Turn To Stone

Album: Out of the Blue (1978)
Charted: 18 13

Songfacts®:

  • "Turn To Stone" is the first track on ELO's landmark Out of the Blue album. ELO front-man Jeff Lynne wrote it during his marathon two-week song-crafting retreat in Switzerland. He can also be heard playing the moog baseline here.
  • This song has so much complex layering that ELO had to rely on tapes to reproduce the same sound in concert.
  • This song garnered Jeff Lynne a BMI (Broadcast Music Inc) Million-Air certificate for having one million airplays.
  • Doctor Who fan alert! "Turn To Stone" was one of the ELO songs featured in the 2006 episode "Love & Monsters," being performed by characters. The song also makes up part of the soundtrack for the 1999 film Detroit Rock City.

Comments: 2

  • Jodie from Xxxxx, MdGreat Song. Love this band.
  • Zabadak from London, EnglandBlue vinyl single in the UK! :-)
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