Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) – Electric Light Orchestra Japan LP with obi

$75.00

Free U.S. shipping!  A Japanese pressing of Electric Light Orchestra, the self-titled debut LP by the Electric Light Orchestra, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Electric Light Orchestra, the self-titled debut LP by the Electric Light Orchestra, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Electric Light Orchestra is a 1977 pressing on the EMI label of an album that was originally issued in 1971 on the Odeon label.

The cover is M-.  The obi is VG+ with a couple of very tiny tears.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a rare ELO album, as their first two albums sold poorly in Japan.

Background: Released in 1971, Electric Light Orchestra was the first album by the band of the same name, intended to be a side project by members of the Move.  The album was released in the U.S. as No Answer due to a misunderstanding regarding the album’s title.

The album reached #32 on the UK charts and #196 on the U.S. charts.

Allmusic.com gave Electric Light Orchestra a 4 star review:

Although ELO quickly became Jeff Lynne’s baby, it was launched as a collaboration between Lynne and his bandmates in the Move, multi-instrumentalist Roy Wood, and drummer Bev Bevan. Indeed, the label on ELO’s first album reads “Move Enterprises Ltd. presents the services of the Electric Light Orchestra,” and most histories claim that the initial idea for the spin-off group combining rock and classical music was Wood’s, not Lynne’s. …When Wood left to form Wizzard after the release of this album, the tension generated by that clear difference between his and Lynne’s songwriting styles was gone. Later ELO albums were much more commercially successful, but they were also considerably more stylistically attenuated. As good as they are, all of the later ELO albums sound pretty much exactly alike. Electric Light Orchestra sounds like nothing either Jeff Lynne or Roy Wood did before or after, and therein lies its fascination.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI
Catalog Number:
EMS-80771
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in