Saturday, 8 October 2011

Recommended: The Classic Albums Collection [ELO]

#259: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Back on Wednesday 7th September, Yours Truly KJS posted this article in which I mentioned the forthcoming dual ELO releases: "The Essential Electric Light Orchestra" [UK/2CD] and "The Classics Album Collection" [US/11CD] thus:

Since that article, there have been some release developments in that there are now a variety of outlets offering the eleven CD boxed set but they do not necessarily seem to agree in terms of price, release date or even content thus:

Spin CD's have the release date as 24th October; Pop Market have the release date as October 15th and have the release date as 14th November! So there is a variety of choices out there. But the really interesting thing is that in Germany are stating that it is a 12CD set that includes "Zoom" and even includes the track listing it! But however you buy it - one thing is for sure - it looks like a nice set for the ELO completist and for the ELO novice to buy too.

"The Classics Album Collection" features expanded versions of all the ELO albums between 1971 and 1986 [except for "Xanadu"] - but probably not "Zoom"! And you will only get this compilation in this form because it is a US release because here in the UK, SonyBMG do not own the rights to the first two ELO albums. Welcome to the ELO show folks!

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 08-Oct-2011

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