Electric Light Orchestra – ELO 2 Japan white label promo LP with obi

$125.00

An original Japanese white label promotional copy of ELO 2 by the Electric Light Orchestra, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese white label promotional copy of ELO 2 by the Electric Light Orchestra, including the original obi.

While the band was eventually quite successful in Japan, the band’s first two albums are quite rare as Japanese pressings.

About this copy: This copy of ELO 2 is an original Japanese white label promo on the Odeon label.

The cover is VG, with faint general wear and wear at the edges and corners.  The obi is VG+, with a repaired tear at the top edge.  The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.

The multipage insert is M-.

The white label promo disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A nice copy of a very rare ELO LP and, for what it’s worth, our favorite ELO album.

Background: Released in 1973, ELO 2 was the Electric Light Orchestra’s second LP, and their last to feature Roy Wood (who was uncredited) as well as their last album that could reasonably be classified as “progressive rock,” as the band soon turned to a more pop-oriented sound.

The album reached #35 on the UK charts and #62 on the U.S. charts.

Allmusic.com gave ELO 2 this review:

Cut during the fall of 1972, Electric Light Orchestra II was where Jeff Lynne started rebuilding the sound of Electric Light Orchestra following the departure of Roy Wood from the original lineup. It was as personal an effort as Lynne had ever made in music, showcasing his work as singer, songwriter, guitarist, sometime synthesizer player, and producer, and it is more focused than its predecessor but also retains some of the earlier album’s lean textures. …As a patchwork job, the album holds up well, and it and the single did go a long way toward getting them the beginnings of an audience in America.

 

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Odeon
Catalog Number:
EOP-80816
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in
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