Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Eco Friendly Light Orchestra

#958: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! You've heard of "Olé ELO" but "Do Ya" know about Eco ELO? Within the last decade, SonyBMG's subsidiary labels Epic and Legacy have made sure that certain releases were not only ELO friendly - they were Eco friendly too! The atypical clear plastic CD trays have been periodically ditched during this time starting with the expanded remaster of "Out Of The Blue" being offered in alternative carbon neutral packaging. Best selling "All Over The World", the 'x2' twin CD packs of "Eldorado"/"Secret Messages" and "Discovery"/"Time" were next to be issued in slim cardboard 'discbox slider' editions with US compilation "Playlist" following.

Multi-album boxed sets "Original Albums Classics" and "The Classic Album Selection" were then released, complete with replica cardboard sleeves and directions to the now defunct musicmadesimple site for full album credits. The irony is that those older Eco editions are now quite collectable too!
An ELO Eco Discography
"Out Of The Blue" (#88697123162)(2007) in carbon neutral packaging
"All Over The World" (#88697046492)(2007) in slim cardboard 'discbox slider' 
"Eldorado"/"Secret Messages" (#88697145162)(2007) 2CD in slim cardboard 'discbox slider' 
"Discovery"/"Time" (#88697149622)(2007) 2CD in slim cardboard 'discbox slider' 
"Playlist" (#88697298022)(2008) in 100% recycled paperboard
"Original Albums Classics" (#88697787342)(2010) 5CD slim box set
"The Classic Album Selection" (#88697873262)(2011) 11CD boxed set

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 26-Aug-2015

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