ELO - Out Of The Blue USA issued 1977 - LPs and CDs.
Due to the size of the USA and various pressing plants around the USA, it is nearly impossible to collect and show all the issues. So instead, listed below are the known details of ELO's "Out Of The Blue" album on LP & CD in the USA.
Single Releases

Turn To Stone JT-XW1099

Sweet Talkin' Woman JT-XW1145

Sweet Talkin' Woman JT-XW1145 - Purple Vinyl

Its Over  ZS8 5052

Mr Blue Sky ZS8 5050

Out of the Blue JT-LA823-L2
Out of the Blue JT-LA823-L2
Out Of The Blue - USA Issue 1978. Cat No. JT-LA 823 L2 
Out Of The Blue - USA Issue 1978. Cat No. JT-LA 823 L2 
Out of the Blue JT-LA823-L2
Out of the Blue JT-LA823-L2

Title

Out Of The Blue

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JTLA-823-L2

Issue Date

1977

Chart Position

4

Notes

USA 1st Issue in Gatefold Cover with Glossy Heavy Stock Paper Lyric Sleeves


There are three versions : -

 

First version with smaller track text, bigger UA logo and bigger Jet records tower. Plus Louis Clark name is spelt wrong as "Lewis" Clark

Second version with larger track text, bigger UA logo and bigger Jet records tower.

Third version with bigger track text, smaller UA logo, smaller Jet records tower and on a bright label.

Because the track list on the first issue could not be read clearly.

Foldout Poster with Band Member Photos.

Cardboard ELO Space Station Insert (the Individual Parts "punch-out" to make a Cardboard Space Station with ELO Logo and Band Name on It.

ELO Souvenir / Fan Club Special Offer Insert with Fan Club Membership Fees, options to order ELO Poster and T-shirt via mail order.

Out of the Blue JT-LA823-L2 Flyer
Out of the Blue JT-LA823-L2 Flyer
Out of the Blue JT-LA823-L2
Out of the Blue JT-LA823-L2

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JTLA-823-L2

Re-Issue Date

1977

Notes

Rare Translucent Blue Vinyl edition in Gatefold Cover with band poster, thick paper inner lyric sleeves and push out space ship.

As per first black vinyl issue, the LP label has small track text, bigger UA logo and bigger Jet records tower.

Plus Louis Clark name is spelt wrong as "Lewis" Clark

Out of the Blue JT-LA823-L2
Out of the Blue JT-LA823-L2
Out of the Blue JT-LA823-L2
Out of the Blue JT-LA823-L2

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

R-223719 / JTLA-823-L2

Club Edition

Re-Issue Date

1977

Notes

Black Vinyl "Club Edition" in Gatefold Cover with band poster thick paper inner lyric sleeves

Missing From My Collection

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

KZ2 35530

Re-Issue Date

1978

Notes

Re-issue in 1978 by Jet Records with a paper inner sleeve with printed lyrics. 

Missing From My Collection

Out Of The Blue - KZ2 35530
Out Of The Blue - KZ2 35530

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

Promo KZ2 35530

Re-Issue Date

1978

Notes

Promo re-issue in 1978 by Jet Records, unsure if it had paper inner sleeve with printed lyrics. 

Missing From My Collection

Out Of The Blue - KZ2 35530
Out Of The Blue ZGK 35530

Format

CD

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

ZGK 35530

Re-Issue Date

1987

Notes

"Nice Price" CD issue in 1987 by Jet/CBS records, with lyric booklet.

The USA version has "2-Record Set on 1 Compact Disc" across the top front of the booklet. Not seen on other issue in the world.

Out Of The Blue - 82796 94272 2

Format

CD

Label

Epic

Catalogue

82796 94272 2

Re-Issue Date

2007

Notes

Re-Master CD issue in 2007 by Epic. With full colour booklet with album/band info and original sleeve photos/images.

Was issued in a hard back cardboard folder/case and a normal jewel case.

Missing From My Collection

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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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