The reviews are in on the three-night-stand from Jeff Lynne’s ELO at the Hollywood Bowl that took place in September 9-11, and to no one’s surprise, it was nothing short of brilliant.
Lynne brought all the hits, in addition to some cuts from the 2015 release Alone In The Universe. Check out some of the highlights below!
Jeff Lynne is one of rock's greatest gifts. Throughout the '70s and beyond, Electric Light Orchestra sold over 50 million albums. Singer/songwriter extraordinaire Jeff Lynne with his ELO band and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins perform Don't Bring Me Down from 1976 A New World Record.
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins teams up with Jeff Lynne and his ELO band on beautiful orchestral and choir introduction of Tightrope from 1976 album New World Order. ELO's first worldwide hit Evil Woman from 1975 Face The Music and Showdown from 1973 On The Third Day follows.
Jeff Lynne is one of rock's greatest gifts. Throughout the '70s, his Electric Light Orchestra exploded in popularity. In the band's first 13 years, ELO sold over 50 million albums. Jeff Lynne's ELO with Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins perform Livin' Thing (featuring violinist Rosie Langley solo) from 1976 A New World Record, wonderful Beatles-influenced When I Was A Boy from latest album Alone In The Universe (the best new rock album and song of 2015), Rockaria!
Beethoven's Fifth Symphony First Movement by Hollywood Bowl Orchestra conducted by Thomas Wilkins is integrated in Jeff Lynne's ELO encore performance of Chuck Berry's Roll Over Beethoven from Electric Light Orchestra 1973 second album ELO 2. Hyde Park London 2014 ELO DVD did not include Roll Over Beethoven.
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.