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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 jefflynnesongs@gmail.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 March, 2017.
Robert Porter

 
 


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Xanadu sessions
Late 1979 to mid 1980
                                                                                   
  I'm Alive Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:45] Single/Album Version Initially released on: I'm Alive Single in 1980 1980/1     
[4:24] Stereo Movie Version Initially released on: Xanadu [Video Issue] --> Movie in 1980 1980/2     
[4:24] 5.1 Mix Movie Version Initially released on: Xanadu [DVD Issue] --> Movie in 1999 1980/3     
[1:59] Demo Unreleased* 1980/4     
See 2012 #19.1 for a newer solo recording of this song by Jeff Lynne.
  The Fall Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:33] Album Version Initially released on: Xanadu Album in 1980 1980/5     
[2:41] Stereo Movie Version Initially released on: Xanadu [Video Issue] --> Movie in 1980 1980/6     
[2:41] 5.1 Mix Movie Version Initially released on: Xanadu [DVD Issue] --> Movie in 1999 1980/7     
[3:36] Demo Unreleased* 1980/8     
  Don't Walk Away Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:47] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Xanadu Album in 1980 1980/9     
[2:29] Stereo Movie Version Initially released on: Xanadu [Video Issue] --> Movie in 1980 1980/10     
[2:29] 5.1 Mix Movie Version Initially released on: Xanadu [DVD Issue] --> Movie in 1999 1980/11     
  All Over The World Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:02] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Xanadu Album in 1980 1980/12     
[4:03] Stereo Movie Version Initially released on: Xanadu [Video Issue] --> Movie in 1980 1980/13     
[4:03] 5.1 Mix Movie Version Initially released on: Xanadu [DVD Issue] --> Movie in 1999 1980/14     
[3:22] Edited 18 Greatest Hits LP Version Initially released on: 18 Greatest Hits Album [Australian Issue Only] in 1984 1980/15     
[3:40] Edited A Perfect World Of Music LP Version Initially released on: A Perfect World Of Music Album [German Issue Only] in 1985 1980/16     
[2:07] Demo Unreleased* 1980/17     
  All Over The World/Last Train To London Electric Light Orchestra  
[7:51] Promo Version Initially released on: All Over The World Single [French Promo Only] in 1980 1980/18     
  Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:28] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Xanadu Album in 1980 1980/19     
[1:23] Stereo Reprise Movie Version Initially released on: Xanadu [Video Issue] --> Movie in 1980 1980/20     
[1:23] 5.1 Mix Reprise Movie Version Initially released on: Xanadu [DVD Issue] --> Movie in 1999 1980/21     
[1:52] Stereo Closing Credits Version Initially released on: Xanadu [Video Issue] --> Movie in 1980 1980/22     
[1:52] 5.1 Mix Closing Credits Version Initially released on: Xanadu [DVD Issue] --> Movie in 1999 1980/23     
[1:09] Demo Unreleased* 1980/24     
See 2000 #6 for a newer solo recording of this song by Jeff Lynne.
  Drum Dreams Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:04] Single B-side Version Initially released on: I'm Alive Single in 1980 1980/25     
[0:38] Demo Unreleased* 1980/26     
  Drum Dreams Xanadu Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:36] Xanadu Special Disco Sampler Initially released on: Xanadu Single [Japanese Promo Issue Only] in 1980 1980/27     
[6:36] Stereo Movie Version Initially released on: Xanadu [Video Issue] --> Movie in 1980 1980/28     
[6:36] 5.1 Mix Movie Version Initially released on: Xanadu [DVD Issue] --> Movie in 1999 1980/29     
  Xanadu Overture Electric Light Orchestra  
[0:44] Stereo Movie Version Initially released on: Xanadu [Video Issue] --> Movie in 1980 1980/30     
[0:44] 5.1 Mix Movie Version Initially released on: Xanadu [DVD Issue] --> Movie in 1999 1980/31     
See 2000 #7 which is a rework of this song into the song Love Changes All.
Time sessions
Early to mid 1981
                                                                                   
