Thursday, 4 November 2021

Going Gold: Electric Light Orchestra Part Two

#1,629: Releases from Renaissance Records have been coming thick and fast this year when it comes to ELO Part II and The Orchestra (former members of ELO & ELO Part II) with the reissue of three albums already and another now due next year thanx to Electric Light Orchestra Part Two seeing a further vinyl release in limited edition 150g transparent gold vinyl.

Aside from the coloured vinyl, what's different about the new 2022 edition versus the 2021 gatefold issue is the inclusion of "Love For Sale" (penned by Bev Bevan & Pete Haycock and originally the 'B' side of the "Honest Men" UK/EU single) as a bonus track at the end of side one. Just 500 copies will be pressed making this another attractive purchase for collectors of ELO related vinyl. Release date is Wednesday 23rd March. Pre-orders can be placed at $25.99 (plus P+P) via this link thus:

Related KJS/ELOBF articles

ELO Beatles Forever (ELOBF) recommends Electric Light Orchestra Part Two (Gold Vinyl) 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 ELOBF Universe ... KJS ... 04-Nov-2021


  1. Well, since I have all of that on CD......

    BTW, ELO Part 2 was one of those early cases when copies of tapes were sent abroad to make overseas releases. A copy of the tape was used to make a digital master in the US, resulting in the sound being more distorted than the superior sounding UK release. Really sad, but that was the norm back then. The idea of copy+pasting digital masters was seldom practiced. That is the reason why I always try to get the release of an old CD from the country/region the musician is from.

  2. Mister twister, you probable are right in most cases. In this one (ELO PART TWO first álbum), the original european TELSTAR release on vinyl suffered from distortion that is not present in the current release (I'm Talking of the black Vinyl one, I haven't received the gold one yet). The only complaint could be some clicks I could hear on first listening, and some blurring on the sleeve, balanced with the good gatefold treatment... Finally, Renaissance records has made a very good work.