20 July 2023
Flamboyant American alt-rocker JULIANA HATFIELD
has been around for a while now, actually since 1986.
The past few years, she showed that she’s a sucker for covering other
(celebrated) artist’s songs. She even made full albums of it. One with
Olivia-Newton John tunes (2018) and one with The Police songs.
And she keeps on doing the same. Her next cover LP is dedicated to melodic pop/rock masters ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA (ELO), led by the tremendous hit-smith Jeff Lynne.
The 10-track LP is out on 17 November. More info here.
After sharing her take on Don’t Bring Me Down we get her version
of the downhearted 1974 ballad CAN’T GET IT OUT OF MY MIND.
She does it with endearment and elegance.
Back in time
3 December 2021
Band: ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Who: Pop/rock/classical songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne
(the sole mastermind when Roy Wood left) ) and Roy Wood, plus drummer
Bev Bevan (the lasy two both ex-The Move members) were the key players
Active: 1970–1983,1984–1986, 2000–2001, 2014–present
Albums: 14 – with Out Of Nowhere (released in 2019,
credited to Jeff Lynne’s ELO) as the most recent one.
Anniversary LP: THE ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Know as No Answer in the USA, because of a stupid
miscommunication when trying to contact the UK
record label for the album’s title (idiots!).
Released: 3 December 1971 – 50 years ago today
AllMusic: “The initial idea for the spin-off group combining rock and classical
music was Wood’s, not Lynne’s. Wood and Lynne split the songwriting duties on
Electric Light Orchestra, much as they did on late-period Move albums, but it
seems like their visions of what ELO was were widely divergent. Electric Light
Orchestra sounds like nothing either Jeff Lynne or Roy Wood did before or
after, and therein lies its fascination.” Score: 4/5.
Turn Up The Volume: Roll over our way, Beethoven
and join our band. We love you, xxx ELO.
Single/clip: 10538 Overture…
ELO: All Albums – Website