Secret Messages (song)
|Single by Electric Light Orchestra|
|from the album Secret Messages|
|B-side||"Buildings Have Eyes"|
|Released||3 September 1983|
|Recorded||1983 at Wisseloord Studios, Hilversum, the Netherlands|
|Length||4:44 (Album version)|
3:35 ( Single edit)
4:51 (Double album version)
|Electric Light Orchestra singles chronology|
|Secret Messages track listing|
The song begins with strange effects and a backmasked voice (saying "welcome to the show") followed by a burst of morse code spelling out E.L.O., something Jeff Lynne did also 10 years earlier on "Ocean Breakup/King of the Universe" from On the Third Day. The song and album were recorded very much tongue in cheek with Jeff Lynne's love of hidden messages in songs.
|Irish Singles Chart ||14|
|Polish Singles Chart ||5|
|UK Singles Chart ||48|
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