Listen to the New Song by Jeff Lynne’s ELO, ‘When the Night Comes’
"When the Night Comes" marks the second peek into All Alone in the Universe. Set for release on Nov. 13, this studio project collects the first new music from Electric Light Orchestra in 14 years. Lynne released "When I Was a Boy," the album's first single, last month.
This creative resurgence follows a triumphant 2014 performance by Lynne at London's Hyde Park, marking ELO's first full-concert performance in the U.K. in nearly three decades. Seemingly emboldened by the experience, Lynne stopped during his 75-minute set to tell the crowd of 50,000, "I'll do this again." Featured in that show, which also included the BBC Concert Orchestra, was keyboardist Richard Tandy, Lynne's only regular ELO collaborator.
Electric Light Orchestra emerged from the ashes of the Move at the turn of the '70s, with Lynne serving as co-leader with Roy Wood. Lynne eventually took over creative control of the group, and worked with fellow co-founder Bev Bevan over a period that included 27 Top 40 hits through 1986. Tandy, Mik Kaminski and the late Kelly Groucutt were also long-time contributors, but only Tandy, who joined in 1972, remained when Lynne reconfigured ELO for a 2001 comeback with Zoom.
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