Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) – The Night the Light Went on in Long Beach Japan LP with obi

$60.00

A 1985 Japanese pressing of the live album The Night the Light Went on in Long Beach by the Electric Light Orchestra, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of the live album The Night the Light Went on in Long Beach by the Electric Light Orchestra, including the original obi.

While originally released in 1974, the album wasn’t released in Japan until 1985.  This version has a different cover and much better sound quality than earlier releases of the album.

About this copy: This copy of The Night the Light Went on in Long Beach is a 1985 pressing on the Epic label.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.  The obi is M-.

The lyric insert is missing.

The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a rather hard-to-find ELO album.  Pretty good record, too!

Background: Released in 1974, The Night the Light Went on in Long Beach was the only live album by the original incarnation of ELO.

Due to sound quality issues, the album was originally issued in only a handful of countries, mostly in Europe.  The band’s record companies in the U.S. and the UK declined to release the album.

The album was reissued in 1985 after it was discovered that the tape used on the original release was a rough mix that was not intended for use and that a better tape was available in the record company’s possession.

Allmusic.com gave The Night the Light Went on in Long Beach a 4 1/2 star review:

Recorded at Long Beach Auditorium on May 12, 1974, ELO’s The Night the Light Went On was a limited release in a handful of countries in the mid-’70s. The show was unusually raw and spirited, and the resulting performance is ferocious, like little else the band ever delivered. …The album pre-dates ELO’s emergence as a major international act by perhaps a year, and captures them playing the material upon which their basic sound was formed and cast. Lynne’s sinewy guitar playing, in particular, is extraordinary and Bev Bevan’s lunatic rolls and fills on “Roll Over Beethoven” might’ve made even Keith Moon a little dizzy.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
28-3P-704
Year of Release: 1985
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in