ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA

 

Albums recorded by Electric Light Orchestra, including release dates.

 

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TITLE

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Electric Light Orchestra (aka No Answer)

12/71

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Electric Light Orchestra II

02/73

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On The Third Day

11/73

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The Night The Light Went On (In Long Beach)

05/74

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Eldorado

09/74

6

Face The Music

09/75

7

A New World Record

09/76

8

Out Of The Blue

10/77

9

Discovery

05/79

10

Xanadu [OST]

08/80

11

Time

07/81

12

Secret Messages

06/83

13

Balance Of Power

01/86

14

Afterglow [3-CD box-set]

06/90

15

Live At Wembley '78

03/98

16

Live At Winterland '76

03/98

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The BBC Sessions

06/99

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Live At The BBC

06/99

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Flashback [3-CD box-set]

11/00

20

Zoom

06/01

21

Electric Light Orchestra Live

04/13

22

Alone In The Universe [as Jeff Lynne's ELO]

11/15


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1) ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA (aka NO ANSWER)

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10538 Overture
Look At Me Now
Nellie Takes Her Bow
The Battle Of Marston Moor (July 2nd 1644)

First Movement (Jumpin' Biz)
Mr Radio
Manhattan Rumble (49th Street Massacre)
Queen Of The Hours
Whisper In The Night

UK Issue


US Issue

Bev Bevan
Bill Hunt
Jeff Lynne
Roy Wood


Steve Woolam

Producer:

Drums, Percussion
French Horn
Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Percussion, Bass
Vocals, Cello, Oboe, Guitar, Bass,
Double Bass, Bassoon, Clarinet,
Recorder, Percussion
Violin

Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood

 

The album was issued in the USA as No Answer

2) ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA II

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In Old England Town (Boogie No 2)
Mama
Roll Over Beethoven

From The Sun To The World (Boogie No 1)
Kuiama

UK Issue


US Issue

Michael de Albuquerque
Bev Bevan
Mike Edwards
Wilf Gibson
Jeff Lynne
Richard Tandy

Colin Walker

Producer:

Bass, Harmony Vocals

Drums, Percussion
Cello
Violin
Vocals, Guitar, Synthesiser, Harmonium
Synthesiser, Piano, Harmonium, Guitar, Harmony Vocals
Cello

Jeff Lynne

3) ON THE THIRD DAY

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Ocean Breakup/King Of The Universe
Bluebird Is Dead
Oh No Not Susan
New World Rising/Ocean Breakup Reprise
Showdown

Daybreaker
Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Dreaming Of 4000
In The Hall Of The Mountain King

LP Issue


Alternative Cover

Bev Bevan
Michael de Albuquerque
Mike Edwards
Mik Kaminski
Jeff Lynne
Hugh McDowell
Richard Tandy

Producer:

Drums
Bass

Cello
Violin
Vocals, Guitar
Cello
Synthesiser, Piano

Jeff Lynne

4) THE NIGHT THE LIGHT WENT ON (IN LONG BEACH)

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Daybreaker
Showdown
Day Tripper

10538 Overture
Mik's Solo/Orange Blossom Special
In The Hall Of The Mountain King/Great Balls Of Fire
Roll Over Beethoven

Original Issue


LP Reissue & CD

Bev Bevan
Michael de Albuquerque
Mike Edwards
Mik Kaminski
Jeff Lynne
Hugh McDowell
Richard Tandy

Producer:

Drums
Bass, Backing Vocals

Cello
Violin
Vocals, Guitar
Cello
Keyboards

Jeff Lynne

 

Recorded live at The Long Beach Auditorium, California, USA on 12 May 1974

5) ELDORADO

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Eldorado Overture [instrumental]
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Boy Blue
Laredo Tornado
Poor Boy (The Greenwood)

Mister Kingdom
Nobody's Child
Illusions In G Major
Eldorado
Eldorado Finale


Bev Bevan
Michael de Albuquerque
Mike Edwards
Peter Ford-Robertson
Jeff Lynne

Mik Kaminski
Hugh McDowell
Richard Tandy


Producer:

Drums, Percussion
Bass, Backing Vocals

Cello
Speech (prologue)

Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards,
Backing Vocals
Violin
Cello
Piano, Electric Piano, Clavinet,
Synthesiser, Guitar, Backing Vocals

Jeff Lynne

6) FACE THE MUSIC

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Fire On High
Waterfall
Evil Woman
Nightrider

Poker
Strange Magic
Down Home Town
One Summer Dream


Bev Bevan

Melvyn Gale
Kelly Groucutt
Mik Kaminski
Jeff Lynne
Hugh McDowell
Richard Tandy


Producer:

