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 different label variations. So instead, listed below are the main found issues 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

No Answer UAS 5573
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Face The Music UA-LA546-G
Face The Music UA-LA546-G

Missing From My Collection

Face The Music UA-LA546-G
Face The Music UA-LA546-G

Missing From My Collection

Face The Music UA-LA546-G
Face The Music UA-LA546-G

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.

There are 3 different main label variations.

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Plus pressings with slight differences in text fonts used, gaps between the lines of text.

And a variation exists with the Jet Records logo on the LP label.

No Answer UAS 5573
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Face The Music UA-LA546-1-DJ Side 1
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Face The Music UA-LA546-1-DJ Side 2

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.

No Answer UAS 5573
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No Answer UAS 5573
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Face The Music UA-LA546-G Sunburst Label
Face The Music UA-LA546-G Sunburst Label
Face The Music UA-LA546-G Sunburst Label
Face The Music UA-LA546-G Sunburst Label

Missing From My Collection

Face The Music UA-LA546-G Sunburst Label
Face The Music UA-LA546-g Sunburst Label

Missing From My Collection

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. 

There are at least 3 different label variations.

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Plus slight differences in track/publication credits, text fonts used, gaps between the lines of text.

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

ELO USA T-Shirt Flyer 1977
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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 Side 1
Face The Music JZ 35527 Side 2
No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

Promo JZ 35527

Re-Issue Date

1978

Notes

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

Missing From My Collection

Face The Music JZ 35527 Promo Side 1.jpg
Face The Music JZ 35527 Promo Side 2.jpg
No Answer UAS 5573
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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 PZ 35527  Side 1
Face The Music PZ 35527  Side 2
No Answer UAS 5573
Face The Music ZK 35527 1st Issue
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Face The Music ZK 35527 2nd Issue CD

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 !!

There are two later issue from around 1990 - 1994 that have the DIDP code printed on the CD below the Cat. No. ZK 35527

Missing From My Collection

Face The Music ZK 35527 Later 1990 - 1994 Issue CD
Face The Music ZK 35527 Later 1990 - 1994 Issue CD
No Answer UAS 5573

Missing From My Collection

Face The Music ZK 57184
No Answer UAS 5573

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.

If you start playing the CD and then press the reverse button there is a "pre-gap" area before track one ("Fire On High")  so that you can hear the backward-masked spoken introduction "unreversed".

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.

There are 3 different Bar Code versions, with one being a "Club Edition"

All other codes/CD/artwork are the same as the standard issue.

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Face The Music 82796 94278 2 CD Inlay1.j
Face The Music 82796 94278 2 CD Inlay 2.
Face The Music 82796 94278 2 Bar Code 1
Face The Music 82796 94278 2 Bar Code 2
Face The Music 82796 94278 2 Bar Code Club Edition