Republic of Ireland/Eire issued ELO LPs.


Polydor, United Artists, Jet Records and Epic issued Vinyl LP's in Ireland in the 1970's and 1980. Album sleeves and inner sleeves were printed in England.

LPs often had "Mfd. In Ireland” over printed on “Made In England” on the LP labels and generally had UK issued catalogue numbers.

 

No Irish CDs were issued/made and only 1 Irish compilation, being the standard "ELO Greatest Hits" from 1979 was issued in Ireland.

ELO also issued a number of 7" Irish pressed singles, general details are below, or for a full list, please visit 45Cat HERE

 

 Peter Miles for help and corrections on this page.

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Title

The Electric Light Orchestra

Notes

No information on "The Electric Light Orchestra" having a dedicated  Irish issue/pressing. 

Harvest/EMI may have imported UK issues to sell in Ireland.

Proof needed either way.

10538 Overture

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Title

ELO 2 / II

Notes

No information on "ELO 2 / II" having a dedicated Irish issue/pressing.

Harvest/EMI may have imported UK issues to sell in Ireland.

Proof needed either way.

Roll Over Beethoven

Showdown

Title

On The Third Day

Notes

ELO were now signed to Warner Brothers Records (WB).

 

No information on "On The Third Day" having a dedicated Irish issue/pressing. WB may have imported UK issues to sell in Ireland.

Proof needed either way.

In late 1976 / early 1977 United Artists may have pressed and issued Irish copies with their UK/ Europe UAG re-issues series.

Proof needed either way.

Title

On The Third Day

Notes

ELO were now signed to Warner Brothers Records (WB).

 

No information on "Eldorado" having a dedicated Irish issue/pressing. WB may have imported UK issues to sell in Ireland.

Proof needed either way.

In late 1976 / early 1977 United Artists may have pressed and issued Irish copies with their UK/ Europe UAG re-issues series.

Proof needed either way.

There is a JET Records issue in 1984/1985 with cat code JET 32397, see HERE further down this page.

No Answer UAS 5573
Face The Music JET LP 11 Side A
Face The Music JET LP 11 Side B
No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573

Title

Face The Music

Format

Vinyl

Label

Polydor

Catalogue

2310 414

Issue Date

1975

Notes

LP Labels states “ Made In the Republic of Ireland”

 

Main sleeve and thick paper inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo were printed in the UK

 Missing From My Collection

Evil Woman

Strange Magic

No Answer UAS 5573
A New World Record UAG 30017 Ireland
A New World Record UAG 30017 Ireland
No Answer UAS 5573
A New World Record UAG 30017 Ireland
A New World Record UAG 30017 Ireland

 Missing From My Collection

No Answer UAS 5573

Title

A New World Record

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UAG 30017

Issue Date

1976

Notes

2 versions exists:

One with the UA logo in on the left side of the LP label.

Another one with the UA logo in in the center of the LP label.

Both LP labels state “Made In the Republic Of Ireland” and have the ELO Logo embossed front cover -

 

With thick paper/cardboard inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo.

 

Inner lyric and main sleeve look like they were made in England.

Rockaria!

Telephone Line

No Answer UAS 5573
Face The Music UAG 30034 LP Side A
No Answer UAS 5573
Face The Music UAG 30034 LP Side B

Title

Face The Music

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UAG 30034

Re-Issue Date

End of 1976

Notes

LP Labels states “ Made In the Republic of Ireland” This was a Re-issue from 1976 (E/C/G ST 76), because this album was already on JET Records, so when the JET Records marketed by Polydor contract expired, JET had to give the order to manufacture new issues.

 

E.L.O. had a new distribution contract (since summer 1976) with United Artists. So the new Jet LP’s for Face The Music got a alteration with the United Artists copyright sentence, and therefore it was the very first (real) Re-Issue of an E.L.O. Album!!!

 

Part of the UAG Re-issue series with plain white innder sleeve.

 Missing From My Collection

Out Of The Blue UAR 100 Ireland
Out Of The Blue UAR 100 Ireland

Title

Out Of The Blue

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UAR 100

Issue Date

1977

Notes

LP label says "Made In the Republic Of Ireland". Gatefold sleeve with two inner cardboard lyric sleeves, maybe including a poster & press out space ship. 

 

Inner lyric and main sleeve look like they were made in England.

 Missing From My Collection

Turn To Stone

Mr Blue Sky

Sweet Talkin' Woman

No Answer UAS 5573
A New World Record Jet LP 200 - Ireland
A New World Record Jet LP 200 - Ireland

Title

A New World Record

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JET LP 200

Re-Issue Date

1978

Notes

2 versions exist:

 

One has the LP label stating “Record mfd. In Ireland” over printed on “Made In England”. The album name “A New World Record” is printed ABOVE the band name.

 

Another one has the LP label saying “Made In Ireland” and a pattern over printed on “Made In England”. The album name “A New World Record” is printed BELOW the band name.

