Electric Light Orchestra’s “Turn To Stone”

Turn To Stone – Electric Light Orchestra (1977) 24/192 FLAC HD Video

“Turn To Stone” was the opening track from Electric Light Orchestra’s seventh studio album, the epic double album “Out Of The Blue”, which was released in October of 1977.

This record is one of the best ELO ever released and even across four sides there wasn’t a weak track to be found.

Lately I’ve been spending more time working on updates to the videos I’ve already done (including one of the two I’ve made for tracks from the Out Of The Blue album; “Jungle” and “Sweet Is The Night”) but between the updates and the more involved new things I’m working on it’s becoming a pretty dry stretch for video uploads. So I decided to push out this little video for “Turn To Stone” that I’d finished quite some time ago (which included the original studio track behind this live performance), but decided not upload as the video effects weren’t quite what I’d hoped for (the footage turning to a more “stone” look at points…pretty cool, but the low res limitations of the source video made it pretty rough…still have a low level “stone” effect for the entire video now). In the end, its just a reason to upload what I believe is the best sounding audio of “Turn To Stone” currently available on Youtube….the FLAC track used was taken from a 24/192 vinyl source, no compression….so nice! 🙂

Thanks for watching!

[Lyrics]
The city streets are empty now
(The lights don’t shine no more)
And so the songs are way down low
Turning
turning
turning
A sound that flows into my mind
(The echos of the daylight)
Of everything that is alive
In my blue world.

I turn to stone
When you are gone
I turn to stone
Turn to stone when you comin’ home
I can’t go on
The dying embers of the night
(A fire that slowly fades to dawn)
Still glow upon the wall so bright
Burning
burning
burning
The tired streets that hide away
(From here to ev’rywhere they go)
Roll past my door into the day
In my blue world.

I turn to stone
. . .

Turn to stone
When you’re gone
I turn to stone.

Yes
I’m turning to stone
‘Cause you ain’t comin’ home
Why ain’t you comin’ home
If i’m turning to stone
You’ve been gone for so long
And I can’t carry on
Yes I’m turning
I’m turning

I’m turning to stone
The dancing shadows on the wall
(The two step in the hall)
Are all I see since you’ve been gone
Turning
turning
turning
Through all I sit here and I wait
(l turn to stone I turn to stone)
you will return again some day
To my blue world

I turn to stone
. . .

Turn to stone when you are gone
I turn to stone I turn to stone
When you are gone I turn to stone
Turn to stone when you comin’ home
I can’t go on turn to stone
When your are gone I turn to stone.

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