Japanese ELO Blu-Spec CD2's

In late 2012 it was announced that Blu-Spec CD2 had been developed. "Blu-spec CD2 employs the Phase Transition Mastering, the technology developed for mastering of Blu-ray discs, to further perfect the acclaimed characteristics of Blu-spec CD. Fully compatible with standard CD players, Blu-spec CD2 completely alters the experience of music"

 

In Japan Epic/Sony have issued ELO albums on Blu-Spec CD2, starting with the "ReMastered" series of cd albums and then continuing with new album/CD issues. Each issue one is a mini re-production of the vinyl LP containing detailed reproductions of the covers, artwork and inlay sleeves. 

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On The Third Day Blu-Spec CD2
On The Third Day Blu-Spec CD2
On The Third Day Blu-Spec CD2

Title

On The Third Day

Format

Blu-Spec CD2

Label

Epic/Jet

Catalogue

SICP 30892

Issue Date

2015

Notes

Japan only BSCD2, Full Mini LP reproduction of UK issued Tri Fold Sleeve with Square cut-out centre. Issued in 2015 it includes OBI strip, lyrics in Japanese and English along with album notes on a Japanese fold out insert.

 

The Music/CD is based on the "Remastered" issue of the album from 2006, also containing  the English CD Remastered Colour Booklet.

 
Eldorado Blu-Spec CD2

Title

Eldorado

Format

Blu-Spec CD2

Label

Epic/Jet

Catalogue

SICP 30893

Issue Date

2015

Notes

Japan only BSCD2, Full Mini LP reproduction of original sleeve and inlay sleeve. Issued in 2015 it includes OBI strip, lyrics in Japanese and English along with album notes on a Japanese fold out insert.

 

The Music/CD is based on the "Remastered" issue of the album from 2001, also containing the English CD Remastered Colour Fold-Out Poster Booklet.

Eldorado Blu-Spec CD2
Eldorado Blu-Spec CD2
 
Face The Music Blu-Spec CD2

Title

Face The Music

Format

Blu-Spec CD2

Label

Epic/Jet

Catalogue

SICP 30894

Issue Date

2015

Notes

Japan only BSCD2, Full Mini LP reproduction of original sleeve and inlay sleeve. Issued in 2015 it includes OBI strip, lyrics in Japanese and English along with album notes on a Japanese fold out insert.

 

The Music/CD is based on the "Remastered" issue of the album from 2006, also containing the English CD Remastered Colour Booklet.

Face The Music Blu-Spec CD2
Face The Music Blu-Spec CD2
 
A New World Record Blu-Spec CD2
 New World Record Blu-Spec CD2
 New World Record Blu-Spec CD2

Title

A New World Record

Format

Blu-Spec CD2

Label

Epic/Jet

Catalogue

SICP 30895

Issue Date

2015

Notes

Japan only BSCD2, Full Mini LP reproduction of original sleeve, including the embossed cover and inlay sleeve. Issued in 2015 it includes OBI strip, lyrics in Japanese and English along with album notes on a Japanese fold out insert.

 

The Music/CD is based on the "Remastered" issue of the album from 2006, also containing the English CD Remastered Colour Booklet.

 
Out Of The Blue Blu-Spec CD2
Out Of The Blue Blu-Spec CD2
Out Of The Blue Blu-Spec CD2

Title

Out Of The Blue

Format

Blu-Spec CD2

Label

Epic/Jet

Catalogue

SICP30896

Issue Date

2015

Notes

Japan only BSCD2, Full Mini LP reproduction of original gatefold sleeve and inlay sleeves. Issued in 2015 it includes a enlarged wrap round OBI strip, lyrics in Japanese and English along with album notes on a Japanese fold out insert.

 

The Double Music/CD is based on the "Remastered" issue of the album from 2007, also containing the English CD Remastered Colour Booklet, plus mini poster and mini push out Space Ship model.

Out Of The Blue Blu-Spec CD2
 
Discovery Blu-Spec CD2

Title

Discovery

Format

Blu-Spec CD2

Label

Epic/Jet

Catalogue

SICP 30898

Issue Date

2015

Notes

Japan only BSCD2, Full Mini LP reproduction of original gatefold sleeve and inlay sleeve. Issued in 2015 it includes a OBI strip, lyrics in Japanese and English along with album notes on a Japanese fold out insert.

 

The Music/CD is based on the "Remastered" issue of the album from 2001, also containing the English CD Remastered Colour Foldout Poster Booklet and mini poster.

Discovery Blu-Spec CD2
Discovery Blu-Spec CD2
 
Time Blu-Spec CD2
Time Blu-Spec CD2
Time Blu-Spec CD2

Title

Time

Format

Blu-Spec CD2

Label

Epic/Jet

Catalogue

SICP 30899

Issue Date

2015

Notes

Japan only BSCD2, Full Mini LP reproduction of original sleeve and inlay sleeve Issued in 2015 it includes a OBI strip, lyrics in Japanese and English along with album notes on a Japanese fold out insert.

 

The Music/CD is based on the "Remastered" issue of the album from 2001, also containing the English CD Remastered Colour Foldout Poster Booklet.

