It's his second spring: Since Jeff Lynnes' big live shows have triggered an ELO renaissance of unexpected proportions, the multi-instrumentalist has also started to produce new albums of his project again. After "Alone In The Universe" 2015, "Out Of Nowhere" followed in November 2019, on which the man in the sunglasses acts almost as a one-man orchestra. Even if the music is less symphonically opulent than in the 70s, the ELO sound again invites you to go into space.
The address is very tasteful: The Beverly Estate Drive at the end of Benedict Canyon is one of the quiet, secluded corners of Beverly Hills. Less than ten minutes from Sunset Boulevard and yet high in the mountains, with panoramic views of the City of Angels and surrounded by picturesque greenery. Those who reside here are right in the middle and yet completely out of the public line of fire and neither have to fear tourists nor paparazzi. Once you have passed the inconspicuous gate, which does not allow any speculation about the size or style of the property, you stand in an inner courtyard with a fountain to which three buildings are connected: the main house, a guest house and a studio complex. Everything was built in 1951 in the Spanish colonial style, with cream-coloured walls and dark woods. Current market value: around four million dollars. "Probably the best investment I've ever made," giggles the landlord. "I moved in here in 1995 at a bargain price.
To everything there is a season
He'd be in jail by a hair's breadth. He was saved from that by joining the army. There he met Billy Cox, with whom he would later play in Woodstock, among other places. But before this happened, the US American Jimi Hendrix had to take the road via England to be recognised as a star in his home country. We remember important stages in the short life of the immortal rock guitarist, who would have turned 70 on 27 November.
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eclipsed check: 100 top cover songs
You turn on the radio, and there it is again, this déjà-vu: I know that, I've heard that before... Cover songs are omnipresent! In the best case, such a recording is not simply old wine in new tubes, but an ambitious transmission that reveals new facets of the song. We've gathered 100 songs to which this applies.
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.