Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Wembley Or Bust (2017) [Qobuz FLAC 24bit/48kHz]

Jeff Lynne’s ELO – Wembley Or Bust (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 Hz  | Time – 01:38:17 minutes | 1,24 GB | Genre: Rock
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Wembley or Bust is a thrilling new concert that documents Jeff Lynne’s ELO playing their triumphant concert for a massive audience at Wembley Stadium on June 24, 2017. This visually and musically impressive new film gives viewers a remarkable evening in the life of recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Lynne – one of the most successful recording artists, songwriter and producers of all-time. Having spent much of his recent life in America working in the studio and producing other musical greats, Lynne returns home for this unbelievable stadium show.

Jeff Lynne revived Electric Light Orchestra in 2015 – due to legal reasons, they were now called Jeff Lynne’s ELO – releasing a comeback album called Alone in the Universe and steadily mounting a return to the road. Several dates happened in 2016, but the tour reached its apex in June 2017, when the group played in front of 60,000 people at London’s Wembley Stadium. Released five months after that June 24 gig, Wembley or Bust – which was accompanied by a concert film – features the entirety of the gig, and if it’s not heard too closely, it could sometimes be mistaken for an ELO greatest-hits album. Lynne re-creates the arrangements of his studio work throughout the concert; even when the Traveling Wilburys’ “Handle with Care” is hauled out, it sounds like it did on record. The vocals are where the seams show, as Lynne is a little rougher and lower than he was at his peak. Although this is a noticeable difference, it’s hardly enough to mar what amounts to a thoroughly enjoyable – and perhaps a tad triumphant – return to live performance for Jeff Lynne.

01 – Standin’ in the Rain
02 – Evil Woman
03 – All Over the World
04 – Showdown
05 – Livin’ Thing
06 – Do Ya
07 – When I Was a Boy
08 – Handle with Care
09 – Last Train to London
10 – Xanadu
11 – Rockaria!
12 – Can’t Get It Out of My Head
13 – 10538 Overture
14 – Twilight
15 – Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
16 – Shine a Little Love
17 – Wild West Hero
18 – Sweet Talkin’ Woman
19 – Telephone Line
20 – Turn to Stone
21 – Don’t Bring Me Down
22 – Mr. Blue Sky
23 – Roll Over Beethoven