Initially released on Electric Light Orchestra's 1975 album Face the Music, it's just as ethereal as most of their tunes, which indeed have a strange magic. This song seems a tandem fit for ELO's other hit, "Evil Woman," which is on the same album. Both address the mysteries of love and the possibility of it going awry.
As most songs in the 70s about love, there's a sweet melancholy to it. The feeling of summer going into fall...nothing lasts forever. Founder of ELO, Jeff Lynne, was recently finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It was long overdue. With songs like this, as well as ELO's whole catalog, he and his band reigned in the 70s, draping the decade in the strange magic of their exquisite music.
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About the Curator - Sonya Alexander
After graduating from UCLA, Sonya trained to be a talent agent. After realizing she belonged on the creative end, she started freelance writing, covering film festivals for Los Angeles local papers. She's written about film, video games, global affairs, wildlife conservation and, most recently, music. She specializes in classic rock, classic soul, blues, classic country, classical and world music and is tri-coastal, residing in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.