We are also told in the interview that the album opener:
"Requiem" sounds"... like a long-lost Paul McCartney track" and that in Gary's own words: "I like the acoustic thing ... [the] last Take That album Progress had a lot of synths and drum machines. I felt I want to strip things back again - no synths, all acoustic instruments."
ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] recommends "Let Me Go" and "Since I Saw You Last" by Gary Barlow to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO, Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, The Move, The Idle Race, 'Brum Beat', The Beatles and related artistes.
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 05-Oct-2013