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ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA - SO SERIOUS (SONG)
Year:1985
Music/Lyrics:Jeff Lynne
Producer:Jeff Lynne

7" Single
Epic EPCA 7090



7" Single
Epic TA 7090 (uk)



7" Single
CBS Associated ZS4 05892 (us)



12" Maxi
Epic EPCA 12.7090 (nl)



7" Single
CBS / Sony 07SP 951 (jp)


TRACKS
1986-04
7" Single Epic EPCA 7090
1. So Serious
2:38
2. Matter Of Fact
4:04
   
1986
7" Single Epic TA 7090 [uk]
1. So Serious
2. Matter Of Fact
   
1986
12" Maxi Epic EPCA 12.7090 (CBS) [nl]
1. So Serious
2:38
2. Matter Of Fact
4:04
3. Destination Unknown
4:10
   
1986
7" Single CBS / Sony 07SP 951 [jp]
1986
7" Single CBS Associated ZS4 05892 [us]
1. So Serious
2. Endless Lies
   

AVAILABLE ON FOLLOWING MEDIA
VersionLengthTitleLabel
Number
Format
Medium
Date
2:42Balance Of PowerJet
26467
Album
LP
1986-01
2:38So SeriousEpic
EPCA 7090
Single
7" Single
1986-04
So SeriousEpic
TA 7090
Single
7" Single
1986
2:38So SeriousEpic
EPCA 12.7090
Single
12" Maxi
1986
So SeriousCBS / Sony
07SP 951
Single
7" Single
1986
2:41The Very Best Of [1990]Epic / CBS
466558 2
Album
CD
1990-06-11
2:41AfterglowEpic / CBS
46090
Album
CD
1990-06-15
2:41Light Years - The Very Best OfEpic
489039 2
Album
CD
1997-11-03
2:43FlashbackEpic
500931 2
Album
CD
2000-12-11
2:41The Ultimate CollectionEpic
504428 2
Album
CD
2001-07-30
2:42Balance Of Power [Special Edition]Epic
82796942792
Album
CD
2007-02-09
2:44The EssentialEpic
88697973612
Album
CD
2011-10-07
2:43The Classic Albums CollectionEpic / Legacy
88697873262
Album
CD
2011-11-22
MUSIC DIRECTORY
Electric Light OrchestraElectric Light Orchestra: Discography / Become a fan
Official Site
Official Site
ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA IN SWEDISH CHARTS
Singles

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Livin' Thing1976-12-14173
Turn To Stone1977-11-18105
Xanadu (Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra)1980-07-11312
Hold On Tight1981-08-28107
Rock'n'Roll Is King1983-08-09202
 
