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1[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/outoftheblue.jpg]] ≤[[caption-width-right:350:"Sun is shining in the sky, there ain't a cloud in sight!"]]≤≤->[[AC:[[WeatherReportOpening Morning! Today's forecast calls for blue skies!]]]]≤≤''Out of the Blue'' is the seventh studio album by the Music/ElectricLightOrchestra, released on 3 October 1977. It was released as a double-album, with side three being designated as the "Concerto for a Rainy Day" based upon the weather experienced while recording in Munich. The album is the most commercially successful of the band's output, with "Turn to Stone", "Sweet Talkin' Woman" and "Mr. Blue Sky" as the biggest singles within. "Mr. Blue Sky" remains a fan favorite to this day.≤≤----≤!! Tracklist:≤≤[[AC:Side One]]≤# "Turn to Stone" (3:49)≤# "It's Over" (4:08)≤# "Sweet Talking Woman" (3:49)≤# "Across the Border" (3:53)≤≤[[AC:Side Two]]≤# "Night in the City" (4:03)≤# "Starlight" (4:31)≤# "Jungle" (3:53)≤# "Believe Me Now" (1:21)≤# "Steppin' Out" (4:40)≤≤[[AC:Side Three ("Concerto for a Rainy Day")]]≤# "Standin' in the Rain" (3:59)≤# "Big Wheels" (5:32)≤# "Summer and Lightning" (4:14)≤# "Mr. Blue Sky" (5:03)≤≤[[AC:Side Four]]≤# "Sweet Is the Night" (3:27)≤# "The Whale" (5:07)≤# "Birmingham Blues" (4:23)≤# "Wild West Hero" (4:45)≤----≤!!Principal Members:≤≤* Bev Bevan: drums, percussion≤* Melvyn Gale: cello, jangle piano ("Wild West Hero")≤* Kelly Groucutt: vocals, bass, percussion≤* Mik Kaminski: violin≤* Jeff Lynne: vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, production≤* Hugh [=McDowell=]: cello≤* Richard Tandy: keyboards, guitars, backing vocals≤----≤!!Slow down, Sweet Tropin' Woman! You got me runnin', you got me searchin':≤* BigRockEnding: "Mr. Blue Sky", after the FakeOutFadeOut≤* ConceptAlbum: Although the album itself isn't one, Side Three is "Concerto for a Rainy Day", which involves how the mood gets affected by weather conditions, particularly the rain.≤* {{Instrumental}}: "The Whale"≤* MotorMouth: The bridge to "Turn to Stone".≤-->''Yes Iím turning to stone / ícause you ainít coming home / why you ainít coming home / if Iím turning to stone / youíve been gone for so long / and I canít carry on / Yes Iím turning Iím turning Iím turning to stone'≤* SomethingBlues: "Birmingham Blues"≤* TrainSong: "Across the Border", which involves trying to catch the train to the border.≤* WeatherReportOpening: "Mr. Blue Sky" begins with a literal weather report, delivered with the crackle and reverb of a radio broadcaster predicting a clear day ahead. The track then launches into first verse of the song, with Jeff Lynne breathlessly describing a beautiful day with cloudless skies and abundant sunshine:≤--> '''Intro''': "Morning! Today's forecast calls for blue skies."≤--> '''Verse 1''': The sun is shining in the sky\≤There ain't a cloud in sight\≤It's stopped raining, everybody's in the play\≤And don't you know, it's a beautiful new day, hey≤≤----≤->[[AC:Please turn me over!]]

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