Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Yours Truly 1986: ELO's Jet Records Finale

#478: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! I was studying Engineering hard at Wulfrun College of Further Education, Wolverhampton in March 1986 when I discovered that a new ELO single and album was being released - without Kelly Groucutt, without Jet Records and also without that classic ELO symbology. And so it was, at the time, that I bought all three [3] singles "Calling America" [#A6844], "So Serious" [#A7090] and "Getting To The Point" [#A7317] on both 7" and 12" and [of course!] "Balance Of Power" [#EPC26467] itself, via Epic Records. At that time it was seemingly the end of the ELO story.

Hence it was indeed nice to spot a Dutch issue of "Calling America" on eBay last week that was still on the enigmatic Jet label. So, for a mere 99p [plus P+P], it was an easy decision to bid for it and, to my amazement, nobody else did! So it is that #JETA6844 really raps up that first phase of ELO for me - their last major hit fittingly on the label every ELO fan knew and loved back in the day!

Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 08-Jan-2013

1 comment:

  1. FYI, I have (still) a copy of Balance of Power (Dutch pressing) on the Jet label. I was kinda saddened to see the demise of the label. In the States, ELO (and Ozzy Osbourne) were relegated to the horrendous CBS Associated label. I get that the music is what matters, but the CBS Associated label artwork was created by a corporate shill with about as much artistic creativity as a block of wood.