A New
World Record

Released: September 1976

UK Chart Position 6

Single Releases

Livin Thing - Jet786 / UP36184  - Black & Blue Vinyl - UK Chart - 4

Rockaria ! -UP 36209

UK Chart - 9

Telephone Line - UP36254

UK Chart - 8

Album Track Listing

 

Side one
1.Tightrope
2.Telephone Line
3.Rockaria!
4.Mission (A World Record)

Side two
5.So Fine
6.Livin' Thing
7.Above the Clouds
8.Do Ya
9.Shangri-La

Personnel

Jeff Lynne

Bev Bevan

Richard Tandy

Kelly Groucutt

Hugh McDowell

Melvyn Gale

Mik Kaminski

Louis Clark

Re-issue CD Bonus tracks (2006 remaster)


10."Telephone Line (Different vocal)
11.Surrender
13.Tightrope (Instrumental early rough mix)
14.Above the Clouds (Instrumental rough mix)
15.So Fine (Instrumental early rough mix) 
16.Telephone Line (Instrumental) 

Surrender - Download & 500 Ltd-Edition Blue 7" single.  From 2006 Remaster CD edition.

UK Chart - 81

A New World Record UAG 30017
A New World Record UAG30017/ Jet LP20

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UAG 30017 / Jet LP 20

Country

UK

Notes

Rare 1st Original Issue - Embossed Cover - Understand this to be a very early issue with a cream UA label, (like the Livin' Thing 7" single) before a re-design to the Jet label design and ELO Logo label on side two.

 

With thick paper/cardboard inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo. Some early

versions had clipped/angled corners.

 

Marketed by United Artists. Heavy grade vinyl.

This issue may also have been sold in smaller European countries, or generally sold in Europe.

 

Some copies have a white sticker on the rear cover with the code 30 017 XOT.

More information is needed.

ANWR - 30 017 XOT sticker

Format

Label

Catalogue

Re-Issue Year

Vinyl

Jet Records

UAG 30017 / Jet LP 20

1976

Notes

2nd Issue - Embossed Cover on Jet Record Label with white/yellow light beams and ELO Logo label on side two. With thick paper/cardboard inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo. Marketed by United Artist

A New World Record UAG30017
A New World Record UAG30017/ Jet LP20

Format

Label

Catalogue

Re-Issue Year

Vinyl

Jet Records

UAG 30017 / Jet LP 20

1977

Notes

2nd Issue - Different Label layout due to a new arrangement with United Artists.

Embossed Cover on Jet Record Label with white/yellow light beams and ELO Logo label on side two. With thick paper/cardboard inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo. Marketed by United Artists

A New World Record UAG30017/Jet LP20
A New World Record UAG30017/ Jet LP20

ELO albums were originally distributed by United Artists's. However Jet, the record company and the band sued United Artists for producing 'defective' copies of Out Of The Blue, and using an escape clause moved to CBS in May 1978, where the LP was repressed without the defects.

Jet records then proceeded to re-issue all the ELO albums and some ELO singles using CBS as a distributer. 

Jet records then proceeded to re-issue all the ELO albums and some ELO singles using CBS as a distributor but at first still using the old UAR record labels until a new Jet / CBS label and a new brighter design with the yellow light beam over the pink light beam was designed.

As A New World Record was still in production and in the charts, Jet initially continued to use the United Artists printed sleeves and record labels. Plus Jet catalogue number stickers were placed over the album cover UA catalogue number.

This continued until new CBS labels and a new brighter design
was used and the UAG 30017 was dropped after the Jet LP 200.

1st re-issues used Catalogue Number JETLP 200 / UAG 30017 with yellow & white light beams on the label. Early issues had the LP title above the ELO name.

2nd re-issues used used Catalogue Number JETLP 200 with yellow & white light beams on the label.

3rd re-issues used used Catalogue Number JETLP 200 with yellow & pink light beams on the label.

Versions of all re-issues of A New World Record were issued with a ELO logo label on Side 2 of the album.

