Jeff Lynne - Long Wave (2012)

Wer hätte das gedacht, im Oktober 2012 überrascht uns der brilliante Songschreiber Jeff Lynne mit einem Coveralbum. In Kürze erscheinen hier wesentliche Infos zum Album sowie nach Erscheinen eine eingehendere Analyse.


Jeff Lynne

“I call this new album Long Wave because all of the songs I sing on it are the ones heard on long wave radio when I was a kid growing up in Birmingham, England,” LYNNE explains. “These songs take me back to that feeling of freedom in those days and summon up the feeling of first hearing those powerful waves of music coming in on my old crystal set. My dad also had the radio on all the time, so some of these songs have been stuck in my head for 50 years. You can only imagine how great it felt to finally get them out of my head after all these years.” Jeff Lynne 2012.

Mr Blue Sky (2012)

Zeitgleich mit "Long Wave" erscheint ausserdem ein Best Of- Album der besonderen Art. Auf Mr Blue Sky covert Jeff Lynne alias ELO (oder umgekehrt) die größten ELO-Hits und präsentiert zusätzlich den bisher unveröffentlichten neuenSong Point Of No Return.

I used to hear my songs on the radio and they never sounded like I thought they sounded when I first did them. I thought, ‘I must try this.’ So I laid down the track of ‘Mr. Blue Sky,’ starting with a brand new track. I started with a click and went from there. It sounded so much better than the old one, so I thought, ‘I’m gonna do another one.’ I did ‘Evil Woman’ and ‘Strange Magic.’ Talking to my manager, he was saying, ‘Why don’t you just keep going and see how many you can do?’ And I’m really glad I did. I firmly believe these sound much cleaner and fresher, and more clarity. Jeff Lynne 2012.

Kurzinfos zu beiden Veröffentlichungen

Auswahl an wichtigen Online-Interviews und Artikeln

Interview mit David Wild. Auszug. Jeff Lynne über Mercy Mercy.

WCBSFM Radio. Jeff Lynne Interview zu Mr Blue Sky - Projekt, 19. September 2012

Billboard Q&A, 26. September 2012

Jeb Wright. "A Blast From The Past.", 01.10.2012.

Joe Bosso. "Jeff Lynne Talks Recording Standards ...". Musicradar, 03.10.2012

Katie Bain. "Jeff Lynne Seats At Home ...". Feature. La Weekly, 09.10.2012.

Julian Marszalek. "Roll Over Beethoven. Jeff Lynne's Favourite Albums." The Quietus, 09 .10.2012.

Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Jeff Lynne Shines A Little Light On His Past." All Music Blog, 09.10.2012.

Mike Ragogna. "A Conversation With Jeff Lynne." Huffington Post, 19.10.2 012.