Kevin Bryan delivers his verdict on some of this week's CD releases. Jeff Lynne's ELO,"From Out of Nowhere" (Columbia Records)- Roy Wood's dream of fusing rock music and classical string arrangements provided the early impetus for ELO's musical output when the band sprang into life in 1970 but when this criminally under-appreciated figure left the fold a year or so later Jeff Lynne took over the leadership role and began to steer them in a much more overtly commercial direction. The rest,as the old cliche goes,is history , and Lynne has now masterminded the 14th ELO album,"From Out of Nowhere,"which is essentially a one-man show with the veteran performer tackling almost all the instrumentation as well as penning ,singing and producing every song. "From Out Of Nowhere," "One More Time" and "Songbird" are the best of a typically radio friendly bunch.

"Humble Pie: Life and Times of Steve Marriott" (Wienerworld)-This expansive audio-visual package extends over a CD,DVD and Blu-Ray disc as it attempts to provide a definitive overview of Humble Pie frontman Steve Marriott's grittily soulful approach to music-making. Interviews with rock luminaries such as Steve's former bandmate Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick's demon guitarist Rick Nielsen are given an airing alongside some historic video footage and the complete audio recording of Humble Pie's show at San Francisco's Winterland venue in 1973, including fine performances of those perennial crowd-pleasers "I Don't Need No Doctor" and "Hallelujah (I Love Her So)."

Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown,"Still Live After 50 Years (Volume 2)" (Wienerworld)- Founder member Kim Simmonds is still striving manfully to keep the name of Savoy Brown alive more than half a century after the band's formation in London at the height of the British blues band. This impressive live recording was captured for posterity at the Palace Theater in Syracuse,N.Y., in 2014, with singer-guitarist Simmonds' musical exploits ably underpinned by his long term rhythm section of Pat DeSalvo and Garnett Grimm as the trio serve up a varied diet of new material and choice extracts from the illustrious Savoy Brown back catalogue such as the title track of their 1971 album,"Street Corner Talking."