A New World Record Jet 200(UAG 30017)

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JET LP 200 (UAG 30017)

Re-Issue Year

1978

Notes

3rd issue on (ANWR title above ELO and different label text layout) Black Vinyl on Jet Record Label with white/yellow light beams on both sides of the LP. Some had a Embossed Cover.

 

With thick paper/cardboard inner sleeve with angle cut top and printed lyrics & band photo. Distributed by CBS

A New World Record Jet 200(UAG 30017)

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JET LP 200 (UAG 30017)

Re-Issue Year

1978

Notes

3rd issue on Black Vinyl on Jet Record Label with white/yellow light beams on both sides of the LP.  New label text layout and UAG 30017 under JETLP 200.

 

With thick paper/cardboard inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo. Distributed by CBS

A New World Record Red Vinyl JetLP 200

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JET LP 200 / UAG 30017

Re-Issue Year

Early 1979

Notes

3rd issue on Red Vinyl on Jet Record Label with white/yellow light beams on both sides of the LP 

 

New label text layout and UAG 30017 under JETLP 200.

Very thin vinyl, is very translucent.

With thick paper/cardboard inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo. Distributed by CBS

Missing From My Collection

Format

Black Vinyl

Label

Jet 

Catalogue

JETLP 200 / UAG 30017

Notes

3rd issue on Black Vinyl with Yellow/White Light Beams on Jet Label with ELO Logo label on side two.

Missing From My Collection

Format

Red Vinyl

Label

Jet 

Catalogue

JETLP 200 / UAG 30017

Notes

3rd issue on Red Vinyl with Yellow/White Light Beams on Jet Label with and ELO Logo label on side two.

Missing From My Collection

Format

Black Vinyl

Label

Jet 

Catalogue

JETLP 200 

Notes

3rd issue (no UAG 30017 on label) on Black Vinyl with Yellow/White Light Beams on Jet Labels on both sides.

Missing From My Collection

Format

Red Vinyl

Label

Jet 

Catalogue

JETLP 200

Notes

3rd issue (no UAG 30017 on label) on Red Vinyl with Yellow/White Light Beams on Jet Labels on both sides.

A New World Record Jet 200
A New World Record UAG30017/ Jet LP20

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

Jet LP 200

Re-Issue Year

1979

Notes

3rd issue on black Vinyl on Jet/ Record Label with white/yellow light beams on one side of the LP and ELO Logo label on side two.

Just JETLP 200 cat. number on the label.

 

With thick paper/cardboard inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo. Distributed by CBS

A New World Record Red Vinyl JetLP 200
A New World Record - Red ELO Label Jet 200

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

Jet LP 200

Re-Issue Year

Early 1979

Notes

3rd issue on Red Vinyl on Jet Record Label with white/yellow light beams on one side of the LP and ELO Logo label on side two.

Just JETLP 200 cat. number on the label.

 

Very thin vinyl, is very translucent.

 

With thick paper/cardboard inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo. Distributed by CBS

A New World Record Red Vinyl JetLP 200
A New World Record Jet 200
A New World Record UAG30017/ Jet LP20

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JET LP 200

Re-Issue Year

1979/1980

Notes

4th issue on Black vinyl with new brighter Jet label with the yellow light beam over the top of the pink light beam. 

 

Jet label on one side & ELO logo on other side of the LP. With thick paper/cardboard inner sleeve with humped top with printed lyrics & band photo. Distributed by CBS

A New World Record Red Vinyl JetLP 200
A New World Record Red Vinyl JetLP 200

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

Jet LP 200

Re-Issue Year

1979/1980

Notes

4th issue on Red vinyl with new brighter Jet label with the yellow light beam over the top of the pink light beam. 

 

Jet label on one side & ELO logo on other side of the LP.

Very thin vinyl, is very translucent.