  Prologue Electric Light Orchestra  
[1:16] Album Version Initially released on: Time Album in 1981 1981/1     
  Twilight Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:34] Album Version Initially released on: Time Album in 1981 1981/2     
[3:37] Edited Single Version Initially released on: Twilight Single in 1981 1981/3     
  Yours Truly, 2095 Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:18] Album Version Initially released on: Time Album in 1981 1981/4     
  Ticket To The Moon Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:07] Album Version Initially released on: Time Album in 1981 1981/5     
  The Way Life's Meant To Be Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:38] Album Version Initially released on: Time Album in 1981 1981/6     
  Another Heart Breaks Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:49] Album Version Initially released on: Time Album in 1981 1981/7     
  Rain Is Falling Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:55] Album Version Initially released on: Time Album in 1981 1981/8     
[3:55] Edited Single Version Initially released on: Rain Is Falling Single in 1982 1981/9     
  From The End Of The World Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:16] Album Version Initially released on: Time Album in 1981 1981/10     
  The Lights Go Down Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:33] Album Version Initially released on: Time Album in 1981 1981/11     
  Here Is The News Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:49] Album Version Initially released on: Time Album in 1981 1981/12     
[3:43] Edited Video Version Unreleased 1981/13     
  21st Century Man Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:02] Album Version Initially released on: Time Album in 1981 1981/14     
  Hold On Tight Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:06] Album Version Initially released on: Time Album in 1981 1981/15     
[3:05] Edited Single Version Initially released on: Hold On Tight Single in 1981 1981/16     
[2:59] Short Promo Version Initially released on: Hold On Tight Single [USA Promo Issue Only] in 1981 1981/17     
[3:01] Edited 18 Greatest Hits LP Version Initially released on: 18 Greatest Hits Album [Australian Issue Only] in 1984 1981/18     
[3:32] Alternate Intro Version Initially released on: Flashback Album in 2000 1981/19     
  Epilogue Electric Light Orchestra  
[1:35] Album Version Initially released on: Time Album in 1981 1981/20     
  When Time Stood Still Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:31] Single B-side Version Initially released on: Hold On Tight Single in 1981 1981/21     
  Julie Don't Live Here Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:42] Single B-side Version Initially released on: Twilight Single in 1981 1981/22     
  The Bouncer Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:14] Single B-side Version Initially released on: Four Little Diamonds Maxi-single in 1983 1981/23     
  Time Pre-Release Montage Electric Light Orchestra  
[13:26] Promo Version Initially released on: Hold On Tight Single [USA 12" Promo Issue Only] in 1981 1981/24     
  Time Megamix Electric Light Orchestra  
[7:10] Promo Version Initially released on: Time Megamix Single [Argentina Issue Promo Only] in 1981 1981/25     
Time tour
September 1981 to March 1982
                                                                                   
  Prologue Electric Light Orchestra  
[1:31] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/26     
  Twilight Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:34] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/27     
  Ticket To The Moon Electric Light Orchestra  
[Unknown] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased 1981/28     
  Yours Truly, 2095 Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:47] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/29     
  Evil Woman Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:18] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/30     
  Livin' Thing Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:53] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/31     
  Telephone Line Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:22] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/32     
  From The End Of The World Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:59] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/33     
  Here Is The News Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:29] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/34     
  The Way Life's Meant To Be Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:25] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/35     
  Mik's Violin Solo/12-Bar Blues Electric Light Orchestra  
[6:33] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/36     
  Tribute To John Lennon Electric Light Orchestra  
[7:31] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/37     
  ELO Hits Medley #1 Electric Light Orchestra  
[22:19] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/38     
  ELO Hits Medley #2 Electric Light Orchestra  
[24:12] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/39     
  Hold On Tight Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:28] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/40     
  Don't Bring Me Down Electric Light Orchestra  
[5:23] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/41     
  Do Ya Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:19] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/42     
  Roll Over Beethoven Electric Light Orchestra  
[5:01] Live Time Tour Performance Unreleased* 1981/43     
Secret Messages sessions
August 1982 to early 1983
                                                                                   
