ELO - No Answer USA issued 1972 - 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 "No Answer" album issues on LP & CD in the USA.
Single Releases

10538 Overture UA-50914

No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573 - USA
No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573 - USA

Title

No Answer

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UAS 5573

Issue Date

March/April 1972

Chart Position

196

Notes

Issued as No Answer, after a misunderstood telephone message made by a United Artists Records executive asking about the album name; the caller, having failed to reach the ELO contact, wrote down "no answer" in his notes, and this was misconstrued to be the name of the album.

There are at least 4 different label variations.

Plus pressings with slight differences in track/publication credits, rim text and placement of ® symbol.

Plain white inner sleeve with yellow lyric sheet.

No Answer UAS 5573 - USA
No Answer UAS 5573 - USA
Inside Gatefold 1.jpg

Missing From My Collection

No Answer UAS 5573 - USA
No Answer UAS 5573 - USA
Inside Gatefold 2.jpg

Missing From My Collection

No Answer UAS 5573 - USA
No Answer UAS 5573 - USA
Lyric Sheet.jpg

Missing From My Collection

No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573 Sunburst Label - USA
No Answer UAS 5573 Sunburst Label - USA
No Answer UAS 5573 Sunburst Label - USA
No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573 Sunburst Label - USA
No Answer UAS 5573 Sunburst Label - USA
No Answer UAS 5573 Sunburst Label - USA

Format

Vinyl

Label

United Artists

Catalogue

UAS 5573

Re-Issue Date

1977

Notes

Re-issue in 1977 by United Artist with a "Sunburst" label design.

There are at least 3 different label variations.

Plus pressings with slight differences in track/publication credits.

Missing From My Collection

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

ELO USA T-Shirt Flyer 1977
Lyric Sheet.jpg
No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JZ 35524

Re-Issue Date

1978

Notes

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

No Answer - JZ 35524
No Answer JZ 35524 Side 2
No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

JZ 35524

Re-Issue Date

1978

Notes

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

No Answer - JZ 35524 Promo
No Answer JZ 35524 Promo Side 2
No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573

Format

Vinyl

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

PZ 35524

Re-Issue Date

1981

Notes

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

Missing From My Collection

No Answer - JZ 35524 Promo
No Answer PZ 35524 Side 2
No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer CD1.jpg
No Answer CD ZK 35524 2nd Issue

Missing From My Collection

Format

CD

Label

Jet Records

Catalogue

ZK 35524

Re-Issue Date

1990

Notes

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

 

Mono black text 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 35524 

No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer UAS 5573
No Answer - 82796 94270
No Answer UAS 5573

Format

CD

Label

Epic

Catalogue

82796 94270

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.

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.

No Answer 82796 94270 Bar Code 1
No Answer 82796 94270 Bar Code 2