Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) – A New World Record original Japan LP with obi


An original Japanese pressing of A New World Record by the Electric Light Orchestra, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a rare original Japanese pressing of A New World Record by the Electric Light Orchestra, complete with original obi.

About this copy: This copy of A New World Record is the first Japanese issue, on the United Artists label.  Subsequent issues were on the Jet label.

The cover is VG+, with no general wear, but a bit of wear at the edges and a couple of bent corners.

The obi is M-.  Also included is the lyric insert and custom inner sleeve.

The disc is M- and looks as though it may have been played once.

A beautiful copy of a terrific record that’s quite hard to find as a first pressing.

Background: A New World Record was the sixth studio album by the Electric Light Orchestra, and was their highest charting album up to that time, reaching #5 on the U.S. album charts and #6 in the UK, helped by the single “Telephone Line.”

Allmusic.com gave A New World Record a 4 1/2 star review:

Jeff Lynne reportedly regards this album and its follow-up, Out of the Blue, as the high points in the band’s history. One might be better off opting for A New World Record over its successor, however, as a more modest-sized creation chock full of superb songs that are produced even better. Opening with the opulently orchestrated “Tightrope,” which heralds the perfect production found throughout this album, A New World Record contains seven of the best songs ever to come out of the group.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: United Artists
Catalog Number:
GP 530
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in