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04/2007
MIK KAMINSKI & ANDY ROBERTS

In 1973, Mik Kaminski (violinist of Electric Light Orchestra) played on the "Andy Roberts And The Great Stampede" album.
A deluxe expanded remastered version is to be reissued on 23rd April.

En 1973, Mik Kaminski (violoniste d'Electric Light Orchestra) a joué sur l'album "Andy Roberts And The Great Stampede". Il ressort en version de luxe remastérisée et agrémentée de bonus le 23 avril.

Andy Roberts & Mik Kaminski - Bottom Of The Garden (2:22)
 



JEFF LYNNE & THE BEATLES

According to the
Daily Express, the surviving members of the Beatles are to release a new single compiled from archive recordings. The track called "Now And Then" is based on a John Lennon recording given to McCartney by the musician widow Yoko Ono. Jeff Lynne produced the track's original sessions: “It was one day – one afternoon, really – messing with it,” he said in 1995. “The song had a chorus but is almost totally lacking in verses. We did the backing track, a rough go that we really didn’t finish. It was sort of a bluesy sort of ballad, I suppose, in A minor. It was a very sweet song; I liked it a lot, and I wished we could have finished it”. The song will be available before next summer. Let's hope Jeff Lynne will be involved in this project !!!

D'après le
Daily Express, les derniers membres survivants des Beatles sont sur le point de réaliser un nouveau single à partir d'archives du groupe. La chanson, "Now And Then", est une demo de John Lennon donnée à McCartney par sa veuve Yoko Ono. Jeff Lynne, qui avait produit le titre à l'origine, déclarait en 1995: "C'était un jour - un après-midi - on bricolait le morceau. La chanson avait un refrain mais pratiquement pas de couplets. Nous avions travaillé un accompagnement, un premier jet que nous n'avions pas réellement terminé. C'était une sorte de ballade bluesy, je crois, en La mineur. C'était une chanson très douce; je l'aimais beaucoup, et j'espérais que nous pourrions la finir". La sortie est prévue avant l'été prochain. Espérons que Jeff Lynne fera partie du projet !!!

John Lennon - Now And Then (demo) (5:06)



BLADES OF GLORY - XANADU

The "Blades Of Glory" movie soundtrack contains "Xanadu". Sadly, the scene which was using the song wasn't used in the final editing. Maybe it will be possible to see it if it features in the bonuses on the DVD release...

La bande originale du film "Blades Of Glory" ("Les Rois Du Patin") contient "Xanadu". Malheureusement, la scène qui utilisait la chanson n'a pas été retenue dans le montage final. Elle fera peut-être partie des bonus du DVD...



ELOZOOM  - ARGENTINA

After a long break, the Argentinian website ELOzoom is active again at last, and that is thanks to the work of webmaster Pedro Jover and his assistants Jorge Devincenzi, Michel Lakos and Jesùs Rey.


Après une longue pause, le site argentin ELOzoom est enfin de nouveau actif et cela, grâce au travail du webmaster Pedro Jover et de ses collaborateurs Jorge Devincenzi, Michel Lakos et Jesùs Rey.


INVISIBLE SUN ODYSSEY (I.S.O.)

I.S.O. - Yours Truly, 2007 (3:11)


Written, composed and performed by Swiss-American artist Soren
, Invisible Sun Odyssey (I.S.O.) is openly influenced by Jeff Lynne and ELO. His first album even contains an Electric Light Orchestra tribute called "Night In A Summer Dream" whose lyrics consist in various ELO titles brought together. I.S.O. has now got his own Myspace page where you can listen to his album as well as a Soundclick page from where you can download it.

Ecrit, composé et interprété par l'artiste helvético-américain Soren, Invisible Sun Odyssey (I.S.O.) est ouvertement influencé par Jeff Lynne et ELO. Son premier album contient même un hommage à Electric Light Orchestra intitulé "Night In A Summer Dream" dont le texte est un assemblage de titres de chansons d'ELO. I.S.O. a maintenant sa page Myspace où vous pouvez écouter son album ainsi qu'une page Soundclick où vous pouvez le télécharger.

