Hardback 212 pages
˜It means so much to me to release this book during the 50th anniversary of ELO, and four years on from our Wembley Or Bust concert. It was an unforgettable night and I’m excited to relive it with all of you again inside these pages. “ Jeff Lynne
In his first official book, Jeff Lynne reveals the meticulous planning leading up to the epic Wembley or Bust concert and shares the stories behind a career-spanning catalogue of songs. In an exclusive new text, Lynne reflects on his formative years growing up and his eventual success with ELO hits such as Mr.
Blue Sky, ˜Evil Woman” and ˜Livin’ Thing”. From his memories of producing The Beatles last single, ˜Free as a Bird”, to his anecdotes from inside one of the greatest supergroups, the Traveling Wilburys, Lynne also discusses his fascinating career outside of ELO. His narration guides the reader through hundreds of exclusive photographs taken specially for the making of this book.
From backstage to front of house, Wembley or Bust is Jeff Lynne’s account of a once-in-a-lifetime concert, and its significance within the greater story of his career as one of the most popular recording artists, songwriters, and producers of all-time. ˜When I wrote and recorded these songs originally, I never would have expected the fantastic audience response all these years later; it’s amazing. “ Jeff Lynne.
The music of Jeff Lynne is beloved by fans all over the world and has been for three generations. Now, after a hiatus of nearly thirty years, the multi-award-winning songwriter, producer and founder of ELO has made a triumphant return to touring.
Since 2014, he has played across Europe and North America, the high point for Lynne being his dramatic homecoming for a crowd of 60,000 fans at Wembley. On 24th June 2017, London’s historic stadium was transformed into one of the greatest rock n roll spectacles of all time, as Lynne performed his group’s most extensive set list to date against a dazzling backdrop of pyrotechnics, lasers and a giant ELO spaceship.