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(Jeff Lynne/ELO)
BBC Masters 1967-1969 [no label, 1CD]

Very good Pre-FM.

Thanks to JWBusher for sharing the tracks at Dime.

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Uploader’s Note:

This is a complete collection of Pre-FM transcriptions that still exist of Jeff Lynne’s first group, The Idle Race. An additional off-air session from John Peel’s personal archive is also included, but the remaining off-air material that exists is very poor quality and is not included here. It remains to be seen if any of this material will ever be officially released, but it probably doesn’t matter, since the quality here is as good as it gets. Enjoy!

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Track 01. Interview with Roger Spencer 0:46
Track 02. Imposters Of Life’s Magazine 2:20
Track 03. Here We Go Round The Lemon Tree 2:48
Track 04. Hey Grandma 2:15
Track 05. Skeleton And The Roundabout 2:25
Track 06. The Lady Who Said She Could Fly 2:17
Track 07. End Of The Road 1:59
Track 08. Blueberry Blue 2:27
Track 09. Days Of Broken Arrows (version 1) 2:44
Track 10. Follow Me Follow 2:33
Track 11. Days Of Broken Arrows (version 2) 2:37
Track 12. Worn Red Carpet 2:29
Track 13. Sea Of Dreams 3:46
Track 14. Please No More Sad Songs (version 1) 3:24
Track 15. Someone Knocking (version 1) 2:37
Track 16. Reminds Me Of You 3:14
Track 17. Someone Knocking (version 2) 2:18
Track 18. Come With Me 2:40
Track 19. Please No More Sad Songs (version 2) 3:22
49 mins

Top Gear Session Dates
01-04: 1967-10-02
05-06: 1968-02-19
07-08: 1968-06-04
09-10: 1968-10-21
11-12: 1969-01-07
13-16: 1969-06-23
17-19: 1969-09-16

Sound Quality:
A+ Mono Pre-FM Transcription
A- Mono Off-Air (13-16)

Compiled & Mastered by Johnny - July 2022
Special thanks to Ben, Eugene & Prof Stoned

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  1. 28 Responses to “THE IDLE RACE [JEFF LYNNE] - BBC MASTERS 1967-1969”

  2. what a great find! thanks, BigO!

    this is Jeff Lynne before both ELO and The Move. and obviously way before Traveling Wilburys. if you’re not familiar with The Move, definitely check them out, Roy Wood’s solo work too.

    here’s a fine biography of The Idle Race:

    By barth on Aug 16, 2022

  3. A pleasant surprise ! Bought their brilliant Birthday Party -LP in 1975. They play four songs from that album on this BBC Masters ! Jeff thought that Idle Race would have been more succesful than it was. Formed Move with Roy Wood and found eventually great success with it, Roy was already on his merry way ! Married Annie Haslam and so on…

    By Arto Parviainen on Aug 16, 2022

  4. Rumor has it Jeff gots a Average Un

    By U L E on Aug 16, 2022

  5. Who starts these rumors? What’s average?

    By Jocko P on Aug 16, 2022

  6. Trump is a pussy. His anus will be destroyed in prison.

    By Dale on Aug 17, 2022

  7. Well guys, I is thinkin that this may be my last post on here, gotta move on, chasing the BLM dream y’all.

    I was thinkin that the girls don’t get on here much these days. I reckon they could entertain me in two outta three… I ain’t yet met the woman who can take my length and girth in her ass. Y’knows what I’m saying? Ain’t never tried with a guy and don’t wanna do that but ain’t no ass in the world could take mah meat.

    Adios amigos.