  Secret Messages Intro Electric Light Orchestra  
[0:35] Single Album Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Album in 1983 1983/1     
  Secret Messages Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:09] Single Album Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Album in 1983 1983/2     
[3:35] Edited UK Single Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Single in 1983 1983/3     
  Loser Gone Wild Electric Light Orchestra  
[5:27] Single Album Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Album in 1983 1983/4     
[5:13] Edited ELO Classics Version Initially released on: ELO Classics Album in 1990 1983/5     
  Bluebird Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:13] Single Album Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Album in 1983 1983/6     
[4:05] Edited ELO Classics Version Initially released on: ELO Classics Album in 1990 1983/7     
  Take Me On And On Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:57] Single Album Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Album in 1983 1983/8     
  Time After Time Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:01] Single Album Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Album in 1983 1983/9     
  Four Little Diamonds Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:05] Single Album Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Album in 1983 1983/10     
[3:57] Edited USA Single Version Initially released on: Four Little Diamonds Single in 1983 1983/11     
[4:08] Alternate Intro Version Initially released on: Afterglow Album in 1990 1983/12     
  Stranger Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:27] Single Album Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Album in 1983 1983/13     
[4:18] Edited Single Version Initially released on: Stranger Single in 1983 1983/14     
  Danger Ahead Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:52] Single Album Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Album in 1983 1983/15     
  Letter From Spain Electric Light Orchestra  
[2:51] Single Album Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Album in 1983 1983/16     
  Train Of Gold Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:20] Single Album Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Album in 1983 1983/17     
[4:06] Edited Single B-Side Version Initially released on: Stranger Single in 1983 1983/18     
  Rock 'N' Roll Is King Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:12] Single Album Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Album in 1983 1983/19     
[Unknown] Unreleased Motor Factory Version Unreleased 1983/20     
[3:08] Edited UK Single Version Initially released on: Rock 'N' Roll Is King Single [UK Issue] in 1983 1983/21     
[3:07] Edited USA Single Version Initially released on: Rock 'N' Roll Is King Single [USA Issue] in 1983 1983/22     
[2:58] Edited 18 Greatest Hits LP Version Initially released on: 18 Greatest Hits Album [Australian Issue Only] in 1984 1983/23     
[3:17] Edited Strange Magic Version Initially released on: Strange Magic: The Best Of Electric Light Orchestra Album in 1995 1983/24     
  Secret Messages Outro Electric Light Orchestra  
[0:37] Single Album Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Album in 1983 1983/25     
  After All Electric Light Orchestra  
[2:23] Single B-Side Version Initially released on: Rock 'N' Roll Is King Single in 1983 1983/26     
[0:41] Unreleased Double Album Version Unreleased 1983/27     
  Buildings Have Eyes Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:56] Single B-Side Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Single in 1983 1983/28     
  Hello My Old Friend Electric Light Orchestra  
[7:51] Previously Unreleased Version Initially released on: Afterglow Album in 1990 1983/29     
  Mandalay Electric Light Orchestra  
[5:20] Previously Unreleased Version Initially released on: Afterglow Album in 1990 1983/30     
  No Way Out Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:28] Previously Unreleased Version Initially released on: Afterglow Album in 1990 1983/31     
  Endless Lies Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:26] Previously Unreleased Secret Messages Version Initially released on: Secret Messages Album [Remaster Issue] in 2001 1983/32     
See 1986 #21 for a slightly revised version of this song for the Balance Of Power album.
  Beatles Forever Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:29] Unreleased Double Album Version Unreleased* 1983/33     
  ELO - Secret Messages Unknown Titles Electric Light Orchestra  
[Unknown] Unreleased Studio Recordings Unreleased 1983/34     
Dave Edmunds Information sessions
Late 1982 to early 1983
                                                                                   
  Slipping Away Dave Edmunds  
[4:21] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Information Album in 1983 1983/35     
  Information Dave Edmunds  
[3:52] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Information Album in 1983 1983/36     
Electric Dreams sessions
1983 and/or 1984
                                                                                   
  Video! Jeff Lynne  
[3:26] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Electric Dreams Album in 1984 1984/1     
[3:25] Instrumental Version Initially released on: Video! Single in 1984 1984/2     
[3:30] Music Video Version Initially released on: Electric Dreams - The Video Soundtrack Album [VHS/Beta Only] in 1984 1984/3     
[4:18] Movie Version Initially released on: Electric Dreams --> Movie in 1984 1984/4     
  Let It Run Jeff Lynne  
[3:22] Album Version Initially released on: Electric Dreams Album in 1984 1984/5     
[0:38] Instrumental Version Unreleased* 1984/6     
  Sooner Or Later Jeff Lynne  
[3:54] Single B-Side Version Initially released on: Video! Single in 1984 1984/7     
Riff Raff and early non-ELO production sessions
1984 and/or 1985
                                                                                   
