JEFF LYNNE - Mr Blue Sky Best Of ELO
European Import : FRCD570E
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|JEFF LYNNE, one
of rocks most iconic figures, is returning to make
some new waves and shed a little electric light. The creative
force of ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA and the singularly accomplished
singer, songwriter, guitarist and producer releases MR.
BLUE SKYTHE VERY BEST OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA.
The British artist has artfully revisited and re-recorded--at
his home studio in Los Angeles-- the greatest hits of Electric
Light Orchestra, actually improving on some of the most
classic and beloved recordings ever. The release of MR.
BLUE SKYTHE VERY BEST OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
mark the 40th anniversary of ELO. LYNNEs legacy will
further be celebrated with
releases in 2013 including ELO Live! plus expanded reissues of the ELOs 2001 album Zoom and LYNNEs first solo album in 1990, Armchair Theater. MR. BLUE SKYTHE VERY BEST OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA is a powerful testament to LYNNEs enduring artistry and his singular desire to get things right once and for all. The result is, in effect, a kind of showdown between JEFF LYNNE today and his extremely illustrious past, and thanks to improved technology and recording artistry, LYNNE somehow comes out on top again. Its a fresh chance to hear these extraordinary songs sounding sharper and clearer than the old versions. The album includes a never-before-heard bonus track, The Point Of No Return, and a very special version of 10538 Overture thats a nod to ELOs 40th anniversary. The songs that JEFF LYNNE wrote and sang--and the recordings that he so expertly arranged and produced for ELO--have endured beautifully and are perhaps even more beloved today than they were back in the Seventies and Eighties. By any standard whatsoever, ELO is one of the most remarkable success stories in rock history. Consider just the facts: ELO has sold over 50 million records worldwide, and continues to be a remarkably popular catalog. Between 1972 and 1986, LYNNE wrote and produced 26 Top Forty hits in the United Kingdom, and 20 Top Forty hits in the United States, including 20 Top Twenty smashes in the UK and 15 Top Twenty smashes in the U.S. Even more remarkably, the ELO catalog continues to have tremendous impact, as demonstrated powerfully when the compilation All Over The World: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra was released in 2005 and became a Top Ten album in a number of international markets including England. Outside of the success of ELO, LYNNE has led a remarkable career that has found him taking the lessons learned leading ELO and using them to help produce and collaborate with many of the greatest musical artists of all time, including a number of LYNNE's all-time heroes including Roy Orbison, Del Shannon, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and remarkably, even the Beatles themselves, as well as contemporaries like Tom Petty and Joe Walsh, whose new album Analog Man LYNNE recently helped produce. Together with Harrison, Orbison, Petty and Bob Dylan, LYNNE was, of course, a member of the Grammy award-winning Traveling Wilburys- -a super group like no other.