 

Both versions inner lyric and main sleeves look like they were Made in England.

A New World Record Jet LP 200 - Ireland
A New World Record Jet LP 200 - Ireland

 Missing From My Collection

Out Of The Blue JET DP 400 - Ireland
Out Of The Blue JET DP 400 - Ireland

Title

Out Of The Blue

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JETDP 400

Re-Issue Date

1978

Notes

2 versions exist:

 

One has the LP label stating “Record mfd. In Ireland” and “Made In England” and the album name “Out Of The Blue” is below the bands name.

 

Another one has the LP label saying “Made In Ireland” with a pattern over printed on “Made In England” and the album name “Out Of The Blue” is below the bands name.

 

Both versions inner lyric and main gatefold sleeves look like they were Made in England.

Unknown if the band poster and space ship were included. Proof needed either way.

 Missing From My Collection

Out Of The Blue JET DP 400 - Ireland
Out Of The Blue JET DP 400 - Ireland
No Answer UAS 5573

Title

ELO's Greatest Hits

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JET LX 525

Issue Date

1979

Notes

No information on "ELO's Greatest Hits" having a dedicated Irish issue/pressing.  Jet Records may imported UK issues to sell in Ireland.

Proof needed either way.

 Missing From My Collection

Discovery JET LX 500 - Ireland - Version 1
Discovery JET LX 500 - Ireland - Version 1
Discovery JET LX 500 - Ireland - Version 2
Discovery JET LX 500 - Ireland - Version 2

 Missing From My Collection

Discovery JET LX 500 - Ireland - Version 3
Discovery JET LX 500 - Ireland - Version 3

 Missing From My Collection

Title

Discovery

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JET LX 500

Issue Date

1979

Notes

3 versions exist:

 

One version has the “Discovery Font” on the LP label and the LP label states “Record mfd. In Ireland” and “Made In England”

 

Another one has an additional text at bottom of the label – “Original Sound Recording Made by Jet Records” and the LP label states “Record mfd. In Ireland” and “Made In England”

 

Another one has a plain font on the LP label, plus additional text at bottom of the label – “Original Sound Recording Made by Jet Records” and the LP label states “Made In England” and “Jet record are the exclusive licensees for UK & Eire”

 

All 3 versions come in a gatefold sleeve and lyric inner sleeve that was Made in England.

Shine A Little Love

Don't Bring Me Down

The Diary Of Horace Wimp

Confusion / Last Train To London

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Title

Xanadu

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records / MCA

Catalogue

JET LX 526

Issue Date

1980

Notes

Originally intended to be a solo Jeff Lynne issue, but change to be a full ELO group LP.  Released in a gatefold sleeve. Includes a colour printed lyric inner sleeve.

LP label states “Record mfd. In Ireland” and “Made In England”. Unlike the UK issue (with blue LP labels) both labels are the older "standard" Jet Record labels

 

ELO songs are on side 1 & Olivia Newton-John songs are on side 2.

 Missing From My Collection

I'm Alive

All Over The World

Time LP JETLP 236 - Ireland
Time LP JETLP 236 - Ireland

Title

Time

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JETLP 236

Issue Date

1981

Notes

On Jet label with white / yellow light beams. Time is a concept album written about a man from the 1980s who is taken to the year 2095.

 

With light blue tinted thick paper inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo

LP label states “Record mfd. In Ireland” and “Made In England”, single sleeve and lyric inner sleeve Made in England

Hold On Tight

Secret Messages JET LX 527 - Ireland
Secret Messages JET LX 527 - Ireland

Title

Secret Messages

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JET LX 527

Issue Date

1983

Notes

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. LP Label states “CBS record are the exclusive licensees for UK & Eire”.

Rock n Roll Is King

 
Eldorado Eire Jet 32397 Eire Re-Issue Side A
Eldorado Eire Jet 32397 Eire Re-Issue Side B

Title

Eldorado

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JET 32397

Re-Issue Date

1984

Notes

The LP label states“Record mfd. In Ireland” and “Made In England”. The album name “Eldorado"  is above the bands name.

 

Most came with a Plain White Inner Sleeve, but some had a Nice Price Inner Sleeve.

 

The sleeve looks like it was Made in England.

 Missing From My Collection

Balance of Power Epic 26467 - Ireland
Balance of Power Epic 26467 - Ireland

Title

Balance Of Power

Format

Vinyl

Label

Epic

Catalogue

EPC 26467

Issue Date

1986

Notes

With paper inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo.

LP label states “Record mfd. In Ireland” and “CBS record are the exclusive licensees for UK & Eire”. 

The actual vinyl is translucent vinyl and can be seen thru when held up to a light.

Lyric sleeve and main sleeve made in England. 

 Missing From My Collection

Calling America

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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.

Secret Messages JET LX 527 - Ireland