Mister Kingdom

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"Mister Kingdom"
Single by Electric Light Orchestra
from the album Eldorado
A-side "Turn to Stone"
Released 1974
1977 (single version)
Format 7" single
Genre Symphonic rock
Length 5:29
Label Jet
Songwriter(s) Jeff Lynne
Producer(s) Jeff Lynne
Electric Light Orchestra singles chronology
"Telephone Line"
"Mister Kingdom"
"Mr. Blue Sky"
"Telephone Line"
"Turn to Stone"
"Mr. Blue Sky"
Flashback track listing
"Do Ya"
"Mister Kingdom"
"Grieg's Piano Concerto In A Minor"

"Mister Kingdom" is a symphonic rock song written by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).

The song first appeared as the opening track of side 2, track number 6 from their 1974 album, Eldorado. It was the B-side to the 1977 hit, "Turn to Stone", found on their album, Out of the Blue.

On the single version the solo slowly fades from 5:05 all the way to the very end, 5:29. But on the Flashback boxset, the solo fades about 16 seconds earlier than the LP version, also cutting the small orchestra intro.

Some will find that the song has a similar style to The Beatles' song "Across the Universe". The song features an extended orchestral playout starting from 4:16 to 5:29 transiting into Nobody's Child.

"This guy's always looking for a pot of gold." Jeff Lynne (2001 - Eldorado Remaster)

"God knows what this is about, but I like the sound" - Jeff Lynne 2000 Flashback liner notes


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