  Something About You Dave Edmunds  
[3:04] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Riff Raff Album in 1984 1984/8     
[4:29] Extended Version Initially released on: Something About You Single in 1984 1984/9     
  Breaking Out Dave Edmunds  
[3:26] Album Version Initially released on: Riff Raff Album in 1984 1984/10     
  Far Away Dave Edmunds  
[4:12] Album Version Initially released on: Riff Raff Album in 1984 1984/11     
  S.O.S. Dave Edmunds  
[3:16] Album Version Initially released on: Riff Raff Album in 1984 1984/12     
  Hang On Dave Edmunds  
[3:26] Album Version Initially released on: Riff Raff Album in 1984 1984/13     
  The Story Of Me The Everly Brothers  
[4:11] Single/Album Version Initially released on: The Everly Brothers Album in 1984 1984/14     
  One Way Love Agnetha F舁tskog  
[3:37] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Eyes Of A Woman Album in 1985 1985/1     
Balance Of Power sessions
February 1985 to early 1986
                                                                                   
  Opening Electric Light Orchestra  
[0:24] Previously Unreleased Studio Recording Initially released on: Balance Of Power Album [Remaster Issue] in 2007 1986/1     
  Heaven Only Knows Electric Light Orchestra  
[2:57] Album Version Initially released on: Balance Of Power Album in 1986 1986/2     
[2:34] Alternate Version Initially released on: Balance Of Power Album [Remaster Issue] in 2007 1986/3     
[3:28] Unedited Alternate Version Unreleased* 1986/4     
[Unknown] Alternate Version #2 Unreleased 1986/5     
  So Serious Electric Light Orchestra  
[2:43] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Balance Of Power Album in 1986 1986/6     
[3:13] Extended Video Version Unreleased 1986/7     
  Getting To The Point Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:30] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Balance Of Power Album in 1986 1986/8     
  Secret Lives Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:28] Album Version Initially released on: Balance Of Power Album in 1986 1986/9     
[3:26] Alternate Take Initially released on: Balance Of Power Album [Remaster Issue] in 2007 1986/10     
  Is It Alright Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:24] Album Version Initially released on: Balance Of Power Album in 1986 1986/11     
  Sorrow About To Fall Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:04] Album Version Initially released on: Balance Of Power Album in 1986 1986/12     
[3:50] Alternate Mix Initially released on: Balance Of Power Album [Remaster Issue] in 2007 1986/13     
  Without Someone Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:51] Album Version Initially released on: Balance Of Power Album in 1986 1986/14     
  Calling America Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:28] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Calling America Single in 1986 1986/15     
[6:30] Disco Version Initially released on: Calling America Maxi-single [Japanese Promo Issue Only] in 1986 1986/16     
[3:28] Extended Video Version Unreleased 1986/17     
[Unknown] Unreleased Alternate Version Unreleased 1986/18     
[Unknown] Unreleased Extended Version #1 Unreleased 1986/19     
[Unknown] Unreleased Extended Version #2 Unreleased 1986/20     
  Endless Lies Electric Light Orchestra  
[2:59] Balance Of Power Album Version Initially released on: Balance Of Power Album in 1986 1986/21     
See 1983 #32 for the originally recorded version created for but not used on the Secret Messages album.
  Send It Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:06] Album Version Initially released on: Balance Of Power Album in 1986 1986/22     
  Caught In A Trap Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:45] Single B-side Version Initially released on: Calling America Single in 1986 1986/23     
[3:16] In For The Kill Version Initially released on: Balance Of Power Album [Remaster Issue] in 2007 1986/24     
  Destination Unknown Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:10] Single B-side Version Initially released on: Calling America Maxi-single in 1986 1986/25     
[Unknown] Alternate Version Unreleased 1986/26     
  Matter Of Fact Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:59] Single B-side Version Initially released on: So Serious Single in 1986 1986/27     
[3:52] Alternate Lyrics Version Initially released on: So Serious Maxi-single in 1986 1986/28     
  E.L.O. Megamix Electric Light Orchestra  
[10:08] Single B-side Version Initially released on: Getting To The Point Maxi-single in 1986 1986/29     
Heartbeat 86 Charity Concert
March 15 1986
                                                                                   
