CD review: Long Wave - Jeff Lynne

MIKE ALEXANDER
Last updated 05:00 04/11/2012
Long Wave - Jeff Lynne
Long Wave - Jeff Lynne

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LONG WAVE
Jeff Lynne
(Southbound)

I'm even too old to remember what long radio is but not too old to recall ELO or feel grateful to Jeff Lynne for his part in bringing Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison and himself together for the Travelling Wilburys. 

Lynne, the undoubted fifth Beatle if there ever was one, has always been a Paul McCartney in another guise with an amazing sense of melody and an ageless voice to match. 

While the ELO greatest hits aspect of this simultaneous release (they should have been combined) will undoubtedly dust out the cobwebs for one generation, it's made more meaningful by Long Wave, which is a homage to the songs, such as Love Is A Many Splendored Thing and She, of an even earlier generation.

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