Wembley or Bust is an official 184-page book and 7" vinyl set. Each numbered copy in the limited edition is individually signed by Jeff Lynne.

Reserve your copy now and see never-before-seen photos from the magnificent show at Wembley Stadium!

'When I wrote and recorded these songs originally, I never would have expected the fantastic audience response all these years later; it's amazing.'
Jeff Lynne

More info: www.jefflynnebook.com

 

 

 

Extra UK Shows announced!

Due to overwhelming demand, Jeff Lynne's ELO has added a second date at Manchester Arena, a third Arena Birmingham show, and a third night at London's The O2!

Manchester Arena - Saturday, October 6, 2018
Arena Birmingham - Saturday, October 13, 2018
London's The O2 - Saturday, October 20, 2018

 

JEFF LYNNE’S ELO
ANNOUNCE EXTRA USA SHOWS FOR LOS ANGELES & NYC!

 

 

Due to overwhelming demand, Jeff Lynne's ELO have added extra shows for Los Angeles (5th August, 2018) and New York City (22nd August, 2018)!

Tickets go onsale to the general public this Friday (8th December, 2017 at 10:00 am PST

Click HERE to see the full 2018 TOUR listing.

 

JEFF LYNNE’S ELO
ANNOUNCE EXTRA SHOWS FOR BIRMINGHAM & LONDON!

Due to overwhelming demand, Jeff Lynne's ELO have added extra shows for Birmingham (12th October, 2018) and London (18th October, 2018)!

Click HERE to see the full 2018 TOUR listing.

 

 

‘WEMBLEY OR BUST ’ VINYL UNBOXING

Click on the image below to view the unboxing of the beautiful 'Wembley Or Bust' vinyl edition! (File size: 11MB)

 

 

 

JEFF LYNNE’S ELO
ANNOUNCES 2018 TOUR

 

 

Exclusive ELO Fan Pre-sale Tuesday 14th November
Tickets go on general sale to the public Friday November 17th


Jeff Lynne:
“Our audiences are amazing. It’s like they’re in the group. We can’t wait to play for them again.” Click HERE for all dates

 

WEMBLEY OR BUST - LONDON PREMIER EXCLUSIVE REPORT

The world premiere of 'Wembley or Bust' was held in London on Tuesday evening, November 7. The screening was preceded by a live Q&A with Jeff Lynne!

Read our exclusive report HERE!

 

JEFF ON BBC RADIO 2

Jeff was a special guest on Simon Mayo's Drivetime show on BBC Radio 2 (Wednesday, November 8) and chatted with Simon about the new concert film 'Wembley or Bust.'

Listen Again HERE.

 



Jeff Lynne’s ELO ‘Wembley Or Bust’ Live CD/DVD
Concert Film

Released 17th November

Recorded at Wembley Stadium, Saturday, June 24th, 2017

 

 

‘Nothing short of flawless’ Guardian
“Epic… An avalanche of rock’
Daily Express, 5*


Read the Official Press Release HERE

View the Official trailer HERE

View the the video performance of Turn to Stone from the upcoming concert film Wembley or Bust HERE

View the the video performance of Telephone Line from the upcoming concert film Wembley or Bust HERE

View the the video performance of Evil Woman from the upcoming concert film Wembley or Bust HERE

 

Get instant access to an exclusive audio download of the rare live performance of Xanadu when you PREORDER the digital release of Wembley or Bust!

 


OUT OF THE BLUE 40TH ANNIVERSARY PICTURE DISC EDITION NEW RELEASE DATE

 

 

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of ELO’s top-selling double album, Out of the Blue, Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, are to release the first-time-ever picture disc edition of the ELO classic available everywhere.

The picture disc edition was to touch down September 29 but has been rescheduled to land November 24!

Rediscover ELO's classic double album for its 40th anniversary, featuring four sides of classics written and produced by Jeff Lynne (including Mr. Blue Sky and Turn To Stone) and images from the original album artwork...

 

Read the Official press release HERE.

 


 

Out of the Blue is available for pre-order now here:

US Click HERE

UK Click HERE

EU Click HERE

 

 


“Tom Petty was the coolest guy I ever knew.”
Jeff Lynne

 


 

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