An overture

I was utterly captivated as I heard this on the radio (ever-reliable Cerys Matthews).

Elements of it seemed familiar. Having now checked out the song I’m aware of references to ‘I Am The Walrus’ and ‘Dear Prudence’, for example. However – could I name the title and artist ? No – forcing me to conclude that life had passed me by on this song.

I’ve picked this clip because the visuals show early-ELO, we have the introductory dulcet tones of Brian Matthew, and the sound’s been buggered about with to improve it – which on balance – I prefer


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