ELO General Hits, Best Of and Compilation LPs, Vinyl & CD - UK issued

OLE ELO JetLP19 - UK Issue

Title

OLE ELO

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet

Catalogue

Jet LP 19

Issue Date

1975/1976

Chart Position

--

Notes

Not Issued / Withdrawn LP, was to be distributed by Polydor. VERY VERY RARE. Only a few test pressings exist.

Missing From My Collection.

The Best of ELO - Telly7
The Best of ELO - Telly7

Title

The Best Of ELO

Format

Vinyl

Label

Telly Disc

Catalogue

TELLY7 

Issue Date

1981

Chart Position

--

Notes

Double Vinyl edition featuring 20 classic ELO songs.  Comes in a Gatefold cover featuring a band biography and with white inner sleeve. Only issued in the UK. 

The Best of ELO - Telly7
The Best of ELO - Telly7
Very Best Of ELO Star 2370
Very Best Of ELO Star 2370
Very Best Of ELO Star 2370
Very Best Of ELO Star 2370
Very Best Of ELO TCD 2370 - Spelling Mistakes

Title

The Very Best Of The Electric Light Orchestra

Format

Vinyl

Label

Telstar

Catalogue

Star 2370

Issue Date

1989

Chart Position

23

Notes

Double LP in Gatefold sleeve with white inner sleeve. TV advertised. Distributed in the UK by BMG Records Ltd. Issued in a Glossy and Matt sleeve.

The double LP, CD and Tape issue's have two spelling mistakes, The rear sleeve's/booklet's states Side 2 , Track 4 as  "out of my head" (so missing "Can't Get It"...) and the LP Side 1 label lists track 4 as "Civil" Woman rather then Evil Woman. The LPs have scribed on the run out grooves "a porky prime cut", this was cutting engineer George Peckham who started out at Abbey Road Studios and was active until the 90s.


At the end of 1990 the collection was re-released in the UK with the spelling mistakes corrected from above and the LPs may have an embossed bass clef on the labels, different rim text and printed matrices on the run out grooves.

The 2nd issue CDs also have "The Very Best Of The", Telstar Logo and CD credits in white text.

Spelling mistakes info - credit to Max Cawthray.

Telstar Press Release Oct 1990
Very Best Of ELO TCD 2370 - Spelling Mistakes
Very Best Of ELO TCD 2370
Very Best Of ELO TCD 2370
Very Best Of ELO TCD 2370 - 2nd Issue
VeryBestELO Telestar 2nd issue 2nd CD.jp

Title

The Very Best Of The Electric Light Orchestra

Format

Double CD

Label

Telstar

Catalogue

TCD 2370

Issue Date

1989 + 1990

Chart Position

23

Notes

Double CD in Fat CD box, TV advertised. Distributed in the UK by BMG Records Ltd.

The 2nd issue CDs in 1990 corrected the spelling mistakes as above,  plus the CDs also have "The Very Best Of The", Telstar Logo and CD credits in white text.

VeryBestELO Telestar 2nd Issue Rear Cover
Very Best Of ELO DINCD90

Title

The Very Best Of The Electric Light Orchestra

Format

CD

Label

Dino

Catalogue

DINCD90

Issue Date

1994

Chart Position

4

Notes

Single CD only issued in the UK. 

Same tracks with different artwork was issued in Australia.

Australia Issue

ELO Light Years EPC 489039 2
ELO Light Years EPC 489039 2

Title

Light Years

Format

Double CD

Label

Epic

Catalogue

EPC 489039 2

Issue Date

1997

Chart Position

60

Notes

Double CD in normal jewel case, including every ELO Single issued in the UK up to 1986. Jointly complied by Face The Music Fan Website. Booklet is fold-out, five panels. All tracks are 7" Versions unless otherwise stated.

 

Issued in UK & Europe. Denmark, Sweden & Spain had unique different art work, same tracks but the fold-out sheet was replaced by a simple fold over booklet.

Swedish Issue

Danish Issue

Spanish Issue

Title

Light Years

Format

Double Mini Disc

Label

Epic

Catalogue

489039 8

Issue Date

1999

Chart Position

60

Notes

Double Mini Disc Version of above Double CD including every ELO Single issue in the UK up to 1986. Jointly complied by Face The Music Fan Website.

 

Booklet is fold-out, five panels. All tracks are 7" Versions unless otherwise stated. Issued in UK & Europe. 

Friends & Relatives EDGCD091
ELO Friends CD 2.jpg

Title

Family & Relatives

Format

Double CD

Label

Eagle

Catalogue

EDGCD091

Issue Date

1999

Chart Position

--

Notes

Double CD in normal jewel case. ELO live concert tracks from 1978 at Wembley mixed in with Move, Roy Wood , Wizzard & various band members solo tracks.

USA issue had different cover.

USA Issue

ELO The Ultimate Collection STVCD126
ELO The Ultimate Collection STVCD126

Title

ELO, The Ultimate Collection

Format

Double CD

Label

Sony Music TV

Catalogue

STVCD126

Issue Date

2001

Chart Position

18

Notes

Double CD in normal jewel case. 

Same tracks as "Light Years" compilation from 1997, in different order and all new artwork.

ELO The Collection MS 4800Q

Title

Electric Light Orchestra The Collection

Format

CD

Label

Marks & Spencer

Catalogue

MS 4800Q

Issue Date

Xmas 2003

Chart Position

--

Notes

Single CD only available over Xmas 2003 in Marks & Spencer UK stores.

In cardboard slip case. Booklet notes by Face The Music fan website.

The Essential Electric Light Orchestra 88697973612
The Essential Electric Light Orchestra 88697973612

Title

The Essential Electric Light Orchestra

Format

DoubleCD

Label

Epic / Legacy

Catalogue

88697973612

Issue Date

October 2011

Chart Position

--

Notes

Double CD in new style single jewel case. USA & Australian issues had different art work & colours.

USA Issue

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