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ELO UK Issued 7" Singles Types Information & Discography

Listed below are all the pressings/versions/variations/labels and record sleeves of Electric Light Orchestra 7" & 12" issued in the UK.

ELO 7" black vinyl singles were issued in the UK with 5 different format pressings and types of centre hole:

  • 4 Prong push out (that it can be broken out to create the large hole) with various paper labels.

  • Solid centre (the most common available) with various paper labels.

  • Large hole (for use with automatic record dropping devices and juke boxes) with various paper labels.

  • Moulded plastic injection solid centre in various colours (dark blue, silver and light blue)

  • Moulded plastic injection large hole in various colours (dark blue and silver)

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Twilight JET 7015
Twilight JET 7015
Twilight JET 7015
Secret Messages JET A3720
Nightrider Jet 469

ELO 7" black vinyl Singles were issued in the UK on the labels:-

  • ​EMI Harvest - Issued from June 1972 to September 1973 and Re-Issues in April 1977, March 1979 & May 1984

  • Warned Brothers - Issued from March 1974 to March 1975

  • Jet Records - Distributed by Polydor - Issued from November 1975 to July 1976

  • Jet Records - Distributed by United Artists - Issued from November 1976 to January 1978 with 2 Different Label Designs.

  • Jet Records - Distributed by CBS - Issued from May 1978 to October 1983 with 6 Different Label Designs.

  • Epic - Issued from - March 1986 to February 2007

10583 Overture - 4 Prong

EMI Harvest - June 1972 to Sept 1973

Ma Ma Ma Belle K 16349

Warner Bros - March 1974 to March 1975

Evil Woman Jet 764

Jet Records - Nov 1975 to July 1976

Distributed by Polydor

Livin Thing JET UP 36184

Jet Records - Nov 1976

Distributed by United Artists

Rockaria! Jet Up 36209

Jet Records - Feb 1977 to Jan 1978

Distributed by United Artists

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Jet Records - May 1978 to Oct 1983

Distributed by CBS

Don't Bring Me Down JET 153

Jet Records - August 1979

Distributed by CBS

I'M Alive Jet 179

Jet Records - May 1980

Distributed by CBS

Xanadu Jet 185

Jet Records - June 1980

Distributed by CBS

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Jet Records - June 1983

Distributed by CBS

Secret Messages JET A3720

Jet Records - June 1983 to August 1983  Distributed by CBS

Calling America EPIC A 6844

Epic - March 1986 to August 1987

Distributed by CBS

10538 Overture G45 22

EMI Harvest - May 1984

10538 Overture G45 22

EMI Harvest - May 1984

10538 Overture G45 22

EMI Harvest - May 1984

ELO 7" Demo/Promo Singles
 

ELO issued in the UK Demo/Promo 7" singles for all EMI/Harvest, United Artist & Jet Records (United Artists and CBS Distribution) releases from "10538 Overture" in June 1972 to "Four Little Diamonds" in October 1983.

 

Demo/Promo's were issued on Solid Centres, 4 Prong Push Out Centres & Coloured Vinyl's.

 

EXCEPT the singles "I'M Alive" & "Ticket To The Moon" which were not issued with Demo/Promo labels.

All Warner Brothers, Jet Records issues that were marketed by Polydor & Epic issues did not issue any Demo/Promo 7" singles....

.... Until Epic issued two coloured Promo's in 2006 & 2007 !

10583 Overture - Demo
Livin Thing JET UP 36184
Rockaria Promo
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Four Little Diamonds JET A 3869
Surrender Cover ELOPR 1

ELO 7" Single Sleeves
 

The first ELO Picture Sleeve issued was "Rockaria!" in Feb 1977, every ELO single issued after that (excluding Re-Issues) come with a Picture Sleeve, EXCEPT "The Way Life's Meant To Be" in Jan 1982.

"Company Sleeves" were issued by EMI Harvest, Warner Brothers, Jet Records (Distributed/Marketed by Polydor), Jet Records Distributed by United Artists & CBS) and Epic, as shown below. Plain White and Plain Black sleeves were also used for ELO singles.

10538 Overture HAR 5053
Ma Ma Ma Belle K 16349
Evil Woman Jet 764
Livin Thing JET UP 36184
Showdown / Roll Over Beethoven HAR 5121
Telephone Line UP 36254
Calling America EPIC A 6844

ELO Coloured 7" Vinyl & 7" Picture Dics's

ELO issued 3 Coloured 7" singles as shown below, plus two 7" Promo Coloured Vinyls and 2 Picture Disc

Livin Thing JET UP 36184 Blue Viny
Mr Blue Sky UP 36342
Sweet Talkin' Woman S JET 121
Surrender Cover ELOPR 1
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ELO Coloured 10" & 12" Vinyl and 12" Picture Disc.

ELO issued 3 Coloured 12" singles, 2 Coloured 10" singles and 1 12" Picture Disc, as shown below.

Wild West Hero S Jet 12109
Sweet Talkin' Woman S JET 12-121
Shine A Little Love S Jet 12 144 White Vinyl
Xanadu 10" Jet 10 185
All Over The World Blue Vinyl JET 10 195
Ticket ToThe Moon / Here Is The News JETP 12018
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