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ELO – ‘The UK Singles Vol. One: 1972-1978’

July 24, 2018

On Friday, September 21 we will be releasing a new singles collection bringing together the early output of one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful bands ever to come out of the UK – the Electric Light Orchestra.

(We’ve also got news of a new showtime documentary and classic album re-release…)

‘The UK Singles Vol. One: 1972-1978’ will collect the band’s first hits and b-sides as they were originally available, on fifteen 45 RPM singles plus 1978’s ‘The ELO LP’.

Every disc – including the likes of ‘Roll Over Beethoven’, ‘Evil Woman’ and ‘Mr Blue Sky’ – is fully remastered from the original source tapes and with painstakingly recreated originmal artwork and sleeve notes.

From 1972 through 1986, ELO racked up more combined UK and US Top 40 hits than any other band on the planet while selling more than 50 million records worldwide.

PRE-ORDER HERE

That tracklisting in full:

Disc 1: 10538 Overture b/w First Movement (Jumping Biz)* (1972 – U.K. No. 9)
Disc 2: Roll Over Beethoven** b/w Queen Of The Hours (1973 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 3: Showdown b/w In Old England Town (Instrumental) (1973 – U.K. No. 12)
Disc 4: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle b/w Oh No Not Susan (1974 – U.K. No. 22)
Disc 5: Can’t Get It Out Of My Head b/w Illusions In G Major (1974)
Disc 6: Evil Woman b/w 10538 Overture (live) (1974 – U.K. No. 10)
Disc 7: Nightrider b/w Daybreaker (live)(1976)
Disc 8: Strange Magic b/w Showdown (live) (1976 – U.K. No. 38)
Disc 9: Livin’ Thing b/w Fire On High (1976 – U.K. No. 4)
Disc 10: Rockaria! b/w Poker (1976 – U.K. No. 9)
Disc 11: Telephone Line b/w Poor Boy (The Greenwood) / King Of The Universe (1977 – U.K. No. 8)
Disc 12: Turn To Stone b/w Mister Kingdom (1977 – U.K. No. 18)
Disc 13: Mr. Blue Sky b/w One Summer Dream (1978 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 14: Wild West Hero b/w Eldorado (1978 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 15: Sweet Talkin’ Woman b/w Bluebird Is Dead (1978 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 16: The ELO EP: Can’t Get It Out Of My Head / Strange Magic b/w Ma-Ma-Ma Belle / Evil Woman (1978 – U.K. No. 34)

You can also catch a new concert documentary, ‘Jeff Lynne’s ELO: Wembley or Bust’ on SHOWTIME this Friday, July 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on-air, on demand and over the internet. A celebration of ELO’s enduring and ongoing musical legacy, director Paul Dugdale documents Lynne’s ELO performance at London’s famed Wembley Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd of 60,000 fans in 2017.

Finally, on August 3, 2018, Electric Light Orchestra’s tenth studio album, ‘Secret Messages’, is re-released as a 2LP 12″ 150 gram vinyl set with six previously unreleased tracks.

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