Face The Music (E. L. O.) Easter Egg - Backwards Talking

During the intro of the first song "Fire On High", you can hear some backwards talking. When listening to it backwards, it says "The music is reversible but time isn't. Turn back! Turn back! Turn back! Turn back!"
This came out in the late 70s, when a lot of rock bands were being accused of putting demonic backwards messages in songs--this was ELOs response to all the silliness.

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Contributed By: Surf City Paul on 01-10-2000
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tridoug writes:
The full text is, "The music is reversible but time is not. Turn back, turn back, turn back, turn back."
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nibbsy writes:
Listen to "Danger Ahead" on Secret Messages and you will hear "look out there`s danger ahead" backwards. At the end of "Mr Blue Sky" on "Out of the Blue" you will hear "Please turn me over" played through a vocal synth.
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charliehodge writes:
Check out the song "Secret Messages." Jeff Lynne likes to mess with certain people's heads.
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Ollie writes:
The full reversed speech is actually: "The music is reversible. But time is not. Turn back. Turn back. Turn back. Turn back."
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Sprocket1980 writes:
The first part of this reversed message can be taken literally.(i.e "The music is reversible.") If you listen to the first snippet of the song backwards, the music sounds exactly like it does forward. In fact, the first minute or so sounds (almost) the same in either direction, except for the spoken message, of course. Pretty ingenious of Jeff Lynne, et. al., if you ask me.
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Mike writes:
Also...the intro to the song "Down Home Town" is a backwards chorus from "Waterfall" (Face the gliding waterfall"
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slave2christ writes:
ACTUALLY, played back it says: "Turn back! Turn back! The music is reversing!" It was the first song on the album... if you went much further, the needle would fall off the edge. Don't believe what you read... I actually had this album and played it backwards.
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