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Welcome to the
Jeff Lynne
Song Database
This site attempts to list and catalog all the known songs ever touched by Jeff Lynne spanning his entire career (with a few minor exceptions), in order of chronological production (or as close as can be figured). It is not a discography (there are plenty of other sites for that kind of information), although one might be able to describe it as a "song-ography" of Jeff Lynne's career.

A note on some of the title variations: A 'take' is a particular performance of a song, of which some songs have different takes having been released, an 'edit' refers to a song where some bits have been removed or rearranged from the standard release, and a 'version' refers to a song that is in some way different from the standard release.

If there are any questions, comments, corrections or complaints (!?) about this database, please feel free to contact me at elofan@juno.com. I welcome your feedback. This is a living document and will be continually updated. Check back periodically for updates. The latest update was done on September, 2014.
Robert Porter

 
 


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Early bands in Birmingham
1964 to 1966
                                                                                   
  Andicapped The Andicaps  
[Unknown] Live Performance Unreleased 1964/1     
  Saturday Night At The Duck Pond The Andicaps  
[Unknown] Live Performance Unreleased 1964/2     
  Unknown Titles - The Andicaps The Andicaps  
[Unknown] Live Performances Unreleased 1964/3     
  Green Onions The Chads  
[4:13] Acetate Version Unreleased* 1965/1     
  Hugging And Tugging The Line The Chads  
[3:15] Acetate Version Unreleased* 1965/2     
  Short Dressed Women The Chads  
[3:53] Acetate Version Unreleased* 1965/3     
  Preaching The Blues The Chads  
[2:06] Acetate Version Unreleased* 1965/4     
  Baby Please Don't Go The Chads  
[Unknown] Live Performance Unreleased 1965/5     
  Unknown Titles - The Chads The Chads  
[Unknown] Live Performances Unreleased 1965/6     
  Unknown Titles - The Chantelles The Chantelles  
[Unknown] Live Performances Unreleased 1965/7     
  Unknown Titles - The Mad Classix The Mad Classix  
[Unknown] Live Performances Unreleased 1966/1     
  Sheila's Back In Town Tinkerbell's Fairydust  
[2:20] Single Version Initially released on: Sheila's Back In Town Single in 1968 1966/2     
  Follow Me Follow Tinkerbell's Fairydust  
[Unknown] Original Demo Version Unreleased 1966/3     
This demo, recorded with Tinkerbell's Fairydust as a demo only, was later recorded in the studio with Idle Race (1968 #12 to #14).
  It's Only The Dog The Nightriders  
[2:15] Single Version Initially released on: It's Only The Dog Single in 1966 1966/4     
  Your Friend The Nightriders  
[3:22] Single Version Initially released on: It's Only The Dog Single in 1966 1966/5     
  Unknown Titles - The Nightriders The Nightriders  
[Unknown] Live Performances Unreleased 1966/6     
1967 singles and Birthday Party sessions
1967 to 1968
                                                                                   
