Saturday, 15 October 2016

King of the Greenwood Revisited

From promo to release: Anyone can make a mitsake
#1,180: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! Back in October 2013, Yours Truly KJS wrote and published an article for elobeatlesforever (elobf), entitled King Of The Greenwood, wherein I noted the difference in the listing of the tracks "King Of The Universe" and "Poorboy (The Greenwood)" on the 'B' side of ELO's "Telephone Line" 7" single between the original Jet/UA issue (UP36254) and the later Jet/CBS re-issue (SJET101).
In order of issue: Two out of three list the correct running order
However, since the aforementioned article, I've acquired a mint condition promo copy of UP36254. And while I was rummaging through my ELO record collection the other day, I discovered a further twist in the story in that the 'B' side of the promo was opposite to that of the standard issue UP36254 and therefore in the same order as listed on SJET101!

The physical running order on all three records is "King Of The Universe" followed by "Poorboy (The Greenwood)" which means that only the standard issue UP36254 is wrong and that the Jet/CBS re-issue actually corrected the mistake. It just goes to show that you never know what will turn up next when you are a studious collector of ELO (and related) vinyl!

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 15-Oct-2016


  1. One day you`ll have to send me a wants list of the vinyl and I`ll see what I can come up with

  2. Keith, I can't believe you're not jumping up and down over the announcement that ELO has finally gotten a *nomination* to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame! Fans have the opportunity to vote for ELO on the website: Let's get them inducted! Colleen Bell;Baltimore, MD USA

    1. Colleen ... an elobf article is on the way. I just haven't had any desk time in the last 2 days due to another impending issue. KJS@elobf

  3. Sorry Keith! Hope everything...and your universe is okay. Colleen

  4. No probs Colleen! :-) Watch this space! kjs@elobf