ELO Greatest Hits USA issued 1979 - LPs CDs and MD.
Due to the size of the USA and various pressing plants around the USA, it is nearly impossible to collect and show all the different label variations. So instead, listed below are the main found issues of ELO's "Greatest Hits" album issues on LP & CD in the USA.
ELO Greatest Hits FZ 36310 Front Sleeve.
ELO Greatest Hits FZ 36310 Rear Sleeve.j
ELO Greatest Hits FZ 36310 Side 1
ELO Greatest Hits FZ 36310 Side 2

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ELO Greatest Hits FZ 36310 Club Version Side 1
ELO Greatest Hits FZ 36310 Club Version Side 2

Title

Greatest Hits

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

FZ 36310

Issue Date

1979

Chart Position

30

Notes

With thick paper inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo.

There are two different label layouts, the difference are track issues dates on two or three lines on the right side.

One version might be a "Columbia Record Club" issue.

ELO Greatest Hits FZ 36310 Inner Sleeve
ELO Greatest Hits FZ 36310 Inner Sleeve
ELO Greatest Hits FZ 36310 Front Sleeve.
ELO Greatest Hits FZ 36310 Rear Sleeve.j

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

Promo FZ 36310

Re-Issue Date

1979

Notes

Promo re-issue in 1978 by Jet Records, unsure if it had paper inner sleeve with printed lyrics. 

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Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

HZ 46310

Re-Issue Date

1981

Notes

Half-speed mastered album, as printed on disk labels and upper front jacket. Inserts picture/lyrics sheet, sheet about CBS Master Sound Audiophile pressings.

 

Vinyl in audiophile poly inner sleeve

ELO Greatest Hits Half Speed Master HZ 46310
ELO Greatest Hits HZ 36310 Side 2
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ELO Greatest Hits FZ 36310 Inner Sleeve
ELO Greatest Hits FZ 36310 Inner Sleeve
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Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

PZ 36310

Re-Issue Date

1981

Notes

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"Nice Price" re-issue in 1981 by Jet Records, plain white inner sleeve, no lyric sheet.

ELO Greatest Hits - PZ 36310
ELO Greatest Hits PZ 36310 Side 2
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ELO Greatest Hits ZK 36310 CD Issue 1.jp
ELO Greatest Hits ZK 36310 CD Issue 2.jp

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ELO Greatest Hits ZK 36310 Fold Out 1

Format

CD

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

ZK 36310

Re-Issue Date

1986

Notes

First CD issue in 1986 by Jet/CBS Records, with fold out booklet with lyrics and Jeff's written letter as per rear of the LP sleeve.

There are two CD issues:

 

  • First issue from 1986

 

  • A later issue from around 1990 - 1994 that has the DIDP code printed on the CD below the Cat. No. ZK 36310

ELO Greatest Hits ZK 36310 Fold Out 2
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ELO Greatest Hits ZK 36310 Club Rear Inl

Format

CD

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

ZK 36310

Re-Issue Date

1986

Notes

"Club" issue in 1986 by Jet Records, with fold out booklet with lyrics and Jeff's written letter as per rear of the LP sleeve.

"TM" is missing under the Jet Logo on the CD.

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ELO Greatest Hits ZK 36310 CD Club Rear.
ELO Greatest Hits ZK 36310 Club Booklet.

Format

MD

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

ZM 36310

Re-Issue Date

1992

Notes

Epic Mini Disc issue in 1992. 

 

Includes a 12-page booklet with lyrics.

 

Very Rare !

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ELO Greatest Hits MD ZM 36310
ELO Greatest Hits ZM 36310 Mini Disc Rear
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ELO Greatest Hits ZK 36310 CD Issue 2.jp
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Format

CD

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

ZK 36310

Re-Issue Date

1986

Notes

Immediately after the fusion of Sony and BMG, a re-release of "ELO's Greatest Hits" was released in 2005 in the USA in a cardboard slipcase with printed sticker and liner notes.

 

It had the new title "ELO - The Hits."

 

Even the old order code ZK 36310 of the CD release from the year 1986 was taken over by Sony BMG. Thus the song versions are as on the original album.

Note the DIDP code printed on the CD below the Cat. No. ZK 36310 now has an "0" in front of code.

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