Drums, Percussion, Spoken Intro,
Backing Vocals
Cello
Vocals (Tracks 4,5,7), Bass
Violin
Vocals, Guitar, Harmony Vocals
Cello
Piano, Electric Piano, Tack Piano,
Clavinet, Synthesiser, Guitar

Jeff Lynne

7) A NEW WORLD RECORD

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Tightrope
Telephone Line
Rockaria!
Mission (A World Record)

So Fine
Livin' Thing
Above The Clouds
Do Ya
Shangri-La


Bev Bevan

Melvyn Gale
Kelly Groucutt

Mik Kaminski
Jeff Lynne

Hugh McDowell
Richard Tandy



Producer:

Drums, Percussion, Synth Drums,
Timpani, Gong, Backing Vocals
Cello
Vocals, Bass, Percussion,
Backing Vocals
Violin
Vocals, Guitar, Percussion,
Electric Piano, Synthesiser
Cello
Vocals, Piano, Electric Piano, Clavinet,
Synthesiser, Mellotron, Strings, Guitar,
Percussion

Jeff Lynne

8) OUT OF THE BLUE

 
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LP One
Turn To Stone
It's Over
Sweet Talkin' Woman
Across The Border

Night In The City
Starlight
Jungle
Believe Me Now
Steppin' Out

LP Two
Standin' In The Rain
Big Wheels
Summer And Lightning
Mr Blue Sky

Sweet Is The Night
The Whale
Birmingham Blues
Wild West Hero


Bev Bevan


Melvyn Gale
Kelly Groucutt

Mik Kaminski
Jeff Lynne

Hugh McDowell
Richard Tandy


Producer:

Drums, Percussion, Gong,
Fire Extinguisher (Track 13),
Backing Vocals
Cello (credited but did not play)
Vocals (Track 14), Bass, Percussion,
Backing Vocals
Violin
Vocals, Guitar, Electric Piano,
Synthesiser, Backing Vocals
Cello (credited but did not play)
Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesiser,
Clavinet, Sequencer, Mellotron, Guitar

Jeff Lynne

9) DISCOVERY

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Shine A Little Love
Confusion
Need Her Love
The Diary Of Horace Wimp

Last Train To London
Midnight Blue
On The Run
Wishing
Don't Bring Me Down


Bev Bevan
Kelly Groucutt
Jeff Lynne
Richard Tandy


Producer:

Drums, Percussion, Timpani
Vocals, Bass, Backing Vocals
Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Synthesiser
Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesiser,
Clavinet

Jeff Lynne

10) XANADU

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Magic
Suddenly
Dancin'
Suspended In Time
Whenever You're Away From Me

I'm Alive
The Fall
Don't Walk Away
All Over The World
Xanadu


Bev Bevan

Michael Cotten
John Farrar

Ed Greene
Kelly Groucutt
David Hungate
Gene Kelly
Jeff Lynne

David McDaniel
Olivia Newton-John
Cliff Richard
Bill Spooner
Roger Steen
Richard Tandy

Carlos Vega
Fee Waybill
Jai Winding

Producer:

Drums, Percussion & Timpani
(all Tracks 6-10)
Synthesiser (Track 3)
Guitar, Synthesiser, Vocals
(all Tracks 1-5)
Drums (Tracks 2,3,4)
Bass & Vocals (Tracks 6-10)
Bass (Tracks 1,4)
Vocals (Track 5)
Vocals, Guitar, Synthesiser
(all Tracks 6-10)
Bass (Track 2)
Vocals (Tracks 1-5,10)
Vocals (Track 2)
Guitar (Track 3)
Guitar (Track 3)
Piano, Synthesiser, Keyboards
(all Tracks 6-10)
Drums (Track 1)
Vocals (Track 3)
Electric Piano (Track 2)

John Farrar (Tracks 1-5),
Jeff Lynne (Tracks 6-10)

11) TIME

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Prologue
Twilight
Yours Truly, 2095
Ticket To The Moon
The Way Life's Meant To Be
Another Heart Breaks

Rain Is Falling
From The End Of The World
The Lights Go Down
Here Is The News
21st Century Man
Hold On Tight
Epilogue


Bev Bevan
Kelly Groucutt
Jeff Lynne

Richard Tandy


Producer:

Drums, Percussion
Bass, Backing Vocals
Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Synthesiser,
Vocoder, Backing Vocals
Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesiser, Vocoder, Guitar

Jeff Lynne

12) SECRET MESSAGES

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Secret Messages
Loser Gone Wild
Bluebird
Take Me On And On

Four Little Diamonds
Stranger
Danger Ahead
Letter From Spain
Train Of Gold
Rock And Roll Is King


Bev Bevan
Kelly Groucutt
Mik Kaminski
Jeff Lynne

Dave Morgan
Richard Tandy


Producer:

