ELO Jet Records - Coloured Vinyl's Re-issues & Jet Record Labels

 

Due to the “Out Of The Blue” United Artists pressing issues in 1977/1978, Jet Records changed record distributor on May, 6th 1978 from United Artists to CBS, so all ELO LPs numbered JET LP 200 to JET DP 400 were released in 1978 on black vinyl.

Out Of The Blue was the only coloured (Blue) vinyl which was actually released in late 1978. This was aimed to counter act United Artists flooding the UK market with the USA issues of the album. As they were imports, each one had part of the cover cut out or hole punched in it. (that’s why there are still so many available on UK eBay to this day)

The “Three Light Years” box set was issued in December 1978 and had an add for the box set that ONLY stated: Out Of The Blue “Now in Blue Vinyl”

The coloured vinyl of series of JET LP 200 to JET LP 203 (clear, yellow, green & red) were actually

released in April 1979 at the same time when “Discovery” was released.

Here is an add for the LP “Discovery” from 16 June 1979 were for the first time ALL the coloured vinyl’s

are advertised. The “Four Light Years” box set was then issued in spring 1981

Different Coloured Jet Labels


In the mid/late 1970’s the ELO Records were manufactured at two pressing plants: 1. Shorewood Packaging, and 2. Robert Stace & Co Ltd.  This meant some inner sleeves got 4 corners and some inner sleeves got 8 corners, depending in which printing plant they were printed.

The plant details are stated on the back cover below the copyright sentence. This “could” explain why some Jet/CBS records used the older UA/Jet Label with white/yellow light beams and some the newer yellow/pink light beams CBS/Jet label. Once the old United Artists Jet labels were finished, they used the newer CBS Jet Labels.

 

But then again it could be that every pressing machine had their own stock of labels. So it could be that (for example) one machine used the older labels for Face The Music and the next machine used the new labels for A New World Record

Or it could be that there was a pattern to the re-issue labels, namely:

1st re-issues used Catalogue Number JETLP  XXX (UAG300XX)  (except OOTB that used JETDP400 (UAR100) with yellow & white light beams on the label. Early issues had the LP title above the ELO name.

2nd re-issues used used Catalogue Number JETLP XXX only with yellow & white light beams on the label.

3rd re-issues used used Catalogue Number JETLP 400 with yellow & pink light beams on the label.

Credit to Partrik Guttenbacher from FTM Germany for the above info.

ELO Discovery & Coloured LP Issues 1979
ELO - On The Third Day JetLP 202 / UAG 30091
ELO - On The Third Day JetLP 202 / 30091
ELO - On The Third Day JetLP 202 / UAG 30091
ELO - On The Third Day JetLP 202
ELO - On The Third Day JetLP 202
ELO - On The Third Day JetLP 202

Title

On The Third Day

Label

Issue Date

1978 & 1979

Jet Records

Catalogue

Vinyl Colour

Label Layout

Jet LP 202 (UAG 30091)         Black       Yellow/White Light Beams

- On The Third Day above ELO

Jet LP 202 (UAG 30091)         Black      Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 202 (UAG 30091)         Clear       Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 202                               Black       Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 202                               Clear        Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 202                               Black       Yellow/Pink Light Beams

Jet LP 202                               Clear        Yellow/Pink Light Beams

Green text = missing from my collection or may not exist.

Eldorado JetLP 203/UAG 30092
Eldorado JetLP 203
Eldorado JetLP 203
Eldorado Yellow JetLP 203
Eldorado Yellow JetLP 203

Title

Eldorado

Label

Issue Date

1978 & 1979

Jet Records

Catalogue

Vinyl Colour

Label Layout

Jet LP 203 (UAG 30092)         Black        Yellow/White Light Beams

- Eldorado above ELO

Jet LP 203 (UAG 30092)         Black        Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 203 (UAG 30092)         Yellow      Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 203                                Black        Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 203                                Yellow       Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 203                                Black        Yellow/Pink Light Beams

Jet LP 203                                Yellow       Yellow/Pink Light Beams

Green text = missing from my collection or may not exist.

Face The Music JetLP 201
Face The Music JETLP 201 / UAG 30034
Face The Music JetLP 201
Face The Music Green Jet LP 201

Title

Face The Music

Label

Issue Date

1978 & 1979

Jet Records

Catalogue

Vinyl Colour

Label Layout

Jet LP 201 (UAG 30034)          Black         Yellow/White Light Beams

- Face The Music above ELO

Jet LP 201 (UAG 30034)         Black         Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 201 (UAG 30034)         Green         Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 201                                Black         Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 201                                Green         Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 201                                Black         Yellow/Pink Light Beams

Jet LP 201                                Green         Yellow/Pink Light Beams

Green text = missing from my collection or may not exist.

A New World Record Jet 200(UAG 30017)
A New World Record Jet 200(UAG 30017)
A New World Record Red Vinyl JetLP 200
A New World Record Jet 200
A New World Record Red Vinyl JetLP 200

Title

A New World Record

Label

Issue Date

1978 & 1979

Jet Records

Catalogue

Vinyl Colour

Label Layout

Jet LP 200 (UAG 30017)             Black          Yellow/White Light Beams

- A New World Record above ELO

Jet LP 200 (UAG 30017)             Black          Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 200 (UAG 30017)             Red             Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 200 (UAG 30017)             Black          1 Side ELO Logo - Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 200 (UAG 30017)             Red            1 Side ELO Logo - Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 200                                   Black          Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 200                                   Red             Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 200                                   Black          Yellow/Pink Light Beams

Jet LP 200                                   Red             Yellow/Pink Light Beams - DOES EXIST

Jet LP 200                                   Black          1 Side ELO Logo - Yellow/Pink Light Beams

Jet LP 200                                   Red             1 Side ELO Logo - Yellow/Pink Light Beams

Jet LP 200                                   Black          1 Side ELO Logo - Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet LP 200                                   Red             1 Side ELO Logo - Yellow/White Light Beams

Green text = missing from my collection or may not exist.

A New World Record Jet 200
A New World Record Jet 200
A New World Record Red Vinyl JetLP 200
A New World Record UAG30017/ Jet LP20
A New World Record Red Vinyl JetLP 200
Out of the Blue JetDP 400 / UAR100
Out of the Blue Jet DP400 Blue Vinyl
Out of the Blue JetDP 400 / UAR100
Out of the Blue JetDP 400
Out of the Blue Jet DP400 Blue Vinyl Artic Blue Cover
Out of the Blue JetDP 400

Title

Out Of The Blue

Label

Issue Date

1978 & 1979

Jet Records

Catalogue

Vinyl Colour

Label Layout

Jet DP 400 (UAR100)             Black          Yellow/White Light Beams

- Out Of The Blue above ELO

Jet DP 400 (UAR100)             Black          Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet DP 400 (UAR100)             Blue            Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet DP 400 (UAR100)             Blue            Yellow/White Light Beams

Artic Lite Cover

Jet DP 400                              Black          Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet DP 400                              Blue            Yellow/White Light Beams

Jet DP 400                              Black          Yellow/Pink Light Beams

Jet DP 400                              Blue            Yellow/Pink Light Beams

Green text = missing from my collection or may not exist.

Out of the Blue JetDP 400

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.