  Twilight Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:14] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased* 1986/30     
  Evil Woman Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:59] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased* 1986/31     
  Livin' Thing Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:47] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased* 1986/32     
  Telephone Line Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:37] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased* 1986/33     
  Rocker Medley: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle/Do Ya/Rockaria! Electric Light Orchestra  
[7:11] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased* 1986/34     
  Pop Medley: Sweet Talkin' Woman/Confusion Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:33] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased* 1986/35     
  Turn To Stone Electric Light Orchestra  
[2:49] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased* 1986/36     
  Rock 'n' Roll Is King Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:05] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased* 1986/37     
  Calling America Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:26] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased* 1986/38     
  Mr. Blue Sky Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:41] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased* 1986/39     
  Hold On Tight Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:20] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased* 1986/40     
  Don't Bring Me Down Electric Light Orchestra  
[5:12] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased* 1986/41     
  Roll Over Beethoven Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:56] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased 1986/42     
  Lucille All-Star Band  
[3:45] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased* 1986/43     
  Money (That's What I Want) All-Star Band  
[Unknown] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased 1986/44     
  Johnny B. Goode All-Star Band  
[3:48] Live Heartbeat 86 Performance Unreleased* 1986/45     
Balance Of Power tour
July 1986
                                                                                   
  Twilight Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:57] Live Balance Of Power Tour Performance Unreleased* 1986/46     
  Evil Woman Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:21] Live Balance Of Power Tour Performance Unreleased* 1986/47     
  Livin' Thing Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:33] Live Balance Of Power Tour Performance Unreleased* 1986/48     
  Hits Medley: 10538 Overture/Showdown/Sweet Talkin' Woman/Confusion Electric Light Orchestra  
[6:47] Live Balance Of Power Tour Performance Unreleased* 1986/49     
  Telephone Line Electric Light Orchestra  
[5:22] Live Balance Of Power Tour Performance Unreleased* 1986/50     
  Rocker Medley: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle/Do Ya/Rockaria! Electric Light Orchestra  
[7:36] Live Balance Of Power Tour Performance Unreleased* 1986/51     
  Calling America Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:16] Live Balance Of Power Tour Performance Unreleased* 1986/52     
  Rock 'n' Roll Is King Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:29] Live Balance Of Power Tour Performance Unreleased* 1986/53     
  Mr. Blue Sky Electric Light Orchestra  
[4:02] Live Balance Of Power Tour Performance Unreleased* 1986/54     
  Hold On Tight Electric Light Orchestra  
[3:38] Live Balance Of Power Tour Performance Unreleased* 1986/55     
  Don't Bring Me Down Electric Light Orchestra  
[5:22] Live Balance Of Power Tour Performance Unreleased* 1986/56     
  Roll Over Beethoven Electric Light Orchestra  
[5:44] Live Balance Of Power Tour Performance Unreleased* 1986/57     
Sumo Giants, Tandy Morgan Band and early George Harrison sessions
Late 1986 to Early 1987
                                                                                   
  Tower Of Babel Sumo Giants  
[3:10] Single Version Initially released on: Tower Of Babel Single in 1988 1986/58     
[6:04] Remix Version Initially released on: Tower Of Babel Maxi-single in 1988 1986/59     
  Action Tandy Morgan Band  
[3:24] Single Version Initially released on: Action Single in 1986 1986/60     
[3:31] Instrumental Version Initially released on: Action Maxi-single in 1986 1986/61     
  That's The Way It Goes George Harrison  
[3:31] Remix Version Initially released on: When We Was Fab Maxi-single in 1988 1986/62     
  Hottest Gong In Town The Zig Zaggers  
[3:40] Album Version Initially released on: Songs By George Harrison Vol. 2 Album in 1992 1986/63     
[1:35] Hand Made In Hong Kong Version Unreleased* 1986/64     
  Zig Zag George Harrison  
[2:46] Single B-side Version Initially released on: When We Was Fab Single in 1988 1986/65     
  While My Guitar Gently Weeps George Harrison  
[Unknown] Live Prince's Trust Performance Initially released on: The Best Of The Prince's Trust Concerts Album [Video Issue] in 1987 1987/1     
  Here Comes The Sun George Harrison  
[Unknown] Live Prince's Trust Performance Initially released on: The Best Of The Prince's Trust Concerts Album [Video Issue] in 1987 1987/2     
  With A Little Help From My Friends Ringo Starr  
[Unknown] Live Prince's Trust Performance Initially released on: The Best Of The Prince's Trust Concerts Album [Video Issue] in 1987 1987/3     
Cloud Nine sessions
January to August 1987
                                                                                   
