sleeve notes, please see the booklet for 'Ticket
To The Moon' which contains quotes for each song by Jeff
Lynne plus track-by-track commentary.
incredible 37 years since their formation, the music of the
Electric Light Orchestra is still as popular as ever.
Worldwide, fans young and old are hearing the seemingly ageless
songs of ELO leader Jeff Lynne via the radio,
TV, internet, and movie soundtracks, while acts such as the
Pussycat Dolls are sampling his music to the top of
the singles charts and turning on a whole new generation of
fans to ELO.
underline ELO's continuing popularity, singer-songwriter, producer
and multi-instrumentalist Lynne celebrated Top 10 success with
2005's 'All Over The World', a career-defining
compilation of twenty of ELO's greatest-ever hits, including 'Mr.
Blue Sky', 'Telephone Line',
'Don't Bring Me Down', 'Livin'
Thing', 'Sweet Talkin' Woman',
'Evil Woman' and many more. The compilation
was a worldwide success, reaching No.6 in the UK album charts
and achieving sales of almost 400,000.
thrived under the guidance of Lynne, recording twelve original
studio albums and releasing twenty-eight hit singles in the UK
alone. At their peak between 1974 and 1981, ELO amassed a string
of nine consecutive gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums.
The band was one of the biggest arena and stadium draws during
the seventies and early eighties, with spectacular shows including
massive flying saucer stage sets and vibrant light and laser displays.
success as a musical collaborator and producer is well documented:
after disbanding ELO in 1986 Lynne was thrilled to be contacted
by George Harrison to collaborate with him on the
ex-Beatle's 'Cloud Nine' album.
Lynne then joined Harrison, Roy Orbison, Bob
Dylan and Tom Petty as the Traveling Wilburys
on 1988's Grammy Award-winning 'Volume 1' and 1991's
'Volume 3'. In between, Lynne produced and co-wrote
Orbison's 'You Got It',
Petty's 'Full Moon Fever' in
1989 and 'Into The Great Wide Open'
in 1991 and his own debut solo album 'Armchair
Theatre', which contained the hit single
'Every Little Thing'. He memorably produced 'Free
As A Bird' and 'Real Love'
for The Beatles 'Anthology'
project, following which he collaborated with Paul McCartney
on his album 'Flaming Pie'.
winner of numerous awards and accolades, including three Ivor
Novello Awards, Lynne now resides in LA and continues to produce
for other artists as well as oversee the incredible ELO legacy.
of the above are taken from the recent biography written by ELO
specialist Rob Caiger)