Tuesday, 30 July 2013

NEXT DLM SINGLE: THIRD MAN

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! When ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] reviewed: "Sticky Wickets" by: The Duckworth Lewis Method last month, these words were used to describe one of the tracks thus:

"The fifth track is my personal favourite: "Third Man" - another string laden piece of perfect cricket pop that sounds more like ELO [than ELO ever did!] with twelfth man Daniel Radcliffe adding his monologue for the daydreaming out of favour cricketer ..."

Yours Truly KJS was pleased therefore to hear that Contact Music are reporting that the second single from "Sticky Wickets" will be "Third Man", following lead single "It's Just Not Cricket" out of the clubhouse. The download only single will be released on Monday 26th August 2013.

www.contactmusic.com/press/the-duckworth-lewis-method-release-third-man-new-single

Wouldn't it be great if avid ELO and DLM fans were to buy this track with a view to giving DLM their first ever UK Top 100 single in advance of their September UK tour? In the meantime, The Duckworth Lewis Method continue their UK tour between Friday 20th and Sunday 29th September. Details can be found within this ELOBF article thus:


ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends "Third Man" by The Duckworth Lewis Method to all folks who enjoy the music of ELOJeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race, 'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 30-July-2013

Sunday, 28 July 2013

AND THEN THERE WERE FIVE: THE TREVOR BURTON BAND

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! It was announced yesterday [Saturday 27th July 2013] by The Trevor Burton Band that they are to become a five [5] piece for larger venues, festivals [and the odd surprise gig!] with the news that both Tony Kelsey and Abby Brant [fellow band mates of Trevor during the successful Made In Brum tour] are to join Move co-founder Trevor, bassist Pez Connor and drummer Bill Jefferson. Abby [Keyboards/vocals] and Tony [Guitars/vocals] will doubtless be superb additions to a band that has never failed to impress Yours Truly KJS when seen live. In their own words:

"... and now in 2013 Tony Kelsey and Abby Brant have joined and, The Trevor Burton Band is now unstoppable. It is the most exciting live band ever to grace the stage. With the new line up having the chemistry, and telepathy that Trevor has been looking for. See them in 2014 to live and enjoy the moment, you won't be disappointed ... So be prepared for an explosion of Rock and Blues from one of the best live acts in the UK!"

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] is excited at this development and is anticipating the above words from the Official Trevor Burton Band web site coming to pass at a venue near you soon! For any booking queries, please contact John Davis at Erndor 50 Promotions on [07775] 714280 and/or tbband@btinternet.com

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends The Trevor Burton Band to those enlightened folks who also like ELO, Jeff LynneRoy Wood'Brum Beat'The Idle RaceThe MoveThe Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 28-July-2013

Saturday, 27 July 2013

EXCLUSIVE: NEW BGO SINGLE OUT NOW + THE DISCOVERY UNVEILED

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! I've had the great pleasure of talking a lot with Michael Laine Hildebrandt [MLH] of Bubble Gum Orchestra [BGO] this year initially with a view to publishing the ELOBF interview with Steve Howard and more recently in the build up to the imminent release of the third BGO album which is entitled "The Discovery" and is due for release during late August or early September at the time of writing.

"The Discovery" will comprise thirteen [13] tracks including a reprise of the opening wall of sound that is "Tonight I Will Love You Forever" and a short instrumental "Serenade In G Major". This much anticipated record will be available as in download and CD formats. Back in June, ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] published this article and it included a short preview of one of the new BGO album tracks "Lovely Days, Lovely Nights". MLH has also shared the original raw mix of another of the new BGO III tracks with me entitled "Baby Found Another Way". Both samples alone suggest that "The Discovery" is going to be one of the highlights of the year for fans of the classic ELO sound.

Now for something even more exciting! ELOBF is pleased to be able to exclusively announce that the lead single from the new album will be "Evil, Evil Girl" - a bouncy semi-orchestrated tune with a catchy guitar riff reminiscent of ELO's "Evil Woman" but with a sound that reminds this writer very much of the production values of that 1979 ELO best seller "Discovery".
"Evil, Evil Girl" by Bubble Gum Orchestra is now available for download and is available to purchase from the following music outlet thus:

While we await the official release of "The Discovery", you can check out my 2011 interview with Michael Laine Hildebrandt and/or these album reviews of the first two BGO albums thus:

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends and endorses "Evil, Evil Girl" and "The Discovery" by Bubble Gum Orchestra [BGO] to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 27-July-2013

