Monday, 7 March 2016

RSD16 Double Delight: Something Else & ELO 2

#1,072: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! There looks to be two nice vinyl releases coming up that fans of ELO and The Move will be interested in snapping up. First up is ELO's second studio album "ELO 2" on vinyl as of Friday 18th March when it is released via Parlophone (#0825686486885).

The gatefold album (Harvest #SHVL806) reached #35 when first released in 1973, and includes the tracks "In Old England Town (Boogie No.2)", "Momma", "Roll Over Beethoven", "From The Sun To The World (Boogie No. 1)" and "Kuiama", following the vinyl re-release of ELO's first self-titled album back in March 2012. Pre-orders can currently be placed with via this link thus:

Secondly, the legendary "Something Else from The Move" will form part of the roster of releases for Record Store Day with 1,000 copies being pressed by Esoteric Recordings (part of the Cherry Red Records group) for the event on Saturday 16th April. The five track EP was recorded at The Marquee Club on Tuesday 27th February 1968 and features covers of "So You Want Yo Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star", "Stephanie Knows Who", "Something Else", "It'll Be Me" and "Sunshine Help Me".

Banquet Records,, and our friends at A Jeff Lynne & Related Blog have also cited the "Something Else" EP as a RSD16 release in advance of the forthcoming series of re-mastered, expanded re-issues of "Move", "Shazam" and "Looking On" later this year. Pre-orders can currently be placed with via this link thus:

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 07-March-2016

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