Since 2009. Yours Truly KJS. Founder of ELO Beatles Forever (also known as KJS/ELOBF), a popular fan site covering all things ELO, Roy Wood & related with over 3.9 million views to date. Campaigning for the official release of "Beatles Forever" from ELO's withdrawn 1983 "Secret Messages" 2LP too!
With it's piano driven pomp and familiar string arrangement, the song - written by Take That and Steve Robson - is viewed by many as a nod to The Beatles and especially ELO. Indeed, one could say that "Shine" is a hint at things to come bearing in mind the role of Gary Barlow in beckoning the return of Jeff Lynne during November 2013. The ELO connections continued with "Shine" preceded by the outro from "Concerto For A Rainy Day" and "Mr. Blue Sky" during their "Beautiful World" tour not forgetting that the CDS artwork for the aforementioned single was festooned with light bulbs too - whether intentionally or not! Without a doubt, "Shine" remains and always will be my fave Take That tune and it deserves to be in the elobf spotlight again.