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E.L.O. 2 (Electric Light Orchestra II)

Electric Light Orchestra

℗ 1973 Harvest Records SHVL 797

℗ 1990 UNW Disc ADACD 01020

Electric Light Orchestra • 1973 • E.L.O. 2 (Electric Light Orchestra II)

Второй альбом был выпущен в марте 1973 года и должен был называться The Lost Planet, но позже было решено назвать его просто E.L.O. 2 на всех EMI/Harvest реализациях в Европе и в Японии и Electric Light Orchestra II на всех United Artists реализациях в Северной Америке (и позже в Европе и Азии тоже) с различным дизайном конвертов. Kuiama и Roll Over Beethoven были записаны для BBC 1-го ноября 1972-го года. Все выпуски включали 8:02-минутную версию Roll Over Beethoven, исключая британские и японские выпуски, которые имели 6:56-минутную версию. Первоначально в этой песне для вступления группа хотела использовать "тему" Девятой симфонии Бетховена , но в конце концов они решили заменить ее на более известную Пятую симфонию. Другими включенными в альбом дорожками были антивоенная песня Kuiama с более чем 11-минутным звучанием и длинной партией соло, и Jeff's Boogie № 2 с лирикой и аранжировкой, отличными от "живой" версии и переименованной как From The Sun To The World (Boogie № 1). Jeff's Boogie № 2 с полностью новой лирикой была переименована в In Old England Town (Boogie № 2).

В целом альбом был очень прогрессивным, и был записан почти полностью живьем в студии. Эта запись лишь немного нуждалась в доработке, так как материал был сыгран живьем намного раньше и они не нуждались в использовании "backing track" с Рой Вудовским бассом, таким образом на альбоме была только одна новая песня - Momma.

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Тексты и видео:

In Old England Town (Boogie #2)

(Jeff Lynne)

Down, down, you can see them all rising gaily to the top
Keep on rising babe you know you got a long drop
You better cling cos it's the done thing

Down, down, at the Policemans Ball they're all dancing in a line
Keep on gruntin boys you know you're doin fine
Come quickly I've been strangled

Down, down, at the Military they're all marching round and round
Keep them boots shined and that still upper lip down
Ablution Revolution

Down, down, at the launching pad giant phallus stands erect
Ten thousand tons of waste throb then eject
Look out space, we're gonna change our place

Down, down, in old England Town there was air and now there's smoke
Let's build more cars and drive away before we choke
Suddenly it's always night time

Down, down, at that nice Trade Fair all the money gone astray
Let's inflate this price and float away
Just you and me and everyone...

Momma

(Jeff Lynne)

She came up from the country with a smile for everyone
She left her blue horizon just to find another home
A lonely girl who'd travelled many days
a lonely heart that could not find a way

And she said Mama, it's a hard life now you're gone
Mama, it's so hard to carry on
And I feel I'm a fool who lost it all
You used to make it all so very clear
That life must go on though the end is near
Oh Mama, it's a sad and lonely life

A misty morning rider she came wandering through the hills
A wanderin soul appearin over rainy window sills
A loser in her heart, but in her face
A smile for everyone under God's grace

And she said Mama, it's a hard life now you're gone
Mama, it's so hard to carry on
And I feel I'm a fool who lost it all
You used to make it all so very clear
That life must go on though the end is near
Oh Mama, it's a sad and lonely life

Midnight maiden madness, what to search for in this place
Gateway to the city, night sky shadows on her face
A lady lost in nowhere but her stare
Leaves the world, her life to start somewhere

And she said Mama, it's a hard life now you're gone
Mama, it's so hard to carry on
And I feel I'm a fool who lost it all
You used to make it all so very clear
That life must go on though the end is near
Oh Mama, it's a sad and lonely life

Roll Over Beethoven

(Chuck Berry)

Gonna write a little letter gonna mail it to me local D.J.
it's a jumpin little record I want my jockey to play
Roll Over Beethoven, gotta hear it again today

My temperature's risin, the juke box's blowin a fuse
My heart's beatin a rhythm, singin out rhythm and blues
Roll Over Beethoven, they're rockin in two by two

Well if you feel you like it, go get your lover and reel and rock it
roll it over and move on up now, go for cover and reel and rock it
roll it over, Roll Over Beethoven, tell Tchaikovsky the news

Early in the mornin I'm a givin you the warnin,
don't you step on my blue suede shoes
hey diddle diddle gonna play my fiddle,
I ain't got nothing to lose
Roll Over Beethoven, tell Tchaikovsky the news

She wiggles like a glow-worm, dances like a spinning top
she got a crazy partner, you should have seen her reel and rock
long as she got a dime, the music will never stop

Well if you feel you like it, go get your lover and reel and rock it
roll it over and move on up now, go for cover and reel and rock it
roll it over, Roll Over Beethoven, dig these rhythm and blues

Roll Over Beethoven, Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven, Roll Over Beethoven,
Roll Over Beethoven, dig these rhythm and blues?

From the Sun to the World (Boogie #1)

(Jeff Lynne)

Listen to me sister, I got news from the governor, 
and he's heard people shouting from the towers in the city 
while their babies grow in test tubes over night 

Run and fetch the priest cos there's a light on in the building 
and there's sounds blowin out in the music of the night 
and we should try to get the people out alive 

Movin 'cross the ocean with the flag of death a'flyin 
the demon butcher pointin out the message on the tide 
and the demon light a'sailin at his side 

Stormin down the airwaves comes the protest and the prayin 
and the love that shone down from the sun to world 
no longer could support the life it gave 

Kuiama

(Jeff Lynne)

My My Kuiama, she came in the morning 
she smiled but the tears on her little face 
showed the pain that had been in that far off place 
so sad, treated so bad 

My My Kuiama, don't break your heart tryin 
to say how your ma and your pa passed away 
and they left you to wander the ruin and decay 
real mean, that bullet machine 

See here Kuiama, now ten thousand miles 
is a long long way and you're here today 
and you won't go back so you might say 
hello, how do you do 

Kuia stop your cryin, there's no bombs a'fallin 
no horsemen in the night a'ridin through your dreams and tearing at your life 
baby goodnight 

No more silver rain will hit your ground 
and no more guns will sound 
and no more life be drowned 
No more trenches where the soldiers lie 
and no more people die 
beneath that big black sky 

Wake up Kuiama, I got somethin to tell you 
it's just that I mean, well that is to say, 
that I'm trying to explain but I'll start again, 
for you, I must be true. 

Kuia in this country, they got rules with no reason 
they teach you to kill and they send you away 
with your gun in your hand, you pick up your pay 
so cool, that no mercy tool 

Kuia please believe me? I just couldn't help myself. 
I wanted to run but they gave me a gun 
and they told me the duty I owed to my Fatherland. 
I made my stand. 

Kuia I just shot them, I just blew their heads open, 
and I heard them scream in their agony 
Kuiama she waits there for me 
True blue, you saw it through.