Out Of The Blue

Released: October 1977

Holland Chart Position 3

Single Releases

Turn To Stone 

5C 006-60662

Holland Chart - 23

Mr Blue Sky

5C 006-60450 / Jet 104

Holland Chart - 8

Wild West Hero Jet 109

Holland Chart - -

Sweet Talkin' Woman 

Jet  121

Holland Chart - 24

It's Over - Jet 501

Holland Chart - -

Album Track Listing

 

Side one
1.Turn to Stone
2.It's Over
3.Sweet Talkin' Woman
4.Across the Border

Side two
5.Night in the City
6.Starlight
7.Jungle
8.Believe Me Now
9.Steppin' Out

Side three

(Concerto for a Rainy Day)
10.Standin' in the Rain
11.Big Wheels
12.Summer and Lightning
14.Mr. Blue Sky

Side four
15.Sweet Is the Night
16.The Whale
17.Birmingham Blues
18.Wild West Hero

Out of the Blue 5C 154-60170
Out of the Blue 5C 154-60170

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

JT-LA 823 / 5C 154-60170

Country

Holland

1st Original Issue - On United Artist Records. Gatefold sleeve with two inner paper lyric sleeves & poster

The poster has Out Of The Blue in White text.

Out of the Blue JetDP 400
Out of the Blue JetDP 400

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

Jet DP 400 

Re-Issue Year

1978 - Holland / Europe

Re-issue - 1978 - On Jet label with yellow/pink light beams. Gatefold sleeve with two inner lyric cardboard sleeves & a poster.

There are two versions, with different rim text words/font.

Notes

Out of the Blue JetDP 400 - Different Rim Text
Out of the Blue JetDP 400 - Different Rim Text
Out of the Blue CD 400
Out of the Blue CD 400

Format

Double CD

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

Jet CD 400

Re-Issue Year

1986 - Holland / Europe / UK

Notes

Rare 2 CDs in fatbox. First rare unique pressing for UK & parts of Europe

The reason for the 2 disc version was probably because the first generation cd-players could not play discs longer then approximately 60 mins.

One year later they put everything on one cd for the UK/ Euro market.

Manufactured by CBS/Sony in Japan for UK/Europe.

CDs are JET CD 400 & the box is CDJET 400!

OOTB JET CD400 Single Japan CD
OOTB JET CD400 Single Japan Rear

Format

CD

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JET CD 400

Re-Issue Year

1987

Notes

1st UK / Euro issue in a Single CD format.

The first issue CD was Made in Japan, the booklet was printed in Holland.

The CB price code is 801 under the Jet Logo on the rear cover.

Some copies came with a clear inlay tray as the rear cover is printed inside with a blue star field.

Note different CD Rim text.

Credit to Max Cawthray for this info.

OOTB JET CD400 Single Japan Tray
OOTB JET CD400 Single Austria CD

Format

CD

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JET CD 400

Re-Issue Year

Later 1987

Notes

2nd UK / Euro issue in a Single CD format

The second issue CD was Made in Austria, the booklet was printed in Holland.

The CB price code is 782 under the Jet Logo on the rear cover.

Note different CD Rim text.

Credit to Max Cawthray for this info.

Out of the Blue Epic 450885 2

Format

CD

Label

Epic

Catalogue

450885 2

Re-Issue Year

1987 + 1992 + 1995 - Holland / Europe / UK

Notes

CD Issue 1987 - on single CD, with the song titles / list on the back cover on the left hand side.

Re-issued 1992 as 450885 2 with the song titles / list on the back cover now put over the space ship in the middle, with black & red CD trays. 

Part of CBS Nice Price Range.

Re-issued as 450885 2 in 1995 with a clear inside tray New artwork was printed and put below the CD under the clear tray. Song titles / list on the back cover still in the middle.

Each issue comes with a with full colour booklet with lyrics and the band members pictures from the LP poster.

The first 2 issue CDs show the matrix number on the CD itself as JETCD-400 31 That means that all those CDs were only mastered once, in 1988 by Joe Gastwirt

The 1995 re-issue edition had for the first time a new Glass Master S0247848410-0102 51

Out Of The Blue EPC 450885 1
Out Of The Blue EPC 450885 1
Out Of The Blue EPC 450885 1
Out Of The Blue EPC 450885 1

Format

Vinyl

Label

Epic - Nice Price

Catalogue

EPC 450885 1

Re-Issue Year

1991 - Holland / Europe

Notes

Re-Issue 1991 - "Nice-Price" range - Double LP in Gatefold sleeve, Epic Grey labels with new design. Paper printer inner sleeves with the Epic cat number at the bottom. (not Jet Cat No.) No band poster.


This was one of the last LPs to be printed/made in Holland in the 90's.

Out Of The Bue - 2nd CD "Decade Parade II"
Out Of The Blue 471940 2
Out Of The Bue - 2nd CD "Decade Parade II"

Format

CD

Label

Epic

Catalogue

471940 2

Re-Issue Year

1992 - Holland / Europe 

Notes

Re-issue in 1992, Some copies were single jewel case issues and some copies came in a double Jewel Case with a 2nd CD "Decade Parade II" with 10 tracks from Sony artists, Track 10 was E.L.O.s Evil Woman.

Picture credit Patrik Guttenbacher FTM

All further re-issue's were Europe/UK wide releases that are covered in the UK Studio Album Section HERE

Except for the next issue that only was realised in Holland/Europe

Out Of The Blue  88697995702
Out Of The Blue  88697995702
Out Of The Blue  88697995702

Format

CD

Label

Epic

Catalogue

 88697995702

Re-Issue Year

2011 - Holland / Europe

Notes

Re-Issue of ReMaster with bonus track - packaged in hard cover 24 page deluxe booklet. Rare and unseen photographs and new sleeve notes by Jeff Lynne

No space ship or poster included.

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.

Out of the Blue JetCD 400 Japan Issue