When I Was a Boy album
Jeff Lynne wasn’t really planning to tour the Electric Light Orchestra again until Chris Evans persuaded and badgered him into headlining the Radio 2 Hyde Park gig in 2014 almost 30 years after they had last toured. I’m sure he can afford to buy his own, but a lot of people owe Evans a pint for that (but maybe not after they’ve shelled out £5.50 each for one here!, come on Wembley, be fair!!). After that triumphant gig which re-invigorated Jeff’s creative juices he soon got to writing and recording 2015’s When I Was a Boy album. And here we all are tonight,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.