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In December 1970.

In December 1970, “Fly” label released “Looking On”, the third Move album. It was recorded May – September 1970, at “Advision Studios” and “Philips Studios” in London, and was produced by Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne. “Looking On” was band’s first album containing entirely original compositions, and the first one to feature Jeff Lynne.

Personnel:

  • Roy Wood- vocals, oboe, sitar, banjo, slide guitar, cello, guitars, bass, saxophones
  • Jeff Lynne- vocals, piano, guitars, percussion, drums
  • Bev Bevan– drums, percussion
  • Rick Price– bass
  • P. Arnold, Doris Troy— backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Looking On – Roy Wood
  2. Turkish Tram Conductor Blues – Roy Wood
  3. What? – Jeff Lynne
  4. When Alice Comes Back to the Farm – Roy Wood
  5. Open Up Said the World at the Door – Jeff Lynne
  6. Brontosaurus – Roy Wood
  7. Feel Too Good – Roy Wood

 

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In July 1981.

In July 1981, “Jet” label released “Time”, the ninth ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) studio album. It was recorded in 1981, at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, Germany, and “Polar Studios” in Stockholm, Sweden, and was produced by Jeff Lynne. The album was certified Platinum in UK by the “BPI”.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lynne– lead and backing vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, piano, synthesizers, vocoder
  • Bev Bevan– drums, percussion
  • Richard Tandy– acoustic and electric pianos, synthesizers, vocoder, guitars
  • Kelly Groucutt– bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Bill Bottrell– engineer
  • Mack– engineer
  • Strings conducted by Rainer Pietsch

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lynne.

  1. Prologue
  2. Twilight
  3. Yours Truly 2095
  4. Ticket to the Moon
  5. The Way Life’s Meant to Be
  6. Another Heart Breaks
  7. Rain is Falling
  8. From the End of the World
  9. The Lights Go Down
  10. Here Is the News
  11. 21st Century Man
  12. Hold on Tight
  13. Epilogue

In March 1968.

the-move

In March 1968, “Regal Zonophone” label released the debut, self-titled Move album. It was recorded in 1967, at “Advision Studios”; “De Lane Lea Studios”; “Olympic Studios” and “Maximum Studios” in London, and was produced by Denny Cordell.

Personnel:

  • Carl Wayne– lead and backing vocals
  • Roy Wood– guitars, backing and lead vocals
  • Trevor Burton– guitars, backing and lead vocals
  • Ace Kefford– bass, backing and lead vocals
  • Bev Bevan– drums, percussion, backing and lead vocals
  • Nicky Hopkins– piano, harpsichord
  • Tony Visconti– string, brass and woodwind arrangements

Track listing:

All tracks by Roy Wood, except where noted.

  1. Yellow Rainbow
  2. Kilroy Was Here
  3. (Here We Go Round) The Lemon Tree
  4. Weekend” (Bill Post, Doree Post)
  5. Walk Upon the Water
  6. Flowers in the Rain
  7. Hey Grandma – Jerry Miller, Don Stevenson
  8. Useless Information
  9. Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart – James F. Hanley
  10. The Girl Outside
  11. Fire Brigade
  12. Mist on a Monday Morning
  13. Cherry Blossom Clinic

 

In December, 1970.

looking_on

In December 1970, “Fly” label released “Looking On”, the third Move album. It was recorded May – September 1970, at “Advision Studios” and “Philips Studios” in London, and was produced by Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne. It was band’s first album to feature Jeff Lynne, and first one containing entirely original compositions.

Personnel:

  • Roy Wood- vocals, oboe, sitar, banjo, slide guitar, cello, guitars, bass, saxophones
  • Jeff Lynne- vocals, piano, guitars, percussion, drums
  • Bev Bevan- drums and percussion
  • Rick Price- bass
  • P. Arnold, Doris Troy — backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Looking On – Roy Wood
  2. Turkish Tram Conductor Blues – Roy Wood
  3. What? – Jeff Lynne
  4. When Alice Comes Back to the Farm – Roy Wood
  5. Open Up Said the World at the Door – Jeff Lynne
  6. Brontosaurus – Roy Wood
  7. Feel Too Good – Roy Wood

On October 8, 1971.

message_from_the_country

On October 8, 1971, “Harvest” label released “Message from the Country” the fourth and last The Move album. It was recorded 1970 – 1971, at “Olympic Studios” and “Philips Studios” in London, and was produced by Roy Wood and Jeff Lynne.

