|Recording Rites: Jeff Lynne with Joe Walsh and friends ...|
|Joe also shared a certain song title with ELO/Jeff Lynne ...|
Jeff Lynne. This is a great release for Eagles and ELO fans alike with elements of both rock legends oozing out from each and every track. The guest drumming of one Ringo Starr on the autobiographical "Lucky That Way" and "Band Played On" adds The Beatles' interest with the superlative vocals of David Crosby and Graham Nash over the thankful ballad "Family" also adding a folksy bluesy touch to this particular musical adventure. There's also a nice nod to the late Barbara Orbison here too. We should indeed be thanking Joe's wife Marjorie for talking him out of solo artiste retirement! I also love the feel good song "Hi-Roller Baby", the thumping "Funk 50" and the instrumental, synth-driven slick guitar extravaganza that is "India" [Mike Oldfield would be proud of it!]. After twenty  years out; Joe Walsh has returned with a fresh; invigorating and foot-tapping set of songs that I believe will satisfy the musical appetite of not only any Eagles, ELO and/or Jeff Lynne fan, but anyone looking for something NEW to listen to in this present age of musical famine. "Analog Man" is available from the official Joe Walsh web site and all good music outlets including amazon.co.uk thus:
ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends "Analog Man" by Joe Walsh to those enlightened folks who also enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, 'Brum Beat', The Idle Race, The Move, The Eagles, The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 11-June-2012