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Ticket to the Moon

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A-side  "Here Is the News"
Genre  Art rock
Format  7" single, 12" single
Length  4:07
Released  11 December 1981 (US) 9 January 1982 (UK)
Recorded  1981, Musicland Studios, Munich, Germany

"Ticket to the Moon" is a popular song written by Jeff Lynne and performed by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).


It was track four on the album Time (1981) and was released as a Double A along with "Here Is the News" in January 1982, reaching number 24 in the UK charts. The song is somewhat reminiscent of their earlier output, featuring grand piano and more strings than their past few singles. Rainer Pietsch conducted the strings on the song. The promo video featured Mik Kaminski on violin.

The single was also released as a limited edition 12" picture disc showing the ELO spaceship, The same image was later used as the sleeve design for the UK follow up single "The Way Life's Meant to Be".

The name was used for a compilation album in 2007, Ticket to the Moon: The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra Volume 2.


  • Jeff Lynne-acoustic & electric guitars, lead & backing vocals
  • Bev Bevan-drums
  • Richard Tandy-acoustic piano, synthesizers
  • Kelly Groucutt-bass, backing vocals
  • Additional personnel

  • Rainer Pietsch-orchestra arranger and conductor
  • References

    Ticket to the Moon Wikipedia

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