ELO Compilations, Greatest Hits and Best Of

albums issued World Wide in the 1980's

In association with Patrik Guttenbacher - Face The Music Germany, presented here is a discography of Electric Light Orchestra compilation LPs issued world wide in the 1980's along with information/description on each release.

Vinyl LPs plus later released CDs/MDs are listed along with the countries there were issued in, example front covers, LP labels and CDs are also shown.  Please see the countries listed on the main menu above for full catalogue numbers/details/issue variants.

Click a album cover below to be taken to the release information and details.

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The Best of ELO - Telly7

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The Best Of ELO

1981

Telly Disc

LP – UK

A1 Side:

Eldorado Overture    
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Livin' Thing    
Evil Woman    
Steppin' Out

 

A2 Side:

Turn To Stone    
Strange Magic    
Shine A Little Love    
Do Ya    
Mr. Blue Sky


B1 Side:

Tightrope    
Wild West Hero    
Confusion    
Don't Bring Me Down    
Shangri-La

 

B2 Side

Rockaria!    
The Diary Of Horace Wimp    
Last Train To London    
Telephone Line    
Sweet Talkin' Woman

(Album Versions, except A4, B2 without orchestra intro; B3 without choir intro; B5 without radio tuning intro)

The British record company Telly Disc, was a kind of TV-shopping company, where you could order special compilations of your beloved artists. In 1981 "The Best Of ELO" was released as TELLY 7. It was the first E.L.O. double album compilation! 


Nicely compiled by Dennis Knowles in association with Jet Records and released only one and a half years after "ELO's Greatest Hits", the sampler featured all five hit singles from "Discovery" plus another six E.L.O. Songs, which weren't on any UK compilation before. 

 

The liner notes on the inside sleeve mentioned about the success of E.L.O., the biographies of the band members, which noted for the first time Jeff's second daughter. A short review mentioned the spaceship tour and its concert movie from 1978. Worth to notice is that the line up presented the band until mid 1981 with Hugh McDowell and Melvyn Gale!

 
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Collection - ELO 1C 028-05 698
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Collection Electric Light Orchestra

1981

Harvest

LP – Europe (diff rear sleeve)
LP – Germany

A Side:

Roll Over Beethoven    
Whisper In The Night    
Queen Of The Hours    
10538 Overture


B Side:

Showdown    
From The Sun To The World
In Old England Town    
First Movement

(Album Versions, except B2 UK Album Version 6:56)

Despite the German editions of all the UK Harvest albums, the German EMI / Electrola company started with a solo run in spring 1981, although the last Harvest album was just released two years before. "Collection" 1 C 028-05 698, included the same tracks as the compilation "Showdown", but in a different running order. 

The front sleeve used a picture, taken in Japan "Wonderland" Park, from the 1978 world tour. Apart from the song titles the sleeve backside included some advertisements for other albums of the Collection series. 


In 1982 a second edition of "Collection" was released, which was this time stated as an EU pressing (made in EEC), and included on the sleeve back side still more ads for the new artists in that by then now increased Collection series. 


Surely a still more unnecessarily Harvest album, as its three predecessors, but back in 1981 "Collection" made a fresh impression in the record shops, and was bought because of the high well knowness of E.L.O. with "Discovery" and "Xanadu"

 
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Electric Light Orchestra - 4M 036-05698

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Electric Light Orchestra

1982

Harvest

LP – Belguim

A Side:

Roll Over Beethoven    
Whisper In The Night    
Queen Of The Hours    
10538 Overture    

 

B Side:

Showdown    
From The Sun To The World
In Old England Town    
First Movement

(Album Versions, except B2 UK Album Version 6:56)

The Belgium EMI "Music For Pleasure" range released in 1982 the German "Collection", with the misguiding title "Electric Light Orchestra" at Sounds Superb. 4M 036-05698. Compared to German issue, only the sleeve fonts were altered.

