Offered for sale is a blue vinyl copy of the 1977 2 LP set, Out of the Blue by the Electric Light Orchestra, released only as a promotional item.
Out of the Blue was the seventh album by ELO, and it reached #4 on the American album charts, making it not only their highest charting album at the time of the release, but also the highest charting album they’d ever release. With the help of the Top 40 singles “Turn to Stone,” “Sweet Talkin’ Woman,” and “Mr. Blue Sky,” the album was certified platinum by the RIAA for sales of more than one million copies.
United Artists Records, the distributor of ELO’s Jet Records label, pressed a number of copies of the 2 LP set on blue vinyl for promotional use, though the albums are not marked in any way to indicate this – both covers and labels are identical to the stock, black vinyl, copies that were sold in stores.
The album came in a gatefold cover and included custom inner sleeves, a small poster of the band, and a posterboard cutout that could be folded into a spaceship.
You can listen to “Sweet Talkin’ Woman” here:
About this copy: This copy of Out of the Blue is an original U.S. pressing on blue vinyl, intended for promotional use.
The cover retains its original shrink wrap, though the wrap is split at the top. The cover is M-, except for traces of wear at a couple of corners.
The poster, custom inner sleeves, and spaceship insert are included.
The records are M- and appear to be unplayed. Both discs have a very slight dish warp that does not affect play.
A beautiful copy of a terrific record, and the first blue vinyl copy we’ve had in years.
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