1976: “A New World Record”

A New World Record

Шестой альбом ELO, который назывался “A New World Record”, вошел в первую десятку хит-парада Британии. Он включал в себя хиты “Livin' Thing”, “Telephone Line”, “Rockaria!” и “Do Ya”.

В течение года после выхода альбома было продано пять миллионов пластинок по всему миру. На обложке “A New World Record” впервые появился знаменитый логотип ELO, который был создан британским дизайнером Джоном Кошем.


Just got back from the downtown Palais

Where the music was so sweet.

It knocked me right back in the alley.

I'm ready, yea, yea, yea, I'm ready

Wo, wo, wo, I'm ready

And I'm really gonna rock tonight.

Sweet little lady sings like a songbird

And she sings the opera like you ain't never heard.

But she ain't ready.

No, no, no, she ain't ready

No, no, no, she ain't ready

And she ain't gonna rock & roll.


She's sweet on Wagner.

I think she'd die for Beethoven.

She loves the way Puccini lays down a tune

And Verdi's always creeping from her room.

Come on I'll show you how to sing the blues.

Now baby, come on over you got nothin' to lose.

Are you ready, hey, hey, hey are you ready?

Ooh, ooh, ooh, are you ready?

I want to show you how to rock and roll.

Now listen here baby she, said to me,

Just, meet me at the opera house at a quarter to three,

'cause I'm ready, yea, yea, yea, I'm ready,

Woo, hoo, hoo, I'm ready

I'm gonna show you how to sing the blues.


Far, far away the music is playing.

Well we were reelin' and a rockin' all through the night.

Yea we were rockin' at the opera house until the break of light.

And the orchestra were playin' all chuck berry's greatest tunes.

And the singers in the chorus all got off on singing blues.

And as the night grew older everybody was as one.

The people on the streets came runnin' in to join in song

Just to hear the opera singer singin' rock & roll so pure.

I thought I saw the mayor there but I wasn't really sure.

But it's alright.