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Subject: ELO Instrumental song. Date: 08-15-2004
Author: jc Reply
This is probably an easy one but I'm tired of searching through 30-second sound clips trying to locate it.

I'm trying to find the name of an instrumental song by Electric Light Orchestra. It's the one played on the classic rock stations all the time and contains acoustic guitar and some choral singing.

Anyone know this?

Thanks!

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Subject: RE: ELO Instrumental song Date: 08-15-2004
Author: Vic Ferri Reply
I would think "Fire on High"




vic
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Subject: RE: ELO Instrumental song Date: 08-15-2004
Author: Aaron Reply
Vic is right, it has to be 'Fire On High' (1975) from the 'Face The Music' album.

It is definitely ELO's most popular instrumental track, and used to be used as a 'theme' for sports programs in the 70s and 80s.

-Aaron

...The music is reversible, but time is not- Turn Back! Turn Back! Turn Back!!!
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Subject: RE: ELO Instrumental song Date: 08-15-2004
Author: jc Reply

Thanks Vic and Aaron. That was it.
Its first 1.5 minutes were throwing me off, I never hear that part on the radio.

My list of the best instrumental songs of the '70s is one song better now.

Thank you.
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Subject: RE: ELO Instrumental song Date: 08-15-2004
Author: pete Reply
Aaron - I guess I'm not the only one who's played 'Fire On High' backwards ;o).

Subject: RE: ELO Instrumental song Date: 08-19-2004
Author: Astrotrain Reply
And don't forget the following other instrumentals used at / as sports music:

"Rock & Roll Part 2" - Gary Gliter
"Cirius" - The Alan Parson's Project
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Subject: RE: ELO Instrumental song Date: 08-27-2004
Author: Glenn Reply
I was also trying to identify this cut from ELO over
the past few days and just found this
discussion. Thanks for the identification.
By the way: One more theme I've heard used for
sports was Steve Winwood's "If you see a chance,
take it" which was used to intro one of the tripple
crown horse races years back. They didn't include
the lyric, but instead just used the instrumental
lead in, somehow stretched out to take up what
seemed like forever.
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Subject: RE: ELO Instrumental song Date: 08-28-2004
Author: dan Reply
wow... pretty cool.
I don't suppose you can help me?
There is an old famous instrumental.
60's i imagine.
Very slow, 3/4 time, and it's mainly a slide
guitar playing a slow sweet melody... mid to
very high notes... wish i could hum a few bars,
it's in a lotta movies & stuff.
It's somewhere in the era i think of the
Ventures? but it was a bad with 2 guys names
maybe?
I also think the title had multiple words in it...
think of a hawaiin type setting... anybody?
thanks,
dan
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Subject: RE: ELO Instrumental song Date: 08-29-2004
Author: jc Reply
A wild guess:

1959's Sleep Walk by Santo & Johnny Farina ?

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Subject: RE: ELO Instrumental song Date: 08-29-2004
Author: jc Reply
A wild guess:

1959's Sleep Walk by Santo & Johnny Farina ?

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Subject: RE: ELO Instrumental song Date: 10-13-2004
Author: Harald Reply
after all is also a nice tune.

Subject: JC, BINGO! RE: Santo & Johnny Date: 10-16-2004
Author: dan Reply
Hey JC, that was exactly what i was looking
for! I used it (dont tell Hollywood) in my home
video for me & my girlfriend's Hawaii vacation!
Thanks!
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Subject: RE: ELO Instrumental song Date: 11-03-2004
Author: Bob Reply
Hi ,
I think you're thinking of "sleepwalk. By don and Juan.
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