USA issued ELO General Compilations on LPs and CDs. 

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ELO Joyrider UA LA 748H
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Title

Joyrider

Format

Vinyl

Catalogue

UA LA784H

Label

United Artists

Issue Date

1977

Chart Position

Notes

For the soundtrack of the United Artists teeny road movie "Joyride" featuring the ELO tracks - Tightrope, Cant Get It Out Of My Headm Boy Blue, So Fine, Telephone line, Rockaria !

Came in a plain white inner sleeve.

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ELO Joyrider UA LA 748H

Title

Joyrider

Format

Vinyl

Catalogue

UA LA784H

Label

United Artists

Issue Date

1977

Chart Position

Notes

Re-issue on Sunburst label. Film sound track contained ELO tracks - Tightrope, Cant Get It Out Of My Headm Boy Blue, So Fine, Telephone line, Rockaria !

Came in a plain white inner sleeve.

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ELO Classics A24981
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Title

ELO Classics

Format

CD

Catalogue

A 21583 & A24981

Label

Issue Date

Sony

1990 + 1992

Chart Position

Notes

There are 3 versions of ELO Classics from. First 1990 USA issue edition came in a "long box".

 

2nd was a Excelsior edition in 1992 after the take over over CBS

 

Then a Canada version with the same CD front picture, but different Cat Number of BUK 50242.

ELO Classics A24981
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ELO Classics A24981

Canada Edition

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ELO Burning Bright BUK 50319
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Title

Burning Bright

Format

CD

Catalogue

BUK 50319

Label

Issue Date

Sony Music

1992

Chart Position

Notes

In 1992 again Sony USA released another album on the label Sony Music Special Products. "Burning Bright" was to see the light only two years after "ELO Classics" and was done in the same low-budget sampler manner.

It was also issued in Canada

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Strange Magic Z2K 64157 CD1
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Strange Magic Z2K 64157 CD1

Title

Strange Magic

Format

Double CD

Catalogue

Label

Z2K 64157

Epic/Legacy

Issue Date

1995

Chart Position

Notes

In 1995 Sony issued in the USA a 'double disc greatest hits', which appeared on Legacy / Epic Associated. "Strange Magic : The Best Of Electric Light Orchestra" Z2K 64157, was released in a double CD Jewel Case including the sticker: "A gigantic collection of hits... -29 songs spanning the band's entire singles career.

 

Comprehensive liner notes, track annotations & photos".

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ELO Classics A28028
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Title

ELO Classics

Format

CD

Catalogue

A28027

Label

Issue Date

Sony Music

1997

Chart Position

Notes

"ELO Classic" CD, released in 1997 in the Sony Music Special Products series "Six Pack - Six Great Hits" on the label KRB Music Companies.

The album artwork shows a colorized adaptation of a "Balance Of Power" press shot and is very well done.

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ELO Burning Bright A28277

Title

Burning Bright

Format

Catalogue

CD

A28277

Label

Sony Music

Issue Date

1998

Chart Position

Notes

In 1998, "Burning Bright" appeared in the Sony Music Special Products series "Six Pack - Six Great Hits."

 

KRB Music Companies A 28277 has only a two-page leaflet and a much less sophisticated artwork, making this issue appear particularly cheap.

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ELO Classics KRB7045-2

Title

ELO Classics

Format

CD

Catalogue

Label

KRB7045-2

Sony Music

Issue Date

2001

Chart Position

Notes

Sony issued almost a "new" compilation, entitled "Classics", a variation to "E.L.O. Classics" from 1990. Sony Music Special Products and the KRB Music Companies label decided in 2001, to re-release the album with new artwork and coloured "Time" Press-Picture on the 1-page insert.

The slightly revised album title now includes Waterfall instead of Birmingham Blues

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The Essential ELO EK 89072
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Title

The Essential ELO

Format

CD

Catalogue

Label

Issue Date

EK 89072

Epic / Legacy

2003

Chart Position

Notes

Issued in USA & Canada, with 4 page fold out booklet withe track and band info and CD discography.

The USA first issue had a "Best Value" gold sticker on the CD front case.

 

The Canada copy has Made In Canada printed on the CD and more album credits on the rear in lay.

