Thursday, 15 March 2012
No Answer to Eldorado
#321: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! This week has seen ELO Beatles Forever [ELOBF] take delivery of the of the 40th Anniversary Edition of ELO's 1972 debut album "The Electric Light Orchestra" [Harvest/EMI #SHVL797] in CD/DVD and GLP formats. 2012 is turning out to be a good year so far for ELO re-issues - particularly in 180g vinyl - being as ELO's classic 1974 album "Eldorado: A Symphony by The Electric Light Orchestra" [#MOVLP469] was also released in 180g back in January thus:
Unfortunately, Yours Truly KJS didn't get the opportunity to buy an original issue of ELO album #1 [also known as "No Answer" in the US] or the original Warner Bros. release of "Eldorado" [#K56090] when I was attempting to collect the ELO back catalogue back in the day. I did however nab a copy of the Jet/CBS yellow vinyl edition of "Eldorado" [#JETLP203] and the later single sleeved Fame/EMI re-issue of "The Electric Light Orchestra" [#FA3084] in 1984. It's been really great buying new 12" vinyl and packaging again - even though my turntable went south years ago! If you're still pining for the return of vinyl and [like me] reminiscing about ELO's golden period, you could do no worse than invest in this duo of ELO classic albums in their original formats?
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 15-March-2012