Monday, 13 June 2016

Sleeve to Sleeve: All Over The World

Through The Years: "All Over The World" in 2005, 2011 and now 2016
#1,127: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Perhaps this article should be subtitled "I'm Sleeving You". The latest reboot of the classic ELO compilation "All Over The World" by Sony on Friday 10th June - just in "Time" for their imminent Glastonbury bow - revealed a subtle change in sleeve artwork as well as a long overdue debut in 2LP vinyl. Indeed, it's no surprise that "All Over The World" recently broke the ELO chart run record (currently at 110 weeks) thanks to the success of "Alone In The Universe" and those Jeff Lynne's ELO live dates in April and May.
Colour Contrast: "All Over The World"
"All Over The World" has now been launched on three occasions. Following its original release in June 2005 - reaching #6 - AOTW was then re-issued in June 2011 in an ELO spaceship festooned cardboard slip sleeve with the original CD underneath, reaching a respectable #22. The new version also sports a cardboard slip sleeve (and the original CD again) alongside its arrival in rather magnificent virgin vinyl.

We should expect to see a chart return for "All Over The World" next Friday 17th June and an extension of that chart run after what Yours Truly KJS expects will be a show stealing Glastonbury set by Jeff Lynne's ELO on Sunday 26th June, starting at approx. 4PM for 75 minutes.

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends "All Over The World" by Electric Light Orchestra to those enlightened folks who enjoy the music of ELO/Jeff LynneRoy WoodThe Move'Brum Beat'The Beatles and related artistes.

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 13-June-2016


  1. I wonder why even after almost 40 years, they just can't finish the construction on the left side of the ship? :)

    1. Michael ... Now THAT is a good question! KJS@ELOBF :-)

    2. A.O.T.W. has made the U.K. top ten on several occasions = 2005,2006,2009,2012 and 2015,2016 and has been in the top 200 U.K. albums for well over 400 weeks.