Official animated video for “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra.
In a BBC Radio interview, Jeff Lynne talked about writing “Mr. Blue Sky” after locking himself away in a Swiss chalet and attempting to write ELO’s follow-up to A New World Record:
It was dark and misty for 2 weeks, and I didn’t come up with a thing. Suddenly the sun shone and it was, ‘Wow, look at those beautiful Alps.’ I wrote Mr. Blue Sky and 13 other songs in the next 2 weeks.
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Now treat yourself to a wonderful live version from 2014. i was in the huge audience in London’s world-famous Hyde Park that night, having got a ticket for the whole day (I haven’t a clue as to who else had played earlier in the day as I purposely arrived late) purely to see Jeff plus full crew play Mr Blue Sky. I wasn’t disappointed. One of the true Rock Greats is Jeff Lynne.
Here is what BBC Television made of it.