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.

Often “SIB-tryck Tumba” is printed on the back sleeve of Swedish LP covers. Tumba is a small city outside Stockholm where the covers were printed.

 

Only two ELO 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 2000 when a "The Swedish Collection" was issued, this was a re-brand of the UK/Europe issued "Light Years" double CD.

Note - this page is in Album Issue/Release order.

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

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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.

The Electric Light Orchestra - 7C 062-92970
The Electric Light Orchestra - 7C 062-92970
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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.

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ELO II Sweden 7C 062-05243
Roll Over Beethoven - Single HAR 5063
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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.

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Showdown 7C 038-05698
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HAR 5077
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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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Title

On The Third Day

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UAG 30091

Re-Issue Date

May 1977

Notes

LP has "Manufactured in England" in the rim text, plus "Made in Sweden" on the LP label, with Swedish NCB rights stated.

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

On The Third Day UAG 30091
On The Third Day UAG 3009
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Eldorado UAG 30092
Eldorado UAG 30092

Title

Eldorado

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UAG 30092

Re-Issue Date

May 1977

Notes

LP has "Manufactured in England" in the rim text, plus "Made in Sweden" on the LP label, 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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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

Face The Music was issued in a Polydor sleeve made in Europe, but it did not erase the US Copyright sentence in full.

So you could read the original USA text,  “Printed in USA” on it.

 

This was made possible in the Netherlands, because the Dutch Face The Music Gatefold edition has also not erased USA sentence on the back cover.

This version was a generic Scandinavian issued LP, Made In Germany with a Made in Europe Polydor  Inner Sleeve with printed lyrics & band photo.

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Face The Music UA-30034
Face The Music UA-30034
Face The Music UA-30034
Face The Music UA-30034

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Face The Music UA-30034
Face The Music UA-30034

Title

Face The Music

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UAG 30034

Re-Issue Date

February 1977

Notes

 There are 3 LP versions:

  • One has "Manufactured in England" in the rim text, plus "Made in Sweden" on the LP label and with Swedish NCB rights stated.

  • There is also a version with "Manufactured In Sweden" in the rim text, with a Jet logo, but missing "Made in Sweden"  and with Swedish NCB rights stated.

 

  • There is also a generic Scandinavian issued version with "Manufactured In England" in the rim text. But is missing "Made in Sweden" and misisng the Jet Record logo on the LP label but still has NCB rights stated on the label.

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.

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A New World Record UAG 30017 / Jet LP 20
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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" in the rim text, plus "Made in Sweden" on th label 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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Out of the Blue JT-LA823-L2
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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)

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

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Out of the Blue JT-LA823-L2

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

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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
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.