  Here We Go Round The Lemon Tree Idle Race  
[2:44] Single Version Initially released on: Here We Go Round The Lemon Tree Single in 1967 1967/1     
  My Father's Son Idle Race  
[2:15] Single Version Initially released on: Here We Go Round The Lemon Tree Single in 1967 1967/2     
  Imposters Of Life's Magazine Idle Race  
[2:21] Single Version Initially released on: Imposters Of Life's Magazine Single in 1967 1967/3     
  Sitting In My Tree Idle Race  
[1:59] Mono Single Version Initially released on: Imposters Of Life's Magazine Single in 1967 1967/4     
[1:59] Electronically Processed Stereo Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Reissue LP] in 1976 1967/5     
  Skeleton And The Roundabout Idle Race  
[2:21] Mono Single/Album Version Initially released on: Skeleton And The Roundabout Single in 1968 1968/1     
[2:26] Stereo Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Stereo Issue] in 1968 1968/2     
  Knocking Nails Into My House Idle Race  
[2:27] Mono Single Version Initially released on: Skeleton And The Roundabout Single in 1968 1968/3     
  Happy Birthday Idle Race  
[0:23] Stereo Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Stereo Issue] in 1968 1968/4     
[0:23] Mono Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Mono Issue] in 1968 1968/5     
  The Birthday Idle Race  
[3:00] Stereo Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Stereo Issue] in 1968 1968/6     
[2:52] Mono Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Mono Issue] in 1968 1968/7     
  I Like My Toys Idle Race  
[2:12] Stereo Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Stereo Issue] in 1968 1968/8     
[2:12] Mono Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Mono Issue] in 1968 1968/9     
  Morning Sunshine Idle Race  
[1:48] Stereo Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Stereo Issue] in 1968 1968/10     
[1:48] Mono Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Mono Issue] in 1968 1968/11     
  Follow Me Follow Idle Race  
[2:48] Stereo Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Stereo Issue] in 1968 1968/12     
[2:44] Mono Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Mono Issue] in 1968 1968/13     
[1:56] Alternate Version Initially released on: Back To The Story Album in 1996 1968/14     
See 1966 #3 for an unreleased demo recording with Tinkerbell's Fairydust.
  On With The Show Idle Race  
[2:22] Stereo Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Stereo Issue] in 1968 1968/15     
[2:22] Mono Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Mono Issue] in 1968 1968/16     
  Lucky Man Idle Race  
[2:38] Stereo Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Stereo Issue] in 1968 1968/17     
[2:29] Mono Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Mono Issue] in 1968 1968/18     
[2:35] Alternate Version Initially released on: Back To The Story Album in 1996 1968/19     
  Mrs. Ward Idle Race  
[2:14] Stereo Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Stereo Issue] in 1968 1968/20     
[2:14] Mono Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Mono Issue] in 1968 1968/21     
  Pie In The Sky Idle Race  
[2:27] Stereo Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Stereo Issue] in 1968 1968/22     
[2:23] Alternate Stereo Version Initially released on: The Birthday Party Album [USA Issue Only] in 1969 1968/23     
[2:27] Mono Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Mono Issue] in 1968 1968/24     
  The Lady Who Said She Could Fly Idle Race  
[2:22] Stereo Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Stereo Issue] in 1968 1968/25     
[2:22] Mono Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Mono Issue] in 1968 1968/26     
  End Of The Road Idle Race  
[2:09] Stereo Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Stereo Issue] in 1968 1968/27     
[2:09] Mono Single/Album Version Initially released on: Birthday Party Album [Mono Issue] in 1968 1968/28     
Live Performances with the Idle Race
1967 to 1969
                                                                                   
  Paper Sun Idle Race  
[Unknown] Live Performance Unreleased 1968/29     
  Cool Jerk Idle Race  
[Unknown] Live Performance Unreleased 1968/30     
  Darlin' Idle Race  
[Unknown] Live Performance Unreleased 1968/31     
  Runaway Idle Race  
[Unknown] Live Performance Unreleased 1968/32     
  Hey Grandma Idle Race  
[2:25] Live Performance Unreleased* 1968/33     
  Purple Haze Idle Race  
[Unknown] Live Performance Unreleased 1968/34     
  Debora Idle Race  
[7:39] Live Performance Unreleased* 1968/35     
  Big Leg Emma Idle Race  
[Unknown] Live Performance Unreleased 1968/36     
  Mellow Yellow Idle Race  
[Unknown] Live Performance Unreleased 1968/37     
  People Are Strange Idle Race  
[Unknown] Live Performance Unreleased 1968/38     
  Born To Be Wild Idle Race  
[4:08] Live Performance Unreleased* 1968/39     
  Blueberry Blue Idle Race  
[2:25] Live Performance Unreleased* 1968/40     
  Frantic Desolation Idle Race  
[1:22] Live Performance Unreleased* 1968/41     
  Love Me Two Times Idle Race  
[2:44] Live Performance Unreleased* 1968/42     
  Told You Twice Idle Race  
[4:47] Live Performance Unreleased* 1968/43     
The Move's Blackberry Way demo
1968
                                                                                   
