1976: “A New World Record”

A New World Record

Шестой альбом ELO, который назывался “A New World Record”, вошел в первую десятку хит-парада Британии. Он включал в себя хиты “Livin' Thing”, “Telephone Line”, “Rockaria!” и “Do Ya”.

В течение года после выхода альбома было продано пять миллионов пластинок по всему миру. На обложке “A New World Record” впервые появился знаменитый логотип ELO, который был создан британским дизайнером Джоном Кошем.

Livin' Thing

Sailin' away on the crest of a wave

It's like magic.

Rollin' and ridin' and slippin' and slidin'

It's magic.

And you, and your sweet desire

You took me higher and higher.

It's a livin' thing

It's a terrible thing to lose

It's a given thing

What a terrible thing to lose.

Making believe this is what you conceived

From your worst day

Moving in line then you look back in time

To your first day.

And you, and your sweet desire

You took me higher and higher.

It's a livin' thing

It's a terrible thing to lose

It's a given thing

What a terrible thing to lose.

Takin' a dive 'cos you can't halt the slide

Floating downstream

So let her go don't start spoiling the show

It's a bad dream.

And you, and your sweet desire

You took me higher and higher.

It's a livin' thing

It's a terrible thing to lose

It's a given thing

What a terrible thing to lose.