Best ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) Songs
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This was an out-take from the planned double album of 1983, which due to the bands record label's lack of backing became the single album "Secret Messages". "Hello my old friend" is a haunting ballad about what happened to the English Midland Black Countries Industrial Heritage following the closure of the the Mills and Factories in the late 1970's and early 1980's due to Thatcherism. It is a beautiful song with straight from the heart lyrics by Jeff, showing how he felt about the desolation of the West Midlands where he was born and grew up in. You will find this song on YouTube. I think this is Jeff Lynne's best composition and a true hidden gem, hope you agree.
It is a complex composition to create, only few really gifted artists could do that. It is like Eldorado album in one song. You listen it once, then soon you want to listen it again and again. It is something what is not possible to forget. Should become a classic. Probably this is the best song written since 80s, and one of the best written in the history of music.
The video of this song became the main topic of conversation on YouTube thirty years later. Conspiracy theories, illuminati, aliens and new world order. Just watch it.
As a kid I had this on a 45, which I played non-stop on 33 to better enjoy every little nuance in this wall of sound.V 1 Comment
Jeff Lynne = ELO = Jeff Lynne. I heard somebody complaining how this song sounds like Lennon/Beatles. When the hell did that ever become a bad thing? Another gem that I can't get out of my head. Keep 'em coming!
Simple and spectacular. ELO is back and the new stuff could be better than before.
I don't know why this song is so underrated
How is this not higher
Perhaps the greatest song in history.
A really fun song!
People are not as familiar with this early ELO, in comparison to its hits on the Out Of The Blue album, etc. But this song should be up there with the best of them.
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