Albums

TitleEntryPeakweeks
Face The Music1975-11-14411
A New World Record1976-11-16127
Out Of The Blue1977-11-18211
Discovery1979-06-15210
Xanadu (Soundtrack / Electric Light Orchestra & Olivia Newton-John)1980-07-25114
Time1981-08-14119
Secret Messages1983-08-09117
Balance Of Power1986-02-1939
The Very Best Of [1990]1990-08-01223
The Swedish Collection - The Very Best Of2001-01-0478
Zoom2001-06-21352
The Very Best Of - All Over The World2005-06-23614
Alone In The Universe (Jeff Lynne's ELO)2015-11-2056
Wembley Or Bust (Jeff Lynne's ELO)2017-11-24211
SONGS BY ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
10538 Overture (The Electric Light Orchestra)
21st Century Man
A Long Time Gone
Above The Clouds
Across The Border
After All
Ain't It A Drag (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
Ain't Necessarily So (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
All Fall Down (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
All My Life (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
All Over The World
All She Wanted
Alone In The Universe (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
Alright
Another Heart Breaks
Baby I Apologise
Beatles Forever
Believe Me Now
Big Wheels
Birmingham Blues
Blue (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
Blue Violin (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Bluebird
Bluebird Is Dead
Boy Blue
Breakin' Down The Walls (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Buildings Have Eyes
Calling America
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Caught In A Trap
Cold Feet
Confusion
Danger Ahead
Dark City
Daybreaker
Daytripper
Destination Unknown
Dirty To The Bone (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
Do Ya
Don't Bring Me Down
Don't Walk Away
Don't Wanna (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Down Home Town
Dreaming Of 4000
Drum Dreams
Easy Money
Easy Street (Electric Light Orchestra Part Two)
Eldorado
Eldorado Overture
ELO
Endless Lies
Epilogue [Time]
Every Night (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Everyone's Born To Die
Evil Woman
Fault Line (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
Fire On High
First Movement (Jumping Biz) (The Electric Light Orchestra)
For The Love Of A Woman (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Four Little Diamonds
From The End Of The World
From The Sun To The World (Boogie #1) (The Electric Light Orchestra)
Get A Hold Of Myself
Getting To The Point
Great Balls Of Fire
Grieg's Piano Concerto In A Minor
Heart Of Hearts (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Heartbreaker (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Heaven Only Knows
Hello Hello (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Hello My Old Friend
Helpless
Here Is The News
Hold On Tight
Honest Men (Electric Light Orchestra Part Two)
Illusions In G Major
I'm Alive
I'm Leaving You (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
In For The Kill
In My Own Time
In Old England Town (Boogie #2) (The Electric Light Orchestra)
In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Is It Alright
It's Over
Julie Don't Live Here
Jungle
Just For Love
Kiss Me Red (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Kuiama (The Electric Light Orchestra)
Laredo Tornado
Last Train To London
Latitude 88 North
Letter From Spain
Little Town Flirt
Livin' Thing
Lonesome Lullaby
Long Black Road
Look At Me Now (The Electric Light Orchestra)
Loser Gone Wild
Love And Rain (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
Love Changes All
Love For Sale (Electric Light Orchestra Part Two)
Love Or Money (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Lucky Motel
Mama (The Electric Light Orchestra)
Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Mandalay
Manhattan Rumble (49th St. Massacre) (The Electric Light Orchestra)
Matter Of Fact
Melting In The Sun
Midnight Blue
Mission (A World Record)
Mister Kingdom
Moment In Paradise
Moment Of Truth (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Momma (The Electric Light Orchestra)
Mr. Blue Sky
Mr. Radio (The Electric Light Orchestra)
Need Her Love
Nellie Takes Her Bow (The Electric Light Orchestra)
New World Rising
Night In The City
Nightrider
No Way Out
Nobody's Child
Ocean Breakup / King Of The Universe
Oh No Not Susan
On And On
On My Mind (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
On The Run
Once Upon A Time (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
One Day
One More Tomorrow (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
One Step At A Time (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
One Summer Dream
Ordinary Dream
Out Of Luck
Point Of No Return
Poker
Poorboy (The Greenwood)
Power Of A Million Lights (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Prologue [Time]
Queen Of The Hours (The Electric Light Orchestra)
Rain Is Falling
Really Doesn't Matter
Rockaria!
Rock'n'Roll Is King
Roll Over Beethoven (The Electric Light Orchestra)
