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Jeff Lynne on World Cafe | July 25, 2013

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Jeff Lynne isn't quite at the forefront of '70s and '80s classic rock, but he was responsible for some formidable records with Electric Light Orchestra and Traveling Wilburys; later, he produced releases for Wilbury collaborators Tom Petty, Roy Orbisonand George Harrison.

Here, World Cafe talks to Lynne from his studio in England to discuss his past work, which includes the creation of the Beatles track "Free As a Bird" for Anthology 1. Recently, Lynne has also reissued the live ELO album Zoom and his own solo collection, Armchair Theatre. (link)


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Hour 1

Peter Bjorn and John “Young Folks” Writer’s Block
REM “Radio Song” Out of Time
Neko Case “Man” The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight the More I Love You
Dr. Dog “The Truth” B-Room
Electric Light Orchestra “Showdown” Ole’ ELO
((Toro Y Moi "High Living" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Electric Light Orchestra “Just for Love” Zoom 
Jeff Lynne “Every Little Thing” Armchair Theater
The Beatles “Free as a Bird” Anthology 1
((Red Hot Chili Peppers "Breaking the Girl" Blood Sugar Sex Magik))
Traveling Wilburys “Tweeter and the Monkey Man” Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1
Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros “Man on Fire” Here

Hour 2

Toots & the Maytals “Funky Kingston” Funky Kingston
Daughn Gibson “Kissin’ on the Blacktop” Me Moan
Captain Beefheart “Crazy Little Thing” Clear Spot
Eleanor Friedberger “Stare at the Sun” Personal Record
Sam Phillips “Baby I Can’t Please You” Martinis and Bikinis
((John Cale "Face to the Sky" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Fidel Nadal “LLegó El Momento” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Fidel Nadal “Te Robaste Mi Corazón” Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Fidel Nadal “Hoy Te Vine a Buscar” Recorded Live for the World Cafe 
((John Lydon "One Drop" This is PIL))
Dawn Penn “You Don’t Love Me (No No No)” No No No
Eels “In My Dreams” Hombre Lobo
Elvis Costello & the Roots “Walk Us Uptown” Wise Up Ghost
Johnny Jenkins “I Walk on Gilded Splinters” Ton-Ton Macoute