OUT OF THE BLUE
EPIC/LEGACY LIMITED EDITION: 88697053232
EPIC/LEGACY STANDARD EDITION: 82796942722
RELEASED FROM 26 FEBRUARY 2007 (Staggered release worldwide)
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"It only took 3 months to make a double album in 1977 - now it takes years. Out of the Blue was probably the hardest work I've ever done but also the most satisfying. It was a time of total music for me, and once I'd got rolling, the songs just kept on coming. Total music and probably most of the beer gardens in Munich, (just by way of a distraction)." Jeff Lynne, 2006


ELO'S NEXT TWO ALBUMS ARE HERE!...ELO 1977 - 1978

That's what every magazine, billboard and newspaper ad seemed to be declaring in October 1977 as Jeff Lynne's double album ELO masterpiece was launched. One of the finest LP's ever recorded 'Out of the Blue' took Lynne's irresistible melodies, perfect production and intelligent arrangements and delivered 17 songs across 4-sides of an era-defining album. With 4 million advance orders, the album consolidated ELO's success worldwide and was a Top 5 platinum smash in both the UK and USA, staying on the charts for over 2 years.

Featuring 4 massive hit singles, 'Turn To Stone'; 'Sweet Talkin' Woman', 'Wild West Hero' and the classic 'Mr Blue Sky', 'Out of the Blue' remains the ultimate Electric Light Orchestra album and a firm favourite with fans, critics and music lovers to this day.


To celebrate the 30th anniversary of 'Out of the Blue', Epic Records release a definitive expanded edition brilliantly remastered by Jeff Lynne with Jeff Magid. Available in two formats (plus digital download) with 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks (including new single 'Latitude 88 North') 'Out of the Blue' now has over 76 minutes of pure ELO brilliance!



The Limited Collector's Edition is a ONE-OFF pressing in a hardback "eco" book and features a 24-page full colour booklet including complete sleeve notes from Jeff Lynne and Rob Caiger, previously unseen photos from band member archives, a huge amount of memorabilia and a push out ELO space station based on the original LP version!






The standard edition features a 12-page, alternate layout booklet plus edited sleeve notes. The music content on both albums is the same.




Check out the limited edition 'Out of the Blue' promo goodies available with all orders from the FTM Shop made BEFORE the official release date (or while stocks last). Don't forget the extra menu items at the top of this page, including complete lyrics, song previews and more!


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