Friday, 2 December 2016

HAR5077: Solid Centre Showdown

#1,204: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! One of the rarer records sought after by ELO (and related artistes) vinyl collectors is the solid centre pressing of their third UK single, the Jeff Lynne penned classic "Showdown" b/w "In Old England Town (Instrumental)".

Whereas it is somewhat easy to find a solid centre version of ELO's other Harvest singles "10538 Overture" b/w "First Movement (Jumping Biz)" (HAR5053) and "Roll Over Beethoven" b/w "Manhattan Rumble (49th Street Massacre)" or "Queen Of The Hours" (HAR5063), their final original Harvest single "Showdown" (HAR5077) - which peaked at #12 in November 1973 - is much harder to track down.

The irony is that Yours Truly KJS found the above copy of HAR5077 whilst searching for the equally rare solid centre issue of ELO's 1977 single "Turn To Stone" (Jet/UA #UP36313), as featured in this recent elobeatlesforever (elobf) article: UP36313: Turn To Stone Twist 

Meanwhile, my search for a solid centre copy of "Turn To Stone" goes on ...

Until next "Time" in the ELO (and related) Universe ... KJS ... 02-Dec-2016

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