ELO General Hits, Best Of and Compilation LPs, Vinyl & CD - Holland issued.

EMI, Warner Bros. & Polydor record companies did their own vinyl pressings in the early 1970’s.

EMI used codes: UK, 0C…, Germany 1C…, France 2C…, Italy 3C…, Belgium 4C..., Holland 5C… etc..

Warner Brothers:  Most of the sleeves were printed in Germany and sold with the Holland produced discs (Stemra is stated for Holland)

Polydor:  LP Discs were pressed in Holland

United Artists: were distributed in Holland using EMI, so the United Artist issues got the EMI 5C… number.

CBS chooses in 1972 that they would manufacture all their records for Central Europe  (including Germany which is the biggest music market in Central Europe) in a pressing plant in Holland.  

When ELO changed to CBS for Distribution in May 1978, all German Discs, (like Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden etc…) were then manufactured in Holland and issued and available in all Central European Countries.

Holland, being a smaller country, did not need the amounts of records they were pressing/manufacturing. So some "Made in Holland" products were NOT AVAILABLE in Holland and instead released only in Germany ! (E.G. Discovery Half Speed Master Issue & Perfect World Of Music compilation) 

This page is 1973 to 1989.  Next Page 1990 on wards >>>

Thanks to  Patrik Guttenbacher - Face The Music German - for information and details on this page.

ELO MOR - Showdown 5C 038-05698 \ SHSP 4037

Title

Masters Of Rock - Showdown

Format

Vinyl

Label

Harvest

Catalogue

5C 038-05698 \ SHSP 4037

& 1A 038-05698 & 5C 054-05698

Issue Date

Chart Position

1974 - Holland

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Notes

1st Original Issue on black vinyl with plain white non windowed inner sleeve.

There is also a version with Cat No 5C 054-05698

Plus there is also a issue with Cat No. 1A 038-05698 and BIEM/STEMRA on the label. Maybe re-issued after 1981 as a EEC pressing (made in Holland) to relace the various EU country versions.

ELO MOR - Showdown 5C 054-05698
ELO MOR - Showdown 1A 038-05698 \ SHSP 4037
ELO MOR - Showdown 5C 038-05698 \ SHSP 4037
ELO MOR - Showdown 5C 038-05698 \ SHSP 4037

Title

Masters Of Rock - Showdown

Format

Vinyl

Label

Harvest

Catalogue

5C 038-05698 \ SHSP 4037

Issue Date

1974 - Holland

Chart Position

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Notes

1st Original Issue on pink/purple vinyl with plain white non windowed inner sleeve.

The Best of ELO - Telly7

Title

OLE ELO

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

Jet LP 903

Issue Date

1978 - Holland / Europe

Chart Position

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Notes

Issued in Holland/Europe as so many USA copies were being imported. Plain white non windowed inner sleeve.

Milestones ELO1 & ELO 2 - 5C 138-52658
Very Best Of ELO Star 2370

Title

Milestones - E.L.O 1 / E.L.O. 2

Format

Vinyl

Label

Hravest

Catalogue

5C 138-52658

Issue Date

1977 - Holland

Chart Position

Notes

Double LP of ELO & ELO2 in Gatefold sleeve with non windowed white inner sleeve. 

ELO Perfect World Of Music Jet 24043
A Perfect World Of Music - Club Edition Jet CL 41 948 1

Title

A Perfect World Of Music

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JET 24043

Issue Date

1985 - Holland / Germany Europe

Chart Position

Notes

Made In Holland for Germany/Europe Best of ELO on Jet Records. Plain white inner non windowed sleeve.

There was also a "Club" version issued, it is the same as the regular edition (label, record & sleeve) except for just a silver sticker attached on the back saying “JET CL 41 948 1”

ELO Perfect World Of Music JetCD 24043

Title

A Perfect World Of Music

Format

CD

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JETCD 24043

Issue Date

1985 - Holland / Germany Europe

Chart Position

Notes

Made In Holland for Germany/Europe Best of ELO on Jet Records

ELO All Over The World - 01246.21
ELO All Over The World - 01246.21

Title

ELO - All Over The World

Format

Vinyl

Label

Arcade

Catalogue

01 0246.21 

Issue Date

1987 - Holland / Europe

Chart Position

Notes

Holland/Europe Best of ELO, in Gatefold sleeve, plain white non windowed inner sleeve.  On the front LP cover World is spelt wrong as "Wolrd"

 

"Do Ya" and "All Over The World" were edited versions on the LP due to limited space

Do Ya 3:14 - The third Chorus and the third verse were omitted and the song turns right into the "... come on now" line.
All Over The World 3:38 - 
Missed the third chorus and ended with the "all over the world ooh ooh ooh!" repetitions.

ELO All Over The World - 01246.21

Title

ELO - All Over The World

Format

CD

Label

Arcade

Catalogue

01 0246.21 

Issue Date

1987 - Holland / Europe

Chart Position

Notes

Holland/Europe Best of ELO on CD, this time World is spelt correctly on the front cover. Cat Number is the same as the LP version. CD states "Made In West Germany"

ELO All Over The World - 01 3620 21

Title

ELO - Heroes Of Pop Music

Format

LP

Label

Arcade

Catalogue

01 3620 21

Issue Date

1988 - Holland / Europe

Chart Position

Notes

Holland/Europe Best of ELO LP in single sleeve, Heroes of "Pop Music" series. Plain white non windowed inner sleeve.

Re-issue of  "All Over The World" LP (see above) with new LP cover/artwork. Strangely "Do Ya" and All Over The World" (see above) were not edited and both full tracks fit on side 1 of the LP....

ELO All Over The World - 01 3620 61

Title

ELO - Heroes Of Pop Music

Format

CD

Label

Arcade

Catalogue

01 3620 61

Issue Date

1988

Chart Position

Notes

Holland/Europe Best of ELO on cd. Heroes of "Pop Music" series. 

1990 on wards Best of | Greatest Hits | Compilations can be found HERE >>>

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I would like to thank and credit:

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

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