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Electric Light Orchestra - Classics

Title

ELO Classics

Format

CD

Catalogue

Label

Issue Date

col-cd-9341 \ A 21583 

Sony

2003

Chart Position

Notes

In August 2003 Sony USA released for the Low-Price range “E.L.O. Classics” on the Collectables label.

 

The order code COL-CD-9341 Sony (A-21583) refers to the “ELO Classics”-release by CBS from 1990, which was re-released despite the slightly changed album title. 

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ELO Greatest Hits - ZK 36310

Title

ELO The Hits

Format & Country

Label

Issue Date

Cd - USA

Sony / BMG

2005

Chart Position

Notes

Immediately after the fusion of Sony and BMG, a re-release of "ELO's Greatest Hits" was released in 2005 in the USA in a cardboard slipcase with printed sticker and liner notes.

 

It had the new title "ELO - The Hits." Even the old order code ZK 36310 of the CD release from the year 1986 was taken over by Sony BMG. Thus the song versions are as on the original album.

ELO Platinum MEG2 53449

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ELO Discovery FZ 35769

Title

ELO 2 CD Collection & Platinum

Format

Double CD

Catalogue

Label

Issue Date

MEG2 53449

Sony Music

2007

Chart Position

Notes

Sony BMG USA released in 2007 in the USA, A 712251 entitled "Electric Light Orchestra 2 CD Collection" the two Sony Special Product Alben “Burning Bright” and “ELO Classics”, also with the CD prints of their 1992 and 1990 original releases.

 

Shortly before Christmas 2007 Sony BMG Canada released with "Platinum" a new double-CD compilation on the Madacy label MEG2 53449. The album contains the two U.S. CDs "Burning Bright" and "ELO Classics" with the CD-printings of their first publications in 1992 and 1990.

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ELO Playlist 88697 29802
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Title

ELO Playlist

Format

CD

Catalogue

Label

88697 29802

Epic Legacy

Issue Date

2008

Chart Position

Notes

Re-issue of "The Esential ELO", see above, In cardboard Eco slip case. Including an enhanced computer track to download PDF files and log in, via the internet, into sites with ELO Pictures, discography, liner notes, wallpapers and MP3 tracks to download.

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ELO Playlist 88875 14913 2
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Title

ELO Playlist

Format

CD

Catalogue

Label

88875 14913 2

Epic Legacy

Issue Date

2011

Chart Position

Notes

In 2011 a re-issue of "Playlist" from 2008 released in a Jewel Case, Epic Legacy 88875 14913 2 with an unsplitted ELO-Logo on the sleeve.

 

The 4-page booklet sheet informs about the online multi-media available booklet, liner notes and pictures

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Essential ELO - 88697977522RE1
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Essential ELO - 88697977522RE1

Title

The Essential ELO

Format

CD

Catalogue

Label

8697977522RE1

Epic Legacy

Issue Date

2012

Chart Position

-

Notes

Double CD issue in Jewel case, the colour of the sleeve text was change for the USA issue compared to the Euro/World issue.

"The Essential" is a series by Legacy, which enjoys great popularity in the United States and has all the leading artists of Sony Legacy featured.

 

In 2003 a single CD with 15 songs had already appeared from E.L.O.. The new completely revised set now contains 37 E.L.O.-singles.

 

The revised artwork for the entire series is based on a base colour and is otherwise entirely held in black / silver reflective paint. 

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Mr. Blue Sky - FR CD570E
Mr. Blue Sky - FR LP570E
MBS-uk-2nd-cd-back-jewel-case
Mr. Blue Sky - FR LP570E

Title

Mr Blue Sky

Format

MP3/LP/CD

Catalogue

FR CD 570E / FR CD 570E

Label

Frontiers Records

Issue Date

2012

Chart Position

118

Notes

Released as a hard cover booklet and in a normal Jewel Case, with all lyrics and liner notes by David Wild and Jeff Lynne

 

​Mr. Blue Sky CDs were all made in Italy by Frontiers Records for the whole world, (except Japan and South Korea)

The LPs were also only made in Italy for the whole word.

But Frontiers was too small to deliver to the whole world, so the vinyl’s were re-issued in the UK by Let Them East Vinyl for the whole world See HERE

A number of the Italy issues were imported in to the USA, but no changes were made, so the rear covers do not have the USA / FBI copyright notice.

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

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