The second track from The Electric Light Orchestra's 1976 album A New World Record. This has to be one of my all time favourite Jeff Lynne compositions. The lush strings, the lovely little keyboard riff at the beginning, the heartfelt lyrics and the unmistakable C-AM-F-G chorus adorning a thousand other ballads but none as effective as here. Programmed once again on my trusty DOS-PC knacker using Voyetra software. Main piano Roland RD-300s (all live, not sequenced), Korg M1 and (all out of shot) Korg O5R/W, DW8000 and Boss DR660 for the Kick Drum. I've been sort of faithful to the original but taken a bit of a liberty with the string arrangements in the second 'I look into the sky' bridge. I've also used the ending Richard Tandy played on the Time tour (incase you don't recognise it). And spliced in some lovely little quirky telephone pictures because why not!!! A little thing I've been doing on the videos is some light hearted 'product placement' (but I'm not getting paid) and this time see how many ELO CD albums you can spot. Enjoy. Rate and comment and none of you spiteful Leon fans downrating please. Little swines.
Good Old Song What ever happened to ELO they were so good.
Jack And White's video for their cover of ELO's "Telephone Line" featuring Fitz from Fitz & The Tantrums. New EP "Undercover" available now on iTunes http://smarturl.it/undercover
"Telephone Line" Jeff Lynne's ELO Live with Rosie Langley (violin) and Amy Langley (cello), Glastonbury 2016 Jeff Lynne Electric Light Orchestra BBC