Electric Light Orchestra II USA issued 1973 - LPs and CDs.
 
Due to the size of the USA and various pressing plants around the USA, it is nearly impossible to collect and show all the different label variations. So instead, listed below are the main found issues of ELO's 2nd album issues on LP & CD in the USA.
Single Releases

Roll Over Beethoven UA-XW173-W

No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573
ELO II UA-LA040-F
ELO II UA-LA040-F
ELO II UA-LA040-F
ELO II UA-LA040-F

Missing From My Collection

ELO II UA-LA040-F
ELO II UA-LA040-F

Missing From My Collection

ELO II Insde 1.jpg
ELO II Insde 2.jpg

Title

Electric Light Orchestra II

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UA-LA040-F 

Issue Date

1973

Chart Position

62

Notes

In the US, the album was released as Electric Light Orchestra II in a different sleeve, as the "Space-pussy-shot" sleeve from Jeff Lynne and Richard Tandy was too hot for the USA...

 

The very first issue came without  the lyric sheet (don’t now if it came with a blank inner, or a one sided printed inner, or a double sided printed inner with liner notes)


First re-Issue in May 1973 (3 months later) came with blue tinted paper inner sleeve with band info.

Later issues had a mono inner sleeve.

There are at least 3 different label variations.

Plus pressings with slight differences in track/publication credits, text fonts used, gaps between the lines of text, rim text and placement of ® symbol.

ELO II Insde 3.jpg
ELO II Inner Sleeve Mono 2.jpg
No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UA-LA040-F

Re-Issue Date

1977

Notes

Re-issue in 1977 by United Artist with a "Sunburst" label design, gatefold sleeve.   Came with a blue tinted paper inner sleeve with band info.

Missing From My Collection

ELO II UA-LA040-F Sunburst Label
ELO II UA-LA040-F Sunburst Label

A T-Shirt flyer was often included with the first United Artists & Jet Records re-issues.

ELO USA T-Shirt Flyer 1977
ELO II Insde 3.jpg
No Answer UAS 5573
ELO_II_Club_Back.jpg

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

UA-LA040-F - Club Edition

Re-Issue Date

1977

Notes

Club Edition Re-issue in 1977, gatefold sleeve, by 

United Artist with a "Sunburst" label design.

Mfd by RCA under license from United Artists.

Came with a plain white inner sleeve.

ELO II UA-LA040-F - Club Edition
ELO II UA-LA040-F - Club Edition
No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JZ 35533

Re-Issue Date

1978

Notes

Re-issue in 1978 by Jet Records, gatefold sleeve, plain white inner sleeve, no lyric sheet.

ELO II JZ 35533
ELO II JZ 35533 Side 2
No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JZ 35533

Re-Issue Date

1978

Notes

PROMO re-issue in 1978 by Jet Records, gatefold sleeve, plain white inner sleeve, no lyric sheet.

ELO II JZ 35533 Promo Side 1
ELO II JZ 35533 Promo Side 2
No Answer UAS 5573
ELO II PZ 35533 Rear Cover

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

PZ 35533

Re-Issue Date

1981

Notes

"Nice Price" re-issue in 1981 by Jet Records, gatefold sleeve, plain white inner sleeve, no lyric sheet.

 

Later edition had a Bar Code printed on the rear outer sleeve.

Missing From My Collection

ELO II PZ 35533
ELO II JZ 35533 Side 2
PZ_35533_lp_rear.jpg
No Answer UAS 5573
ELO II CD ZK 35533 1st Issue

Missing From My Collection

ELO II ZK 35533 2nd Issue

Format

CD

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

ZK 35533

Re-Issue Date

1990

Notes

"Nice Price" CD issue in 1990 by Jet/CBS records.

 

Came white a booklet containing photos from original album sleeve.

There is a later issue from around 1994 that has the DIDP code printed on the CD below the Cat. No. ZK 35533

No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573
ELO II 82796 94277 2
No Answer UAS 5573

Format

CD

Label

Epic

Catalogue

82796 94277 2

Re-Issue Date

2006

Notes

Re-Master CD issue in 2006 by Epic. With full colour booklet with album/band info and original sleeve photos/images.

UK "pussy design" now used on the CD cover.

There are 2 different Bar Code versions.

All other codes/CD/artwork are the same as the standard issue.

There may also be a "Club Version" with a different Bar Code - More Info is needed on this.

ELO II 82796 94277 2 Bar Code 1
ELO II 82796 94277 2 Bar Code 2