Track listing: Every Little Thing, Don’t Let Go, Lift Me Up, Nobody Home, September Song, Now You’re Gone, Don’t Say Goodbye, What Would It Take, Stormy Weather, Blown Away, Save Me Now, Borderline (Bonus track), Forecast (Bonus track)
Jeff Lynne’s first solo album, Armchair Theatre, is a melting pot of different styles and influences featuring unexpected collaborations with Lynne’s heroes and close friends, including Tom Petty, Richard Tandy and George Harrison. This reissue, unavailable for the last decade, includes two previously unreleased bonus tracks, “Borderline” and “Forecast.” Interestingly, the album also features a few notable covers—“Don’t Let Go,” “Stormy Weather” and “September Song”—that demonstrated Lynne’s flair for covers two decades before the release of 2012’s acclaimed Long Wave. Armchair Theatre captures the musical genius of Jeff Lynne when—perhaps more than ever before—the world was his stage.
All songs except DON’T LET GO, SEPTEMBER SONG, STORMY WEATHER and BLOWN AWAY written and produced by JEFF LYNNE
DON’T LET GO written by JESSE STONE
SEPTEMBER SONG written by MAXWELL ANDERSON and KURT WEIL
STORMY WEATHER written by TED KOEHLER and HAROLD ARLEN
BLOWN AWAY written by JEFF LYNNE and TOM PETTY