Friday, 26 July 2013

ROY WOOD IN CHRISTMAS ROBIN RETURN

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! After a two [2] year break, Yours Truly KJS is pleased to announce that Roy Wood and his Rock 'n' Roll Band are to return to The Robin 2 in Bilston near Wolverhampton to celebrate what will be the 40th anniversary of his festive classic "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" on Thursday 12th December 2013. It will be a welcome return to his annual slot at the noted Black Country venue after spinal surgery last year and his headline appearance at the MIKE BURNEY BENEFIT GIG earlier in July. Support for this much anticipated Christmas date will be by Big Up The 90's.
Advance tickets are priced at just £15.00 each [*plus booking fee] or £17.50 each on the door [subject to availability] and can be purchased via this link thus:

www.therobin.co.uk/whats_on/giginfo.asp?gigid=3491

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends Roy Wood to all folks who enjoy the music of: ELO; The MoveWizzardThe Beatles and related artistes. See you there?

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 26-July-2013

Sunday, 21 July 2013

RECOMMENDED: ELO LIGHT YEARS AHEAD [ELOLYA]

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! My good friend and fellow ELO cohort Jon Lock runs an excellent web site entitled Electric Light Orchestra: Light Years Ahead which highlights not only his own impressive collection of ELO vinyl in various formats but also his outstanding wanted items, Latest Release News plus a nice review of the gig by The Orchestra [former members of ELO and ELO Part II] at the Grassington Festival on Friday 28th June. Jon's web site can be accessed via this link thus:

www.elolya.co.uk

Jon kindly contacted ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] the other day after he saw my recent article SJET103: THE TURN TO STONE RE-ISSUE MYSTERY and confirmed that there was indeed a physical pressing of #SJET103 by supplying the two [2] photographs below showing the 1978 Jet/CBS test pressing for the "Turn To Stone" re-issue thus:
Yours Truly KJS is most grateful to Jon and Light Years Ahead for the above photographs ...
 ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends Electric Light Orchestra: Light Years Ahead to those enlightened folks who also like ELO, Jeff LynneRoy Wood'Brum Beat'The Idle RaceThe MoveThe Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 21-July-2013

Thursday, 18 July 2013

RECOMMENDED: EXPLOSIVE LIGHT ORCHESTRA [ExpLO]

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Regular visitors to ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] will know that Symphonika have been featured on a number of occasions and that they are currently being produced by Mack - engineer for all Electric Light Orchestra [ELO] studio albums from "Face The Music" to "Balance Of Power" [with the exception of "Secret Messages"] - as well as being the accomplished producer for six [6] Queen studio albums from "The Game" up to and including "A Kind Of Magic".
The Explosive Light Orchestra [L-R]: Julian Hutchings; Mike Despres; Robin Myles and Aidan Thorne ...
Regular visitors to ELOBF will also be aware that from time to time, Symphonika also perform live as ELO tribute band The Explosive Light Orchestra. Founder Robin Myles [Lead Vocals, Guitars & Keyboards] contacted me earlier to let me know that he has created a new, separate web site for the Explosive Light Orchestra and you can access it via this link thus:


ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends both The Explosive Light Orchestra and Symphonika to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO,  Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles, Queen and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 18-July-2013

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

SJET103: THE TURN TO STONE RE-ISSUE MYSTERY [1]

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Most ELO and Jeff Lynne fans will know that within six [6] months of the original release of "Out Of The Blue" [#UAR100] back in October 1977, Don Arden and Jet Records had dropped United Artists as their distribution agent and signed up with CBS Records. This meant that OOTB and all of the ELO album back catalogue from "On The Third Day" onward were hastily re-issued with new catalogue numbers, all of which were also pressed in limited edition coloured vinyl [OOTB was assigned #JETDP400].

What some folks are not aware of is that the self same re-issue campaign was also applied to a few selected ELO and Jeff Lynne single releases from 1976 and 1977 with new Jet catalogue numbers allocated for "Rockaria" [#SJET100]"Telephone Line" [#SJET101]"Doin' That Crazy Thing" [#SJET102]"Turn To Stone" [#SJET103] and "Mr. Blue Sky" [#SJET104] thus:
The new 7" Jet/CBS singles included a not-so-well-known pressing error with the 'B' side of "Telephone Line" having the twin tracks "King Of The Universe" and "Poorboy [The Greenwood]" in opposite running order to that of the original Jet/UA 7" release [#UP36254]. Over in Holland "Mr. Blue Sky" [#JET104] saw release with a single edit 1 minute and 21 seconds shorter than the UK edition thus:
The aforementioned mystery is simply that neither ELOBF nor many other ELO vinyl collectors have never witnessed a physical copy of the re-issued "Turn To Stone" [#SJET103] - as can be evidenced by the above pictures! There is a possibility that a phantom catalogue number was created to assist any post-chart sales of original Jet/UA release stock [#UP36313], but this is unlikely given that the other four [4] re-issues were available to buy.

