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Jeff Lynne's ELO on World Cafe

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Jeff Lynne's ELO On World Cafe

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Jeff Lynne's ELO On World Cafe

Jeff Lynne's ELO on World Cafe

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Playlist

  • Roy Orbison, "Only The Lonely" from Lonely And Blue
  • Jeff Lynne's ELO, "When I Was A Boy" from Alone In The Universe
  • Al Green, "Love And Happiness" from I'm Still In Love With You
  • ELO, "Showdown" from On The Third Day
  • Jeff Lynne's ELO, "Love And Rain" from Alone In The Universe
  • Roy Orbison, "You Got It" from Mystery Girl
  • Tom Petty, "Runnin' Down A Dream" from Full Moon Fever
  • ELO, "10538 Overture" from The Electric Light Orchestra
  • Jeff Lynne's ELO, "Ain't It A Drag" from Alone In The Universe
  • Jeff Lynne's ELO, "Alone In The Universe" from Alone In The Universe

This past August, Jeff Lynne released Alone In The Universe, the first new ELO album in 14 years. In this session, Lynne explains how ELO's performance at a 2014 benefit concert in Hyde Park inspired him to make a new album. ELO is known for its 30- to 40-person orchestras, which allowed Lynne to produce such a full sound, but in today's session he confesses to the fatigue that comes with doing it all the time. Lynne also discusses his friendship with the late George Harrison and how it sparked the supergroup Traveling Wilburys.

Hear the complete conversation, songs from Alone In The Universe and more on this episode of World Cafe.

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