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Jeff Lynne: ‘I Haven’t Given Up the Idea of’ Touring

Martyn Atkins
Martyn Atkins

Jeff Lynne has contributed a wealth of important influence to the world of recording over the decades that he’s been engaged in making music. If the albums crafted with Electric Light Orchestra had been his sole contribution as an artist, it still would have been an impressive legacy to leave behind.

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Jeff Lynne and ELO to Release Three Albums in 2013

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Jeff Lynne and ELO are beginning 2013 in the same way they ended 2012, with three new CDs. On April 23, Frontiers Records will release a live album from Electric Light Orchestra, a reissue of one of the band's more recent albums and a reissue of Lynne's debut solo album.

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ELO’s Jeff Lynne on Touring: ‘My Heart Wasn’t in Live Performance’

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Jeff Lynne seems to be in a reflective mood lately -- the two albums he released in 2012, 'Long Wave' and 'Mr. Blue Sky - The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra,' found him recording classic pop standards and revisiting hits from the ELO catalog -- and he continued his focus on the past in a recent Clash interview that looked back on the earliest years of his career.

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It’s Jeff Lynne’s Mustache

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It's a livin' thing, that mustache. Add in the full the rest of the beard and you have the facial features of Electric Light Orchestra vocalist Jeff Lynne. You can also add Tom Petty and the late George Harrison and Roy Orbison -- who just happened to be his Traveling Wilburys cohorts -- as other artists whose albums he's produced.

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Jeff Lynne Says Touring in Support of ‘Long Wave’ Album Is Not Likely

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Electric Light Orchestra singer Jeff Lynne has been busy over the past year, re-recording past favorites for the 'Mr. Blue Sky' album as well as taking on a number of older standards for the companion disc, 'Long Wave.' Despite the wealth of new music, it's likely that Lynne will not be touring.

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Jeff Lynne, ‘Mercy Mercy’ – Song Review

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Fans waiting for Jeff Lynne's first solo album of original material since 1990 will have to wait an indefinite bit longer, with the 11 songs on 'Long Wave' being hits that influenced the ELO singer as a child in England. The cloud of disappointment lifts however when one plays 'Mercy Mercy,' his first single.

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Jeff Lynne, ‘Long Wave’ – Most Anticipated Fall 2012 Albums

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Fans of Electric Light Orchestra are in for a double treat on Oct. 9 -- the band's leader, Jeff Lynne, will issue both a new solo album and a collection of re-recorded ELO classics on that date.

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Electric Light Orchestra’s Jeff Lynne Announces Solo Album, Best of ELO Projects

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Martyn Atkins

October will be an exciting month for fans of Electric Light Orchestra. Co-founder Jeff Lynne will be releasing a solo album, and 'Mr. Blue Sky -- the Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra' on Oct. 9. The reissue of the most well-known hits from the British band allows Lynne to reassess old material.

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