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Jeff Lynne's ELO Premiere New Song, “When I Was a Boy”

Jeff Lynne announced today that he will release a new Electric Light Orchestra album, his first since the release of Zoom in 2001.

Called Alone in the Universe, the album comes out November 13 on Columbia Records and will be available for pre-order beginning September 24.

Lynne has also premiered the first single from the album, “When I Was a Boy,” which you can hear below.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.