Electric Light Orchestra – The Best of ELO 1976 Japan promo-only LP


A copy of the Japanese LP The Best of ELO by the Electric Light Orchestra, issued only as a promotional item.

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Offered for sale is a copy of the Japan-only LP The Best of ELO by the Electric Light Orchestra.  This LP was issued only as a promotional item and was not sold in stores.

While the cover is similar, this is not the same album as Ole Elo.

About this copy: This copy of The Best of ELO is an original 1976 Japanese white label promotional pressing on the UA/Jet label.

The cover is VG+, with no wear to speak of, but a bit of foxing.

This LP was issued without an obi or insert.

The white label promo disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A nice copy of a scarce ELO item.

Background: In 1976, the Electric Light Orchestra’s U.S. label released an album called Ole Elo that featured tracks from the band’s first five albums and had those albums pictured on the cover.  That title was originally issued as a promotional release only, but was later released commercially.

Later that year, the band released a new album, A New World Record.  To promote that album in Japan, the band’s record label put together a different compilation album called The Best of ELO.

This album featured the same cover art, but the photo of the first album, Electric Light Orchestra was replaced with a photo of the band and the photo of ELO II was replaced with a photo of A New World Record.

The track lineup on The Best of ELO is completely different from the tracks on Ole ELO – the two albums only have five tracks in common.

All of side two of The Best of ELO consists of tracks from A New World Record.

Track listing:

  • Ma-ma-ma Belle
  • Can’t Get It Out Of My Head
  • Boy Blue
  • Evil Woman
  • Strange Majic
  • Poker
  • Living Thing
  • Rockaria
  • Shangri-la
  • So Fine
  • Do Ya
  • Telephone Line


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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Jet
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in
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