Lynne Me Your Ears: A Tribute to the Music of Jeff Lynne Jeff Lynne | EW.com

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Lynne Me Your Ears: A Tribute to the Music of Jeff Lynne Like most tributes, this one suffers from a surfeit of faithfulness—to the extent you can be faithful to a guy who used a freakin' orchestra. But...Lynne Me Your Ears: A Tribute to the Music of Jeff Lynne Like most tributes, this one suffers from a surfeit of faithfulness—to the extent you can be faithful to a guy who used a freakin' orchestra. But...2002-04-26

Like most tributes, this one suffers from a surfeit of faithfulness—to the extent you can be faithful to a guy who used a freakin’ orchestra. But Lynne’s such an ideal honoree that even the least inspired of this double CD’s 32 covers prompt sing-alongs. Highlights are p-Lynne-tiful, from departures like Todd Rundgren’s adult contempo-electronica ”Bluebird Is Dead” to Brit Invasion revivalists who put a rockin’ move on ELO material, a la the Shazam’s ”Twilight.”