Jeff Lynne took to the stage Sunday night, in London with ELO for the first time in 28 years. The band ran through a 17 song set that had the crowd at a fever pitch.

I have always been a fan of Mr. Lynne. He's more than an artist to me. Arranger, song writer, producer, mufti-instrumentalist, laid back and humble. Moreover, works with top class artist who seek him out.

Jeff has hinted he may be open to more shows.

 

The reclusive musician, joined by original ELO keyboardist Richard Tandy, took the stage at BBC Radio 2's Festival in a Day in Hyde Park, delighting the crowd with a 17-song set list that included "Turn to Stone," "Livin' Thing," "Evil Woman," "Don't Bring Me Down," and the lost gem "All Over the World," from the 1980 movie Xanadu, which starred Olivia Newton John.

According to NME, Lynne was in great spirits, remarking: "Wow, fantastic. It’s unbelievable this really. I haven’t done anything like this for so long, I can’t believe it.” Later in the show, he clearly had his eye on the future, promising the crowd "I'll do this again."

The set wasn't drawn entirely from the ELO catalog. Lynne also nodded to his other musical group, The Traveling Wilburys, with a performance of "Handle With Care," dedicating the song to the late Wilburys George Harrison and Roy Orbison.

Check out the set list from the weekend ELO show:

"All Over the World"

"Evil Woman"

"Ma Ma Ma Belle"

"Showdown"

"Livin' Thing"

"Strange Magic"

"10538 Overture"

"Can't Get It Out of My Head"

"Sweet Talkin' Woman"

"Turn to Stone"

"Steppin' Out"

"Handle with Care"

"Don't Bring Me Down"

"Rock 'n' Roll Is King"

"Telephone Line"

"Mr Blue Sky"

"Roll over Beethoven"

 

Check out  the performance.