Sunday, 29 July 2012

JEFF LYNNE: LONG WAVE ALBUM & ARTWORK REVEALED!

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Yours Truly KJS and ELO Beatles forever [ELOBF] are pleased to exclusively reveal the album artwork and track listing for Jeff Lynne's much anticipated new 2012 solo album release "Long Wave". The album cover [see above] and track listing [below] is cited by Scandanavian site CDON.com [in both vinyl and CD editions] at the time of writing thus:

[1] "She"; [2] "If I Loved You"; [3] "So Sad"; [4] "Mercy Mercy"; [5] "Running Scared"; [6] "Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered"; [7] "Smile"; [8] "At Last"; [9] "Love Is A Many Splendored Thing"; [10] "Let It Rock"; [11] "Beyond The Sea"

The track listing for the twin release of "Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Of Electric Light Orchestra" is also detailed on CDON.com thus:

[1] "Mr. Blue Sky"; [2] "Evil Woman"; [3] "Strange Magic"; [4] "Don't Bring Me Down"; [5] "Turn To Stone"; [6] "Showdown"; [7] "Telephone Line"; [8] "Livin' Thing"; [9] "Do Ya"; [10] "Can't Get It Out Of My Head"; [11] "10538 Overture" [40th Anniversary Edition]; [12] "The Point Of No Return" [NEW]

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 29-July-2012

28 comments:

  1. Looks like an album of covers. Tracks 6 and 7 would be one track "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" (a Rogers & Hart song).

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  2. I agree Ken. Article suitably amended. Keith :-)

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  3. Hmm, I've waited more than ten years for Jeff to release new material. And now I get an album with rerecorded ELO-songs and an album with cover versions of songs even my grandmother wouldn't remember. I'm really disappointed....

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    1. I couldn't agree more with you MP. Its been 11 years since Zoom came out, 22 years since Armchair Theatre, and in all that time of reading about Jeff working on a new solo album this is what we get? I was lead to believe he was crafting new songs, writing new lyrics, etc. Instead he is simply rehashing old material of his own and other people. Sad, very sad.

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    2. I agree from initial excitement from hearing news of two new albums I have waited 11 years for some new material. We get news of it at last and it is an album of covers and an album of re recordings. This is one of the biggest anticlimaxes of my life. This feels like a con, many people will be disappointed if this is true and there is no new material after all these years. I am saddened by this after so long, I hope its not true.

      Mark (UK)

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  4. Jeff's ability in the studio,.his musicianship, his voice......makes the prospect of a covers album an immensly exciting thought. In Jeff 's capable hands we're going to hear something so beautiful and original it won't even resemble just another covers album. Personally, I can't wait!.....Mark Burrows.

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  5. I'm a bit disappointed, honestly. We've been wating for so long. My heart skipped a beat when Jeff announced in 2009 he had been working on a new album. Three years later and all we've got is an album with covers? In the past he was able to write a 3 minute song in 4 minutes and now he takes three years to record some standards??? Okay, he also did the "Best Of" record. But if you listen to the songs they sound so much like the old ones - it makes no sense at all. He had the chance to bring a bit of fresh air into these songs - he missed the beat (quite literally cause he is really no great drummer...). Even the song selection is boring - what about the songs that came after 1979? I at least hope he gave the classics a good treatment - I wouldn't like to hear "Beyond The Sea" with that signature shotgun-snare :-0

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    1. ELO's songs after 1979 are not the best (well, maybe "Calling America" and "Rock N Roll Is King" are acceptable). Jeff himself said that Time, Secret Messagges and Balance Of Power we're meade only following his contracts.

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  6. I am gutted I must say after waiting so long for some new material. At last I thought we were getting some and we get this. This has depressed me after being excited by the news of two new albums. I thought maybe one would be a cover album and another of new material. But for both to be old material has made my heart sink after hoping for some fresh new material, I thought after 11 years this was going to happen. He must have run out of ideas. Very sad to hear this, I wish he had not bothered getting my hopes up just to hear this. This has depressed me.

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  7. Heartbroken to hear this

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  8. Gutted about this why no new material after so long. This is not what I expected.

