|Single by Electric Light Orchestra|
|from the album Eldorado|
|A-side||"Turn to Stone"|
1977 (single version)
|Electric Light Orchestra singles chronology|
|Eldorado track listing|
"Mister Kingdom" is a song in the symphonic rock genre written by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO).
The song first appeared as the opening track of side 2, track number 6 from their 1974 album, Eldorado. It was the B-side to the 1977 hit "Turn to Stone", found on their album Out of the Blue.
On the single version, the solo slowly fades from 5:05 all the way to the very end at 5:29. On the Flashback boxset, the solo fades about 16 seconds earlier than the LP version, also cutting the small orchestra intro.
Some consider the song to have a similar style to The Beatles' song "Across the Universe". The song features an extended orchestral playout starting from 4:16 to 5:29, transitioning into Nobody's Child.
Jeff Lynne has said the following about the song and its subject:
This guy's always looking for a pot of gold,— Eldorado remaster
God knows what this is about, but I like the sound