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|Single by Electric Light Orchestra|
|from the album Face the Music|
|B-side||"Showdown (live)" (UK)
"New World Rising" (US)
|Released||February 1976 (US)
June 1976 (UK)
|Recorded||1975 Musicland Studios , Munich|
|Genre||Symphonic rock, art rock, pop rock|
|Length||4:29 (album version)
4:06 (UK single)
3:20 (US single edit)
|Electric Light Orchestra singles chronology|
Released as a single in 1976, the single was edited in the US, whereas in the UK the song appeared as the album cut minus the orchestral intro. The US single edit can be found on the remastered Face the Music released in September 2006 . The song was also included on the band's 1978 The ELO EP. A remastered version was included on the box set Flashback in 2000. The 'weeping' guitar lick was provided by Richard Tandy.
|Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart||85|
|Canadian RPM Top Singles||20|
|French SNEP Singles Chart||10|
|UK Singles Chart||38|
|US Billboard Hot 100||14|
|US Cash Box Top 100 Singles||15|
|US Record World Singles||20|
Jeff Lynne version
|Song by Electric Light Orchestra from the album Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra|
|Released||8 October 2012 (UK)
9 October 2012 (US)
|Recorded||2001–2012 Bungalow Palace|
|Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra track listing|
The song appears in the film The Virgin Suicides featuring the song in the homecoming dance scene but is not on the soundtrack album.
The song can be heard on an episode of the sitcom, "That 70's Show".
The song is also featured in the film "Hunky Dory" 
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