  Blackberry Way The Move  
[Unknown] Demo Version Unreleased 1968/44     
1969 singles and Idle Race LP sessions
1969
                                                                                   
  Days Of The Broken Arrows Idle Race  
[3:51] Single Version Initially released on: Days Of The Broken Arrows Single in 1969 1969/1     
[3:39] Alternate Version Initially released on: Back To The Story Album in 1996 1969/2     
  Worn Red Carpet Idle Race  
[3:01] Single B-side Version Initially released on: Days Of The Broken Arrows Single in 1969 1969/3     
  Come With Me Idle Race  
[2:45] Album Version Initially released on: Idle Race Album in 1969 1969/4     
[2:29] Radio Edit Version Initially released on: Symonds On Sunday (16th September 1969) Album [mp3 download only] in 2010 1969/5     
  Sea Of Dreams Idle Race  
[3:13] Album Version Initially released on: Idle Race Album in 1969 1969/6     
  Going Home Idle Race  
[3:44] Album Version Initially released on: Idle Race Album in 1969 1969/7     
  Reminds Me Of You Idle Race  
[2:54] Album Version Initially released on: Idle Race Album in 1969 1969/8     
  Mr. Crow And Sir Norman Idle Race  
[3:17] Album Version Initially released on: Idle Race Album in 1969 1969/9     
  Please No More Sad Songs Idle Race  
[3:20] Album Version Initially released on: Idle Race Album in 1969 1969/10     
  Girl At The Window Idle Race  
[3:44] Album Version Initially released on: Idle Race Album in 1969 1969/11     
  Big Chief Woolly Bosher Idle Race  
[5:15] Album Version Initially released on: Idle Race Album in 1969 1969/12     
  Someone Knocking Idle Race  
[2:56] Album Version Initially released on: Idle Race Album in 1969 1969/13     
  A Better Life (The Weatherman Knows) Idle Race  
[2:45] Album Version Initially released on: Idle Race Album in 1969 1969/14     
  Hurry Up John Idle Race  
[3:33] Album Version Initially released on: Idle Race Album in 1969 1969/15     
  Morning Idle Race  
[Unknown] Unreleased Studio Recording Unreleased 1969/16     
  Idle Race - Unknown Alternate Versions Idle Race  
[Unknown] Unreleased Studio Recordings Unreleased 1969/17     
Live BBC Performances
1969
                                                                                   
  Days Of Broken Arrows Idle Race  
[2:27] January 7 1969 David Symonds Show Performance Initially released on: David Symonds Show (7th January 1969) Album [mp3 download only] in 2010 1969/18     
  Worn Red Carpet Idle Race  
[2:19] January 7 1969 David Symonds Show Performance Initially released on: David Symonds Show (7th January 1969) Album [mp3 download only] in 2010 1969/19     
  Someone Knocking Idle Race  
[2:06] September 16 1969 Symonds On Sunday Performance Initially released on: Symonds On Sunday (16th September 1969) Album [mp3 download only] in 2010 1969/20     
  Please No More Sad Songs Idle Race  
[3:11] September 16 1969 Symonds On Sunday Performance Initially released on: Symonds On Sunday (16th September 1969) Album [mp3 download only] in 2010 1969/21     

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This database contains all the songs that were performed, written and/or produced by Jeff Lynne throughout his career. There are, however, a few exceptions to this.

  • Jeff Lynne written songs performed by other artists, which Jeff Lynne had not previously recorded are included. (For example, Bonny Tyler's Time Mends A Broken Heart.)
  • Songs remixed by fans and non-officially released (as in DJ service mixes) are not included. As with the live bootleg material, this stuff is widely varied, impossible to keep track of, and quite frankly, some of it isn't very good.

If there are any questions, comments, corrections or complaints (!?) about this database, please feel free to contact me at elofan@juno.com.  Thanks!

Robert Porter, September 2014