Second Time Around
Secret Lives
Secret Messages
Send It
Shangri-La
Shine A Little Love
Showdown (The Electric Light Orchestra)
Showdown [Live]
So Fine
So Glad You Said Goodbye (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
So Serious
Sorrow About To Fall
Standin' In The Rain
Starlight
State Of Mind
Steppin' Out
Strange Magic
Stranger
Stranger On A Quiet Street
Summer And Lightning
Surrender
Sweet Is The Night
Sweet Talkin' Woman
Tears In Your Life
Telephone Line
The Battle Of Marston Moor (July 2nd, 1644) (The Electric Light Orchestra)
The Bouncer
The Diary Of Horace Wimp
The Fall
The Fox (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
The Lights Go Down
The Quick And The Daft
The Sun Will Shine On You (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
The Way Life's Meant To Be
The Whale
Thousand Eyes (Electric Light Orchestra Part Two)
Ticket To The Moon
Tightrope
Time After Time
Train Of Gold
Turn To Stone
Twilight
Twist Of The Knife (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Underture (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Voices (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Waterfall
When I Was A Boy (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
When The Night Comes (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
When Time Stood Still
Whiskey Girls (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Whisper In The Night (The Electric Light Orchestra)
Who's That?
Wild West Hero
Wilf's Solo
Wishing
Without Someone
Witness (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Xanadu (Olivia Newton-John & Electric Light Orchestra)
Xanadu
Your World
Yours Truly, 2095
ALBUMS BY ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
A New World Record
A Perfect World Of Music
Afterglow
All Over The World
All Time Greatest (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Alone In The Universe (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
Balance Of Power
Best Of - Live In Australia (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Burning Bright
Can't Get It Out Of My Head (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Collection
Definitive Collection
Discovery
Discovery + Time
Early ELO - 1971-1973
Eldorado - A Symphony By The Electric Light Orchestra
Eldorado / Time / Secret Messages
Electric Light Orchestra
Electric Light Orchestra [1982]
Electric Light Orchestra [2015]
ELO [2007]
ELO Classics
ELO Part II - Die Hits auf 2 CD (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
ELO's Greatest Hits
ELO's Greatest Hits - Volume Two
ELO's Greatest Hits Live (Electric Light Orchestra Part II feat. The Moscow Symphony Orchestra)
Face The Music
Face The Music / A New World Record
First Light
First Movement
Flashback
Friends And Relatives (Electric Light Orchestra, Friends And Relatives)
From The Sun To The World
Greatest Hits - Live In Australia (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
II (The Electric Light Orchestra)
In Concert [2 CD]
It's Rock 'N Roll By E.L.O.
Legends: The Very Best Of (The Electric Light Orchestra)
Light Years - The Very Best Of
Live
Live At The BBC
Livin' Thing - Best
Masters Of Rock Vol. 12
Milestones (The Electric Light Orchestra)
Millenium Collection (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Moment Of Truth (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Mr Blue Sky (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Mr. Blue Sky - The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra
Olé ELO
On The Third Day
One Night - Live In Australia (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Original Album Classics
Out Of The Blue
Part Two (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
Playlist: The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra
Roll Over Beethoven
Secret Messages
Showdown
Simply The Best
Strange Magic (Electric Light Orchestra Part II)
The BBC Sessions
The Classic Albums Collection
The Collection
The Collection [2009]
The Electric Light Orchestra (The Electric Light Orchestra)
The Essential
The Gold Collection
The Harvest Years 1970-1973
The Light Shines On (The Electric Light Orchestra)
The Light Shines On, Vol. 2
The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach)
The Studio Albums 1973-1977
The Swedish Collection - The Very Best Of
The Ultimate Collection
The Very Best Of - All Over The World
The Very Best Of - The Chartsingles Collection
The Very Best Of [1989]
The Very Best Of [1990]
The Very Best Of [1993]
The Very Best Of [1994]
The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra [2007]
The Very Best Of ELO 1
The Very Best Of ELO 2
The Very Best Of Volume 2 - Ticket To The Moon
Three Light Years
Time
Wembley Or Bust (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
Xanadu (Soundtrack / Electric Light Orchestra & Olivia Newton-John)
Zoom
DVDS BY ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
Live In Hyde Park (Jeff Lynne's ELO)
Out Of The Blue - Live At Wembley
Zoom Tour Live
 