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] would like to hear from anyone with a physical copy of this ultra rare single - even a picture would be most appreciated!

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 16-July-2013

Friday, 12 July 2013

IN PICTURES: MIKE BURNEY BENEFIT SHOW with ROY WOOD

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! My good friend Martin Kinch is the ultimate SME [Subject Matter Expert] when it comes to all things Roy Wood - be it The Move, The Electric Light Orchestra [ELO]. Wizzard and his many other projects.

Martin runs the excellent web site Cherry Blossom Clinic and he attended the Mike Burney benefit gig in Birmingham on Tuesday 9th July - headlined, of course, by a now rare live appearance by Dr. Roy Wood and his Rock & Roll Band - whilst Yours Truly KJS was otherwise engaged with The Duckworth Lewis Method [DLM] in Nottingham on the same night. Martin has very graciously allowed ELOBF to include a few of his photographs and souvenirs from the evening for you to peruse thus:
Roy's six [6] song set list ...

The Roy Wood Rock & Roll Band on stage at: The Asylum ...
Mike Burney in the spotlight - literally!
Mike Burney [L] with Martin Kinch [R] ...
ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] are most grateful to Martin Kinch for his much appreciated generosity and we trulay wish Mike Burney all the very best for the future as well as a huge "Congratulations!" on the occasion of his recent wedding to first love Sue last weekend.

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends Cherry Blossom Clinic to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 12-July-2013

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

CAUGHT LIVE: THE DUCKWORTH LEWIS METHOD

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! The sixty mile late afternoon drive to The Nottingham Playhouse by Yours Truly KJS yesterday [Tuesday 9th July] was full of anticipation as to what would transpire at my very first Duckworth Lewis Method gig - and that expectation as more than fulfilled during a hot Summer evening rife with eve of Ashes fever.

Even before the first chords were struck on the night, I had the opportunity on a Nottingham back street to engage in a conversation or three with the enigmatic and quirky soul who is DLM and Divine Comedy founder Neil Hannon as well as DLM and erstwhile Pugwash guitarist Tosh Flood who, by the way, is a true SME [Subject Matter Expect] when it comes to The Small Faces - who were, of course, contemporaries in many respects to both The Idle Race and The Move back in the day. Undoubtedly, there is much satisfaction in the DLM camp with the success of "Sticky Wickets" if not a little skepticism as to the worthiness of the present day charts.

The first innings of the evening [back in the theatre] was provided by the talented Left With Pictures, a London based five piece chamber folk combo who performed an impressive half a dozen songs that, judging by the queue to buy their latest album "In Time", hit all the right notes for the audience. Next up was an entertaining live on-stage interview by none other than David Hepworth with Channel 5 cricket analyst and guru Simon Hughes on the subject of the game itself, its characters, the Ashes [naturally!] and his new book entitled "The Ashes: Cricket's Greatest Rivalry: A History Of The Ashes In 10 Matches".
Members only: Notts gig flyer and ticket ...
 It was then finally time for The Duckworth Lewis Method to arrive on stage, fully uniformed, with special guest Billy 'The Trumpet' Cooper [the England 'Barmy Army' principal trumpeter and cheerleader] fresh from his Trent Bridge trumpet ban yet a welcome addition to the ranks of DLM for the night. The world's #1 cricket pop band then launched into "Sticky Wickets" and a fifteen [15] song set with shared input from both studio albums that culminated with a rousing and apt "Test Match Special".
DLM's July set list [almost in order bar the final two!] ...
The trumpet solos of Mr. Cooper blended effortlessly into a performance where Messrs. Duckworth and Lewis were constantly and joyfully interacting with both themselves and the captivated watchers in the 770 capacity venue. Whether it was the complex funk arrangements of "Line And Length" or that much-loved Shane Warne parody "Jiggery Pokery" ... all of the Neil Hannon and Thomas Walsh compositions on show were accurately and successfully translated to the live stage much to the delight of us onlookers. Looking at the above set list, it really is easier to try to remember what songs were not played, such was the completeness of the songs selected for the show. Hilarious was that ad hoc Hannon impression of David 'Bumble' Lloyd during "Third Day"! We watched as Neil and Thomas fenced over who would take off their hats first and constantly added their comedic flavour between songs - oft with the support of fridge magnet collector in general and guitar wizard Tosh Flood. The contribution of bassist Simon Little and the neat percussion of Tim Weller should not be understated either.

