“Well, can’t you just let it ring a little longer, longer, longer…let it ring forevermore”

Telephone Line – Electric Light Orchestra (1976) FLAC Remaster HD Video

“Telephone Line” was released in the September of 1976 on Electric Light Orchestra’s sixth studio album, A New World Record. This album spawned a couple of major hits and jettisoned the band to the greatest commercial and critical heights they ever attained.

The cover art features the famous ELO logo, designed by Kosh, for the first time. This logo would be included on several of the group’s subsequent releases.

The album included the hit singles “Telephone Line”, which became the band’s first gold US single, “Livin’ Thing”, and “Do Ya” (US); and “Rockaria!” (UK). The focus is more on shorter pop songs, a trend which would continue throughout the rest of ELO’s future albums.

In 2006, the album was remastered and released with bonus tracks.
The band’s frontman Jeff Lynne regards his own songwriting at this point to have reached a new high. “The songs started to flow and most of them came quickly to me. To have all those hits, it was just …I mean amazing really. Going from doing okay for probably three or four years to suddenly being in the big time, it was a strange but great thing.”
— Jeff Lynne 2006; A New World Record remaster

A New World Record was the first Electric Light Orchestra album I ever bought. After the needle drop, the first thing you hear is the synth/strings introduction of the record’s first track, “Tightrope” and from these first notes to the fade-out of the album’s closer, the beautiful “Shangri-La”, this is a record filled with stunningly gorgeous, hook-filled beyond reason, alternately driving and lilting rock and roll music.

This track uses the 2006 remaster and I gotta say, you’ve never heard this album until you hear the added depth and clarity which the music received with the sonic improvement of the the remaster! It is amazing. If you love ELO, listen to the lossless remaster through headphones! Trust me on this. 😉

This is the third video for a song from “A New World Record” that I’ve made, the first for the album opener “Tightrope”, and then for the closing track, “Shangri-La”. This was a pretty quick rework of the video of the band performing the tune…..layered with some effects and video adjustments to make it look nice in 1080p, encoded to the FLAC remaster. Remember to listen to my videos in HD 1080p…not only for the video, but to receive the highest quality audio as well.

Till next….hope you enjoy this one!

[Lyrics]
Hello, how are you?
Have you been alright through all those lonely,
Lonely, lonely, lonely, lonely nights?”
That’s what I’d say, I’d tell you everything
If you pick up that telephone, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Hey, How you feelin’?
Are you still the same, don’t you realize the things we did,
We did were all for real, not a dream.
I just can’t believe they’ve all faded out of view, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, oo.

Doo da wop, doo bee doo da wop, do wah doo lang.
Blue days, black nights, doo wah doo lang.
I look into the sky, the love you need ain’t gonna see you through,
And I wonder why, the little things you planned ain’t comin’ true.
Oh, oh, telephone line, give me some time, I’m living in twilight.
Oh, oh, telephone line, give me some time, I’m living in twilight.

O. K. so no one’s answering,
Well, can’t you just let it ring a little longer,
Longer, longer oh, I’ll just sit tight,
Through shadows of the night let it ring forever more, oh, hoh hoh hoh.

Doo da wop, doo bee doo da wop, do wah doo lang.
Blue days, black nights, doo wah doo lang.
I look into the sky, the love you need ain’t gonna see you through,
And I wonder why, the little things you planned ain’t comin’ true.
Oh, oh, telephone line, give me some time, I’m living in twilight.
Oh, oh, telephone line, give me some time, I’m living in twilight.

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