Song of the Day, December 2: Twilight by ELO

ELOTwilightToday’s song introduces a wonderful cycle by the Electric Light Orchestra — officially going by their initials for this outing. After a couple of albums exploring the progressive side of disco, ELO went back to their roots. Pared down to a quartet, the group used modern synths to craft a concept album about a man who finds himself waking up in 2095 and trying to deal with the sense of dislocation. It’s a great set of songs, blending the group’s art rock roots with the best of 80s synth pop. The opening track, Twilight, sets the stage for the story. It’s anthemic feel and gorgeous delivery make it a perfect welcome and one of the finest moment’s in the group’s catalog.

Enjoy this wonderful song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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