Friday, 6 November 2020

Compilation Corner: ELO Part II

#1,545: When it comes to talking compilations, perhaps locating any collection including original songs by ELO Part II is noteworthy being as only two studio albums ("Electric Light Orchestra Part Two""Moment of Truth") and two live albums ("Performing ELO's Greatest Hits Live" & "One Night Live in Australia") were released during their decade long existence.

Aside from the many multiple budget cut and paste versions of the "One Night" album that continue to proliferate across Europe to this day, Yours Truly KJS and elobeatlesforever (elobf) have only identified a couple of various artistes CD compilations wherein ELO Part II trax are included. There may be more out there but these two come to mind for the purposes of this elobf article ...
1995: Nestled between Wendy & Lisa's "Waterfall" and Lou Reed's "Perfect Day", you'll find the excellent Eric Troyer penned "1000 Eyes" on "Precious Metal" (TEMPCD014), released by Temple (an imprint of Telstar Records) and later renamed "Precious Rock" due to a clash with a similarly entitled hits package. This writer remembers being surprised that that an ELO Part II song was included a full 4 years after Telstar released "Electric Light Orchestra Part Two" in 1991 and it's not out of place in such illustrious classic rock company.

1996: Rock ballad "One More Tomorrow" (written by Bev Bevan, Phil Bates and Mik Kaminski) can be found on budget CD "Summer Dance Party" (SP01654) issued in Germany by Mediahaus Productions in a rather eclectic mixture of trax including "Lola" by The Kinks and "It's A Heartache" by Bonnie Tyler. The 2CD live album "One Night Live in Australia" was initially put out by Mediahaus Strobel through SPV GmbH with "One More Tomorrow" also released as a single earlier that year, hence its inclusion.

Please contact KJS@elobf if you are aware of any other releases that include original ELO Part II songs excluding, of course, their live recordings of ELO hits ... 


  1. As always another interesting article from the genius hard working Mr. K.J.S many thanks for not giving up my friend. RESPECT !❤❤

    1. Stella ... Thank you so much for yr kind words and support! KJS@elobf

  2. What this world really needs is reissues. Jeff would HAVE to let it slide however.

    Oh, and Love for Sale must be included as a bonus track.