The vocal harmonies were spot on too. There were times during this gig that I closed my eyes and I could almost hear the dulcet tones of ELO and Jeff Lynne. But my lasting impression of the evening was of a band truly at ease with itself that was able to produce a kind of musical sporting heaven to the eyes and ears of this particular writer. ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] strongly suggests that you get your tickets for the upcoming September tour, if you haven't already done so.
The final ball of the innings ...
Extras: The Duckworth Lewis Method will continue their UK tour between Friday 20th and Sunday 29th September. Details can be found within this special ELOBF DLM Gig Guide thus:


ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends The Duckworth Lewis Method to all folks who enjoy the music of ELOJeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race, 'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 10-July-2013

Monday, 8 July 2013

RECOMMENDED: 3rd ANNUAL TREVOR BURTON CHARITY SHOW

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Following on from last years successful eventELOBF are pleased to announce that The 3rd Annual Trevor Burton Charity Show will again be held at Hall Green Stadium in Birmingham on Thursday 19th September in aid of two charities that are very close to Trevor's heart - Daybreaks Kennels and Hall Green Retired Greyhound Trust.

The 3rd Annual Trevor Burton Charity Show will feature Mods & SodsThe Trevor Burton Band and The Move featuring Trevor and Bev Bevan plus special guests Abby Brant, Geoff Turton, Danny King and Joy Strachan-Brain from Made In Brum.

Tickets are priced at £20 each plus booking fee [as applicable] and are available from:

Daybreaks Kennels: [0121] 782 7702
Hall Green Racing Greyhound Trust: [0121] 244 9826
The Trevor Burton Band: [07775] 714280
Mods & Sods: [07832] 287808
wegottickets.com/event/229237

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends The 3rd Annual Trevor Burton Charity Show to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes. See you there?

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 08-July-2013

CAUGHT LIVE [2]: QUILL @ THE ROBIN 07/07/13

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Following on from my visit to see the abridged acoustic version of Quill last month in deepest, darkest Worcestershire, it was entirely natural that Yours Truly KJS should take the earliest opportunity to see the fully electrified manifestation of Quill during their latest appearance at The Robin 2 last night [Sunday 7th July].

After an impressive support set from Under A Banner, complete with their classy new single "Some Stories" in aid of Help For Heroes, the decision was instantly vindicated as this long established six [6] piece Midlands based Celtic Rock outfit delivered a powerful and stirring set that included covers, originals and traditional instrumentals including their own unique interpretations of classic songs by the likes of Fleetwood MacThe WaterboysDream AcademyDeacon Blue and Mike Oldfield [amongst not a few others].
This band oozes zest and life when unleashed on the stage. I loved the boundless energy and unbridled talent of roaming violinist and vocalist Kate McWilliam as she visited her playing partners across the stage. The sight of another eclectic violinist let loose with a rock band would more than please any ELO fan who has had the pleasure of seeing Mik Kaminski in his prime. Once again the vocal work of Joy Strachan-Brain - fresh from the successful Made In Brum tour - coupled with her stage presence as leader of this particular gang again caught the eye and, of course, the ear! The real transformation in the band from their acoustic incarnation was evident when the vocal harmonies and individual instrumental talents of lead guitarist Paul Sargent and keyboardist Dave Bailey merged effortlessly as all four traded and/or shared vocals in tandem with the steady bass playing of: Christian Nokes and astute drumming of: Tim Tandler. Of special note were the two original Quill compositions on show entitled "Say It Ain’t So" and "England" [the latter from their new EP – see below] and both were sung beautifully.
Under A Banner [L] were a more than able support act for the mighty Quill [R] ...
Quill performed: "Duelling Banjos"; "Stuck In the Middle With You"; "Say It Ain't So"; "England"; "The Whole Of The Moon"; "Life In A Northern Town"; "Dreams"; "Dignity"; "Moonlight Shadow"; "Galway Girl"; "Raggle Taggle Gypsies"; "Toss The Feathers"

