Posted Mon Jul 6, 2015 at 08:00 AM PDT by Tom Landy
The release featuring a full concert and feature documentary arrives on Blu-ray in September.
In an early announcement to retailers, Eagle Rock Entertainment is set to release 'Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Live in Hyde Park' on Blu-ray on September 11.
The show from Hyde Park includes ELO's hits "Mr Blue Sky," "Sweet Talkin' Woman," "Livin' Thing," "Evil Woman," "Telephone Line," "Don't Bring Me Down," "Showdown," "Roll Over Beethoven," "10358 Overture," "Can't Get It Out Of My Head," "Strange Magic," and many more.
The Electric Light Orchestra, led by one of rock's most iconic songwriters and producers Jeff Lynne, is one of the most successful bands of all time with global sales of over 50 million albums. In September 2014, Jeff Lynne's ELO headlined BBC Radio 2's "Festival In A Day" in London's famous Hyde Park. It was the first time in almost 30 years that the band had performed on a festival stage. Jeff Lynne said, "It seemed like the entire 50,000 were singing and clapping along, which carried on for the whole night. The Hyde Park concert turned out to be one of the most memorable shows ever for me".
The critics agreed, with The Times (UK) saying it was "near perfect" in their 5-star review and the Evening Standard (London) marveling that "ELO still have the power to flick switches" in their 4-star review. Neil McCormick of the Telegraph (UK) noted how "fifty thousand grown men and women sang along in joyous rapture to some of the greatest pop music ever heard."
As well as the full Live In Hyde Park show, the Bonus Features offer the feature length documentary Mr Blue Sky – The Story Of Jeff Lynne and ELO and also new interviews filmed at Hyde Park. Jeff Lynne has been involved every step of the way with every aspect of this production, especially the audio delivery, saying: "It's important to me that viewers experience the Hyde Park show exactly as it was performed on the night….in stereo."
This show was a truly special moment that will live on in fans' memories forever - the 50,000 tickets for the event had sold out in a matter of minutes and the fans sang along to hit after hit performed by Jeff Lynne and the band accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra. Live In Hyde Park by Jeff Lynne's ELO will be cherished by all who love this truly important band.
1) All Over The World
2) Evil Woman
3) Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
5) Livin' Thing
6) Strange Magic
7) 10538 Overture
8) Can't Get It Out Of My Head
9) Sweet Talkin' Woman
10) Turn To Stone
11) Steppin' Out
12) Handle With Care
13) Don't Bring Me Down
14) Rock 'n' Roll Is King
15) Telephone Line
16) Mr Blue Sky
17) Roll Over Beethoven
You can find the latest specs for 'Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Live in Hyde Park' linked from our Blu-ray Release Schedule, where it is indexed under September 11.
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