Drums, Percussion
Bass, Backing Vocals (Tracks 9,10)
Violin (Track 10)
Vocals, Guitar, Synthesiser, Bass, Piano,
Percussion, Backing Vocals
Backing Vocals
Grand Piano, Electric Piano, Synthesiser,
Harmonica

Jeff Lynne

13) BALANCE OF POWER

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Heaven Only Knows
So Serious
Getting To The Point
Secret Lives
Is It Alright

Sorrow About To Fall
Without Someone
Calling America
Endless Lies
Send It


Bev Bevan
Jeff Lynne

Richard Tandy

Producer:

Drums, Percussion
Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Synthesiser, Keyboards, Percussion
Keyboards, Programming

Jeff Lynne

14) AFTERGLOW

 
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Disc E/CD One
10538 Overture
Mr Radio
Kuiama
In Old England Town (Boogie No 2)
Mama
Roll Over Beethoven
Bluebird Is Dead
Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Showdown
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Boy Blue
One Summer Dream

Disc L/CD Two
Evil Woman
Tightrope
Strange Magic
Do Ya
Nightrider
Waterfall
Rockaria!
Telephone Line
So Fine
Livin' Thing
Mr Blue Sky
Sweet Is The Night
Turn To Stone
Sweet Talkin' Woman
Steppin' Out
Midnight Blue
Don't Bring Me Down


 
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Disc O/CD Three
Prologue
Twilight
Julie Don't Live Here
Shine A Little Love
When Time Stood Still
Rain Is Falling
Bouncer [previously unreleased in USA]
Hello My Old Friend [previously unreleased]
Hold On Tight
Four Little Diamonds [longer intro than the album version]
Mandalay [previously unreleased]
Buildings Have Eyes [previously unreleased in USA]
So Serious
A Matter of Fact [previously unreleased in USA]
No Way Out [previously unreleased]
Getting To The Point
Destination Unknown [previously unreleased in USA]
Rock 'n' Roll Is King

15) LIVE AT WEMBLEY '78

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Introduction [by Tony Curtis]
Standin' In the Rain
Night In The City
Turn To Stone
Tightrope
Telephone Line
Rockaria!
Wild West Hero
Showdown
1 Minute Talk
Sweet Talkin' Woman
Mr Blue Sky
Do Ya
Livin' Thing
Roll Over Beethoven


Bev Bevan
Jake Commander
Melvyn Gale
Kelly Groucutt
Mik Kaminski
Jeff Lynne
Hugh McDowell
Richard Tandy

Producer:

Drums
Guitar, Backing Vocals
Cello
Bass, Vocals
Violin
Vocals, Guitar
Cello
Keyboards

Jeff Lynne

 

Recorded live at The Empire Pool, Wembley, Middlesex, England in June 1978

16) LIVE AT WINTERLAND '76

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Fire On High
Poker
Nightrider
Showdown
Eldorado Suite (including Can't Get It Out)
Strange Magic
Medley: 10538 Overture/Do Ya
Evil Woman
Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Roll Over Beethoven


Bev Bevan
Melvyn Gale
Kelly Groucutt
Mik Kaminski
Jeff Lynne
Hugh McDowell
Richard Tandy

Producer:

Drums, Percussion
Cello
Bass, Vocals
Violin
Vocals, Guitar
Cello
Keyboards

 

Recorded live at The Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California, USA in 1976

17) THE BBC SESSIONS

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Kuiama
Roll Over Beethoven
From The Sun To The World
Momma
In The Hall Of The Mountain King
King Of The Universe
Bluebird Is Dead
New World Rising
Daybreaker
Ma Ma Ma Belle




Producer:



 

Tracks from three sessions recorded for Bob Harris:
Tracks 1,2: recorded 1 November 1972, broadcast 27 January 1973
Tracks 3-5: recorded 25 April 1973, broadcast 30 April 1973
Tracks 6-10: recorded 13 February 1974, broadcast 11 March 1974

18) LIVE AT THE BBC

 
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CD One
From The Sun To The World (Boogie No 1)
Kuiama
In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Roll Over Beethoven
King Of The Universe
Bluebird Is Dead
Oh No Not Susan
New World Rising
Violin Solo/Orange Blossom Special
In The Hall Of The Mountain King
Great Balls Of Fire

CD Two
Fire On High
Poker
Nightrider
Medley - On The Third Day: Ocean Break Up/
King Of The Universe/Oh No Not Susan/Bluebird Is Dead/
New World Rising/Ocean Break Up (Reprise)
Showdown
Eldorado Overture/Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Poor Boy (The Greenwood)
Illusions In G Major
Strange Magic
Evil Woman
Ma-Ma-Ma Belle


