Thursday, 22 January 2015

K56021: I'm Only Dreaming of 4000

K56021B: I'm Only Dreaming ... but not Dreaming of 4000!
#836: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Here's something unusual that I discovered quite by accident the other day. The original 1973 Warner Bros. Burbank pressing of the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO)'s "On The Third Day" (K56021) lists track three on Side B of the album as "I'm Only Dreaming" rather than the "Dreaming Of 4000" that we are all familiar with!
UAG30091B: "Daybreaker" ~ "Ma Ma Ma Belle" ~ "Dreaming Of 4000" ~ "In The Hall Of The Mountain King"
I'm not sure whether this is repeated on every pressing of the rare gatefold album or if it was later corrected by Warner Bros. but "Dreaming Of 4000" has always been sandwiched between "Ma Ma Ma Belle" and "In The Hall Of The Mountain King" since the first Jet/UA re-issue (UAG30091) in 1976, the Jet/CBS re-issue (JETLP202) in 1978 and every other vinyl/CD edition since.

Note also that ROY WOOD MUSIC has a share of the publishing rights too. If nothing else, this proves that being a collector of ELO and related vinyl continues to be interesting and rewarding.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 22-Jan-2015


  1. I have this on Clear Vinyl, loved everything about it, cover pic to Brian The Lion. I devoured this, back in the day when you knew every inch of the sleeve and the music.