ZS8 5057 Shine A Little Love
Produced by Jeff Lynne
Released on May 1979
UK CHART POSITION #6 . . .
US CHART POSITION #8 (charted May 19, 1979 for 15 weeks)
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ZS8 5057 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

F or those who say disco sucks, I say suck on this. “Shine A Little Love” was released as the advance single for Discovery, a shining star at the gate of a new constellation that held such future nebulore as “Don’t Bring Me Down,” “Confusion” and “The Diary of Horace Wimp.” As the title announced, Discovery marked a near-complete immersion in the expanding (and collapsing) world of disco. In many ways, it answered the question of what The Beatles would have sounded like if they had lived long enough to embrace disco (the question of whether they would have, of course, remains). “Shine A Little Love” and “Silly Love Songs,” for example, could have cohabited in the same catalog. The flip side of this single, “Jungle,” dates form the earlier Out of the Blue, and Beatlespotters might hear a hint of Bungalow Bill in it. The A side is shorter than the original elpee version and is, if I’m not mistaken (since I am lazy) missing the original album intro.

TRACK LISTING

  1. SHINE A LITTLE LOVE    (Jeff Lynne)    4:09
  2. JUNGLE    (Jeff Lynne)    3:52

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK May 1979 Jet 7"/12WHT S JET 144/JET 12 144 avail. in white vinyl
US/CAN May 1979 Jet 7" ZS8 5057 picture sleeve
US 1979 Jet 7PRO ZS8 5057 feat. A mono on flip
AUS'L 1979 Jet 7" JS007 picture sleeve
FRA/GER/ITA 1979 Jet 7" JET 144 picture sleeve
JPN 1979 Jet 7" 06SP-324 picture sleeve
MEX 1979 Jet 7" MEX-71745 picture sleeve

 

I LIKE 2 WATCH

The band made a video around the entire Discovery album, which opened with a music video for Shine A Little Love. It features the band members playing their instruments (I didn't say it was a good video), led by Jeff "The Human Earmuff" Lynne.

 

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