Jeff Lynne is considering bringing the Electric Light Orchestra back after a successful one-off open-air show last weekend, he’s revealed.
Lynne considers ELO return
He thinks modern technology would make music “perfect” 30 years on
He hit the stage under the title Jeff Lynne’s ELO at London’s Hyde Park, following a campaign by DJ Chris Evans. It came after a performance for BBC charity Children In Need last year – the first since cancelling a planned tour in 2000. The latest lineup, which rehearsed for a month, included former keyboardist Richard Tandy.
Lynne tells the Telegraph: “To start with, it was like wearing a pair of old boots, but after three weeks it felt like a comfortable pair of slippers.”
Infamous for his perfectionism in the studio, he re-recorded some of ELO’s classic tracks from scratch for 2012’s best-of compilation. But after the Hyde Park experience, he thinks the time could be right for a fully-fledged comeback.
He says: “With all these great string samplers and synths, it wouldn’t be such a drag for me – the sound would be perfect, everything would be sweet. So never say never. But it would be nice to find a way of doing it without going anywhere.”