Sweden issued ELO LPs & CD.


Harvest and United Artists Scandinavia issued Vinyl LP's carried the NCB (Nordisk Copyright Bureau) Rights Society for the entire Scandinavia market.

The LPs could have been pressed in various countries like England, Germany, Holland or Sweden. Often on the label it was started "Manufactured in England", but for pressing to be a Swedish issue it needs to have "Made in Sweden" and carry the NCB Rights Society

 

Only two 7" singles were made/issued in Sweden

Out of the Blue was the last studio LP to be "Manufactured in England" / Made in Sweden and carry the NCB Rights Society info. After May 1978 the CBS issued albums were pressed/manufactured in Holland or the UK LPs and were imported without any changes to Cat Numbers, Artist Rights or label designs.

Until 1997 when a "The Swedish Collection" was issued, this was a re-brand of the UK/Europe issued "Light Years" double CD.

Thanks to Patrik Guttenbacher - Face The Music German & Peter Miles for help and corrections on this page.

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The Electric Light Orchestra - 7C 062-92970

Title

The Electric Light Orchestra

Format

Vinyl

Label

Harvest

Catalogue

7C 062-92970

Issue Date

1972

Chart Position

-

Notes

Made in Sweden, with a plain white inner sleeve.

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ELO 2 7C 062-05243

Title

ELO II

Format

Vinyl

Label

Harvest

Catalogue

7C 062-05243

Issue Date

1973

Chart Position

-

Notes

Made in Sweden with a plain white inner sleeve.

Roll Over Beethoven - Single HAR 5063
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Showdown 7C 038-05698
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Title

Showdown

Format

Vinyl

Label

Harvest

Catalogue

7C 038-05698

Issue Date

1973

Chart Position

-

Notes

Made in Sweden with a EMI White inner sleeve.

Showdown Single 
HAR 5077

Title

On the Third Day

&

Eldorado

Notes

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

 

In the early 1970's ELO were not very popular in Europe. It is likely that WB did not press any Swedish issues and instead imported UK / Holland / German copies.

It was not until 1977 that United Artists pressed and issued Swedish copies with their UAG re-issues series.

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Face The Music 231 414
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Title

Face The Music

Format

Vinyl

Label

Polydor

Catalogue

2310 414

Issue Date

1975

Chart Position

41

Notes

This version was a generic Scandinavian issued LP, Made In Germany with a Made In USA cover. 

 

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

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A New World Record UAG 30017 / Jet LP 20
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A New World Record UAG30017/ Jet LP20

Title

A New World Record

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UAG 30017 | Jet LP 20

Issue Date

1976

Chart Position

1

Notes

LP has Manufactured in England, plus Made in Sweden with Swedish NCB rights stated.  Embossed Cover - UA Cream Label Layout. Marketed by United Artists. Heavy grade vinyl with thick paper inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo.

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Face The Music UA-30034
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Title

Face The Music

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UAG 30034

Re-Issue Date

End of 1976

Notes

LP has Manufactured in England, but Made in Sweden with Swedish NCB rights stated. With thick paper inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo. The inner sleeve has angled corners, but the actual sleeve is not actually angled cut !
 

Part of the UAG Re-issue series.

There is also a generic Scandinavian issued LP version that is missing "Made in Sweden" and the Jet Record logo on the LP label but still has NCB rights stated on the label.

Face The Music UA-30034
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On The Third Day UAG 30091
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Title

On The Third Day

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UAG 30091

Re-Issue Date

Start of 1977

Notes

LP has Manufactured in England, plus Made in Sweden with Swedish NCB rights stated.

Plain paper inner sleeve. Part of the UAG Re-issue series.

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Eldorado UAG 30092
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Title

Eldorado

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UAG 30092

Re-Issue Date

Start of 1977

Notes

LP has Manufactured in England, plus Made in Sweden with Swedish NCB rights stated. With thick paper inner sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo.

Part of the UAG Re-issue series.

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

Title

Out Of The Blue

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists Records

Catalogue

JTLA-823-L2

Issue Date

1977

Chart Position

2

Notes

Most of the issues have 

"Manufactured in England", plus Made in Sweden with Swedish NCB rights stated on the LP label. The gatefold cover/sleeve is printed in the USA.

 

First issues came with the cut out space ship and a band poster, with thick paper inner sleeves.

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There seems to be many different Swedish issue versions of Out Of The Blue with different LP label information, please see below.

This version has the LP sides labelled 1-A, 2-B, 1-C, 2-D. As opposed to the more normal 1-A, 2-B, 3-C, 4-D. See images below (Thanks to Peter Miles)

This version has stated on the LP label, "Manufactured in England", plus Made in Sweden but with Dutch STEMRA 

rights. See images below (Thanks to Out Of The Blue Artifacts website)

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

This version has stated on the LP label NCB rights and only "Manufactured in Sweden" See images below (Thanks to Peter Miles)

This version has stated on the LP label Dutch STEMRA rights and only "Manufactured in Sweden"  See images below (Thanks to Peter Miles)

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
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Title

The Light Shines On

Format

Vinyl

Label

Harvestt

Catalogue

7C 054-06 292

Issue Date

1977

Chart Position

30

Notes

With plain white inner sleeve.

The Light Shines On - 7C 054-06 292
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Out of the Blue was the last "studio LP" to be "Manufactured in England" / "Made in Sweden" and carry the NCB Rights Society info, after that Holland / UK / Germany LPs were imported without any changes to Cat Numbers, Artist Rights or label designs being made.

To a certain point, it was now nonessential in which county the LP, or CD was made and/or the sleeve was printed as most of the ELO releases were planned for the whole EU-market. (with the exception of some larger EU countries like German and Spain.)

See Holland/European Discography HERE

Record shops would watch for every European release, and so you could buy several releases from other EU Countries in your country.

 

Except below - Swedish Issue only -  in 1997 when UK/Euro The Light Years Compilation was re-packaged as The Swedish Collection

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ELO Discovery FZ 35769
ELO Discovery FZ 35769

Title

The Swedish Collection

Format

Double CD

Label

Epic

Catalogue

489039 9

Issue Date

2000

Chart Position

7

Notes

This was a re-brand of the UK/Europe issued "Light Years" double CD. The fold-out sheet was replaced with a simple fold over booklet.

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.