Il Vecchio Castello Andante from Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”
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The Electric Light Orchestra is one of my favorite bands and their leader, Jeff Lynne, is one of my favorite songwriters. When we were growing up, my brother had their amazing Out of the Blue album and that’s how I discovered their music.
ELO became one of the elusive artists that I have loved for most of my life that I never imagined I would get the chance to see live.
After an extended hiatus of almost 15 years, Jeff Lynne returned to performing again with an updated version of ELO in 2014. Since then, I have been lucky enough to have the opportunity to see them play twice, once in Amsterdam in 2016 and again in Stockholm in 2018.
In this audio postcard, you’ll hear Mike Stevens, the musical director of Jeff Lynne’s ELO, introducing some of the 13 people on stage at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, on May 1, 2016.