In 2001, Jeff Lynne got the band back together… and no one noticed.
Lynne “took back” the name Electric Light Orchestra from Bev Bevan (who had formed ELO Part II) and created a new ELO band and album. The album, named ZOOM, was… well, not many people bought it. Lynne and his new band filmed a reunion concert, featuring many of the new songs from the album as well as some ELO classics. The concert was released to DVD, but the lackluster reception of the album put a planned tour on permanent hold.
The ZOOM CD is out of print, but through the magic of the Internet you can listen to it on Youtube. I’m a fan of Lynne’s work, and I have to say the album is quite good… though its more of a Jeff Lynne solo album than an ELO release.
(BTW, SOME people paid attention – a bonus track from the Japanese version of the album, Long Black Road, is prominently featured in American Hustle. Apparently director David Russell is a fan.)
Here it is: