UA-XW1000 Telephone Line
Produced by Jeff Lynne
Released on May 1977
UK CHART POSITION #8 . . . US CHART POSITION #7 (charted June 11, 1977 for 23 weeks) . . . GOLD RECORD (9/23/77)
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UA-XW1000 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

H ello. How are you? If you’re feeling blue, this gilded throwback from the Light brigade will have you floating on clouds. There’s always been something wonderfully alien about this track, the vocals sung slightly beyond the regular human register and synthesizers joining sweet violins like angels and gargoyles in a baroque alliance. The single actually shaves about a half-minute from the original by excising the intro and the fade. The flip side is “Poorboy (The Greenwood)” from Eldorado.

TRACK LISTING

  1. TELEPHONE LINE    (Jeff Lynne)    3:57
  2. POORBOY (THE GREENWOOD)    (Jeff Lynne)    2:56

    UK 7-inch single
  3. TELEPHONE LINE
  4. POORBOY (THE GREENWOOD)
  5. KING OF THE UNIVERSE

    ITA 7-inch single
  6. TELEPHONE LINE
  7. DO YA

    JPN 7-inch single
  8. TELEPHONE LINE
  9. EVIL WOMAN

CREDITS

Jeff Lynne, Richard Tandy & Louis Clark -- orchestra & choral arrangements

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK May 1977 Jet 7" UP36254  
US/CAN May 1977 United Artists 7"/7GRN UA-XW1000 picture sleeve, avail. in green vinyl
US 1977 United Artists 7PRO UA-XW1000 feat. A mono on flip
AUS'L/NZ 1977 United Artists 7" K6813  
GER 1977 United Artists 7" 36254AT picture sleeve
ITA   Jet 7" SP 500 picture sleeve
JPN 1977 Jet 7" 06-SP-370 picture sleeve
NET 1977 United Artists 7" 5C 006 99139 picture sleeve

 

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