Electric Light Orchestra's 2012 concert album Live brings together tracks Jeff Lynne and his band recorded for a PBS special at CBS Television City in 2001. This is the ensemble that toured in support of ELO's 2001 studio album, Zoom, and appeared on VH1 Storytellers. Lynne has always been an avowed studio rat, more comfortable crafting his rock productions behind a soundboard than playing them in front of a live audience. This is partly the reason that the Lynne-helmed version of ELO stopped touring after 1981's Time. Subsequently, there haven't been very many proper ELO concert albums. Which is not to say that the band doesn't sound fantastic here, because it does…
Live at Wembley '78 is a live recording by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). The sound on this album has led to accusations of the band Lip synching, as did the earlier video from which this CD was taken. However it has come to light that the sound used on the television broadcast of the Out of the Blue Concert in 1978 was a poorly mixed effort in mono sound that used a lot of the backing tapes that were used admittedly by the band due to sound problems caused by the huge metal and fibreglass stage set. The tapes were for the band's ears only, to help them keep time and should not have been heard by the audience.
Live at Winterland '76 is a live album by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) released in 1998. Recorded in 1976 during the band's Face the Music Tour, this album, along with 1974's The Night the Light Went On in Long Beach are two official releases of the band performing live. Electric Light Orchestra was at the top of their game when this concert was recorded. The band was right in the middle of a run of Top 10 hits that started in 1973 (with their second LP, ELO II), and continued throughout the rest of the '70s.
"Live" is a live album by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), was released on 19 April 2013 in the UK, and on 23 April in the US on Frontiers. This album consists of performances from their 2001 Zoom Tour Live PBS taping at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, along with two previously unreleased studio tracks, “Out of Luck” and “Cold Feet.”
'Live at the BBC' is a Live two disc compilation album featuring various line ups of the rock group Electric Light Orchestra. Released in 1999 and featuring various live BBC sessions as well as Live concert segments recorded by the BBC.