Today (9/21) Jeff Lynne's new video for "Mercy, Mercy"--the first track from his upcoming album LONG WAVE, out October 9 on Frontiers Records--has exclusively premiered. Check it out below! Shot at his Los Angeles home studio that's known as Bungalow Palace Studios, theMartyn Atkins-directed clip features none other than "The Jeffs," a composite of four simultaneous images of the iconic British artist playing acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass and drums, as he did on the recording of the album. The clip can be viewed here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/premiere-jeff-lynne-covers-soul-nugget-mercy-mercy-20120921
Meanwhile, LYNNE's illuminating and entertaining documentary Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne and ELO gets to the heart of who Jeff Lynne is and how he has had such a tremendous musical influence on our world. The answer--as told by the British artist himself and such distinguished collaborators and friends of JEFF as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty, Joe Walsh, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, Barbara Orbison and Eric Idle--is that LYNNE is a true man of music for whom the recording studio is his greatest instrument.
The release of LONG WAVE and MR. BLUE SKY–THE VERY BEST OF ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA mark the 40th anniversary of ELO. LYNNE's legacy will further be celebrated with releases in 2013 includingELO Live! plus expanded reissues of the ELO's 2001 album Zoom andLYNNE's first solo album in 1990, Armchair Theater. For up to date info on all things Jeff Lynne and ELO, go here: www.elo.biz