Gruppo di pop psichedelico inglese nati nel 1967. Subito un considerevole successo con dei singoli. All’indomani Lynne lascia il gruppo per entrare nei Move, dopo la registrazione di Time is, la band si scioglie. Intanto Lynne formera il gruppo che diventerà la famosa band ” Electric Light Orchestra”.


1. The Birthday Party (October 1968) (issued in UK and US)
2. Idle Race (November 1969) (UK Only)
3. Time Is (1971) (UK only)


* Here We Go ‘Round the Lemon Tree/My Father’s Son (not issued in UK but issued in Europe and US) 1967
* The Imposters tf Life’s Magazine/Sitting in My Tree (Liberty LBF 15026) October 1967 (UK only)
* The Skeleton and the Roundabout/Knocking Nails Into My House (Liberty LBF 15054) February 1968 (UK only)
* The End of the Road/Morning Sunshine (Liberty LBF 15101) June 1968 (UK only)
* I Like My Toys/Birthday (Liberty LBF 15129) 1968 *Unissued*
* Days of Broken Arrows/Worn Red Carpet (Liberty LBF 15218) April 1969 (UK only)
* Come With Me/Reminds Me of You (Liberty LBF 15242) July 1969 (UK only)
* In the Summertime/Told You Twice (not issued in UK or US but issued in other countries) 1969
* Neanderthal Man/Victim of Circumstance (not issued in UK or US but issued in Canada) 1970
* Dancing Flower/Bitter Green (Regal Zonophone RZ 3036) 1971 (UK only)

Compilations (CD only)

* Best of Idle Race Featuring Jeff Lynne (1990, 1 CD) (UK only)
* Jeff Lynne – A Message From The Country 1968-1973 (1990, 1 CD)
* Back to the Story (1996; re-issued 2007, 2 CDs)
* A new, 5-disc Idle Race box set is also in the works, although a release date has yet to be determined.


* Live* (Live cover versions that the Idle Race did)


* Hey Grandma*
* Purple Haze*
* Deborah*
* Big Leg Emma*
* Mellow Yellow*
* People Are Strange*
* Born to be Wild*
* Bluberry Blue*
* Frantic Desolation*
* Love Me Two Times*
* Told You Twice*


Jeff Lynne chitarra voce

Greg Master basso

Dave Pritchard chitarra

Roger Spencer batteria

Dave Walker voce

Mike Hopkins chitarra





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