Because of the common EU market, the LP was also available in German for a discount price, lower than "Collection". No one would have assumed the fact, that such a low-price remake it was issued with a different LP mastering, than on "Collection

 
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Electric Light Orchestra

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Electric Light Orchestra

1982

Suprahon

LP – Czechoslovakia

A Side:

Livin' Thing
Do Ya
Turn To Stone
Sweet Talkin' Woman
It's Over
Telephone Line

 

B Side:

Shine A Little Love
Mr. Blue Sky
Don't Bring Me Down
Confusion
Last Train To London

(Album Versions, except B2 without radio tuning intro) All tracks were included in their album versions. 

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Supraphon, the state-own label of the by then communistic Czechoslovakia, released a ELO compilation 1982. Entitled just  "Electric Light Orchestra", the album 1113 3098 ZN, featured only hits from 1976 to 1979. 

The front sleeve has a photo from the Hold On Tight video sessions, the backside included liner notes featuring the bands career in the Czechoslovakia language and reported about the history of Move and Idle Race included Do Ya, Wizard and E.L.O.  

 
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ELO 18 Greatest Hits
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Electric Light Orchestra - 18 Greatest Hits

1984

K-Tel

LP – Australia

A Side:

Livin' Thing    
Last Train To London    
All Over The World    
Turn To Stone    
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Showdown    
Rock N' Roll Is King    
Evil Woman    
Don't Bring Me Down    

 

B Side:

Rockaria!    
Hold On Tight    
Telephone Line    
Ma-Ma-Ma-Belle    
Confusion    
Roll Over Beethoven    
Mr Blue Sky    
Sweet Talkin' Woman    
Shine A Little Love

(Edited shorted Versions see notes, except B1 Album Version)

K-Tel Australia released in 1984. together with Jet Records on their famous blue Jet-Labels "18 Greatest Hits".  

 

The compilation with the simple but impressive sleeve and the catalogue number NA 674 featured the by then most complete collection of E.L.O. songs, because there are songs from every studio album with the exception of the first album. K-Tel could only include 18 tracks on a vinyl record; by shorten the songs, as K-Tel always did, most of it in a very successful way. 


Livin' Thing 3:14, with cuts in the last chorus and in the end part. At Last Train To London 3:14 the synthi solo was cut. All Over The World 3:20 missed the third stanza. At Turn To Stone 3:27 the third chorus was missed, so the song ended as usual with the forth chorus. Can't Get It Out Of My Head 4:07, only has a cut in the solo part. Showdown 3:55 has its in the last few seconds during Jeff's end singing sequence cut. Rock'n'Roll Is King 2:57, started without the short intro bit, and have its cut in the repeating of the 'ramalama' of the last stanza.


It also featured a few seconds of the "Secret Messages" album outro. Evil Woman 3:45 started with the strings intro of the album and went after the second stanza directly in the 'he-he-hey' chorus. The whole middle part left out. Don't Bring Me Down 3:42, has its cut in the 'shakin' stanza at the 'down' line, direct to do the door slam.

 

Rockaria! is unedited!!! Hold On Tight 3:00 goes in the last stanza direct into the last 'dream'. Telephone Line 4:20 with complete intro, has its cut in the second chorus, so that the second last 'ah oh telephone line' is left. Ma-Ma-Ma Belle 3:28 goes in the third chorus directly in the end part and included the first tones of the Dreaming Of 4000 intro.

 

Confusion 3:20 have its cut during the repeat of the end part. Roll Over Beethoven 3:20 goes after the drum whirl directly in the third stanza and after 'stop' in the 'roll over beethoven' end part. This is the shortest version of that song, but it sounds crippled, because it doesn't feature any instrumental solo.

 

Mr. Blue Sky 3:40 without radio speaker introduction and the loss of the second 'hey there' parts, as well as the concerto outro. Sweet Talkin' Woman 3:28 missed the solo violin after the third chorus. Shine A Little Love 3:40 without choir intro, the first cut after 14 seconds and another in the end after the last chorus. 


Most of the cuts you don't notice during the first listening, because K-Tel always tried to use the common original fade-outs of the songs. 

