|Single by Electric Light Orchestra|
|from the album Face the Music|
|Recorded||1975 at Musicland Studios, Munich|
|Electric Light Orchestra singles chronology|
|Face the Music track listing|
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 keyboardist Richard Tandy while Jeff Lynne played a 12-string acoustic guitar fed through a phase shifter.
Jeff Lynne version
|Song by Electric Light Orchestra|
|from the album Mr. Blue Sky: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra|
|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 was performed as part of the 2007 Broadway musical Xanadu.
The song can be heard on an episode of the sitcom That '70s Show.
The song is also featured in the film Hunky Dory (2012).
Protagonist Danny Castellano from The Mindy Project puts on a record of the song in an episode from the third season.
A cover of the song is also featured in the film Strange Magic (2015).
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