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  9. I fully expected covers, firstly Jeff hasn't co-written with anyone since 'Into the great wide Open' album with TP (I think I'm correct about that). After that we had Zoom but no other co-writing with anyone else he produced 12 years since that album. No surprise to me at all, but I'm very surprised other fans haven't picked up on this fact, & I suspect that many people couldn't bear the idea he can't write as prolifically any more, as he used to.

    But there's no need to be depressed; after all, he's still producing quality music for us! Long Wave is going to sound great I'm certain. I'm slightly less excited with Mr Blue Sky(except for Point of no Return) because the tunes so far just sound very similar to the originals, but maybe the official announcement will contain some unmentioned surprises...maybe : - )

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  10. really looking forward to jeff lynnes new album even if it is a covers album.
    i have listened to the original versions of these tracks on you tube .i really think jeffs voice will suit these songs.jeff is is giving us an insight to the songs that inspired him when he was a young lad in birmingham to get in to music.
    good on you jeff.

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  11. hello my old friend why is everybody so down ok the master hasent given us new work wot we wanted but it is better than nothing.i think we will happily surprised when everyting comes to light so hold on tight it wont be long till were all running down that avenue and saying jeffs new album is a living thing.
    pc.scotland

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  12. hello my old friends just checked out the new jeff lynne video on elo biz.it features jeff and richard tandy
    in jeffs house singing evil woman unplugged and it also includes fred the robot in the background.
    pc scotland.

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  13. Looking forward to hearing Long Wave. It's not what I expected from the new album as I figured, we were getting new songs. However, I just have a feeling that Jeff's versions of these tunes are going to be great. Anyway, the whole concept of creating new songs is over-rated, if you ask me! ;-)

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    1. totally agree with you mate something is better than nothing
      the light is has been turned on again.
      pc scotland

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    2. Agree with you. So much people are "dissapointed" by the 11 years waiting. But we must know that Jeff always produces very good songs and versions. These releases are going to be great.

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  14. In addition to this 2 albums, Jeff is ready for the reissues of Armchair Theatre and Zoom, and a live album in 2013.

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  15. Another greatest hits compilation, a "covers" album and the reissues of Armchair Theatre and Zoom, and a live album in 2013? I think I´m not going to sleep DURING THE NEXT 3 WEEKS....

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  16. [KJS: I accidently pressed the reject button instead of 'publish'! Sorry :-)]

    ANONYMOUS 27 Aug 2012 14:45

    i don't get all the negative stuff. remember what John Lennon said "good songs are always good songs"...Jeff has achieved Ray Charles status with me.. he could sing "mary had a little lamb"' and it would slay me.. come on guys...Jeff is showing us where he came from.. also..T-Bone Walker re-did his classics on Atlantic in the 60's and many consider these ..the best. Rock and Roll is King!

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  17. Hello Everyone, I too am a bit disappointed that Jeff chose to do an album of old standards, but that's because I'm such a fan of his songwriting. I heard one track off the new album on Iain Anderson's show out of Glasgow - Etta Jame's "At Last". It's an interesting take on the song. Jeff's voice sounds fabulous and there is a surprising Rock undercurrent and feel to the production. Give it a listen when you can.

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  18. Some sanity please

    Anyone with the music credentials of Jeff Lynne is entitled to do whatever he likes. I still dig "Chinatown" recorded when he was in the Move along with everything since then. If you really want to hear his input on new work try Analog Man by Joe Walsh...............

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  19. Etta James "At Last" was used here in Australia in a TV commercial for Jaguar Cars, but I cant wait to hear Jeff's take on it and other classics

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  20. Listen a samples of songs on that site: http://www.elodiscovery.com/all-over-the-world.html
    It's brilliant ...
    Especially "She" knocks me out ...

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  21. Here too: http://www.amazon.com/Long-Wave/dp/B0097UO87U/ref=sr_1_5_title_0_main?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1347222170&sr=1-5&keywords=jeff+lynne

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  22. Can anyone tell me how long the Long Wave album is in minutes.

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  23. Around 27 and a half minutes for the UK/EUR/US version and nearly 30 minutes for the Japanese edition ... KJS 22/10/12

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