 
Its Rock N Roll By ELO

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It's Rock 'N Roll By E.L.O

1984

CBS

LP - Brazil

A Side:

Last Train To London
All Over The World
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Do Ya
Living Thing    
Eldorado    

 

B Side:

Xanadu    
I'm Alive    
Evil Woman
Strange Magic    
Blue Bird
Laredo Tornado

(Album Versions, except A6 fade-out; B3, B4 without orchestra intro; B6 with fade in following track)

In Brazil Opus / Columbia released in 1984 as CBS licence product the compilation "It's Rock'n'Roll By E.L.O." So extravagant was the very modern cover design plus it's the track listing. 

Most notable is the inclusion of the until then banned "Xanadu" tracks I'm Alive and Xanadu. Note also the high amount of "Eldorado" tracks, and the song Bluebird from the "Secret Messages" album. The tracks are all in their album versions. Of course Evil Woman and Strange Magic are without the string interludes. The Song Eldorado will fade circa 20 seconds prior the end, and Laredo Tornado ended with the intro of Poor Boy (The Greenwood)

 
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A Perfect World Of Music
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I would like to thank and credit Mark Pickering for the Spainish photos.

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ELO - Perfect World Of Music 

1985

Jet Records

LP + CD – Germany

CD - Europe

A Side:

Roll Over Beethoven
Confusion
I'm Alive    
Shine A Little Light
Twilight
Livin' Thing
Do Ya    
All Over The World

 

B Side:

Hold On Tight    
Rockaria
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Mr. Blue Sky
Turn To Stone    
Don't Bring Me Down

Telephone Line
Rock And Roll Is King 

(LP edition: Album Versions, except A1, A4, A5, B7, B8 Single versions, A7, A8 short version, B4 US Single Version with fade out)
(MC edition: same as LP edition, except A7 different short version. CD edition: Album Versions, except A1, A4, A5 Single versions)

In February 1985 CBS Germany was the first to release the most comprehensive compilation album of the Electric Light Orchestra on Jet Records in Europe. After all, there were now four new studio albums released since 1979.s “Greatest Hitys”; "Discovery", "Xanadu", "Time" and "Secret Messages" and not a single track of the latter three of it were featured on an E.L.O. compilation album !!

"A Perfect World Of Music" Jet 24 034 was as usual manufactured in Holland, but only released in Germany for the German market, which was also indicated by the last few words after the title listing on the front sleeve: "und viele mehr..." (which means "and many more"). Additional words saying "Aus der TV & Radio-Werbung" (which mean "as seen on TV and Radio"). TV-spots were not broadcasted, but the radio stations aired six different radio spots. The album featured a post card with a marketing questionnaire from the 'CBS Musik-Barometer'. 


To include all the 16 titles on that LP, they used single versions of Roll Over Beethoven 4:30, Shine A Little Love 4:07 without choir intro, Twilight 3:29 with shorter fade in as on the single version, Mr. Blue Sky 4:31 without the radio tuning sounds, concerto outro and an earlier fade out, Telephone Line 4:12 without the dial tone intro and second last chorus line and Rock'n'Roll Is King 3:08 without intro and album outro, which was mistakenly listed with 3:17. Do Ya and All Over The World were additionally cut.

On Do Ya 3:14 simply the third chorus and the third verse were cut off and the song ended directly in the "... come on now" line. On All Over The World 3:38 the third chorus was left and the song ended with the "all over the world ooh ooh ooh!" repeats. The shorten parts were not conspicuous during listening. The MC edition of "A Perfect World Of Music" included another different cut version of Do Ya, which started 9 seconds later, with the drumbeat and left the first two guitar riffs. The third chorus was still there, so only the drum whirl and the third verse are missing. The third chorus goes straight into the end chorus.


The CD edition was released a year later. It was manufactured in France, included a booklet which was printed in Holland, and released also only for the German market. On the CD edition the tracks Do Ya, All Over The World, Telephone Line and Mr. Blue Sky were featured in its album versions. An insert informed you about the changed playing times, because in the booklet the playing times of the LP edition were printed. 
Apart from that, CBS used some of the album artwork elements, like front, and back sleeve clippings from "A New World Record" and the portraits of the musicians from the "Out Of The Blue" poster, to design the booklet pages. They tried to increase the CD sales with those "famous" album artworks. 


Confusion, I'm Alive, Shine A Little Love, Twilight, Do Ya, All Over The World, Hold On Tight, Don't Bring Me Down and Rock'n'Roll Is King were for the first time on a Continental Sampler. 

