Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) – Out of the Blue complete Japan 2 LP set with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1978 issue of the double album Out of the Blue by the Electric Light Orchestra, including the original obi and all inserts.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of the double album Out of the Blue by the Electric Light Orchestra, including the original obi and all inserts.

About this copy: This copy of Out of the Blue is a 1978 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1977.

This copy includes the original obi, lyric insert, poster insert, two custom inner sleeves, and the “spaceship” punchout sheet.

The cover is VG++ slight corner and edge wear.  The obi is M-. The lyric insert is VG+, with slight fading and a small tear.  The poster, custom inner sleeves, and spaceship cutout are all M-.

The two discs are M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl.  They’ve clearly only been played once or twice.

A beautiful copy of an album that’s surprisingly hard to find complete.

Background: Released in 1977, Out of the Blue was the seventh studio album by the Electric Light Orchestra.

The album reached #4 on both the U.S. and UK charts.

Allmusic.com gave Out of the Blue a 3 1/2 star review:

The last ELO album to make a major impact on popular music, …  And well more than half is very solid, at least as songs, if not necessarily as recordings. “Sweet Talkin’ Woman” (which is a worthy successor to the previous album’s “Livin’ Thing”) and “Turn to Stone,” are among the best songs in the group’s output. And much of the rest is very entertaining — “Across the Border” sounds like what would result if the Beatles’ “Paperback Writer” and the Beach Boys’ Heroes and Villains” had somehow produced an offspring, with some synthesizer digressions and phased drumming typical of mid- to late-’70’s progressive rock.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Jet
Catalog Number:
40 AP 1094~5
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Weight 22 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in