  Cloud 9 George Harrison  
[3:15] Album Version Initially released on: Cloud Nine Album in 1987 1987/4     
  That's What It Takes George Harrison  
[4:01] Album Version Initially released on: Cloud Nine Album in 1987 1987/5     
[3:54] Rough Mix Unreleased* 1987/6     
  Fish On The Sand George Harrison  
[3:24] Album Version Initially released on: Cloud Nine Album in 1987 1987/7     
  Just For Today George Harrison  
[4:05] Album Version Initially released on: Cloud Nine Album in 1987 1987/8     
  This Is Love George Harrison  
[3:49] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Cloud Nine Album in 1987 1987/9     
  When We Was Fab George Harrison  
[3:57] Album Version Initially released on: Cloud Nine Album in 1987 1987/10     
[4:05] Rough Mix Unreleased* 1987/11     
[5:17] Reverse End Initially released on: When We Was Fab Maxi-single in 1988 1987/12     
  Devil's Radio George Harrison  
[3:53] Album Version Initially released on: Cloud Nine Album in 1987 1987/13     
  Someplace Else George Harrison  
[3:52] Album Version Initially released on: Cloud Nine Album in 1987 1987/14     
  Wreck Of The Hesperus George Harrison  
[3:33] Album Version Initially released on: Cloud Nine Album in 1987 1987/15     
  Breath Away From Heaven George Harrison  
[3:35] Album Version Initially released on: Cloud Nine Album in 1987 1987/16     
  Got My Mind Set On You George Harrison  
[3:50] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Got My Mind Set On You Single in 1987 1987/17     
[5:11] Extended Version Initially released on: Got My Mind Set On You Maxi-single in 1987 1987/18     
  Vatican P2 Blues George Harrison  
[Unknown] Unreleased Studio Recording Unreleased 1987/19     
See 2002 #3 for a reworked version on the Brainwashed album under the slight retitle of P2 Vatican Blues (Last Saturday Night).
Production sessions rising from the Cloud Nine sessions
Late 1987
                                                                                   
  Theme For Something Really Important Duane Eddy  
[4:12] Album Version Initially released on: Duane Eddy Album in 1987 1987/20     
  The Trembler Duane Eddy  
[3:33] Album Version Initially released on: Duane Eddy Album in 1987 1987/21     
[1:10] Natural Born Killers Edit Version Initially released on: Natural Born Killers: A Soundtrack For An Oliver Stone Film Album in 1994 1987/22     
  Rockabilly Holiday Duane Eddy  
[3:49] Album Version Initially released on: Duane Eddy Album in 1987 1987/23     
Production sessions rising from the Cloud Nine sessions
Early 1988
                                                                                   
  Let It Shine Brian Wilson  
[3:58] Album Version Initially released on: Brian Wilson Album in 1988 1988/1     
  Falling In Love Randy Newman  
[3:01] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Land Of Dreams Album in 1988 1988/2     
[3:30] Movie Version Initially released on: Her Alibi --> Movie in 1993 1988/3     
  It's Money That Matters Randy Newman  
[4:07] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Land Of Dreams Album in 1988 1988/4     
1988 Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony
January 20, 1988
                                                                                   
  (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and The Rock Hall Jam Band  
[4:11] Live 1988 Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame Performance Initially released on: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live: Sweet Emotion Album [DVD Release Only] in 2009 1988/5     
Rockline radio performances
February 10 1988
                                                                                   