Bev Bevan
Mike de Albuquerque
Mike Edwards
Melvyn Gale
Wilf Gibson
Kelly Groucutt
Mik Kaminski
Jeff Lynne
Hugh McDowell
Richard Tandy
Colin Walker

Producer:

Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Bass & Backing Vocals (Tracks 1-11)

Cello (Tracks 1-11)
Cello (Tracks 12-22)
Violin (Tracks 1-4)
Bass & Vocals (Tracks 12-22)
Violin (Tracks 5-22)
Vocals, Guitar
Cello (Tracks 5-22)
Piano, Synthesiser, Guitar (all Tracks 5-22)
Cello (Tracks 1-11)

 

 

Recordings by the BBC:
Tracks 1-4: recorded at The Paris Cinema, Lower Regent Street, London, England on 19 April 1973 and broadcast on 12 May 1973
Tracks 5-11: recorded at Recorded at The Hippodrome, Golders Green, London, England on 25 January 1974 and broadcast on 2 February 1974
Tracks 12-22: recorded at The Guildhall, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England on 22 June 1976 and broadcast on 6 November 1976

19) FLASHBACK

 
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CD One
10538 Overture
Showdown
Ma-Ma-Ma Belle
Mr Radio
Roll Over Beethoven
Mama (new edit)
One Summer Dream
Illusions In G Major
Strange Magic
Eldorado Overture
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Eldorado
Eldorado - Finale
Do Ya [unedited alternative mix, previously unreleased]
Mister Kingdom
Grieg's Piano Concerto In A Minor [previously unreleased]

CD Two
Tightrope
Evil Woman
Livin' Thing
Mr Blue Sky
Mission (A World Record) [alternative mix, previously unreleased]
Turn To Stone
Telephone Line
Rockaria!
Starlight
It's Over
The Whale
Sweet Talkin' Woman
Big Wheels
Shangri-La
Nightrider
Tears In Your Life [previously unreleased]


 
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CD Three
Don't Bring Me Down
The Diary Of Horace Wimp
Twilight
Secret Messages
Take Me On And On
Shine A Little Love
Rock And Roll Is King
Last Train To London
Confusion
Getting To The Point
Hold On Tight
So Serious
Calling America
Four Little Diamonds
Great Balls Of Fire [live]
Xanadu [new version, previously unreleased]
Indian Queen [demo, previously unreleased]
Love Changes All [previously unreleased]
After All
Helpless [previously unreleased]
Who's That? [previously unreleased]

20) ZOOM

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Alright
Moment In Paradise
State Of Mind
Just For Love
Stranger On A Quiet Street
In My Own Time
Easy Money
It Really Doesn't Matter
Ordinary Dream
A Long Time Gone
Melting In The Sun
All She Wanted
Lonesome Lullaby


Dave Boruff
George Harrison
Suzie Katayama
Roger Lebow
Jeff Lynne

Marc Mann
Ringo Starr
Richard Tandy
Rosie Vela


Producer:

Saxophone (Track 10)
Guitar (Tracks 10,12)
Cello (Tracks 4,5,12)
Cello (Track 13)
Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Cello,
Drums, Backing Vocals
Guitar (Track 2)
Drums (Tracks 2,7)
Keyboards (Track 1)
Speech, Tap Dance (Track 6),
Backing Vocals (Tracks 1,12)

Jeff Lynne

21) ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA LIVE

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Evil Woman
Showdown
Secret Messages
Livin' Thing
Sweet Talkin' Woman
Mr Blue Sky
Can't Get It Out Of My Head
Twilight
Confusion
Don't Bring Me Down
Roll Over Beethoven
Out Of Luck [recorded 2010, previously unreleased]
Cold Feet [recorded 1992, previously unreleased]


Peggy Baldwin
Gregg Bissonette
Matt Bissonette
Jeff Lynne
Marc Mann

Sarah O'Brien
Richard Tandy
Rosie Vela

Producer:

Cello (Tracks 1-11)
Drums & Backing Vocals (Tracks 1-11)
Bass & Backing Vocals (Tracks 1-11)
Vocals & Guitar (Tracks 1-11)
Keyboards, Guitar,
Backing Vocals (all Tracks 1-11)
Cello (Tracks 1-11)
Piano, Keyboards (Tracks 1-11)
Backing Vocals (Tracks 1-11)

Jeff Lynne

22) ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE

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When I Was A Boy
Love And Rain
Dirty To The Bone
When The Night Comes
The Sun Will Shine On You
Ain't It A Drag
All My Life
I'm Leaving You
One Step At A Time
Alone In The Universe
Fault Line [Deluxe edition bonus track]
Blue [Deluxe edition bonus track]




Producer: