Long Wave
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Long Wave
Long Wave
Long Wave album cover.jpg
Studio album by
  • 26 September 2012 (2012-09-26) (Japan)
  • 5 October 2012 (Europe)
  • 8 October 2012 (UK)
  • 9 October 2012 (US)
Genretraditional pop, rock and roll
LabelBig Trilby (UK)
Frontiers (US)
ProducerJeff Lynne
Jeff Lynne chronology
Armchair Theatre
Long Wave
Professional ratings
Review scores
Consequence of Sound3.5/5 stars[1]
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
London Evening Standard2/5 stars[3]

Long Wave is the second solo album recorded by Jeff Lynne.[4][5] released on 8 October (UK) and 9 October 2012 (US).[4]

The album contains cover versions of songs that influenced Lynne's songwriting whilst growing up and residing in Birmingham;[6][7][8][9] it was recorded between 2010 and 2012.[10]

The album debuted at number 7 on the UK Albums Chart[11] and at number 1 on the UK Top 40 Independent Albums Chart, then also at number 133 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart,[12] at number 33 on the Billboard Top Independent Albums chart and at number 48 on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart.

"At Last" was scheduled to be the first UK and "Mercy Mercy" the first US single issued from the album.[]

Lynne said of the album:[6]

I call this new album Long Wave because all of the songs I sing on it are the ones heard on long wave radio when I was a kid growing up in Birmingham, UK. These songs take me back to that feeling of freedom in those days and summon up the feeling of first hearing those powerful waves of music coming in on my old crystal set. My dad also had the radio on all the time, so some of these songs have been stuck in my head for 50 years. You can only imagine how great it felt to finally get them out of my head after all these years.

Track listing

All songs performed and produced by Jeff Lynne.

Japanese bonus track
12."Jody"Del Shannon, Max Crook2:51

Chart performance


  1. ^ Grant, Sarah (October 29, 2012). "Album Review: Jeff Lynne - Long Wave and Mr. Blue Sky - The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra Review".
  2. ^ Erlewine, Tom (October 29, 2012). "Album Review: Jeff Lynne - Long Wave".
  3. ^ Aizlewood, John (October 5, 2012). "Album Review: Jeff Lynne - Long Wave and Mr. Blue Sky - The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra Review".
  4. ^ a b "JEFF LYNNE'S FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN 20 YEARS SLATED FOR RELEASE : elo". Elo.biz. 24 July 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ "Jeff Lynne Song Database - Main Page". Jefflynnesongs.com. Retrieved 2012.
  6. ^ a b "Jeff Lynne to Release Solo 'Long Wave' & Re-Recorded ELO Hits October 9 - DC Music News Feed - Direct Current". Directcurrentmusic.com. 6 August 2012. Archived from the original on 12 February 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  7. ^ "Face The Music - Jeff Lynne - Long Wave". Ftmusic.com. 1 August 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  8. ^ "Jeff Lynne - Long Wave". Face-the-music.de. Retrieved 2012.
  9. ^ "Electric Light Orchestra's Jeff Lynne Announces Solo Album, Best of ELO Projects". Ultimateclassicrock.com. Retrieved 2012.
  10. ^ "Jeff Lynne Song Database - 2010s Songs". Jefflynnesongs.com. Retrieved 2012.
  11. ^ "Face The Music - HERE IS THE NEWS". Ftmusic.com. Retrieved 2012.
  12. ^ https://www.billboard.com/music/jeff-lynne/chart-history/billboard-200
  13. ^ "charts.de - Jeff Lynne". charts.de. Retrieved 2013.

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