Jeff Lynne has never denied being a huge Beatles fan. But when ELO’s first single in aeons sounded like the work of a man still listening to 1994’s Free As A Bird, it seemed he might have lost his way a little.
Turns out not. ELO fans have been waiting 14 years for Alone in the Universe and they won’t be disappointed. There’s a real joie-de-vivre in these songs and although the ghosts of George Harrison and Roy Orbison are never far from proceedings, it’s every inch an ELO album.
Like this? Try these: Roy Orbison, A Black and White Night Live, Wings, Band on the Run