Listen: Electric Light Orchestra – Twilight

Of all the bands in all the world, would you ever imagine reading about Electric Light Orchestra on this site? Probably not, and most likely never again.

ELO earned a spot on the map of my family thanks to that cinematical gem called Xanadu. My brother bought the soundtrack, and it got some extensive spins on the local turntable. (We were all kids back then — cut us some slack.)

"Hold on Tight" was one of the first singles to come in the wake of Xanadu, and so too "Twilight". I think I heard it once on the radio in Hawaiʻi, and it was enough to make me love it.

Nearly three decades later, the song strikes me as having a close affinity to New Wave. I can easily see someone doing an indie rock version of this song.

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