Frontiers Issued ELO & Jeff Lynne CDs & Vinyl LPs

Starting In 2012 Frontiers Records issued a series of 5 albums in CD & LP vinyl format for ELO & Jeff Lynne as a solo artist.

All the CDs were all made in Italy for the whole world, (except Japan and South Korea) along with the first issue vinyl LP's which were also made in Italy for the whole word. These issues have the catalogue number starting "FR"

But Frontiers Records was too small to deliver to the whole world, so the vinyl LP’s were re-issued in the UK by "Let Them Eat Vinyl" for the whole world. These issues have the catalogue number starting "LETV"

The Frontier issues were also re-issued in 2018 by Sony Legacy in a box set with slim cardboard sleeves with red CDs inside, as shown below. The CDs were not issued individually.

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Below is list of all known original issued versions. Green Text means "Missing From My Collection."

ELO - Mr. Blue Sky
Issue Type - Case / Sleeve Format
CD - Eco-Book - Hard Cover
CD - Standard Jewel Case
LP - Single Disc / Sleeve - Black Vinyl
LP - Double Disc / GateFold Sleeve - Blue Vinyl
LP - Double Disc / GateFold Sleeve - Black Vinyl
UK Catalogue No.
FR CD 570E
FR CD 570E
FR CD 570
LETV070LP
LETV070LP
Issue Year
2012
2012
2012
2013
2013
Notes

The Blue Double LP Vinyl was a Ltd Edition of 1000 copies in a Gatefold sleeve with plain inner sleeves.

The "Promo" UK & Europe Hard Cover issue, the only change is a promo sticker over the bar code.

For UK discography details, please visit HERE

Issued in - UK & Europe - Including a Promo Issue
Issued in - Japan (with OBI) & South Korea & Russia
Issued in - UK & Europe
Issued in - UK
Issued in - UK 
ELO Mr Blue Sky - Promo
ELO Live 2001
Issue Type - Case / Sleeve Format
CD - Eco-Book - Hard Cover
Issued in - UK & Europe & USA
CD - Standard Jewel Case
Issued in - Japan (with OBI) & Argentina
LP - Double Disc / GateFold Sleeve - Red Vinyl
Issued in - UK 
LP - Double Disc / GateFold Sleeve - Black Vinyl
Issued in - UK 
UK Catalogue No.
FR CD 595E
ICARUS 1112
LETV096LP
LETV096LP
Issue Year
2013
2013
2013
2013
Notes

The Red Double LP Vinyl was a Ltd Edition of 1000 copies in a Gatefold sleeve with plain inner sleeves.

The USA CD issue is the same as the UK/Euro issue.

In Argentina "Live" was issued under license by Icarus Music and in a standard jewel case. - Credit to Max Cawthray.

For UK discography details, please visit HERE

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CD - Promo - Plastic Sleeve
Issued in - UK & Europe
2013
FR CD 595E
ELO 2001 Live ICARUS 1112 CD
ELO - Zoom
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Issue Type - Case / Sleeve Format
CD - Cardboard Gatefold Cover - With Booklet
Issued in - UK & Europe & USA Including a Promo Issue
CD - Promo - Plastic Sleeve
Issued in - UK & Europe
CD - Standard Jewel Case
Issued in - UK & Europe & Argentina & Japan (with OBI)
CD - Standard Jewel Case - Corrected Booklet
Issued in - UK & Europe
LP - Double Disc / GateFold Sleeve - White Vinyl
Issued in - UK 
LP - Double Disc / GateFold Sleeve - Clear Vinyl
Issued in - UK 
LP - Double Disc / GateFold Sleeve - Black Vinyl
Issued in - UK 
UK Catalogue No.
FR CD 596
FR CD 596
FR CD 596
LETV097LP
LETV097LP
LETV097LP
LETV097LP
Issue Year
2013
2013
2015
2013
2016
2016
2016
Notes

The first issue CD in a Jewel Case used the wrong booklet rear image (taken from the booklet from the cardboard issue) so when folded out did not match up with the front image.

