Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Catalogue Conundrum

#579: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! When Jet Records hooked up with United Artists (UA) as their distributor back in 1976, the ELO LP back catalogue from "On The Third Day" to "Face The Music" was re-issued as well as (of course) "A New World Record". The Jet/UA catalogue numbers assigned were not relative to the order of release:

"A New World Record" (1976) #UAG30017 (also #JETLP20)
"Face The Music" (1975) #UAG30034 (also #JETLP11)
"Eldorado" (1974) #UAG30092 (also #K56090)
"On The Third Day" (1973) #UAG30091 (also #K56021)

And when CBS took over from UA in early 1978, the ELO LP back catalogue from "On The Third Day" to "A New World Record" - and "Out Of The Blue" too - were again re-issued with Jet/CBS catalogue numbers that were also not in chronological order thus:

"A New World Record" (1976) #JETLP200
"Face The Music" (1975) #JETLP201
"Eldorado" (1974] #JETLP203
"On The Third Day" (1973) #JETLP202

This particular ELO anorak has always wondered why those Jet/UA/CBS re-issues were not ever numbered in line with their release years. Yours Truly KJS and ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) is sure that there's a simple answer!

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 06-Aug-2013

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