Thursday, April 17, 2008

ELO: Sweet Talking Woman

A 1978 single by The Electric Light Orchestra from the LP Out of the Blue. Its original title was "Dead End Street," but changed during recording, perhaps to avoid confusion with a 1966 hit of the same title by the Kinks.

The track became the third Top Ten hit from the LP in the UK, peaking at No. 6. As a novelty, initial copies of the 12" and 7" formats were pressed in transparent purple vinyl.

The version released in the United States was 10 seconds shorter than its British counterpart due to a slightly faster mix. In the U.S., it reached #17 on the Billboard chart in the spring of 1978.

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