ELO Rarest UK Issued 7" & 12" Singles Discography

There were 4 types of ELO 7" singles issued in the UK:

  • 4 Prong Push Out 

  • Solid Centre

  • Moulded Plastic

  • Large Hole / Jukebox 

Plus different formats were issued:

  • Demo / Promo

  • Paper Labels

  • Plastic Injection

  • Coloured Vinyl

  • Picture Disc's

ELO Singles were issued on the labels:-

  • EMI Harvest

  • Warned Brothers

  • Jet Records

  • Epic

  • Sony

Listed below are the rarest & hardiest to find pressings/versions/variations of Electric Light Orchestra 7" & 12" issued in the UK.

Shine A Little Love - 12" BLACK Vinyl - S JET 12 144

Extremely hard to find, sellers often think the white vinyl is rare, where as its the black vinyl that is the very rare version !

Shine A Little Love S Jet 12 144 Black Vinyl
Shine A Little Love S Jet 12 144 Black Vinyl

Getting To The Point - 12" Black Vinyl - TA 7317 12" 

Due to a strike at the distributors in 1986, not many copies were pressed and issued.

Getting To The Point TA 7317
Getting To The Point TA 7317

10538 Overture - 7" Black Vinyl - HAR 5053 - Demo 4 Prong Push Out

All "Promo 7" Singles" can be hard to find as they were only issued in limited amounts, but  this being ELO's first single issue is hard to find. 

10583 Overture - Demo
10583 Overture - Demo

Roll Over Beethoven - 7" Black Vinyl - HAR 5063 - Demo 4 Prong Push Out

All "Promo 7" Singles" can be hard to find as they were only issued in limited amounts, but  this issue was withdrawn shortly after issue, rumours was this was because Roy Woods name was on the B Side...

Roll Over Beethoven HAR 5063
Roll Over Beethoven Demo HAR 5063

Showdown - 7" Black Vinyl - HAR 5077 - Solid Centre

Very hard to find solid centre pressing.

Showdown HAR 5077
Showdown HAR 5077

Can't Get It Out Of My Head - 7" Black Vinyl - K 16510 - 4 Prong Push Out

Very hard to find 4 prong push out version with a large "A" printed to the left of text and with different track text lay out.

Can't Get It OutOf My Head K16510
Can't Get It OutOf My Head K16510

Can't Get It Out Of My Head - 7" Black Vinyl - K 16510 - Solid Centre

Very hard to find solid centre with large raised inner circle with a indented ring around it. With a large "A" printed to the left of text and with different track text lay out.

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Telephone Link - 7" Black Vinyl - UP 36254 - Solid Centre

Very hard to find solid centre issue. Not to be confused with S Jet 101 re-issue in 1978

Telephone Line UP 36254
Telephone Line UP 36254

Telephone Link - 7" Black Vinyl - UP 36254 - Promo Solid Centre

All "Promo 7" Singles" can be hard to find as they were only issued in limited amounts, but  this copy is a rare solid centre issue. 

Telephone Line Promo UP 36254
Telephone Line Promo UP 36254

Turn To Stone - 7" Black Vinyl - UP 36313 - Solid Centre

Hard to find issue on almost flat solid centre with large raised ring and medium sized raiser inner ring.

Turn To Stone JET UP 36313
Turn To Stone JET UP 36313

Mr Blue Sky - 7" Black Vinyl - UP 36342 - Solid Centre

Hard to find issue on almost flat solid centre with large raised ring and medium sized raiser inner ring.

Much rarer than the Blue Vinyl issue !

Not to be confused with S Jet 104 re-issue in 1978

Mr Blue Sky UP 36342
Mr Blue Sky UP 36342

Don't Bring Me Down - 7" Black Vinyl - JET 153 - 4 Prong Push Out

Rare 4 prong push out version that has the ELO band name in a curly font and a different text layout compared to the straight text version.

One of ELO's biggest selling singles has a rare issue version !

Don't Bring Me Down JET 153
Don't Bring Me Down JET 153

Xanadu - 7" Black Vinyl - JET 185 - Promo Solid Centre

All "Promo 7" Singles" can be hard to find as they were only issued in limited amounts, but  this copy is a rare solid centre issue. 

One of ELO's biggest selling singles has a rare promo issue version !

Xanadu Gate Fold Cover Jet 185
Xanadu Promo Jet 185

Secret Messages - 7" Black Vinyl - A 7038 - Export Issue -Solid Centre

This is an export issue, the record was Made in the UK, the sleeve was made in Holland, for export to Europe mainly to Germany & France.

So most copies have a large hole punched out, but a very rare solid centre version does exist.

 

Not to be confused with the normal UK issue of A 3720

Secret Messages JET A 7038
Secret Messages JET A 7038

So Serious / Calling America - 7" Black Vinyl - Double Pack - DA 7090

Very Rare Double Pack. Issued in a plastic double gatefold sleeve containing So Serious and Calling America 7" singles.

The singles were the normal issues versions.

Surrender - 7" Blue Vinyl - Promo - ELOPR1

One sided limited edition blue vinyl promo single, run of 500 copies.


​Issued in a plain white cardboard sleeve to promote the expanded edition of the album "A New World Record".

Surrender Cover ELOPR 1
Surrender Cover ELOPR 1

Latitude 88 North - 7" Orange Vinyl - Promo - 88697048787

One sided limited edition orange vinyl promo single, run of 500 copies.

​Issued in a plain white cardboard sleeve to promote the expanded edition of the album "Out Of The Blue".

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Xanadu - Live - 7" Picture Disc 

Ltd Edition Issued with 'Wembley Or Bust' book only 1500 pressed

The single is misprinted as the label stating Xanadu is on the A-side and Don't Bring Me Down on the B-side. However, the songs that play are reversed with Don't Bring Me Down on the A-side.

This was a worldwide issue, not exclusive to the UK.

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Dont Bring Me Down Live Side B.jpg

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New Additions Added  12 Oct 2020

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Getting To The Point TA 7317