“When I wrote and recorded these songs originally, I never would have expected the fantastic audience response all these years later; it’s amazing.” – Jeff Lynne
Purchase Jeff Lynne’s official signed, limited edition book and record set – JEFF LYNNE’S ELO: WEMBLEY OR BUST. Limited to only 1,500 signed copies, this beautifully presented edition celebrates Jeff Lynne’s ELO, with extensive photography of that landmark concert at Wembley Stadium and with original text by Jeff Lynne.
WEMBLEY OR BUST
On 24th June 2017, Jeff Lynne transformed Wembley Stadium into one of the greatest rock’n’roll spectacles of all time. Backed by his 12-piece band, for over two hours Lynne performed his most extensive set list to date. From vintage ELO classics such as ‘Mr. Blue Sky’, ‘Evil Woman’ and ‘Livin’ Thing’, to ‘Handle With Care’, recorded with the Traveling Wilburys, the career-spanning concert was performed for a capacity crowd of 60,000 fans.
This spectacular edition chronicles the show’s production and through text by Lynne offers a rare insight into his musical vision. WEMBLEY OR BUST is limited to only 1,500 signed copies worldwide, now available to order ahead of publication.
“I first heard Chuck Berry’s ‘Roll Over Beethoven’ in the late Fifties, and then of course The Beatles did it in 1963. My version has some daft classical bits – Beethoven intermingled with rock‘n’roll.” – Jeff Lynne
For the making of this book, Jeff Lynne’s ELO was dramatically captured in thousands of photographs taken from all vantage points within Wembley Stadium. These original photographs are reproduced in this lavishly illustrated volume, from backstage to front of house, plus tour memorabilia and ephemera.
“For all the fans who waited a long time for this, we’re finally able to give them the kind of show they deserve.” – Jeff Lynne
For nearly 50 years, the musical brilliance of Jeff Lynne has been striking a chord with fans all over world. WEMBLEY OR BUST is introduced and narrated throughout by Jeff Lynne. He tells the story behind the concert and reflects on each of the show’s songs, drawn from the catalogue of ELO albums that have sold more than 50 million records to date.
“We were recording in Munich, not far from Stuttgart where a prototype vocoder had been built. It came with some plugs but that was about it, so it took two days to learn how to use. ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ is the best example. It was magic…” – Jeff Lynne
The limited edition in more detail…
WEMBLEY OR BUST
Jeff Lynne’s ELO
Edition: 1,150 Collector copies
- Italian leather binding
• Cloth-bound slipcase
• 7” vinyl picture disc
• 1,150 copies worldwide
• Signed by Jeff Lynne
Copies numbered from 351 to 1,500 are Collector copies. Collector copies feature a red leather quarter binding with gilt foiling and page edging.
An exclusive 7″ vinyl picture disc is included featuring two live recordings from the historic Wembley concert, ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’ and ‘Xanadu’.
Presented in a cloth-bound slipcase, each book is numbered and signed by the author, Jeff Lynne.