JTXW 1099 Turn To Stone
Produced by Jeff Lynne
Released on November 1977
UK CHART POSITION #18 . . . US CHART POSITION #13 (charted Nov. 19, 1977 for 15 weeks)
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JTXW 1099 wo. picture sleeve
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N o strings attached, this time. Out of the Blue got out of the gate without its overture on, speeding right into the electric light of “Turn To Stone.” The synths are relentless, lightened some in the middle with a Bohemian Rhapsody-styled interlude, and the song just drives itself into your head like a nail. For the flip side, they enlisted “Mister Kingdom” from Eldorado. Rips off the Beats’ Universe, but as the early homage stuff goes it’s spot on. The 1977 publish date for this track is a mistake; the edited run time (5:28 vs. the original 5:50) simply reflects the excised classical ending.

TRACK LISTING

  1. TURN TO STONE    (Jeff Lynne)    3:48
  2. MISTER KINGDOM    (Jeff Lynne)    5:28

    Yugoslavian 7-inch track listing
  3. TURN TO STONE
  4. ACROSS THE BORDER

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK November 1977 Jet 7" UP 36313 picture sleeve
US November 1977 Jet 7" JTXW 1099 picture sleeve
US 1977 Jet 7PRO JT-XW1099 feat. A mono on flip
AUS'L 1977 United Artists 7" K6955  
CAN 1977 Jet 7" JTXW 1099  
COL 1977 United Artists 7" 21(0811)00014 picture sleeve
GER 1977 United Artists 7" 36313AT picture sleeve
ITA 1977 Jet 7" UAN-40514 picture sleeve
JPN 1977 United Artists 7" CM 102 picture sleeve
MEX 1977 Jet/Gamma 7" G-1930  
NET 1977 United Artists 7" 5C 006.60162 picture sleeve
YUG 1977 United Artists 7" SL0176 picture sleeve: see track order

 

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