Secret Messages

Released: June 1983

Holland Chart Position 5

Single Releases

Rock n Roll Is King Jet 7034 

Black Vinyl  7" & 12"

Holland Chart - 8

Secret Messages Jet 7038

7" & 12" Black Vinyl

Holland Chart - -

Four Little Diamonds

Jet 3869 - 7" & 12" Black Vinyl

 Holland Chart -

Stranger

Jet 4070 - 7" Black Vinyl

 Holland Chart -

Album Track Listing

 

Side one
Secret Messages
Loser Gone Wild
Bluebird
Take Me On and On
Time After Time (CD only)

Side two
Four Little Diamonds
Stranger
Danger Ahead
Letter from Spain
Train of Gold
Rock 'n' Roll Is King

Original intended track listing for double album 

Side A
Secret Messages
Loser Gone Wild
Bluebird
Take Me On and On

Side B
Stranger
No Way Out
Beatles Forever
Letter from Spain
Danger Ahead

Side C 
Four Little Diamonds
Train of Gold
Endless Lies
Buildings Have Eyes
Motor Factory/Rock 'n' Roll is King

Side D
Mandalay
Time After Time
After All
Hello My Old Friend

Secret Messages Jet LX527
Secret Messages Jet LX527

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JET LX527

Country

Holland / Europe

Notes

1st Holland Original Issue. On Jet label with yellow  / pink light beams. The album was originally planned to be a double album, but was thwarted by Jet's distributor, CBS Records, claiming that producing a double vinyl album would be too expensive.

 

As a result Jeff Lynne had to reduce it to a single album.

With printed paper inner lyric sleeve.

There are two versions, one with ELO logo on the LP label and one with the full name Electric Light Orchestra on the LP label.

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JETLX 527 / JETCL 400705

Re-Issue Year

1983 - Holland / Europe

Notes

Club edition on Jet label with yellow  / pink light beams.

With printed paper inner lyric sleeve.

Secret Messages JETLX 527 / JETCL 400705

Format

CD

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

Jet CD Jet 527

Re-Issue Year

1983 - Holland / Europe / UK

Notes

1st Holland/Euro/UK issue on CD. Secret Messages album was digitally recorded and was to have been ELO's first original issue CD. 

Secret Messages Jet CD527
Secret Messages EPC 462487 1
Secret Messages EPC 462487 1

Format

Vinyl

Label

Epic

Catalogue

EPC 462487 1

Re-Issue Year

Nov 1988 - Holland / Europe

Notes

Re-Issue on "Nice Price" Grey Epic label only in Holland. With printed paper inner lyric sleeve.

Also issued with a different Epic logo style/font printed on the LP label, see below.

Secret Messages EPC 462487 2

Format

CD

Label

Epic

Catalogue

EPC 462487 2

Re-Issue Year

1988 - Holland / Europe

Notes

Re-Issue on Epic in Holland/Europe.

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

When viewed and played as a double album, Secret Messages is one of ELO greatest albums. Finally in August 2018 it was released as double LP and MP3/FLAC download, minus one track that may have not made the original planned issue anyway.
Secret Messages 19075837691
Secret Messages 19075837691

Format

Double Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

19075837691

Country

UK / Europe

Issue Year

3rd August 2018

Notes

UK/ Europe double 180gm LP Issue on Epic Legacy label. For the first time ever, ELO’s Secret Messages has been released as a double album on August 3rd 2018. Jeff Lynne’s eclectic creation of self-written, self-produced songs come to life as originally conceived in 1983. This 2 LP release adds six tracks to its running order, all with cutting-edge synthesizers as well as up-front guitar mastery.

The Europe issue has a different worded Gold sticker on the LP cover, see below. Comes with plain white windowed paper inner sleeves, no lyrics.

Secret Messages 19075837691
Secret Messags Double LP Europe Sticker
Secret Messages 19075837691

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