    By Mistah Big on Aug 17, 2022

  8. Only joking…

    By Mistah Big on Aug 17, 2022

  9. suсk my сock HHH

    By Derrick on Aug 17, 2022

  10. Some big ole foot long hoagies in this band I hear . These dudes is all long in the britches

    By ELU on Aug 17, 2022

  11. A foot long is small by Uncle Milte standards

    By Scaromouch on Aug 17, 2022

  12. 12 times 3 and you have Uncle Milte

    By Scaromouch on Aug 17, 2022

  13. I’m the biggest by far . Ask Linda Lovelace.

    By Harry Reems on Aug 17, 2022

  14. I think Linda is dead Harry , you’re supposed to be taking a dirt nap too

    By T J on Aug 17, 2022

  15. Hey mouchie, M Berle was definitely the penis king .

    By T J on Aug 17, 2022

  16. He liked to pound the brown by all accounts.

    By T J on Aug 17, 2022

  17. How about some Sinatra to stop all the bullshit about prick suckin and fuckin. Bunch of fuckin homos and hesrshey highway lickers and twinks

    By The Big Unit on Aug 17, 2022

  18. When the moon hangs low in Napoli, there’s a handsome gondolier,
    Every night he sings so happily, so his lady love can hear.
    In a manner oh gravissimo, he repeats his serenade,
    And his heart beats so fortissimo, when she raises her Venetian shade.
    Ciribiribin, chiribiribin, ciribiribin.
    Ciribiribin, he waits for her each night beneath her balcony.
    Ciribiribin, he begs to hold her tight, but no, she won’t agree.
    Ciribiribin, she throws a rose and blows a kiss from up above,
    Ciribiribin, ciribiribin, ciribiribin, they’re so in love.
    (Musical interlude)
    Ciribiribin, ciribiribin, ciribiribin, they’re so in love.

    By The Big Unit on Aug 17, 2022

  19. That’s as gay as it gets, Big! It’s so fucking GAY, it’s gayer than us!

    From now on, your name is The Big GAY Guy! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    By Derrick HHH Anti Nelson DD on Aug 17, 2022

  20. Scarapooch, johnny holmes aka johnny wadd made your boy look like he had a needle dik. all your info is hearsay. were you at the rat pack saunas and gang bangs. time to reference your claims or shut the fuck up. besides he should of been called aunty milty not uncle. he was the first rupaul dipshit

    By The Big Unit on Aug 17, 2022

  21. Ewan McGregor, who’s flashed his bits in as many as three films so that just about everyone knows he’s packing a light saber in his underwear.

    By The Big Unitt on Aug 17, 2022

  22. Willem Defoe’s penis is so large “everybody got very confused when they saw it.” watch john wick 1 and watch closely

    By HHH on Aug 17, 2022

  23. The evidence that James Woods has huge wood is slim, but it’s a rumor that’s so well known in Hollywood that it’s taken as the undisputed truth. Plus, Woods has been known to often joke about the size of his member. His best was a response to a rumor that a former lover super-glued his penis to his leg. “Well, actually, it was to my ankle,” he said.

    By HHH on Aug 17, 2022

  24. It has been said that Jared Leto has “Hollywood’s biggest” baguette. Corroboration of that rumor comes from someone who would know. Porn star Corina Taylor, who once dated Leto, has said, “I’ve been a porn actress for three years, and Jared was the most I ever had to work with. There’s definitely a second career available for him if he ever runs out of mainstream work.”

    By Derrick on Aug 17, 2022

  25. Don Johnson’s, well, johnson might be his most prized asset. According to the book “Penis Size and Enlargement,” the “Miami Vice” star is hung like a speedboat. And a website with the authoritative name “Bulge Report” says that Johnson is sporting the penis of a porn king, which might actually be a line of work he’s moving into considering the name of his next film, “A Good Old Fashioned Orgy.”

    By Confederate Bob on Aug 17, 2022

  26. Welcome to our gay party, Gay Bob! Hope you’re as happy to be gay as we are, sweety!

    By Derrick HHH Anti Nelson DD on Aug 17, 2022

  27. What about me ?

    By U L E on Aug 17, 2022

  28. Alright, even though you have only got a little un, you can join us too.

    By Derrick HHH Anti Nelson DD on Aug 18, 2022

  29. suсk my сock Jeff and i’ll suсk your сock!

    By Derrick on Aug 19, 2022

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