ELO The Light Years
ELO The Light Years

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ELO The Light Years

1985

CBS Direct

LP + CD  – Canada
 

A Side:

Roll Over Beethoven
Evil Woman
Turn To Stone
Confusion
Ma-Ma-Ma-Belle
Showdown
Twilight    
Hold On Tight

   

B Side:

Do Ya
Don’t Bring Me Down
Livn’ Thing
Telephone Line
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Sweet Talkin’ Woman
Strange Magic
Rock And Roll Is King

(LP edition: Album Versions, except A1, A5, A7, B8 Single versions, A2, B7 without orchestra intros)
(CD edition: same as LP edition, except A1 US Album version)

In North America, only CBS Canada decided in 1985 to use the same artwork for the release of a new compilation. As the rights for the material from the album "Xanadu" lay still in the hands of MCA, they also decided to use different titles for their album "The Light Years", which was released on the CBS Direct label with the catalogue number DMB1-082. 

The album is subtitled "16 Greatest Hits", and included songs from the albums "Electric Light Orchestra II" to "Secret Messages". With nine songs released six years before, on the album "ELO's Greatest Hits", the overlapping tracks are more than on the album "A Perfect World Of Music" on which only six songs were overlapping.

 

So in the end, the Canadian edition was not so spectacular as its German counterpart.
The LP edition of "The Light Years" featured Roll Over Beethoven in its single version with 4:30 minutes, while the CD edition featured the album version with 8:02 playing time. 


Rock'n'Roll Is King is featured in its single version with 3:08 on both formats despite label and booklet listed 3:38. All other songs included are in their albums versions, of course without the album introduction of Evil Woman, Strange Magic and Ma-Ma-Ma Belle.

 
 
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From the Sun To The World - PLP7

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From The Sun To The World

1985

Platinum

LP - Germany

A Side:

In Old England Town
Roll Over Beethoven

 

B Side:

Mama
From The Sun To The World

(Album Versions)

In the summer of 1985, a series of albums by over 50 rock performers was released in Germany, entitled "Platinum". The company Astan Music AG/Horw released as PLP 7 / 24019 by E.L.O. the compilation "From The Sun To The World".

All songs are original full album versions. Why they only used songs from "E.L.O. 2" is much a mystery as the fact that Kuiama is missing. The records were mainly available in department stores and looked quite dubious as it bears not the usual copyright marks of the composers, authors and publishers societies like GEMA, BMI, ASCAP or STEMRA, which are all united in the BIEM umbrella organisation, but the unknown SUISSA on the red Platinum labels.

 

Tape copies were almost impossible to find. The brilliant cover shot was taken on their 1974 tour through Germany.

 
Fantasy World Of E.L.O
Fantasy World Of E.L.O

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Fantasy World Of E.L.O

1986

CBS

LP - Promo Japan

A Side:

Calling America    
Sorrow About To Fall    
So Serious    
Getting To The Point    
Endless Lies


B Side:

Last Train To London    
Shine A Little Love    
Hold On Tight    
Telephone Line    
Sweet Talkin' Woman    
Confusion    
Turn To Stone

Prior to the release of "Balance Of Power" on March 21st 1986 in Japan, a compilation for promotional purposes was released with the title "Fantasy World Of E.L.O.". XDAP 93137 was released on the CBS/Sony Label and informed the press and radio about the upcoming E.L.O. album. 

The A-Side only runs 15 minutes, while the B-Side runs double the time. Except of the single version of Shine A Little Love without choir intro, all songs are represented in their albums versions. 


The rear-cover has a short introduction for every song and a track listing and album credits for "Balance Of Power". As an insert, an almost A3-sized yellow artist information sheet printed in Japanese letters only, explains about the new songs in full.

 

A 6-page green/blue printed band biography was included. A nice tradition in Japan and done with love and care, it supplied us with another interesting compilation album. 

