frontnumber: YS785A
format: 2 x 5" album live
released: 2017-10-19
performed by E.L.O.

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sub-numbers: YS785A-1 & YS785A-2
written by Jeff Lyne
photo by iStock
cover design by NoN
cover re-design by YSB


DISC 1:

01. TWILIGHT
02. YOURS TRULY, 2095
03. EVIL WOMAN
04. LIVIN' THING
05. TELEPHONE LINE
06. FROM THE END OF THE WORLD
07. HERE IS THE NEWS
08. MIK KAMINSKI'S VIOLIN SOLO
09. TRIBUTE TO JOHN LENNON MEDLEY

- Imagine
- Nowhere Man
- Across The Universe
- A Day In The Life

DISC 2:

01. HITS MEDLEY

- Showdown
- Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
- Can't Get It Out Of My Head
- Wild West Hero
- Turn To Stone
- Mr Blue Sky
- Sweet Talkin' Woman
- Shine A Little Love
- Last Train To London
- Confusion
- Do Ya
- Rockaria

02. HOLD ON TIGHT
03. DON'T BRING ME DOWN
04. ROLL OVER BEETHOVEN

 

TWILIGHT

Recorded almost 1 year to the day after John Lennon was murdered, so Jeff Lynne paid tribute to his musical hero by playing a JL medley, the highlight of which is a stunning version of "Across The Universe.”

Jeff Lynne - lead vocals & guitar
Richard Tandy - keyboards
Kelly Groucutt - bass, lead & harmony vocals
Bev Bevan - drums, backing vocals
Mik Kaminski - violin
Louis Clark - keyboards
Dave Morgan - guitar, keyboards, backing vocals

Notes:
The ELO Hits Medley: For the first time, the band played many of their hits as a long medley, rather than individual songs. It's not entirely clear why this was done, but probably because they had more hits than they could conceivably play fully without the show being too long, it was done as a way of providing more songs in a shorter amount of time. The medley was played shortly after the John Lennon tribute and played many of the ELO hits (and a few popular non-hits) in roughly chronological release order.

The songs performed in the medley varied during the US leg of the tour from the European leg. The medley included the songs (in order) Showdown, Ma-Ma-Ma Belle, Can't Get It Out Of My Head, Strange Magic (USA shows only), Wild West Hero (European shows only), Fire On High, Turn To Stone, Standin' In The Rain, Mr. Blue Sky, Sweet Talkin' Woman, Shine A Little Love, Last Train To London, Confusion, Do Ya (European shows only) and Rockaria!. Although Do Ya was excluded from the medley during the US performances, it was performed in full later in the show. It was the first ELO tour without cellists, although Mik Kaminski returned to play his "blue violin".

John Lennon Tribute: One of the special performances at the concert was a tribute to John Lennon. Lennon was an influence and idol for Jeff and he had been murdered on Monday December 9th, 1980. The tribute came halfway through the show and featured a medley of Lennon's song's, including a short keyboard intro of Imagine by Richard Tandy; a gentle keyboard version of Nowhere Man (again by Richard); a full version of Across The Universe with Jeff on lead vocals and acoustic guitar and Kelly on soaring backing vocals; and finally a full version of A Day In The Life with Jeff on lead vocals and acoustic guitar. At each show, Jeff introduced it as "our tribute to John Lennon" and afterwards Bev Bevan came out from behind the drums to thank the audience and introduce the ELO Hits Medley (except when Bev was out sick, when bassist Kelly Groucutt did the honors).


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