Friday, February 24, 2012

Electric Light Orchestra - "Twilight"

Twilight - Time (Bonus Track Version)

(Debuted October 24, 1981, Peaked #38, 10 Weeks on the Chart)

After flirting with pop and disco as the decades switched, the Electric Light Orchestra returned to its more progressive roots with its 1981 LP Time. A concept album that had a man from the present (well, 1981) finding himself in the year 2095 and dealing with the changes that have taken place. "Twilight" was the first song after the prologue that began the set, as well as the second single off the album.

At its core, "Twilight" evokes the group's mid-1970s period musically, with the noticeable addition of the synthesizer in addition to the orchestration. Fans would hear more of the electronic stuff in the future and less of the orchestration, so the song was a last hurrah in a way. It barely scraped into the Top 40 before being relegated to the jukebox that rarely gets looked at.

1 comment:

  1. One of my all-time favorites. I remember listening for hours to my stereo hoping to get it on tape (it wasn't played too often, given that it only made it to #38).