ELO UK Singles - Withdrawn or Not Issued

There were 4 ELO UK singles that were either withdrawn or planned to be issued and then were not issued.


A: Roll Over Beethoven

B: Manhattan Rumble

- Withdrawn Issue

Label:  Harvest

Cat No:  HAR 5063

Issue Date:  26 Jan 1973

Format:  Black Vinyl

Demo & normal sale issues were pressed and released, then it was withdrawn shortly after issue


Rumour was it was withdrawn because Roy Woods name was on the B Side... 

Roll Over Beethoven HAR 5063
Manhattan Rumble B Side HAR 5063

A: DayTripper

B: Daybreaker

- Planned Issue

Label:  Warner Bros

Cat No:  WB 16456

Planned Issue Date:  Aug 1974

Format:  Black Vinyl

Warner Bros planned to released in the UK the live single "DayTripper" from the album "The Night The Light Went On In Long Beach"

It was cancelled and in the end only issued in Holland and Germany.

No copies exist.

A: Turn To Stone

B: Mister Kingdom

- Planned Re-Issue

Label:  Jet Records

Cat No:  S JET 102

Planned Issue Date:  May 1978

Format:  Black Vinyl

Jet Records changed record distributor on May, 6th 1978 from United Artists to CBS.


This prompted 3 of ELO's singles (Rockaria!, Telephone Line & Mr Blue Sky) to be re-pressed and re-issued with new Jet Cat. Numbers.

Turn To Stone was also due to be re-issued and was allocated a cat. number, but as the original single had only reached no 18, the re-issued was cancelled at the last minute.


Unsure if any copies actually exist.

A1: Mr Blue Sky

A2: Across The Border

B1: Telephone Line

B2: Don't Bring Me Down

Label:  Jet Records

Cat No:  Jet ELO 2

Planned Issue Date:  Dec 1980

Format:  Black Vinyl

Jet Records planned a 2nd ELO EP to promote the "Four Light Years" box set that was due to be issued in Dec 1980.

In the end the box set wasn't issued till April 1981 so the 1980 Xmas market had been missed, therefore the EP was cancelled.

It was rumoured that 1981 issue of "Ticket To The Moon/Here Is The News" used the aborted EP sleeve design as it matched the "Four Light Years" box set deign.


It is doubtful that any copies were actually pressed.

Maybe ELO 2 EP Intended Sleeve Design ?