Showdown (Electric Light Orchestra song)

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"Showdown" is a song written by Jeff Lynne and recorded by the Electric Light Orchestra.

It was the band's last contemporary recording to be released on the Harvest label.In the US, the song was included on the album On The Third Day (1973), however in the UK the song was omitted from the album and would later be featured on their first compilation album, also called Showdown a year later instead. In 2006 the remastered issue of On the Third Day would feature the song on the album on both sides of the Atlantic for the first time.

The song was a change of pace for ELO, with a funkier backbeat. It was a favourite record of John Lennon's at the time, who dubbed them "Son of Beatles" in a US radio interview.

Jeff Lynne played the lead guitar part using Marc Bolan's Gibson Firebird guitar.

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