|"Ticket to the Moon"|
|Single by Electric Light Orchestra|
|from the album Time|
|A-side||"Here Is the News"|
|Released||11 December 1981 (US)|
9 January 1982 (UK)
|Format||7" single, 12" single|
|Recorded||1981, Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany|
|Electric Light Orchestra singles chronology|
|Time track listing|
"Ticket to the Moon" is a popular song written by Jeff Lynne and performed by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).
Jeffrey Lynne is an English songwriter, singer, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Birmingham who co-founded the rock band Electric Light Orchestra (ELO). The group formed in 1970 as an offshoot of the Move, of which Lynne was also a member. Following the departure of Roy Wood in 1972, Lynne assumed sole leadership of the band and wrote, arranged and produced virtually all of its subsequent records. Before, Lynne was also involved with the Idle Race as a founding member and principal songwriter.
The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1970 by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan. Their music is characterised by a fusion of Beatlesque rock, classical arrangements and futuristic iconography. After Wood's departure in 1972, Lynne became the band's leader, arranging and producing every album while writing virtually all of their original material. For their initial tenure, Lynne, Bevan and keyboardist Richard Tandy were the group's only consistent members.
It was track four on the album Time (1981) and was released as a Double A along with "Here Is the News" in January 1982, reaching number 24 in the UK charts.The song is somewhat reminiscent of their earlier output, featuring grand piano and more strings than their past few singles. Rainer Pietsch conducted the strings on the song. The promo video featured Mik Kaminski on violin.
Time is the ninth studio album by English rock band Electric Light Orchestra, released 2 July 1981 on Jet Records. It is a concept album about a man from the 1980s who is taken to the year 2095, where he is confronted by the dichotomy between technological advancement and a longing for past romance. The record topped the UK Albums Chart for two weeks and has since attracted a cult following, particularly among retrofuturist enthusiasts.
"Here Is the News" is a 1981 song written and performed by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).
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The single was also released as a limited edition 12" picture disc showing the ELO spaceship. The same image was later used as the sleeve design for the UK follow up single "The Way Life's Meant to Be".
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The name was used for a compilation album in 2007, Ticket to the Moon: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra Volume 2 .
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|Chart (1982)||Peak position|
|French SNEP Singles Chart||4|
|German Media Control Singles Chart||61|
|Irish Singles Chart||17|
|UK Singles Chart||24|
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