Plus the clear CD inlay tray background image was printed upside down and the Cat Number was missing from the tray edges.

Above errors were corrected in the 2nd Jewel Case CD issue

The USA CD issue is the same as the UK/Euro issue.

In Argentina "Zoom" was issued under license by Icarus Music and in a standard jewel case.

The White & Clear Double LP Vinyl was a Ltd Edition of 1000 copies in a Gatefold sleeve with plain inner sleeves.

The Black Double LP Vinyl was a Ltd Edition of 1000 copies in a Gatefold  sleeve with Let Them Eat Vinyl advert inner sleeves.

For full UK discography details, please visit HERE

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Jeff Lynne -
Long Wave
Issue Type - Case / Sleeve Format
CD - Cardboard Gatefold Cover - With Booklet
Issued in - UK & Europe Including a Promo Issue & Russia
CD - Standard Jewel Case - Black Front Booklet
Issued in - UK & Europe
CD - Standard Jewel Case - Street Front Booklet
Issued in - UK & Europe
LP - Single Disc / Sleeve - Black Vinyl
Issued in - UK & Europe
LP - Single Disc / GateFold Sleeve - White Vinyl
Issued in - UK 
LP - Single Disc / GateFold Sleeve - Clear Vinyl
Issued in - UK
UK Catalogue No.
FR CD 569
FR CD 569
FR CD 569
FR LP 569
LETV071LP
LETV071LP
Issue Year
2012
2012
2015
2012
2016
2016
Notes

The first issue CD in a Jewel Case used the booklet from the cardboard sleeve issue, so had a black glossy front with just Jeff Lynne & Long Wave text.

The second issue CD in a Jewel Case had a new booklet printed and used the lamp post/street as a front picture.

The "Promo" UK & Europe Hard Cover issue, the only change is a promo sticker over the bar code.

The Russian CD issue may be un-official/fake.

The White single LP Vinyl was a Ltd Edition of 1000 copies in a Gatefold sleeve with plain inner sleeves.

The Clear single LP Vinyl was a Ltd Edition of 1000 copies in a Gatefold

sleeve with plain inner sleeves.

Track 6 of side 1 on the Frontiers black LP was set as the first track on side 2 on the "Let Them Eat Vinyl" issue LP's

Jeff Lynne -
Armchair Theatre
Issue Type - Case / Sleeve Format
CD - Cardboard Gatefold Cover - With Booklet
Issued in - UK & Europe & USA
CD - Promo - Plastic Sleeve
Issued in - UK & Europe
CD - Standard Jewel Case - With Booklet
Issued in - Europe & Japan (with OBI) & Argentina
LP - Double Disc / Gatefold Sleeve - Blue Vinyl
Issued in - UK 
LP - Double Disc / GateFold Sleeve - White Vinyl
Issued in - UK 
LP - Double Disc / GateFold Sleeve - Black Vinyl
Issued in - UK 
UK Catalogue No.
FR CD 597
FR CD 597
FR CD 597
LETY098LP
LETY098LP
LETV098LP
Issue Year
2013
2015
2015
2013
2016
2018
Jeff Lynn Armchair Theatre CD Promo
Jeff Lynn Armchair Theatre Promo Rear Cover
Notes

The USA CD issue is the same as the UK/Euro issue.

The "Promo" UK & Europe Hard Cover issue, the only change is a promo sticker over the bar code.

The Blue Double LP Vinyl was a Ltd Edition of 1000 copies in a Gatefold sleeve with plain inner sleeves.

The White Double LP Vinyl was a Ltd Edition of 1000 copies in a Gatefold sleeve with plain inner sleeves.

The Black Double LP Vinyl was s Ltd Edition of 1000 copies in a Gatefold

sleeve with plain inner sleeves.

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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.

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