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Music video by Jeff Lynne's ELO performing When I Was A Boy. (C) 2015 Big Trilby Records, under exclusive license to Columbia Records, a division ofSony Music Entertainment
Throughout the ’70s and ’80s, Electric Light Orchestra became international superstars by bringing classical flourishes and theatrical orchestration into the context of saccharine, whimsical pop-rock. Jeff Lynne helmed the band till its initial disbandment in 1986, and in recent years has reformed and renamed the project as Jeff Lynne’s ELO. A new album titled Alone in The Universe is his first studio release after 14 years and lead singles “When The Night Comes” and “When I Was A Boy” show ELO in newly polished light, sounding just as they did in their heyday, but fresher. The latter just arrived with a video, and it’s a surefire tearjerker. Comprising one long, slow-motion, panoramic shot, the video follows a young Lynne’s dream of rock & roll stardom. -- Stereogum
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