ELO - LIVE IN PORTHSMOUTH

ELO - Live at the BBC (27:05)

"BBC Music 6" radio broadcast a podcast recorded
10 April. It contains several Electric Light Orchestra's songs played on stage in Portsmouth (England) in 1976. "Strange Magic", "Evil Woman", "Showdown", "Eldorado Overture/Can't Get It Out Of My Head", "10538 Overture", "Do Ya".

La radio "BBC Music 6" a diffusé le podcast d'une émission enregistrée le 10 avril. Il contient de nombreuses chansons d'Electric Light Orchestra en concert à Portsmouth (Angleterre) en 1976. "Strange Magic", "Evil Woman", "Showdown", "Eldorado Overture/Can't Get It Out Of My Head", "10538 Overture", "Do Ya".

BEV BEVAN - THE MOVE BOOK

Bev Bevan is working on a book about the Move to be called "Move it - A history of the Move". It's worth keeping an eye on...


Bev Bevan travaille actuellement à l'écriture d'un livre sur les Move qui s'intitulera "Move it - A history of the Move". Affaire à suivre...



THE WILBURYS ARE COMING...

Now, the Traveling Wilburys have got their official website (where you can suscribe to the newsletter) and their own Myspace page.


Les Traveling Wilburys ont maintenant leur site officiel (où vous pouvez vous inscrire à la lettre d'information) et leur propre page Myspace.
ED HARCOURT - SWEET TALKIN' WOMAN

20th March, Ed Harcourt with the BBC orchestra covered ELO's "Sweet Talkin' Woman" at 
the "Guilty Pleasures" night at the Hackney Empire (London).

Le 20 mars, Ed Harcourt avec l'orchestre de la BBC a repris "Sweet Talkin' Woman" d'ELO durant la nuit "Guilty Pleasures" au Hackney Empire (Londres).

Ed Harcourt - Sweet Talkin' Woman (3:58)




THE ELO RARITIES GROUP

"The ELO rarities group" is a new Yahoo-group. It aims to host and trade rare files between fans.
The more members it will have, the more interesting it will get...

"The ELO rarities group" est un nouveau groupe Yahoo. Son but est de permettre d'accueillir et d'échanger des fichiers rares entre fans. Plus il y aura de membres et plus il deviendra intéressant...


JEFF LYNNE - Q AWARDS


October 30th 2006, Q Magazine gave the "Q Icon Award" to Jeff Lynne in London/
Le 30 octobre, le magazine Q a remis le prix "Q Icon Award" à Jeff Lynne à Londres .

Q Awards - Jeff Lynne speech (1:23)




OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN/ELO - XANADU


Found in the eil.com catalogue this beautiful picture-disc. It is believed that only 31 of these were manufactured before the idea was scrapped.
The song "Xanadu" is played on both sides. Very rare!

Trouvé sur le catalogue de eil.com ce beau picture-disc. Il semble qu'il n'y ait eu que 31 exemplaires de pressés avant que l'idée soit abandonnée. "Xanadu" est jouée sur les 2 faces. Très rare!



PAUL TRAPPETT - ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA FAN

Paul Trappett is an artist from Birmingham (England). He's used to playing some Electric Light Orchestra songs alone with his many keyboards or in a group with different bands.
Here is his website.

Paul Trappett est un artiste de Birmingham (Angleterre). Il a l'habitude de jouer des chansons d'Electric Light Orchestra seul avec ses multiples claviers ou en groupe avec diverses formations. Voici son site internet.


THE MINDERS - DON'T BRING ME DOWN

American band "The Minders" covered the Electric Light Orchestra song "Don't Bring Me Down". The song will feature on the compilation "Bridging The Distance". This charity album will be available on 17th April.


Le groupe américain "The Minders" a repris la chanson d'Electric Light Orchestra "Don't Bring Me Down". La chanson figurera sur la compilation "Bridging The Distance". Cet album caritatif sortira le 17 avril prochain.


 The Minders - Don't Bring Me Down (4:01)



IDLE RACE - BACK TO THE STORY

The 2 CD compilation "Back To The Story" from the Idle Race will be reissued on 16 April. This version will be the same as the original release, except the Nightriders tracks will be deleted due to copyright issues.


Le double CD compilation "Back To The Story" des Idle Race ressortira le 16 avril. Cette version est la même que celle d'origine, à l'exeption des titres des Nightriders qui ont été retirés pour des raisons de copyright.

03/2007
THE TRAVELING WILBURYS REISSUE

The Traveling Wilburys "Volume 1" and "Volume 3" will be reissued in June together in one package with some bonus tracks (
"Maxine", "Like A Ship", "Runaway" and "Nobody's Child") and a DVD documentary including rare footage.

 Les Traveling Wilburys "Volume 1" et "Volume 3" ressortiront en juin en un seul coffret incluant plusieurs titres bonus ("Maxine", "Like A Ship", "Runaway" and "Nobody's Child")
ainsi qu'un DVD documentaire contenant des archives rares.


THE ORCHESTRA PLAYED US INTO A DARKNESS - BRONTOSAURUS

"The Orchestra Played Us Into A Darkness" is a Canadian band influenced by Electric Light Orchestra, The Move... They brillantly covered the Move song "Brontosaurus".
You can listen to it on their Myspace page.

"The Orchestra Played Us Into A Darkness" est un groupe Canadien infuencé par Electric Light Orchestra, The Move... Il reprend brillamment "Brontosaurus" des Move. Vous pouvez l'écouter sur sa page Myspace.

The Orchestra Played Us Into A Darkness - Brontosaurus (3:41)


RICK PRICE - MYSPACE

Rick Price, who played in The Move, Wizzard and Wizzo Band, has got his own Myspace page now.

Rick Price, qui fut membre des Move, Wizzard et Wizzo Band, a maintenant sa propre page Myspace.



ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA PODCAST


The Electric Light Orchestra archivist, Rob Caiger, is interviewed on "The Legacy Podcast". He talks about the
album "Out Of The Blue" remastered edition reissue.

L'archiviste d'Electric Light Orchestra, Rob Caiger, est en interview sur "The Legacy Podcast". Il y parle de la resortie de l'album "Out Of The Blue" en version remastérisée.

The Legacy Podcast #10 - ELO (7:40)


OLD FUTURE CRASH

"Old Future Crash" is a Spanish band openly influenced by Jeff Lynne and ELO. You can listen and download their music here.

"Old Future Crash" est un groupe espagnol très influencé par Jeff Lynne et ELO. Vous pouvez écouter et télécharger sa musique ici.

Old Future Crash - This Is Heaven (3:11)

02/2007

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA WALLPAPER

Sony Music Japan proposes this nice calendar/wallpaper to download here/
Sony Music Japon propose ce joli
calendrier/fond d'écran à télécharger ici.


ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA - FITNESS


A double CD of music for fitness has just been released. It contains some Olivia Newton-John and Electric Light Orchestra covers.

Un double CD de musique pour fitness vient de sortir. Il contient des reprises d'Olivia Newton-John et d'Electric Light Orchestra.


Secret Messages/ All Over The World/ Shine A Little Love/ Sweet Talkin' Woman/ Hold On Tight/ Calling America/ Rock'n'Roll Is King/ Turn To Stone/ Roll Over Beethoven/ Mr. Blue Sky
/Xanadu

ELO fitness medley (10:51)
 

ELO - OUT OF THE BLUE

Here's the TV commercial for the Electric Light Orchestra's "Out Of The Blue" reissue.


Voici la pub télé pour la ressortie de "Out Of The Blue" d'Electric Light Orchestra.
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THE TRAVELING WILBURYS ARE BACK...


"The Traveling Wilburys are back. The famed supergroup’s CDs have been out of print. But I’m told that Rhino Records has won the contract, and the Wilburys’ catalogue should reappear on or around 1st June. Barbara Orbison and Olivia Harrison, widows respectively of Roy and George, are responsible for getting the project off the ground..."
Fox News - 9 February 2007


"Les Traveling Wilburys sont de retour. Les disques du célèbre supergroupe étaient épuisés mais Rhino Records a remporté le contrat et le catalogue des Traveling Wilburys devrait resortir aux alentours du 1er juin. Barbara Orbison et Olivia Harrison, les veuves respectives de Roy et George, sont à l'origine du projet..."
Fox News - 09 février 2007



STRUMMING WILBURY'S


The Traveling Wilburys tribute album, "Strumming Wilbury's", is now for sale. No credits, no liner notes,  no label name, some spelling mistakes on the cover... For completists only!

Le disque hommage aux Traveling Wilburys, "Strumming Wilbury's", est maintenant en vente. Aucune note de pochette, aucun artiste crédité, pas de label, des fautes d'orthographe sur la pochette... Pour fans exclusivement!

Tweeter And The Monkey Man/ Handle With Care/ Congratulations/ End Of The Line/ Cool Dry Place/ Heading For The Light/ The Devils Been Busy/ Dirty World/ You are Not Alone/ Last Night

Strumming Medley (5:09)



LOS SALVAJES GIGOLOS - END OF THE LINE


An
openly influenced by the Traveling Wilburys Argentinian band, "Los Salvajes Gigolos", covered "End Of The Line". You can listen to other good songs by this band on their Soundclick page.

Un groupe argentin très influencé par les Traveling Wilburys, "Los Salvajes Gigolos", reprend "End Of The Line". Vous pouvez écouter leurs autres très bonnes chansons sur leur page Soundclick.


Los Salvajes Gigolos - End Of The Line (3:23)


ELO - LATITUDE 88 NORTH

An ELO "Latitude 88 North" fan made video/
Une video de "Latitude 88 North" par un fan.
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LATITUDE 88 NORTH - WALLPAPER

You can download the "Latitude 88 North" wallpaper here/
Vous pouvez télécharger le fond d'écran de "Latitude 88 North" ici.



"LATITUDE 88 NORTH"
CHORDS/ACCORDS



Intro: G-Cm-D  2X

(G) The iceman came to me to (B) night,
(C) So very near but out of (Cm) sight.
(G) I heard the (F#) footsteps in the (Bm) hall
And I (Dm) heard a (E6) cold voice (Am) call,
(Cm) It’s such a (D) lonely (G) world. (Cm-D)


Then I knew  that you were gone,
It came to me, I was alone.
Now I’m left out in the cold
But the story’s far from told
It’s such a lonely world.


Chorus:


It’s like (G) latitude (Em) 88 north
(C) It’s so cold, (D) cold as hell.
(G) 35 below and (Em) falling,
(C) how I wish that she was (D) calling me.


Frozen shadows in the doorways,
They will linger there always
And  as the dawn begins to break,
She’s gone it’s hard to take
It’s such a lonely world.

Repeat chorus

Guitar Solo:

G/F#/Bm
Dm/E6/Am
Cm/D/G/Cm-D

Repeat chorus

APPLES IN STEREO

Apples In Stereo is an American band openly influenced by Jeff Lynne and ELO. They admit having covered the "Evil Woman" piano chords for the song "Same Old Drag". from their new album "New Magnetic Wonder".

Apple In Stereo est un groupe américain ouvertement influencé par Jeff Lynne et ELO.
ils avouent avoir repris les accords de piano d'Evil Woman pour le titre "Same Old Drag" tiré de leur nouvel album "New Magnetic Wonder".
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STRUMMING WILBURY'S !!!???

Yesterday, I listened to the "Traveling Wilburys" tribute album ,"Strumming Wilbury's" and... it's a joke!  The same guy sings all the covers with an acoustic guitar. Sean Lennon, Everclear and others didn't participate to the album. It was just rumours. Anyway, the release has been delayed. No official date yet.

Hier, j'ai écouté l'album hommage aux Traveling Wilburys, "Strumming Wilbury's", et... c'est bidon! C'est le même chanteur qui reprend toutes les chansons à la guitare acoustique. Sean Lennon, Everclear et les autres ne jouent pas sur l'album. C'était des rumeurs. D'autre part, la sortie de l'album a été retardée. Pas de date officielle pour l'instant.


01/2007
BIRMINGHAM FAMILY TREE

I found this Czech website by chance. It's quite exhaustive and  helps you to understand the Electric Light Orchestra family tree as well as the one of Birmingham. You can click on the table squares on the main page to access to the numerous site pages.

J'ai trouvé par hasard ce site tchèque. Il extrémement complet pour mieux comprendre l'arbre généalogique d'Electric Light Orchestra ainsi que celui de la ville de Birmingham. Cliquez sur les cases du tableau de la page d'accueil pour accèder aux nombreuses pages du site.



THE BAGWEEDS - OH NO NOT SUSAN

The German band "The Bagweeds" covered ELO's "Oh No Not Susan". You can listen to it on their Myspace page/
Le groupe allemand "The Bagweeds" a repris "Oh No Not Susan" d'ELO. Vous pouvez l'écouter sur sa page Myspace.

The Bagweeds - Oh No Not Susan
(3:32)



LENNY B - DO YA

Lenny Bertoldo (aka Lenny B.) is an American DJ. He remixed the Electric Light Orchestra song "Do Ya" in a house music version. You can listen to it on his Myspace page.


Lenny Bertoldo (Lenny B.) est un DJ américain. Il a remixé la chanson "Do Ya" d'Electric Light Orchestra en version "house  music". Vous pouvez écouter le résultat sur sa page Myspace.


Lenny B - Do Ya (3:08)



"OUT OF THE BLUE" & "BALANCE OF POWER"


Both Electric Light Orchestra's albums -
"Out Of The Blue" and "Balance Of Power" - expanded remastered versions are to be reissued on February 2007. You can pre-order now on the official website "Face The Music".

Les 2 albums d'Electric Light Orchestra - "Out Of The Blue" et "Balance Of Power" - ressortent en version remastérisée et avec des bonus en février 2007. Vous pouvez les commander sur le site officiel "Face The Music".

"Latitude 88 North", a previously unreleased Jeff Lynne song from "Out Of The Blue" will be the new ELO single on 29 January 2007. Hope it will be a hit!

"Latitude 88 North", une chanson inédite de Jeff Lynne prévue à l'origine pour l'album "Out Of The Blue", sera le prochain single d'ELO le 29 janvier 2007. Espérons que ce sera un tube!


SKYROCKET (THE K-TEL HIT MACHINE) - LIVIN' THING


Skyrocket (formerly K Tel Hit Machine) is an American 70's cover
band. They play a lot of ELO songs on stage. You can listen to their version of ELO's "Livin' Thing" on their Myspace page.

Skyrocket (anciennement K Tel Hit Machine) est un groupe américain de reprises des années 70. Il joue beaucoup de chansons d'ELO en tournée. Vous pouvez écouter leur version de "Livin' Thing" d'ELO sur leur page Myspace.

Skyrocket (K Tel Hit Machine) - Livin' Thing (3:34)



JEFF LYNNE & BEATLES - NOW AND THEN


Paul McCartney recently declared that he would like the song "Now And Then" to be finalized. Selected for "Anthology", this song was attempted, with Jeff Lynne doing some clean up of the original John Lennon demo, and the remaining Beatles doing some basic work on the track, but the work was eventually aborted. Will McCartney leave it to Jeff Lynne to finish the job?


Paul McCartney a déclaré récemment qu'il aimerait que la chanson "Now And Then" soit finalisée. Cette dernière faisait partie des démos de John Lennon que Jeff Lynne avait tenté de nettoyer pour le coffret "Anthology" et sur laquelle les 3 autres Beatles avaient un peu travaillé. Malheureusement, le projet avait été abandonné. Paul McCartney laissera t'il à Jeff Lynne le soin de terminer ce qu'il avait commencé?


JEFF LYNNE - Q MAGAZINE

Jeff Lynne is interviewed in "Q Magazine" last issue.
As read in it: "Recently Jeff Lynne has been spending his days tidying up some Traveling Wilburys tapes for a boxset."

Jeff Lynne est interviewé dans le dernier numéro de "Q Magazine". On peut y lire: "Jeff Lynne a récemment travaillé sur les bandes des Traveling Wilburys pour la sortie d'un coffret."
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