Jeff Lynne Explains ELO Do-Over

10/01/2012
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(Classic Rock) Jeff Lynne re-recorded 11 Electric Light Orchestra tracks, including anthem Mr Blue Sky, because he wasn't happy with the originals.

The result is Mr Blue Sky: The Very Best of ELO, featuring no input from any other musician. And Lynne admits the project came about because he kept getting upset when he heard the lead track on radio.

"I used to listen and go, 'Wow, that's not quite how I meant it.' I really wanted to see if I could get it better. I tried Mr Blue Sky to see what it would be like to make it into a brand-new record, and I enjoyed the results so much that I tried another one, and another one," He tells Billboard. "I decided I would do the whole lot make an album's worth of them, just so people could hear them in a different way. Probably the way I intended them to be heard in the first place."

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