ELO Discography of Spanish issued/pressed or manufactured studio albums.
Here are the 12 main ELO studio albums issued in the Spain, plus ELO Compilations. Not included are Cassette Tapes as these were to easy to pirate and make non-official copies of.
Also not included are the the first issue CDs which were only issued in the USA & Japan, some then got imported in to the Spain & the EU.
ELO albums were often issued and pressed under licence to Spanish printers/pressing companies, starting with "EMI-Odeon" (ELO & ELO 2), "Hispavox / WB" (OTTD, Eldorado), "Polydor" (Face The Music), and "Ariola Eurodisc" (first bunch of Out Of The Blue), ending with Jet/Epic that printed "White label" promo singles onwards, as well as White label albums (Greatest Hits, Xanadu, Time & Secret Messages) some with the regular Jet label but with rectangular golden promo stamps on the rear sleeve.
On practically nearly every Spanish pressing, there are often 2 things present & written on the label :
It´s a kind of "National Archive of all artistic works published in Spain" to keep the national Heritage, mainly to have all the artistic works at the disposal of the citizens of that country, for information and investigation purposes. If you want to publish anything, you have to deposit 4 copies within 2 months of issue.
It´s the acronyms of "Sociedad General de Autores de España" ("General Society of Author and Editors") , a kind of manager company that take care of the rights of the artists, songs, films...published in Spain. They deal with copyright, plagism, radio/TV royalties.... as in the past there was a lot of corruption, now there are more "serious" bodies in Spain taking care of these artistic rights (CEDRO, EGEDA, DAMA...)
Album labels were often change at the pressing plants if the type face or font was too small. Or some times label text would be moved around and in different place. I have included major changes to labels where at least the catalogue number has been changed or there was a major change to the label layout.
Click an image below for more info on each album....
MANY Special Thanks to: "Jesus Maria Rey Nuno (elo_rey), from "AS DE ELO", ELO´s Official Fanclub in Spain for the great help and info, pictures for this Spanish section.
ELO Discography of Spanish issued/pressed or manufactured
Compilation Albums LPs & CDs
Included are all Spain release's and direct imports or issues made in Europe for the UK issued on Harvest/EMI, Jet Records, Epic, Sony & Legacy labels. Not included are Cassette Tapes as these were to easy to pirate and make non-official copies of.
Click an image below or use the menus above for more info on each compilation series and albums....