REVIEWS
Average points: 4.87 (Reviews: 45)
******
2. Single vom Album Balance Of Power. Sehr gut.

@ trekker: das BOP alles andere als ein schwaches Album ist, beweist das Remaster (erschienen Feb. 2007). Ich jedenfalls habe es ganz neu schätzen gelernt (besserer Klang, tolle Bonustracks, klasse Booklet).
Last edited: 30.12.2007 14:42
*****
...ausgezeichnet...
Last edited: 12.12.2014 18:14
******
.... find ich auch richtig stark ...
****
... I'm serious ... good piece of music, but really nothing special.
*****
Die 80er Jahre-Musik von ELO fand ich ja schon immer gut vom Stil her (weshalb mir dann auch die Traveling Wilburys gut gefielen). Schade nur, dass der Song so unglaublich kurz ist...
*****
Sehr melodiös!
*****
Ja gefällt mir, schöner Soft Rock mit netter Violine...
*****
5+ vinge!!
******
Nicht mehr ganz mein Fall, aber als es letztens zufällig lief und ich mich beim Mitsingen ertappte, musste ich über mich selber grinsen! Hat wohl doch was, das Ding! :-)
***
letzte ELO single, sommer '86, fand ich gar nicht mehr gut..
***
gefiel mir nicht mehr
****
vorletzte ELO Single, ein Mega-Flop, aber schwungvoll
*****
Sehr schöner Song.
#77 in GB
******
Zeitloser Pop-Kracher, der auch noch heutzutage gute Chancen in den Charts hätte. ELO war wirklich überragend!
******
Für mich das beste Stück aus dem Album " Balance Of Power"
Last edited: 24.11.2007 11:23
******
... schön schräger, extrem kurzer Popsong (unter 3 Minuten), dessen Videoclip für mich zu eines der besten von ELO zählt; halt neben denen von 10538 Overture, Wild West Hero (dem wo Jeff mit dem Lasso eingefangen wird) und Here is the News.

So Serious ist in der Tat eines der Highlights aus einem ansonsten vorwiegend schwachem ELO-Album.
****
Eher ein Song aus der Schunkel-Ecke, die ich an ELO weniger schätze
*****
toller bombast klassiker, obwohl der sound dieser nummer nach 70er klingt und nicht wie in den mittleren 80ern aufgenommen (aber das soll nichts schlechtes heißen bei den produktionsqualitäten von elo).
Last edited: 06.09.2008 05:07
******
Geiles Opus - leider ohne den Bekanntheitsgrad, den es verdiente !
******
Auch dies ist einer meiner Lieblingstitel von ELO. Diese flotte Scheibe war bis auf # 77 in UK nicht einmal in den Charts platziert ! Vielleicht muss man das aber nicht "so ernst" nehmen !?
*****
einer ihrer Besseren
*****
Gut, aber die 70er waren eher ihr Jahrzehnt.
***
Auch nicht überragend. ELO hatten in den 70ern einfach stärkere Songs.
*****
Schöner Pop-Song
******
... noch ne sehr gute schnelle Nummer auf "Balance Of Power"
Last edited: 07.04.2010 15:32
*****
Leider war danach Schluss
******
hervorragend
*****
guter bis sehr guter Popsong ... ich runde mal auf...
*****
Klar, kein Meisterwerk - ist aber trotzdem ganz gut geworden.
*****
Okay, ne 5+ ist drin
****
ansprechende Poprock-Stück aus Mitte der 80er – 4+...
****
gute 4
*****
Leider wirklich etwas kurz, aber trotzdem ein ganz feiner Song. Locker 5*.
*****
...noch mehr sehr gutes von ELO!
***
Gut, dass sie danach aufgehört haben. 10 Jahre vorher waren sie ja echt klasse.
****
Zu der Zeit waren sie überhaupt nicht mehr angesagt - der Song ging auch wirkich unter - aber wenn man ihn jetzt hört, er gefällt in seiner kompakten Art.
****
▒ Vergeten, mooie track uit het voorjaar 1986 van: "Jeff Lynne", door de ex-rock formatie uit Birmingham: "E.L.O." ☺!!!
****
Routiniert, aber großartig war das leider nicht mehr.
*****
Don't hear this one often, but it's really good.
*****

Cool!
******
Gefällt mir sehr gut, schade dass dieser Song nicht so erfolgreich war.
****
Gut
*****
Kurzweilige, schnörkellose Unterhaltung....
*****
*****
*****
Ich fange an diese Form des Electric Light Orchestras immer mehr zu mögen... 5 Sterne für diesen schönen, angenehmen Pop-Rock-Song!
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