The Electric
Light Orchestra

Released: December 1971

UK Chart Position 32

Single Releases

10538 Overture HAR 5053

UK Chart Position 9

Album Track Listing


Side one

1. 10538 Overture
2. Look at Me Now
3. Nellie Takes Her Bow
4. The Battle of Marston Moor (July 2nd 1644)


Side two

5. First Movement (Jumping Biz)
6. Mr. Radio
7. Manhattan Rumble (49th Street Massacre)
8. Queen of the Hours
9. Whisper in the Night

Personnel


Roy Wood

Jeff Lynne

Bev Bevan

Bill Hunt

Steve Woolam

The Electric Light Orchestra (First Light Series)


Disc one
The Electric Light Orchestra
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

 

Bonus Tracks
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)

Disc two

First Light
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)

Format

Vinyl

Label

Harvest

Catalogue

SHVL 797 / 1C 062-92970

Country

UK

Notes

1st Original Issue in Textured Gatefold sleeve with EMI advert inner sleeve and 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., again there are label versions saying Made in UK or Made in Great Britain or Made in England. Plus different wording of the track text/listing and rim text around edge of the Harvest label without the yellow lyric sheet,


Credit Peter Miles for some images & information.

ELO LP SHV 797 1st Gramophone Issue
ELO LP SHV 797 EMI Issue V2
ELO LP SHV 797 1st Gramophone Issue -  Different track text.
ELO LP SHV 797 EMI Issue V1
ELO LP SHV 797 EMI Issue V3
ELO LP Fame Label

Format

Vinyl

Label

Fame / Harvest

Catalogue

FA 4130841

Re-Issue Year

1984

Notes

Single cover/non Gatefold issue with plain white inner sleeve.

Format

Double CD

Label

Harvest

Catalogue

7243 5 33372 0 9 

Re-Issue Year

2001

Notes

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.

ELO First Light CD
ELO First Light CD

Also widely issued was a promo single CD in a cardboard slip case containing 5 tacks and the 10538 Overture promo film.

ELO First Light Promo CD ELO 001
ELO First Light CD 7243 5 82983 0 7

Format

Single CD

Label

Harvest

Catalogue

7243 5 82983 0 7

Re-Issue Year

2003

Notes

Re-issue of The Electric Light Orchestra (First Light Series) as a single disc CD

Format

CD & DVD

Label

Harvest

Catalogue

SHVLX 797

Re-Issue Year

2012

Notes

40 year Re-Issue on CD/DVD

ELO CD SHLX 797
ELO CD SHLX 797
ELO - SHVLX 79

Format

Label

Catalogue

Vinyl

Harvest

SHVL 797

Re-Issue Year

March 2012

Notes

40 Years re-issue on 140Gm vinyl in gatefold original cover & off white lyric inlay and cardboard Harvest inner sleeve.

ELO VSHL 797 - Issued 2012

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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.

ELO LP SHV 797 EMI Issue V1