ELO – Yours Truly 2095 – 1981

Yours Truly 2095 by ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) – UK 1981 (Video tribute to ELO’s Time Album)

Yours Truly 2095 is the 3rd track of the album “Time” by the ELO (Electric Light Orchestra). The very lively song is written (by John Lynne) as a letter in the future back in time to his girlfriend, telling her he now has a robot woman who can do almost anything, but because she a gynoid and therefore not human and, more importantly, not his girlfriend, he sadly doesn’t enjoy all the new technology of the end of the 21st century. He obviously misses the old, human girlfriend and the old days.

The sounds that are heard at the beginning of the song are from a pinball machine in the studio in Germany where the song was recorded. It was quite a long section at first but Jeff kept editing it down, reducing it to just a much shorter piece than originally planned.

The song was performed by Jeff Lynne (vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizer), Bev Bevan (drums, percussion), Richard Tandy (piano, synthesizer, electric piano, guitar), Kelly Groucutt (bass), Sandi Lynne (robot voice), Rainer Pietsch (orchestra conductor).

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