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Last Train to London

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A-side  "Confusion" (UK)
Format  7" single
B-side  "Down Home Town" (US)
Genre  Symphonic rock, disco
Released  9 November 1979 (UK) November 1979 (US)
Recorded  1979, Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany

"Last Train to London" is the fifth track from the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) album Discovery.

The song was released in 1979 in the UK as a double A-side single with "Confusion". It peaked at number 8 in the UK Singles Chart. However, in the US the two songs charted separately, with "Confusion" in late 1979 followed by "Last Train to London" in early 1980. It peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100. In Spain the single was released with the Spanish title "Ultimo tren a Londres".

Cover versions

  • In 1982 Taiwanese singer Frankie Kao (高凌風) had a cover version of this song renamed as 夏天的浪花("The wave of summer").
  • In 2002 British girl group Atomic Kitten sampled the hook of the song in their single "Be with You". The song was released as a double A-side with the song "The Last Goodbye". The single peaked at #2 in the UK.
  • In 2008 Alex Barattini released an extended remix of the original recording for Gardenia Records.
  • In 2014 Eve St. Jones released a jazz cover on her Jazz, Coffee & Memories album.
  • References

    Last Train to London Wikipedia


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