 
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First Movement CDP 7 46713 2

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First Movement

1986

EMI Harvest

CD – Europe
LP – Spain
CD – Japan
LP & CD - UK

A Side:

First Movement (Jumping Biz)
Look At Me Now
10538 Overture (Complete Version)
Queen Of The Hours    
The Battle Of Marston Moor (July 2nd, 1644)
Mr Radio    


B Side:

Roll Over Beethoven (Complete Version)    
From The Sun To The World (Boogie No.1)
Momma
In Old England Town (Boogie No.2)
Showdown

In the summer of 1986 Harvest / EMI introduced themselves again to the E.L.O. collectors with the compilation-LP "First Movement". It had been already four years since imports of the "Collection" from 1981/82 had been in the shops. Though 1977 and 1979 had seen the previously released Harvest Material being mastered really well, EMI decided to give it another go, when "Balance Of Power" was released. "First Movement" (Harvest EMS 1128) with his new black/silver Harvest Labels was available in all EU-countries.

The song selection was pretty close to the previous released "Showdown" album, with only Whisper In The Night being exchanged for The Battle Of Marston Moor. Mr. Radio was added for the Roll Over Beethoven Single Version. The sleeve-design was futuristic and the liner-notes of Paul Cox refer heavily on The Move and songs by other artists.

 

In Spain the album was released in their Fame series, with "Fama" on the front and white frame added to the artwork. For the EEC market, 1987 saw a CD release of the album as CDP 7 46713 2. 
 

EMI had quickly learned to take advantage of the new format, and changed Roll Over Beethoven 7" versions for the album version and added with Look At Me Now as track 2, Kuiama as track 7 and Momma as track 10, three songs to the LP running order. 


With this release, all songs from "E.L.O. 2" were featured for the first time on one compilation album. In Japan EMI/Toshiba released their own CD of "First Movement" in 1990. As usual with Obi-Strip, a two-paged booklet with the wrong misheard lyrics and the E.L.O. story in Japanese lettering. 


Rather strange as CBS had released the first two albums in their entirety in the USA and Japan. "First Movement" was definitely the most unnecessary compilation album by E.L.O. until then, but no one could imagine that it would get even worse….

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ELO All Over The World - 01246.21
ELO All Over The World - 01246.21

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All Over The World

1987

Arcade

LP – Holland / Europe
CD – Holland / Europe

A Side:

Roll Over Beethoven
Confusion    
I'm Alive    
Shine A Little Love    
Twilight    
Livin' Thing    
Do Ya    
All Over The World


B Side:

Hold On Tight    
Rockaria    
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Mr. Blue Sky    
Turn To Stone    
Don't Bring Me Down    
Telephone Line 

Rock And Roll Is King 

After the 'rebirth' of E.L.O. with their album "Balance Of Power" and the "Tour '86", it became very quiet around the band in the second half of the year 1986, but still no-one had known, that the first chapter of E.L.O. should be ending…


In 1987 Arcade from The Netherlands issues the compilation album "All Over The World". The first editions of the LP, MC and CD formats showed a misprint in the artwork, although no-one had noticed it before the second edition was in the shops. They printed the word 'wolrd' instead of 'world'. "All Over The Wolrd"


Arcade 01 0246 21, was made with much passion and got a deluxe fold-open sleeve, in a style CBS would have been afraid to do so in such times. The inside sleeve pages shows a picture from E.L.O. at the Montreux Festival in 1986, where they performed lip-sync Calling America. Sadly, Louis Clark and Dave Morgan were missed on that particular picture. Via the common EU market, this Holland release was available in all record shops of the EU.


The album was based on the compilation "A Perfect World Of Music", released in 1985 only in Germany. Instead of using simply the JET 24 034 master lacquers, Arcade let manufacture a new lacquer from CBS with the number 24 077, on which the songs Do Ya and All Over The World were contained in uncut versions. Apart from that Mr. Blue Sky and Telephone Line were included in their full-length album versions. Roll Over Beethoven, Shine A Little Love, Twilight and Rock 'n' Roll Is King were featured in their single versions on that album. Finally it was possible to but 16 songs unedited on one LP.

 

The manufacturing process tried out new paths, because although the LP were still the No. 1 format in the record industry, they produced at first the CD, from which the LP format were mastered and the MC versions were copied. For all fans that came to E.L.O. during "Balance Of Power", this album came just right in time.

