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And here we all are tonight, practically salivating at the prospect of witnessing this genius at work. Wembley is full, and with the giant ELO UFO lighting up above the stage the sold out crowd erupts when the opening strains of Standin’ In The Rain kick in. A perfect, dramatic opener which immediately showcases the string section. Jeff looks pretty much the same as he has done since the early 70’s with perhaps a slightly smaller afro and leads his twelve piece band into Evil Woman. All Over The World and Showdown follow and provide us with more perfectly composed masterpieces to sing along with. The classic Living Thing is up next with some superb strings from cellists Amy Langley and Jess Cox, and violin from Amy’s sister Rosie. For most bands, songs of this calibre would need to be saved for the encore. Not Jeff, he’s got more than he knows what to do with. With over 50 singles and countless fan favourite album tracks tucked away in the bulging ELO back catalogue he could probably play here every day for a week with a different setlist each night and still leave us begging for more (perhaps next year Jeff?).