Released: December 1971
UK Chart Position 32
10538 Overture HAR 5053
UK Chart Position 9
Album Track Listing
1. 10538 Overture
2. Look at Me Now
3. Nellie Takes Her Bow
4. The Battle of Marston Moor (July 2nd 1644)
5. First Movement (Jumping Biz)
6. Mr. Radio
7. Manhattan Rumble (49th Street Massacre)
8. Queen of the Hours
9. Whisper in the Night
SHVL 797 / 1C 062-92970
1st Original Issue in Textured Gatefold sleeve with EMI advert inner sleeve and limited edition lyric sheet.
1st pressing was by The Gramophone Co Ltd of which there are two versions with different track type face fonts.
The Gramophone Company Ltd legal entity was renamed EMI Records Ltd. in 1973
2nd pressing in 1976 was by EMI Ltd. There are label versions saying "Made in GT Britain" or "Manufactured in the UK".
Plus different wording of the track text/listing and rim text around edge of the Harvest label without the yellow lyric sheet.
There were further EMI pressings with various rim text changes up to at least 1981.
Credit Peter Miles for some images & information.
Missing From My Collection
Missing From My Collection
Fame / Harvest
Single cover/non Gatefold issue with plain white inner sleeve.
The Electric Light Orchestra (First Light Series)
The Electric Light Orchestra
2.Look at Me Now
3.Nellie Takes Her Bow
4.The Battle of Marston Moor (July 2nd 1644)
5.First Movement (Jumping Biz)
7.Manhattan Rumble (49th Street Massacre)
8.Queen of the Hours
9.Whisper in the Night
10.Battle of Marston Moor" (Take 1)
11.10538 Overture" (Take 1) (The Move/ELO)
Enhanced multimedia section with interactive menu leading to EMI Promotional Film: 10538 Overture (May 1972)
1.Brian Matthew Introduces ELO
2.10538 Overture" (Acetate version)
3.Look at Me Now" (Quad mix)
4.Nellie Takes Her Bow (Quad mix)
5.Battle of Marston Moor (July 2nd, 1644)
6.Jeff's Boogie No 2 (Live) (Early version of "In Old England Town")
7.Whisper in the Night (Live)
8.Great Balls of Fire (Live)
9.Queen of the Hours (Quad mix)
10.Mr. Radio(Take 9)
11.10538 Overture (BBC session) / (Hidden track) Whisper in the Night (Take 1)
Bonus tracks (40th Anniversary Edition)
10. 10538 Overture (Acetate version)
11. Mr. Radio (Take 9)recorded 18 November 1970)
12. Nellie Takes Her Bow (Alternate mix)
13. Whisper in the Night (Take 1/Take 2 edit)
14. Mr. Radio (Single edit)
15. 10538 Overture (for Top of the Pops)
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The Electric Light Orchestra (First Light Series) is a two disc expanded special 30th anniversary edition of their debut album.
Released in 2001 in the UK, disc one contains the original ELO album plus bonus tracks and an interactive CD-ROM feature, while disc two features the oldest surviving live ELO material with co/founder Roy Wood and cellist Andy Craig.
Also widely issued was a promo single CD in a cardboard slip case containing 5 tacks and the 10538 Overture promo film.
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Re-issue of The Electric Light Orchestra (First Light Series) as a single disc CD
CD & DVD
40 year Re-Issue on CD/DVD
40 Years re-issue on 140Gm vinyl in gatefold original cover & off white lyric inlay and cardboard Harvest inner sleeve.