Now airing throughout October on VH1 Classic is Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne And ELO. The documentary, which contains unbelievable access to Lynne at work in him home studio in L.A., features testimonials from such high profile friends and collaborators as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, ELO bandmate Richard Tandy, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, Roy Orbison's widow Barbara Orbison, and Monty Python's Eric Idle. Check you local listings for stations and times.
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.
ELO leader Jeff Lynne says that his new covers collection was meant to pay tribute to his favorite songs -- not reinvent them. Coming on October 9th will be Long Wave -- Lynne's first new set since ELO's 2001 album, Zoom.
ELO's Jeff Lynne is back with two new albums following a decade long hiatus. On October 9th he'll release his new covers collection, Long Wave, and his note-for-note re-recordings of ELO's biggest hits -- Mr. Blue Sky - The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra.