The first single ‘When I Was A Boy’ has a Beatles feel to the piano intro and the song again touches on Jeff Lynne’s love of radio and the music he heard on it as a kid (as his covers album ‘Long Wave’ did). Nice to hear the strings at the outro and a couple of times in the song and a song that grows on you after each play. Liking it!
Not sure who is playing on the album with Jeff, hopefully Richard Tandy in some capacity.
First album of all new ELO music in over a decade. Jeff Lynne’s ELO release their new album, ‘Alone In The Universe’ on November 13th, 2015 on Columbia Records. The album is available globally for pre-order Friday, September 25th (buy links listed below) and the first single “When I Was a Boy” is also available Friday. Fans who preorder the album will receive “When I Was A Boy” instantly.
Jeff Lynne: “Music is such a powerful force in our lives. A good song can make people feel much less alone in this universe. And trying to create one of those songs somehow makes me feel less alone too. My whole life-from being that kid with a dream in Birmingham right until today-proves how much music can do.”
Ashley Newton, President of Columbia Records: “Jeff Lynne is a total master of his craft and ‘Alone In The Universe’ is pure pop perfection. We are thrilled to be involved in the return of ELO and enormously proud to be releasing this contemporary classic on Columbia Records.”
“When I Was A Boy” audio/pseudo video on VEVO:
“When I Was A Boy” lyric video on VEVO:
- When I Was a Boy
- Love & Rain
- Dirty To The Bone
- When The Night Comes
- The Sun Will Shine On You
- Ain’t It A Drag
- All My Life
- I’m Leaving You
- One Step At A Time
- Alone In The Universe