Offered for sale is a limited edition green vinyl pressing of Face the Music by the Electric Light Orchestra, released in the UK in 1978.
About this copy: This copy of Face the Music is a limited edition UK pressing on green vinyl.
The cover is VG+, with some wear at the edges and corners. There is a hype sticker on the cover that says “Limited Edition – Coloured Vinyl.”
The custom inner sleeve is included and is M-.
The green vinyl disc is M- and looks unplayed.
A beautiful copy of a pressing that’s quite hard to find. It’s the only copy we’ve ever had for sale.
Background: Face the Music was released in 1975 and was the fifth album by ELO and their first to be certified platinum, helped by the singles “Evil Woman” and “Strange Magic.”
The album didn’t chart in the UK, but reached #8 on the U.S. charts.
The sound is stripped down a bit on Face the Music, Louis Clark’s orchestral contributions generally more subdued than on Eldorado, even when they compete with the band, as on “Strange Magic.” The soulful “Evil Woman” was one of the most respectable chart hits of its era, and one of the best songs that Lynne ever wrote (reportedly in 30 minutes), while “Strange Magic” showed off his writing in a more ethereal vein. “One Summer Dream,” which is written in a similar mode, also has a touchingly wistful mood about it but is a somewhat lackluster finale compared to the albums that preceded and followed this one.
In 1978, record companies around the world released a number of titles by prominent artists on colored vinyl as limited editions and these were widely exported to the United States.
Included in these titles were a number of albums by ELO, including Out of the Blue, Face the Music, A New World Record, On the Third Day, and Eldorado. All are fairly scarce today.
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|Country of origin:||UK|
|Year of Release:||1978|