Friday, 28 May 2021

ELO UK Album Release Dates

#1,590: In following on from our preceding KJS/ELOBF article featuring the UK release dates for most Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) singles between 1972-1986, the intent of this article is to detail twenty four (24) ELO album release dates from their first eponymously titled LP on 3rd December 1971 all the way through to the most recent Jeff Lynne's ELO long player "From Out Of Nowhere" on 1st November 2019.

For simplicity and due to the incredibly large amount of ELO compilations put out since "Showdown" (Harvest #SHSP4037), only charting albums are included with the exception of "On The Third Day", "Eldorado" and "Face The Music" hence you will not find "Four Light Years" (Jet #JETBX2), "The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach)" (Epic #EPC32700), "ELO's Greatest Hits Volume Two" (EPC #4719562) and/or other such releases listed below. You can see that most ELO albums were not exclusively released on a Friday. Once again, no controversy is intended as we approach the 20th anniversary of "Zoom" (Epic #5025002) next month. All comments and alternative date theories or propositions are welcome in this discussion. UK chart positions are courtesy of the Official Charts Company Archive.

*** Until next "Time" in the ELOBF Universe ... 28-May-2021 ***


  1. Unbelievable that On The Third Day, Eldorado and Face the Music didn’t chart. 😲

  2. FYI, ELO's Time was released on Friday, July 31, 1981! 8-)