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Jeff Lynne working on new album

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Jeff Lynne working on new album

Jeff Lynne has started work on his new album.

The prolific 69-year-old rocker only released 'Alone in the Universe' with Electric Light Orchestra last year but he is already hard at work on a follow-up

Speaking to BANG Showbiz, Jeff said: "I've started thinking of it yeah - I've got some bits. I've just started really because I only just finished the last album. So over the next couple of months I'll be trying to knock some tunes out."

In 2014 Jeff took up some production duties on Take That's seventh studio album 'III', but he has ruled out a collaboration on the forthcoming ELO album.

When asked about the possibility, he said: "No it's just been me doing it. I haven't really got any plans to work with anybody really - just by myself, doing it, making the album."

Considering his previous production services there is speculation of a partnership with Gary Barlow, but Jeff is adamant he is flying solo.

He said: "I like Gary very much - although I haven't seen him for a while."

Jeff has seen a renaissance in recent years with a new generation embracing the legendary rockers off the back of a successful tour and record.

Last month ELO played a triumphant set at Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in south-west England.

He said of the performance: "It was just a great end to an amazing tour. We did 19 shows and sold them all out in big arenas, so I can't complain about anything right now."

In 2014 Jeff played his first gig in 25 years at London's Hyde Park.