ELO - Face The Music USA issued 1975 - LPs and CDs.
 
Due to the size of the USA and various pressing plants around the USA, it is nearly impossible to collect and show all the issues. So instead, listed below are the known details of ELO's "Face The Music" LP album issues on LP & CD in the USA.
Single Releases

Evil Woman UA-XW729-Y

Strange Magic UA-XW770-Y

Face The Music UA-LA546-G
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Title

Face The Music

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UA-LA546-G

Issue Date

1975

Chart Position

8

Notes

First USA issue, with thick paper inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo.

A variation exists with identical text but with the Jet Records logo on the LP label.

Face The Music UA-LA546-G
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Title

Face The Music

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UA-LA546-G

Notes

A special banned Promo-LP  UA-LA 546-G DJ without the track intros and Interludes were produced for the Radio Stations so the D.J.’s could play the songs directly.

"PROMO NOT FOR SALE" appears at the base of each label.

Track times are significantly different from the commercial release. On some copies the labels incorrectly have the standard track times from the commercial release. 

 

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

Face The Music UA-LA546-G

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UA-LA546G

Re-Issue Date

1978

Notes

Re-issue in 1977 by United Artist with a "Sunburst" label design, with paper inner sleeve with printed lyrics. 

A T-Shirt flyer was often included with the first United Artists & Jet Records re-issues.

ELO USA T-Shirt Flyer 1977
Face The Music JZ 35527

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JZ 35527

Re-Issue Date

1978

Notes

Re-issue in 1978 by Jet Records with a paper inner sleeve with printed lyrics. 

Missing From My Collection

Face The Music JZ 35527 Promo

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

Promo JZ 35527

Re-Issue Date

1978

Notes

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

Missing From My Collection

Face The Music PZ 35527

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

PZ 35527

Re-Issue Date

1981

Notes

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

Later issues had a bar code on the rear cover.

Face The Music ZK 35527

Format

CD

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

ZK 35527

Re-Issue Date

1987

Notes

"Nice Price" CD issue in 1987 by Jet/CBS records, with lyric booklet including band photo and track list.

1st issue CDs used by mistake the DJ Promo Master Tapes without the track intros and Interludes which were produced for the Radio Stations so the D.J.’s could play the songs directly !


Track times are significantly different from the commercial release.

You could not see a difference on the sleeve and label, you have to listen to the CD !!

Format

CD

Label

CBS MasterSound

Catalogue

ZK 57184

Re-Issue Date

1993

Notes

Re-Issue 1993 - 24 karat gold compact disc in jewel case with outer card slipcase and fold out booklet with lyrics and LP inner sleeve images.

Face The Music ZK 57184

Format

CD

Label

Epic

Catalogue

82796 94278 2

Re-Issue Date

2006

Notes

Re-Master CD issue in 2006 by Epic. With full colour fold out booklet with album/band info and original sleeve photos/images.

Face The Music - 82796 94278 2

All pictures, graphics, record designs and logos are the property of Jeff Lynne / ELO, this is non profit fan based site .

I would like to thank and credit:

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

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