JEFF LYNNE’s  – Wembley or Bust Limited Edition Book

Posted: April 27, 2023 in MUSIC

Offering a rare behind-the-scenes look at Jeff Lynne’s creative process and the incredible effort that went into making his landmark concert a reality, it’s a must-have for both ELO fans and music lovers alike.

On 24th June 2017, Jeff Lynne delivered an unforgettable rock ‘n’ roll performance at Wembley Stadium, featuring his 12-member band amid a stunning visual spectacle of pyrotechnics, lasers, and a colossal illuminated spaceship. Over two hours, Lynne presented his group’s most comprehensive setlist to date, encompassing vintage ELO hits like ‘Mr. Blue Sky’, ‘Evil Woman’, and ‘Livin’ Thing’, as well as ‘Do Ya’ from his days with The Move and ‘When I Was A Boy’ from his most recent ELO album, “Alone In The Universe”, and ‘Handle With Care’, which he recorded with the Traveling Wilburys. The concert, which spanned Lynne’s entire career, was performed before a packed audience of 60,000 fans.

Wembley Or Bust” captures the meticulous production of the show and provides a rare glimpse into Jeff Lynne’s musical vision in an authorised book and vinyl set, taking its format from the playlist of that night with Lynne revealing the stories behind his hits. Limited to just 1,500 numbered copies worldwide, each hand-bound book is personally signed by the author, Jeff Lynne.

For the creation of this book, Jeff Lynne’s ELO was extensively photographed at Wembley Stadium from all vantage points throughout the iconic London venue. The outcome is a stunningly illustrated volume featuring hundreds of original photographs, from backstage to front of house, plus tour memorabilia and ephemera.

For half a century, the musical brilliance of Jeff Lynne has been striking a resounding chord with fans all over world. “Wembley Or Bust” is introduced and narrated throughout by Lynne. He tells the story behind the concert and reflects on each of the show’s songs, drawn from the catalogue of ELO albums that have sold more than 50 million records to date. The book takes its format from the playlist of that night and song by song Lynne reveals the stories behind his hits.

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