 
Secret Messages Blu-Spec CD2
Secret Messages Blu-Spec CD2
Secret Messages Blu-Spec CD2

Title

Secret Messages

Format

Blu-Spec CD2

Label

Epic/Jet

Catalogue

SICP 30894

Issue Date

2015

Notes

Japan only BSCD2, Full Mini LP reproduction of original sleeve and inlay sleeve Issued in 2015 it includes a OBI strip, lyrics in Japanese and English along with album notes on a Japanese fold out insert.

 

The Music/CD is based on the "Remastered" issue of the album from 2001, also containing the English CD Remastered Colour Foldout Poster Booklet.

 
Balance Of Power Blu-Spec CD2
Balance Of Power Blu-Spec CD2
Balance Of Power Blu-Spec CD2

Title

Balance Of Power

Format

Blu-Spec CD2

Label

Epic

Catalogue

SICP 30901

Issue Date

2015

Notes

Japan only BSCD2, Full Mini LP reproduction of original sleeve and inlay sleeve Issued in 2015 it includes a OBI strip, lyrics in Japanese and English along with album notes on a Japanese fold out insert.

 

The Music/CD is based on the "Remastered" issue of the album from 2007, also containing the English CD Remastered Colour Booklet.

 
Alone In the Universe Blu-Spec CD2

Title

Alone In The Universe

Format

Blu-Spec CD2

Label

Columbia Records

Catalogue

SICP 30890

Issue Date

2015

Notes

Japan only BSCD2, Full Mini LP / CD in a gatefold sleeve issued in 2015. It includes a Holographic inlay front card, a OBI strip, lyrics in Japanese and English along with album notes in a Japanese booklet.

Also containing the English CD Colour Booklet. CD has 3 extra bonus tracks, so 13 in total.

Alone In the Universe Blu-Spec CD2
Alone In the Universe Blu-Spec CD2
Alone In the Universe Blu-Spec CD2

Title

Alone In The Universe

Format

Blu-Spec CD2

Label

Columbia Records

Catalogue

SICP 30891

Issue Date

2015

Notes

Japan only BSCD2, Full Mini LP / CD in a gatefold sleeve issued in 2015. It includes a OBI strip, lyrics in Japanese and English along with album notes in a Japanese booklet.

Also containing the English CD Colour Booklet. CD has 1 bonus track, so 11 in total.

The obi describes this in Japanese as the 'standard edition' 

Missing From My Collection

 
The Very Best Of ELO Blu-Spec CD2
The Very Best Of ELO Blu-Spec CD2
The Very Best Of ELO Blu-Spec CD2

Title

The Very Best Of ELO

Format

Blu-Spec CD2

Label

Epic

Catalogue

SICP 30902

Issue Date

2015

Notes

Original greatest hits album from Japan only on Blu-spec CD2 format, it contains 40 tracks in total on two discs.

It combines the following two albums already released: "The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra Vol.1" and "The Very Best of Electric Light Orchestra Vol.2."

Issued in 2015 in a double jewel case, it includes a OBI strip, lyrics in Japanese  and English in a Japanese booklet.

Also containing a English CD Colour Booklet made up of the two original  issued booklets.

The Very Best Of ELO Blu-Spec CD2
 
Wembley or Bust - Japan Blu-Spec CD2
Wembley or Bust - Japan Blu-Spec CD2
Wembley or Bust - Japan Blu-Spec CD2

Title

Wembley Or Bust

Format

Blu-Spec CD2

Label

Columbia Records

Catalogue

SICP-31126 / SICP-31123 / SICP-31129

Issue Date

2017

Notes

Japan only BSCD2, Full Mini LP / CD in a cardboard Tri Fold Sleeve. Issued in 2017 it includes includes a enlarged wrap round OBI strip, lyrics in Japanese and English along with album notes in a Japanese mono booklet.

 

Also containing the English CD Colour Booklet.

3 Issues:

2 CDs + Blu-ray disc - SICP-31123

2 CDs + DVD disc - SICP-31126

2 CDs - SICP-31129

Wembley or Bust - Japan DVD
 
From Out Of Nowhere - Japan Blu-Spec CD2

Title

From Out Of Nowhere

Format

Blu-Spec CD2

Label

Columbia Records

Catalogue

SICP 31312

Issue Date

Nov 2019

Notes

Japan only BSCD2 CD in a  standard jewel case issued in 2019. It includes a a OBI strip, lyrics in Japanese along with album notes in a Japanese mono booklet.

Also containing the English CD Colour Booklet.

From Out Of Nowhere - Japan Blu-Spec CD2
From Out Of Nowhere - Japan Blu-Spec CD2
 
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Title

Secret Messages

Format

Blu-Spec CD2

Label

Epic/Sony

Catalogue

SICP 31313

Issue Date

2015

Notes

Japan only BSCD2, Full Mini LP reproduction of double album issued in 2018, It includes a OBI strip, single LP inneer sleeve, lyrics in Japanese and English in a mono booklet. 

The Music/CD is based on the first issue of the Jeff Lynne approved (vinyl only issue) of the double album version from 2018. The extar lyrics (which contain errors) are the first and so far only printed official issue for the 7 missing tracks from the 1983 single album version.

Secret Message - Double LP Version - Japan Blu-Spec CD2
Secret Message - Double LP Version - Japan Blu-Spec CD2
Secret Message - Double LP Version - Japan Blu-Spec CD2
Secret Message - Double LP Version - Japan Blu-Spec CD2
Secret Message - Double LP Version - Japan Blu-Spec CD2

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