 
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Heroes of Popmusic

1988

Arcade

LP – Holland / Europe
CD – Holland / Europe

A Side:

Roll Over Beethoven
Confusion    
I'm Alive    
Shine A Little Love    
Twilight    
Livin' Thing    
Do Ya    
All Over The World


B Side:

Hold On Tight    
Rockaria    
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Mr. Blue Sky    
Turn To Stone    
Don't Bring Me Down    
Telephone Line 

Rock And Roll Is King 

Although Arcade had released the compilation album "All Over The World" in Holland in 1987, they released it in the following year again as "Heroes Of Popmusic E.L.O." Arcade 01 3620 21 had as part of the 'Heroes Of Popmusic'-series, a single sleeve, but sported a brilliant picture from the Hold On Tight Video as cover-shot. 

This was especially nice to look at in the LP format. The record itself used again the CBS licenced 24 077 version with the unedited titles, of the only in Germany released "A Perfect World Of Music", which was been released three years before. An obvious choice as this running order from 1985 had been just perfect and we had been waiting such a long time. 

Looking at the running order, one notices that this release from 1988 is missing E.L.O.'s latest single releases Calling America and So Serious, which would have been a chance to have the ultimate overview of E.L.O.'s work. After all, the release was freed from its more difficult to produce gate fold sleeve, and corrected the orthographic mistake by printing this time the word 'world' instead of 'wolrd'. 


So "Heroes Of Popmusic" could enter again the charts. Arcade was honest enough to have the previous title 'All Over The World' printed as subtitle on the sleeve, showing that this was a re-release. No-one knows if Arcade wanted to change the disadvantage of the common EU market into an advantage for them, by re-releasing "Heroes Of Popmusic", but it seemed sure that the 1987 release of "All Over The World" couldn't have done much sales figures in Germany.

 

So they could place their expensive license product in all the record shops in EU-country for a second time. The LP format and the MC releases were again copied from the CD-format.

 
Very Best Of ELO Star 2370
Very Best Of ELO TCD 2370

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The Very Best Of The Electric Light Orchestra

1989

Telstar

2 x LP – UK
2 x CD – UK

A Side:

Mr Blue Sky    
Sweet Talkin' Woman    
Livin' Thing    
Evil Woman    
The Diary Of Horace Wimp    
Telephone Line    


B Side:

Shine A Little Love    
Turn To Stone    
Calling America    
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Here Is The News    
Roll Over Beethoven (Live)    

 

C Side:

Rockaria    
Rock 'N' Roll Is King    
Confusion    
All Over The World    
Don't Walk Away    
Wild West Hero    

   

B Side:

Don't Bring Me Down

I'm Alive    
Last Train To London    
Hold On Tight    
Strange Magic    
Ticket To The Moon

Taking the "no-risk-attitude", CBS decided to hand out licenses to release new compilations by other record labels. The small UK-Label "Telstar Records" from the TV-channel Central-TV, which had founde an comfortably existence with his "As Seen on TV"-products, released under license of CBS Special Products by the end of 1989 the sampler "The Very Best Of The Electric Light Orchestra" STAR 2370.

All songs were included in their usual album versions, apart from the missing "door-slamming" at the end of Don't Bring Me Down. Nice to see the "Xanadu"-songs being included on a British release. He UK chart positions are also listed, showing that all Top 40 hits apart from Twilight are featured.

The songs lifted off the albums "A New World Record", "Out Of The Blue", "Discovery" and "Time" were marked as such along with their current CBS order codes. The inner sleeve shows all of the above-mentioned albums plus "Balance Of Power" and "E.L.O.'s Greatest Hits", thus showing probably all by then available albums in the UK. The Cassette-release was given an oversized double cassette case, unfamiliar to us, while the CD's were housed in a classic, thick double-jewel case. Both formats list Out Of My Head as track B4.

 

The live-version of Roll Over Beethoven was lifted off the album "The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach)". Due to massive TV-Ads the album reached number 23 in the UK charts and showed how starved the record buying public was for E.L.O. 


At the end of 1990 the collection was re-released in the UK in a non-glossy / non-laminated matt sleeve, where as the original 1989 issue had a glossy / laminated sleeve.

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