Face The Music

Released: September 1975

UK Chart Position -

Single Releases

Evil Woman - Jet 764

UK Chart - 10

Nightrider - Jet 769

UK Chart -

Strange Magic - Jet 779

UK Chart - 38

Album Track Listing

 

Side one
1.Fire on High
2.Waterfall
3.Evil Woman
4.Nightrider

Side two
5.Poker
6.Strange Magic
7.Down Home Town
8.One Summer Dream

Personnel

Jeff Lynne

Bev Bevan

Richard Tandy

Kelly Groucutt

Hugh McDowell

Melvyn Gale

Mik Kaminski

Louis Clark

Re-issue CD Bonus tracks (2006 remaster)

9.Fire on High Intro (Early alternate mix)
10.Evil Woman (Stripped down mix)
11.Strange Magic (US single edit)
12.Waterfall (Instrumental mix)

Face The Music JetLP11

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

Jet LP 11 / 2310 414

Country

UK

Notes

1st Original Issue on Jet Record Label - Richard Tandy is looking away in the band photo as he didnt like the idea of the photo. With thick paper/cardboard inner sleeve with square corners,    printed lyrics & a hand on a electric chair.

 

Marketed by Polydor, only the UK Pressings used Green Jet Labels

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

ACB 246

Re-Issue Year

1975

Notes

Released through Polydor's mail-order "Audio Club Of Great Britain" on Jet Record Label. If it came with plain white inner sleeve.

ELO Face The Music - ACB 246
ELO Face The Music - ACB 246
ELO Face The Music - ACB 246
Face The Music UAG 30034

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet

Catalogue

UAG 30034 / Jet LP 11

Re-Issue Year

1976

Notes

Re-Issue 1976 as Jet Records bought the rights of the Warner Brother issued Albums.  Issued on Jet Record Label with white/yellow light beams. With thick paper/cardboard inner sleeve with printed lyrics & hand on a electric chair. Marketed by United Artists

ELO albums were originally distributed by United Artists's. However Jet, the record company and the band sued United Artists for producing 'defective' copies of Out Of The Blue, and using an escape clause moved to CBS in May 1978, where the LP was repressed without the defects.

Jet records then proceeded to re-issue all the ELO albums and some ELO singles using CBS as a distributor but at first still using the old UAR record labels until a new Jet / CBS label and a new brighter design with the yellow light beam over the pink light beam was designed.

1st re-issues used Catalogue Number JETLP 201 / UAG 30094 with yellow & white light beams on the label. Early issues had the LP title above the ELO name.

2nd re-issues used used Catalogue Number JETLP 201 with yellow & white light beams on the label.

3rd re-issues used used Catalogue Number JETLP 201 with yellow & pink light beams on the label.

Face The Music JetLP201 1st Issue

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet

Catalogue

Jet LP 201 / UAG 30034 

Re-Issue Year

1978

Notes

1st issue 1978 - Marketed by CBS, all CBS covers had washed out rear cover with red eyes & more silver ELO letters on front cover. on Jet Record Label with white/yellow light beams. With thick paper / cardboard inner sleeve with angled or clipped corners and printed lyrics / hand on a electric chair.

Missing From My Collection

Format

Black Vinyl

Label

Jet 

Catalogue

JETLP 201 / UAG30034

Notes

1st issue on Black Vinyl with Yellow/White Light Beams on Jet Label

Missing From My Collection

Format

Green Vinyl

Label

Jet 

Catalogue

JETLP 201 / UAG30034

Notes

1st issue on Green Vinyl with Yellow/White Light Beams on Jet Label

Face The Music JETLP 201 / UAG 30034

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet

Catalogue

Jet LP 201 

Re-Issue Year

1978

Notes

2nd issue 1978 - Marketed by CBS, on Jet Record Label with white/yellow light beams. With thick paper / cardboard  inner sleeve with angled or clipped corners and printed lyrics / hand on a electric chair.

Face The Music Green Jet LP 201
Face The Music Green Jet LP 201

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet

Catalogue

JET LP 201

Re-Issue Year

Early 1979

Notes

2nd issue on Jet Records - Green Vinyl. Marketed by CBS, on Jet Record Label with white/yellow light beams.With thick paper / cardboard  inner sleeve with angled or clipped corners and printed lyrics / hand on a electric chair.

Face The Music JetLP 201

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet

Catalogue

Jet LP 201

Re-Issue Year

1979/1980

Notes

3rd issue on Jet Records. New CBS Brighter label with yellow and pink light beams.  With thick paper / cardboard inner sleeve, back to a square design, with printed lyrics & a hand on a electric chair.

Missing From My Collection

Format

Green Vinyl

Label

Jet 

Catalogue

JETLP 201

Notes

3rd issue on Green Vinyl with Yellow/pink Light Beams on Jet Label

Format

Vinyl

Label

Epic

Catalogue

EPC 32544

Re-Issue Year

1985

Notes

Re-Issue - On Epic label / Nice Price.  Cover is dark green, almost black. Comes with single printed coloured lyric sheet, white CBS Nice price advert sleeve.

Face The Music EPC 32544

Format

CD

Label

Epic

Catalogue

982648 2

Re-Issue Year

1991

Notes

1st UK Cd Issue. Epic/Collectors Choice. Distributed by Pickwick Group

Face The Music 982648 2

Format

CD

Label

Epic

Catalogue

82796942782

Re-Issue Year

2006

Notes

Re-Issue - ReMaster with bonus tracks and expanded booklet with history and information on the album

Face The Music CD 82796942782

Format

Vinyl

Label

Epic/Legacy Music

Catalogue

88985312341

Re-Issue Year

2016

Notes

Reissue - Legacy Music on Clear Vinyl 180 Gram - 5000 issued - Plain white inner sleeve only.

Face The Music Clear Vinyl 88985312341
Face The Music Clear Vinyl 88985312341

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

For help, corrections, images and information on this website.

Face The Music EPC 32544