‘MR. BLUE SKY: THE STORY OF JEFF LYNNE AND ELO’

October 3, 2012
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JEFF LYNNE–the creative force of ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA and the singularly accomplished British singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer–is set to return next week in a big way. First comes the documentary, Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO, debuting on Palladia beginning Sunday,October 7 at 9:00 PM ET and airing throughout the month, as well as VH1 Classic starting Wednesday, October 10. This will immediately be followed by the release of two albums on Frontiers Records: the solo disc LONG WAVE, a heartfelt and vivid tribute to some of the very songs that originally inspiredLYNNE, and MR. BLUE SKY–THE VERY BEST OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA. For the latter album, LYNNE has artfully revisited and created brand new versions–at his home studio in Los Angeles–of the greatest hits of ELO, actually improving on the gems that catapulted them to sales of 50 million-plus records worldwide.

LYNNE‘s illuminating and entertaining documentary Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO gets to the heart of who JEFF LYNNE is and how he has had such a tremendous musical influence on our world. The answer–as told by the British artist himself and such distinguished collaborators and friends of JEFF as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, Barbara Orbison and Eric Idle–is that LYNNE is a true man of music for whom the recording studio is his greatest instrument. Lynne recently made a rare appearance at The Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles (9/12) at the film’s premiere screening. LYNNE’s friends on hand included Tom Petty and guitarist Mike Campbell, Joe Walsh, Olivia Harrison, musician Gary Wright and drummer Jim Keltner.

The release of LONG WAVE and MR. BLUE SKY–THE VERY BEST OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA mark the 40th anniversary of ELO. LYNNE’s legacy will further be celebrated with releases in 2013 including ELO Live! plus expanded reissues of the ELO’s 2001 album Zoom and LYNNE’s first solo album in 1990, Armchair Theater. For up to date info on all things JEFF LYNNE and ELO, go here: www.elo.biz

One Response to ‘MR. BLUE SKY: THE STORY OF JEFF LYNNE AND ELO’

  1. Mike Phillips from Chatham, Medway, United Kingdom
    May 28, 2013 at 6:30 am

    Fantastic news. The documentary was great. The re-recorded versions sounds amazing!

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