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Jeff Lynne Revisits ELO

Monday, October 1st 2012 12:00

Listen to a new version of Mr Blue Sky

Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra is released next Monday and it is a collection of brand new recordings of ELO classics plus one brand new song called 'Point Of No Return' and a 40th anniversary edition of '10538 Overture'.

Lynne reveals that the reason he has re-recorded some of his best loved work is because he wasn't with happy with the original versions.

He tells Billboard.com "They just...they weren't tight enough. They weren't as tight as they could have been. And some of the sounds on there, like some of the guitar sounds, didn't sound as good as they could. Some of the piano parts were too dry, recorded too close together, things like that. A lot of technical stuff. It wasn't the performance, particularly; it was my maybe lack of knowledge as a producer. I didn't really understand some of the things I was doing. You start making up a song and you tell somebody you're the producer and you get away with it, basically, but you don't really learn what you're doing until later on."

You can hear the title track of the album and see a brand new video for it below.


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