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 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.