Quill have released eight albums at the time of writing [and other merchandise] as well as their marvellous new EP entitled "England" - which contains three excellent original tracks - penned by the much-missed late Ben Brain - including the patriotic and anthemic title track coupled with "Tumbling Years" and "Twister". The CD is available at gigs and from their bands official web site and/or you can buy the tracks in part [£0.69 each] or the whole EP [£2.07] as a download from amazon.co.uk thus:


Quill are: Joy Strachan-Brain [Vocals/Percussion]; Paul Sargent [Guitar/Vocals]; Kate McWilliam [Violin/Vocals]; Dave Bailey [Keyboards/Guitar/Vocals]; Christian Nokes [Bass Guitar] and Tim Tandler [Drums] and they continue to play live extensively, predominantly in the Midlands. Check out their Gig Guide and these selected dates thus:

Saturday 27th July: Wolvestock 19 Festival; Wolverhampton
Saturday 3rd August: The Feathers Inn; Lichfield [acoustic]
Wednesday 11th September: The Queen's Head; Wolverley [acoustic]
Wednesday 9th October: The Garrick; Lichfield
Wednesday 11th December: The Queen's Head; Wolverley [acoustic]
Sunday 29th December: The Robin 2; Bilston

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommend Quill to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] universe ... KJS ... 08-July-2013

DLM CONFIRM BEST EVER UK CHART PLACING

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] would like to congratulate The Duckworth Lewis Method on the occasion of their best ever UK Top 40 Album Chart placing of #32 today for their new album "Sticky Wickets", building upon their strong mid-week sales performance and eclipsing the #40 achieved by their eponymously entitled debut album back in 2009.

DLM are also celebrating attaining a healthy #12 in the Irish Album Chart this weekend as well as #6 in the UK Top 40 Independent Albums Chart! This is no mean feat for the worlds greatest Cricket Pop band and their independent label Divine Comedy Records in the week following Glastonbury. "Sticky Wickets" can still be ordered in CD and/or LP formats thus:


Extras: Don't forget that The Duckworth Lewis Method are touring the UK. Details can be found within this ELO Beatles Forever article thus:


ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends "Sticky Wickets" by The Duckworth Lewis Method to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 08-July-2013

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

DLM IN MAIDEN TOP 30 ALBUM CHART INNINGS

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! "Sticky Wickets", the second innings offered by The Duckworth Lewis Method, entered the Official UK Midweek Album Chart today at a healthy #24. ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] understands that DLM II was within the iconic Top 20 on pre-order sales alone but was "nudged and nurdled" out by a post Glastonbury festival sales surge. It means that DLM are on course to eclipse the chart high of #40 enjoyed by their eponymously entitled debut album back in 2009. It also appears that "Sticky Wickets" has outperformed the Jeff Lynne part-produced releases of Regina Spektor [#30 in 2009] and Joe Walsh [#53 in 2012], at the time of writing.

Yours Truly KJS is of the opinion that DLM duo Neil Hannon and Thomas Walsh should be cracking open the proverbial champagne on Sunday evening when the full UK album chart is announced, not forgetting that Jeff Lynne's debut solo album "Armchair Theatre" also attained #24 back in 1990! "Sticky Wickets" can be ordered in CD and/or LP formats via these links thus:

Extras: Don't forget that The Duckworth Lewis Method are on tour in the UK between 8th July and 29th September. Details can be found within this ELO Beatles Forever article thus:


ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends "Sticky Wickets" by The Duckworth Lewis Method to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 03-July-2013

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

RECOMMENDED: JUDIE TZUKE SONG CLUB

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Those of you who know me well will know all too well that besides ELO [naturally!], Yours Truly KJS has a huge soft spot for the music and artistry of Judie Tzuke. Indeed, you may recall that Judie recalled her favourite ELO and Beatles tunes to ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] back in January 2012 here.
Judie has now launched her very own Song Club from Monday 1st July where you can either choose to pay an annual membership subscription of just £12 for a monthly download of a new Judie Tzuke song or £16 [plus £2 P+P] for the aforementioned monthly downloads plus a CD at the end of the year. It seems like an innovative and good marketing idea to ELOBF and judging by the quality of the first installment "Uneasy", it's well worth the investment!

The Judie Tzuke Song Club can be subscribed to via Judie's official web site thus:

www.tzuke.com

ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends Judie Tzuke to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe MoveThe Idle Race'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 02-July-2013