Armchair Theatre is the first solo album by Jeff Lynne, released in 1990. The album reunited Lynne with Electric Light Orchestra's keyboard player Richard Tandy and featured fellow Traveling Wilburys member George Harrison. A remaster by Frontiers was released on 19 April 2013 in the UK, and on 23 April 2013 in the US, and included two bonus tracks, one of them being previously unreleased.
"It could have been better, but it's not all that bad, really, when it comes down to it. The only problem is the album is just not that memorable. Then again, ELO probably wasn't really all that memorable in the first place, but they were almost always nice to listen to, and the Jeff Lynne album, Armchair Theatre, seems like Jeff Lynne, contrary to expectations, is the real survivor of the Move – an English rock band that did some highly regarded material ("Fire Brigade" springs to mind as does "Flowers in the Rain") and then did a side project called the Electric Light Orchestra (a reference to the BBC's Light Program, featuring, of course, the BBC Light Orchestra…" (All Music Guide)
Armchair Theatre is the first solo album by Jeff Lynne, released in 1990. A remaster by Frontiers was released on 19 April 2013 in the UK, and on 23 April 2013 in the US, and included two bonus tracks, one of them being previously unreleased.
Armchair Theatre is the first solo album by Jeff Lynne, released in 1990. "Every little Thing" and "Lift Me Up" were released as singles. The album also features two classic cover versions "September Song" and "Stormy Weather" the latter recorded as a tribute to his late mother. The album re-united Lynne with Electric Light Orchestra's keyboard player Richard Tandy and fellow Traveling Wilburys member George Harrison.
Armchair Thriller is a British television programme, broadcast on ITV in two series in 1978 and 1980. Owing something to some of the off-shoots of the earlier Armchair Theatre, the new series used scripts adapted from published novels and stories. Although not properly a horror series it included several supernatural elements. Armchair Thriller was produced by Thames Television, but it included serials made by Southern Television.
Trailers for the series were equally memorable by showing an armchair soaked in blood and a screaming, maniacal face, which received criticism in that they were considered too horrific for pre-watershed viewing. Also significant was the Thames Television ident, which normally showed a London landscape in daytime, but for this series was changed to a night-time setting.
Irene Shubik began her career working on educational films for Encyclopædia Britannica Inc in Chicago. Returning to London, she joined ABC Television as a story editor on the anthology series Armchair Theatre, under producer Sydney Newman in 1960. Shubik had been a science fiction fan since college, and in 1961 approached Newman with a proposal to create a science fiction version of Armchair Theatre. This became Out of this World, a sixty-minute anthology series hosted by Boris Karloff that ran for thirteen episodes between June and September 1962. Many of the episodes were adaptations of stories by writers including John Wyndham, Isaac Asimov and Philip K. Dick.
Reissued 1969 album. A fascinating reminder of one of the most intriguing bands to emerge during 1969 - the year of progressive rock.