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: Here Is The News (6)

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! 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") and obviously excludes "Zoom". You'll only get this compilation in this form as it's 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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