Friday, February 15, 2008

ROUND TWO...

There's a second pressing of the Japanese Mini-LP CDs from ELO coming March 14.  They're available for pre-order, but no word on whether there will be any differences with them.  These second editions will be for On The Third Day through Balance Of Power sans Xanadu and Long Beach.

Also, on April 1, it appears Ole ELO may be re-issued by Sony.  Another pre-order link here.  At $6.99 retail, it looks like they're going all out on this one. 

For those not in the know, Ole ELO was a nice compilation album from 1976 with tracks from the group's first 5 albums.  Some LPs had all full length songs, other editions had a few edited versions. 

Oddly enough, this LP spawned some of the most cherished collectibles for ELO fans.  A version on gold vinyl and promo-only cover is rare but easy to find with some digging.  However, in honor of the USA's bi-centennial year in 1976, three other promo-only versions of Ole ELO were pressed: one on red vinyl, one on white vinyl and one on blue vinyl.  Those three are extremely rare and valuable.

2 comments:

burnthatcandle@gmail.com said...

Hey! Just found your blog while leisurely browsing, looking up info on the new ELO compilation - gotta say I really love it and added it to my favorites for future browsing. Keep up the great work! CHEERS~Mark from Florida

trekkielo said...

Wonder if they will alter Ole' ELO's cover art to reflect the revised On the Third Day and ELO II covers...

Rick