1977: “Out of the Blue”

Out of the Blue

Двойной альбом “Out of the Blue”, вышедший в 1977 году, стал самым успешным в истории ELO. В Британии хитами стали композиции “Turn to Stone”, “Sweet Talkin' Woman”, “Mr. Blue Sky” и “Wild West Hero”.

Джефф Линн сочинил все композиции альбома за 25 дней. Для работы он снял шале в швейцарских Альпах. Группа записала “Out of the Blue” в Мюнхене за два месяца.

Затем ELO отправился в международное турне, которое продолжалось 92 дня. Во время выступлений они использовали модель “летающей тарелки” и лазеры.

В США на концерте ELO на стадионе в Кливленде присутствовали 80 тысяч человек. Группа поставила рекорд по посещаемости концертов в Америке.

В Лондоне они выступали восемь дней подряд – все билеты были проданы. Это был рекорд в Британии.

Sweet Talking Woman

I was searching (searching) on a one-way street.

I was hoping (hoping) for a chance to meet.

I was waiting for the operator on the line.

(She's gone so long) What can I do?

(Where could she be?) no, no, no, don't know what I'm gonna do

I gotta get back to you.

You gotta slow down (slow down) sweet talking woman (slow down).

You got me running (run, run)

You got me searching.

Hold on (hold on) sweet talking lover (hold on).

It's so sad if that's the way it's over.

I was (walking) many days go by.

I was thinking (thinking) about the lonely nights.

Communication breakdown all around.

(She's gone so long) What can I do?

(Where could she be now?) no, no, no, don't know what I'm gonna do.

I gotta get back to you.

You gotta slow down (slow down) sweet talking woman (slow down).

You got me running (run, run)

You got me searching.

Hold on (hold on) sweet talking lover (hold on).

It's so sad if that's the way it's over.

I've been living (living) on a dead-end street.

I've been asking (asking) everybody I meet.

Insufficient data coming through.

(She's gone so long) What can I do?

(Where could she be?) no, no, no, don't know what I'm gonna do.

I gotta get back to you.

You gotta slow down (slow down) sweet talking woman (slow down).

You got me running (run, run)

You got me searching.

Hold on (hold on) sweet talking lover (hold on).

It's so sad if that's the way it's over.