  Here Comes The Sun/Bells Of Rhymney/Mr. Tambourine Man/Take Me As I Am (Or Let Me Go) George Harrison  
[3:27] Live Rockline Performance Unreleased* 1988/6     
  Let It Be Me George Harrison  
[2:01] Live Rockline Performance Unreleased* 1988/7     
  Something George Harrison  
[0:41] Live Rockline Performance Unreleased* 1988/8     
  Every Grain Of Sand George Harrison  
[2:02] Live Rockline Performance Unreleased* 1988/9     
Traveling Wilburys Volume One sessions
April to May 1988
                                                                                   
  Handle With Care Traveling Wilburys  
[3:19] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Handle With Care Single in 1988 1988/10     
[5:17] Extended Version Initially released on: Handle With Care Maxi-single in 1988 1988/11     
  Dirty World Traveling Wilburys  
[3:29] Album Version Initially released on: Volume One Album in 1988 1988/12     
[2:36] Demo Unreleased* 1988/13     
[0:38] Incomplete Early Take Initially released on: The Traveling Wilburys Collection Album in 2007 1988/14     
  Rattled Traveling Wilburys  
[2:59] Album Version Initially released on: Volume One Album in 1988 1988/15     
[3:01] Demo Unreleased* 1988/16     
  Last Night Traveling Wilburys  
[3:51] Album Version Initially released on: Volume One Album in 1988 1988/17     
[3:53] Demo Unreleased* 1988/18     
[0:15] Incomplete Rehearsal Take Initially released on: The Traveling Wilburys Collection Album in 2007 1988/19     
[0:30] Incomplete Flubbed Take Initially released on: The Traveling Wilburys Collection Album in 2007 1988/20     
  Not Alone Any More Traveling Wilburys  
[3:25] Album Version Initially released on: Volume One Album in 1988 1988/21     
[1:41] Incomplete Early Take Initially released on: The Traveling Wilburys Collection Album in 2007 1988/22     
See 2007 #6 for a remix version of this song.
  Congratulations Traveling Wilburys  
[3:29] Album Version Initially released on: Volume One Album in 1988 1988/23     
[3:17] Demo Unreleased* 1988/24     
  Heading For The Light Traveling Wilburys  
[3:36] Album Version Initially released on: Volume One Album in 1988 1988/25     
[3:52] Instrumental Demo Unreleased* 1988/26     
  Margarita Traveling Wilburys  
[3:16] Album Version Initially released on: Handle With Care Single in 1988 1988/27     
  Tweeter And The Monkey Man Traveling Wilburys  
[5:27] Album Version Initially released on: Volume One Album in 1988 1988/28     
[0:49] Incomplete Rehearsal Take Initially released on: The Traveling Wilburys Collection Album in 2007 1988/29     
[0:59] Incomplete Early Take Initially released on: The Traveling Wilburys Collection Album in 2007 1988/30     
  End Of The Line Traveling Wilburys  
[3:26] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Volume One Album in 1988 1988/31     
[3:18] Demo Unreleased* 1988/32     
[5:34] Extended Version Initially released on: End Of The Line Maxi-single in 1989 1988/33     
  Winged Victory Traveling Wilburys  
[Unknown] Unreleased Demo Recording Unreleased 1988/34     
  Milk Cow Blues Traveling Wilburys  
[0:51] Jam Session Initially released on: The Traveling Wilburys Collection Album in 2007 1988/35     
  I知 In The Mood For Love Bob Dylan  
[Unknown] Demo Unreleased 1988/36     
Mystery Girl sessions
April 1988
                                                                                   
  You Got It Roy Orbison  
[3:31] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Mystery Girl Album in 1989 1989/1     
[3:36] Video Version Initially released on: Roy Orbison Greatest Hits Album [DVD Issue] in 2003 1989/2     
[3:36] 5.1 Mix Video Version Initially released on: Roy Orbison Greatest Hits Album [DVD Issue] in 2003 1989/3     
[1:25] Working Version Initially released on: In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story Album [VHS Issue] in 1999 1989/4     
[0:25] Piano Dub Version Initially released on: Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO Album [download only] in 2012 1989/5     
  A Love So Beautiful Roy Orbison  
[3:33] Album Version Initially released on: Mystery Girl Album in 1989 1989/6     
  California Blue Roy Orbison  
[3:57] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Mystery Girl Album in 1989 1989/7     
[0:14] Alternate Ending Initially released on: Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO Album [download only] in 2012 1989/8     
[4:42] Studio Demo Initially released on: Mystery Girl Album [Expanded Edition] in 2014 1989/9     
  Windsurfer Roy Orbison  
[4:09] Album Version Initially released on: Mystery Girl Album in 1989 1989/10     
  Rock 'N' Roll Dreams Roy Orbison  
[Unknown] Unreleased Studio Recording Unreleased 1989/11     
  Piano Rag Noodle Jeff Lynne  
[0:17] Home Video Recording Initially released on: Mr. Blue Sky: The Story of Jeff Lynne & ELO Album [download only] in 2012 1989/12     
Del Shannon Walk Away sessions
Mid 1988
                                                                                   
