Monday, 5 August 2013

CATALOGUE CONUNDRUM

Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! When Jet Records hooked up with United Artists [UA] as their distributor back in 1976, the ELO LP back catalogue from "On The Third Day" to "Face The Music" was re-issued as well as [of course] "A New World Record". The Jet/UA catalogue numbers assigned were not relative to the order of release:

"A New World Record" [1976] #UAG30017 [also #JETLP20]
"Face The Music" [1975] #UAG30034 [formerly #JETLP11]
"Eldorado" [1974] #UAG30092 [formerly #K56090]
"On The Third Day" [1973] #UAG30091 [formerly #K56021]

And when CBS took over from UA in early 1978, the ELO LP back catalogue from "On The Third Day" to "A New World Record" - and "Out Of The Blue" too - were again re-issued with Jet/CBS catalogue numbers that were also not in chronological order thus:

"A New World Record" [1976] #JETLP200
"Face The Music" [1975] #JETLP201
"Eldorado" [1974] #JETLP203
"On The Third Day" [1973] #JETLP202

This particular ELO anorak has always wondered why those Jet/UA/CBS re-issues were not ever numbered in line with their release years. Yours Truly KJS and ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] is sure that there's a simple answer!

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 05-Aug-2013

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