 

With thick paper/cardboard inner sleeve with humped top with printed lyrics & band photo. Distributed by CBS

A New World Record Red Vinyl JetLP 200
A New World Record Jet 200
A New World Record Jet 200

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

Jet LP 200

Re-Issue Year

1979/1980

Notes

4th issue with New Brighter Jet label with the yellow light beams over the top of the pink beam beam with labels on both sides of the LP.

With thick paper/cardboard inner sleeve with humped top and printed lyrics & band photo.  Distributed by CBS

Note "lighter/brighter blue" Jet Label. 

Missing From My Collection

Format

Red Vinyl

Label

Jet 

Catalogue

JETLP 200

Notes

4th issue on Red Vinyl with Yellow/pink Light Beams on Jet Labels on both sides.

A New Worl Record JetLP 32545

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JET 32545

Re-Issue Year

1984/1985

Notes

Re-Issue CBS Nice Price range. Jet label with the yellow light beam over the top of the pink light beam.

 

Comes with single printed coloured lyric sheet, CBS "Nice Price" advert inner sleeve.

There is also a Limited Edition Promo only Red "Kit Kat" slip case that contains A New World Record Jet 32545 as above.

Missing From My Collection

Format

CD

Label

Jet

Catalogue

CDJET 200

Re-Issue Year

1986

Notes

1st UK CD issue - miss print on CD and rear cover, Above The Clouds is missing... the track is on the CD

ELO A New World Record CDJet 200

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

Epic 32545

Re-Issue Year

1987

Notes

Re-Issue CBS Nice Price range on Epic grey label.

 

CBS Nice price advert inner sleeve, no lyric sheet.

A New World Record Epic 32545
A New World Record - Epic 902198 1

Format

LP

Label

Epic

Catalogue

 EPIC ‎– 902198 1

Re-Issue Year

1990

Notes

RARE UK re-issue on Epic, plain white inner sleeve, no inner printed lyrics sleeve or sheet.

ANWW3.jpg
A New World Record - Epic 902198 1
A New World Record - Epic 902198 1
A New World Record - Epic 902198 1
A New World Record - Epic 902198 1

Format

LP

Label

Epic

Catalogue

 EPIC ‎– 902198 1

Re-Issue Year

1990

Notes

VERY RARE UK re-issue on Epic, plain white inner sleeve & no printed lyrics. 

 

Sleeve is made in UK, has UK licence details.

 

Record is made in Holland for UK market and the record has UK licence details.

Format

CD

Label

Epic

Catalogue

 EPIC ‎– 902198 2

Re-Issue Year

1990

Notes

UK re-issue basic cover, no printed lyrics

C

Format

CD

Label

Epic

Catalogue

69699854222

Re-Issue Year

2006

Notes

Re-Issue - ReMaster with bonus tracks and expanded booklet with history and information on the album

A New World Record CD 2006
A New World Record MOVLP495

Format

Vinyl

Label

Epic/MOVLP

Catalogue

MOVLP495

Re-Issue Year

2012

Notes

"Classic Albums" re-issue on Epic/Music On Vinyl on 180g Black Vinyl.

 

Plain black inner sleeve with double sided printed lyric sheet, Embossed Cover.

A New World Record Clear  0888751524415

Format

Vinyl

Label

Epic/Legacy Music

Catalogue

0888751524415

Re-Issue Year

December 2015

Notes

Epic/Legacy Music - Reissue on 180g Clear Vinyl, 5000 issued.


Plain white inner sleeve & double sided printed lyric sheet, Embossed Cover

Format

Vinyl

Label

Epic/Legacy Music

Catalogue

88875175281

Re-Issue Year

May 2016

Notes

Epic/Legacy Music - Reissue on 180g Black Vinyl with plain white inner sleeve & double sided printed lyric sheet.

A New World Record 88875175281

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I would like to thank and credit:

Peter Miles, Graham from OutOfTheBlueArtifactsPatrik Guttenbacher from Face The Music Germany

For help, corrections, images and information on this website.

A New World Record UAG30017