  Walk Away Del Shannon  
[3:39] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Walk Away Single [Australia Issue] in 1989 1989/13     
  Hot Love Del Shannon  
[3:16] Single Bonus Version Initially released on: Callin' Out My Name Single in 1991 1989/14     
[3:16] Alternate Version Initially released on: A Complete Career Anthology: 1961 - 1990 Album in 1998 1989/15     
Full Moon Fever sessions
Early 1989
                                                                                   
  Free Fallin' Tom Petty  
[4:16] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Full Moon Fever Album in 1989 1989/16     
  I Won't Back Down Tom Petty  
[2:58] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Full Moon Fever Album in 1989 1989/17     
  Love Is A Long Road Tom Petty  
[4:07] Album Version Initially released on: Full Moon Fever Album in 1989 1989/18     
  A Face In The Crowd Tom Petty  
[3:59] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Full Moon Fever Album in 1989 1989/19     
  Runnin' Down A Dream Tom Petty  
[4:25] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Full Moon Fever Album in 1989 1989/20     
[4:12] Promo Edit Version Initially released on: Runnin' Down A Dream Single [USA Promo CD Only] in 1989 1989/21     
  Attention: CD Listeners Tom Petty  
[0:26] Album Version Initially released on: Full Moon Fever Album [CD Issue Only] in 1989 1989/22     
  Feel A Whole Lot Better Tom Petty  
[2:50] Album Version Initially released on: Full Moon Fever Album in 1989 1989/23     
  Yer So Bad Tom Petty  
[3:05] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Full Moon Fever Album in 1989 1989/24     
  Depending On You Tom Petty  
[2:48] Album Version Initially released on: Full Moon Fever Album in 1989 1989/25     
  The Apartment Song Tom Petty  
[2:32] Album Version Initially released on: Full Moon Fever Album in 1989 1989/26     
  Alright For Now Tom Petty  
[2:00] Album Version Initially released on: Full Moon Fever Album in 1989 1989/27     
  A Mind With A Heart Of Its Own Tom Petty  
[3:31] Album Version Initially released on: Full Moon Fever Album in 1989 1989/28     
  Zombie Zoo Tom Petty  
[2:57] Album Version Initially released on: Full Moon Fever Album in 1989 1989/29     
  Don't Treat Me Like A Stranger Tom Petty  
[3:05] Single Bonus Version Initially released on: I Won't Back Down Maxi-single in 1989 1989/30     
  Down The Line Tom Petty  
[2:49] Single Bonus Version Initially released on: Runnin' Down A Dream Maxi-single in 1989 1989/31     
Miscellaneous production sessions
Mid 1989
                                                                                   
  Cheer Down George Harrison  
[4:06] Single/Album Version Initially released on: Cheer Down Single in 1989 1989/32     
[5:16] Movie Version Initially released on: Lethal Weapon 2 [Video Issue] --> Movie in 1990 1989/33     
  Spirit Of Rock 'N' Roll Brian Wilson  
[3:31] Unreleased Studio Recording Unreleased* 1989/34     
There are several known recordings of this song, some of them that have been released, but only the version featuring Bob Dylan on guest vocals, features Jeff Lynne's input.
  Me And You Jeff Lynne & Roy Wood  
[3:27] Unreleased Studio Recording Unreleased* 1989/35     
  If You Don't Get What You Want Jeff Lynne & Roy Wood  
[2:39] Unreleased Studio Recording Unreleased* 1989/36     

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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 jefflynnesongs@gmail.com.  Thanks!

Robert Porter, March 2017