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
NEXT TWO ALBUMS ARE HERE!...ELO 1977
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.
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.
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!
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
out the limited edition 'Out of the Blue' promo goodies available
with all orders from the FTM
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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!