Tightrope (Electric Light Orchestra song)

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Song by Electric Light Orchestra from the album A New World Record
Released 1976
Recorded 1976
Genre Rock music, Art rock
Length 5:03
Label Jet Records, United Artists
Writer Jeff Lynne
Producer Jeff Lynne
A New World Record track listing
Flashback track listing
"Grieg's Piano Concerto In A Minor"
"Evil Woman"

"Tightrope" is the title of the opening track to A New World Record by Electric Light Orchestra.

Recorded in 1976 at Musicland, Munich, West Germany, The song features a dramatic orchestral opening before transforming into an upbeat rock song. Although never released as a single, the song was a fan favorite and was performed live at every ELO concert including the Zoom tour in 2001. It had been remastered in 2000 and included on the box set Flashback.


Samples from "Tightrope" have been featured in various forms in many rapsongs, by artists including Army of the Pharaohs, The Game, Chief Kamachi, I-20, and various European rappers like French Rap Group Fonky Family (the track 'Dans la legende' from the Art de Rue album),([Sinik]) (the track 'Réglement extérieur'), ( Dutch group Lost Rebels (the track 'Revolutie' from the Revolutie album), Croatian rapgroup Tram 11 (the track 'Jedno' from the album Vrućina gradskog asfalta), Dutch synth group Laserdance (the track 'Mind Machine' from the album 'Dawn of time'), the German rapper Sido (the track 'Goldjunge' from the album 'Ich'), as well as the Albanian rapper Noizy (the track 'Ak' from the 'Most Wanted' album).

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