I have been a member of this board and its previous 'incarnations' for 15 years plus and count myself as one of Jeff/ELO related biggest fans. I can recite every track from back to front every album. Anyway, aside from my addiction, I have a local pub, jukebox etc. I play ELO tracks consistently from the progressive rock to pop, basically everything. One track that I always get thrown back at me as 'it's amazing! is 'Surrender' which is a non album, apparently bonus track. Just goes to show, what the hell do I know. But i do love Surrender by the way, I think it's the instant gratification? Any opinions on this?
Surrender is also one of my favorites!! Back when my vinyl collection didn’t exist & I was only beginning to discover ELO, I would listen to some songs on YouTube and Surrender was always one. Whoever posted it had the cover to ANWR as the video so when I bought my first record (ANWR) I was confused as to why Surrender wasn’t on there, haha!
I REALLY love the song!!!! Is Surrender maybe one of the happiest songs of the ELO?? Surrender is maybe one of the happiest songs of the ELO, no doubts. I like the sound, the style, the rhythm, the bass line, the guitar...everything!
Maybe I don't like the idea to know that it was not released originally in 1976, just like the rest of the A New World Record songs, but anyway, it still looks like an "oldie" one, but different from the rest of the songs from that album at the same time -the drums sounded like the last drums of the Jeff Lynne/ELO works, so maybe you can say that is not Bev who was playing them, and maybe the same for the bass...-
So ha ha darlin', why do I dream about you every night?
It's fascinating to me that both Jeff and Tom Petty released songs in the aughts called "Surrender." Even more interesting is the fact that both songwriters said they were old songs they had dusted off. TP and the Heartbreakers first performed their "Surrender" live in 1977 and it appeared on a live album before a studio version was released on Anthology: Through the Years (2000). According to Wikipedia, Jeff wrote his "Surrender" for a 1976 movie and offered it as a bonus track for the 2006 remaster of ANWR.
"'Surrender' is a song by the Electric Light Orchestra, and was released as a bonus track on the 2006 remastered version of their 1976 studio album A New World Record.
"Originally the track was written in '76 for a film that was eventually cancelled. In 2006 Jeff Lynne finished the song and included it in the remastered version of the album A New World Record. The song became the band's first new single release in twenty years and the first download from the band available on the iTunes Store. Eventually charting at #81 in the UK Singles Chart, 'Surrender' was the band's first song to chart since 'Getting to the Point.'"
Post by queenofthehours on Nov 11, 2019 19:12:57 GMT
I adore 'Surrender'. Easily it's (probably) my favourite ELO song but I feel guilty about that as it's not a "proper" track. It sounds so different, maybe that's why it stands out, or it might be the rhythm. Maybe it's because it's so short and simple and not full of anything explicitly ELO-ish? I'd say it's more in line with the Wilbury style than ELO's.
Horacewimp: I did, it sounds interesting
Aug 30, 2020 7:27:36 GMT
Horacewimp: Hi elophile good to see you, hope you are keeping well.
Aug 31, 2020 20:25:03 GMT
elophile: Hey-hey! Horacewimp Livin' the dream here in crazytown, er, I mean America! How goes it with you? ::c0112::
Sept 2, 2020 18:11:21 GMT
Horacewimp: We are all good thanks, just wishing I could go on a foreign holiday, it’s just not worth the risk with Covid and the possibility of a 14 day quarantine, we may do some short breaks in the U.K.
Sept 2, 2020 20:30:46 GMT
BSJ: *sniff* no meet up in Detroit's airport. *sniff*
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