Sweet Talkin' Woman

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"Sweet Talkin' Woman"
Single by Electric Light Orchestra
from the album Out of the Blue
B-side "Bluebird Is Dead" (UK)
"Fire On High" (US)
Released 12 February 1978 (US)
7 October 1978 (UK)
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1977 Musicland Studios, Munich
Genre Symphonic rock, disco, art rock
Length 3:47
Label Jet
Writer(s) Jeff Lynne
Producer(s) Jeff Lynne
Electric Light Orchestra singles chronology
"Mr. Blue Sky"
(1978)
"Sweet Talkin' Woman"
(1978)
"Wild West Hero"
(1978)
Music sample

"Sweet Talkin' Woman" is a 1978 single by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) from the album Out of the Blue. Its original title was "Dead End Street", but it was changed during recording, perhaps to avoid confusion with a 1966 hit of the same title by The Kinks. Some words that survived from that version can be heard in the opening of the third verse, "I've been livin' on a dead end street".[1]

The track became the third top ten hit from the LP in the UK, peaking at number 6.[2] As a novelty, initial copies of the 12" and 7" formats were pressed in transparent purple vinyl.

The version released in the United States was 10 seconds shorter than its British counterpart due to a slightly faster mix. In the US, it reached number 17 on the Billboard chart.[3]

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