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Jeff Lynne: Long Wave | FESTIVALPHOTO

Jeff Lynne: Long Wave




ELO mainman JEFF LYNNE has reveled in his young radio days and came up with this covers album. These eleven cuts apparently had an effect on the young Jeff, and changed the face of pop music. The age of the cuts may vary, but many songs have that in common that many artists have preformed them, from the 1930´s until now.

I believe Jeff has been quite faithful to all original arrangements, but still these songs are a bit too old for me. He has covered Chaplin´s immortalized “Smile” from the movie Modern Times, CHARLES AZNAVOUR´s “She” all the way through to CHUCK BERRY´S “Let It Rock”. The sound of the sixties is always present, or even fifties, and that seems to suite Jeff´s voice splendidly. But apart from “Mercy Mercy”, once even made by THE ROLLING STONES, ETTA JAMES´s jazzy “At Last” and the aforementioned CHUCK BERRY track there is preciously little to capture my interest. I think you need to have heard these songs on the radio during your childhood to be interested…

Track List
If I Loved You
So Sad
Mercy, Mercy
Running Scared
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
At Last
Love Is a Many Splendored Thing
Let It Rock
Beyond the Sea

Skribent: Mikael Johansson
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