Personnel:

  • Roy Wood– lead and backing vocals, guitars, steel guitar,  recorders,  bass, clarinet, bassoon, tenor and baritone saxes
  • Jeff Lynne– lead and backing vocals, guitars, piano, percussion, Wurlitzer electric piano, tack piano, Moog
  • Bev Bevan– drums, percussion, backing vocals, lead vocal
  • Rick Price– bass

Track listing:

  1. Message from the Country – Jeff Lynne
  2. Ella James – Roy Wood
  3. No Time – Jeff Lynne
  4. Don’t Mess Me Up – Bev Bevan
  5. Until Your Mama’s Gone – Roy Wood
  6. It Wasn’t My Idea to Dance – Roy Wood
  7. The Minister – Jeff Lynne
  8. Ben Crawley Steel Company – Roy Wood
  9. The Words of Aaron – Jeff Lynne
  10. My Marge – Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood

On October 3, 1977.

out_of_the_blue

On October 3, 1977, “Jet” label released “Out of the Blue” the seventh Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) studio album. It was recorded May – August 1977, at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Jeff Lynne. Originally released as double album it became one of band’s most commercially successful albums, selling more than 10 million copies worldwide. It was certified Platinum in Canada by “Music Canada”; Platinum in UK by “BPI”, and Platinum in the US by “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lynne– lead & backing vocals, lead, rhythm & slide guitars, Wurlitzer electric piano, Minimoog
  • Bev Bevan– drums , Rototoms, cymbals, drumsticks,  drumheads,  gong, percussion, backing vocals, fire extinguisher
  • Richard Tandy– piano, electric piano, ARP 2600, Minimoog, Polymoog, ARP Omni, ARP Odyssey, clavinet, SLM Concert Spectrum, Mellotron , sequencers,  electric guitar
  • Kelly Groucutt– co-lead vocals, backing vocals, bass guitar, percussion
  • Mik Kaminski– violin
  • Hugh McDowell– cello
  • Melvyn Gale– cello, jangle
  • Mack– engineer
  • Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy and Louis Clark– Orchestral and choral arrangements
  • Orchestra conducted by Louis Clark

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lynne.

  1. Turn to Stone
  2. It’s Over
  3. Sweet Talkin’ Woman
  4. Across the Border
  5. Night in the City
  6. Starlight
  7. Jungle
  8. Believe Me Now
  9. Steppin’ Out
  10. Standin’ in the Rain
  11. Big Wheels
  12. Summer and Lightning
  13. Blue Sky
  14. Sweet Is the Night
  15. The Whale
  16. Birmingham Blues
  17. Wild West Hero

 

On May 31, 1979.

Discovery

On May 31, 1979, “Jet” label released “Discovery”, the eighth Electric Light Orchestra studio album. It was recorded March–April 1978, at “Musicland Studios” in Munich, and was produced by Jeff Lynne. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in the US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Jeff Lynne– vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, piano, Yamaha CS80 synthesizer
  • Bev Bevan– drums, percussion, Rototoms, timpani
  • Richard Tandy– piano, Yamaha CS80 synthesizer, Wurlitzer electric piano, clavinet
  • Kelly Groucutt– vocals, bass, backing vocals
  • Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy and Louis Clark – Orchestra and choral arrangements
  • Orchestra conducted by Louis Clark

Track listing:

All tracks by Jeff Lynne, except “Little Town Flirt” by Maron McKenzie and Del Shannon.

  1. Shine a Little Love
  2. Confusion
  3. Need Her Love
  4. The Diary of Horace Wimp
  5. Last Train to London
  6. Midnight Blue
  7. On the Run
  8. Wishing
  9. Don’t Bring Me Down