Electric Light Orchestra Out of the Blue 2LP (Picture Disc)
40th Anniversary Edition Picture Disc Double LP!
Remastered From Original Master Tapes!
Features "Mr. Blue Sky", "Sweet Talkin' Woman", and "Turn To Stone".
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of ELO’s top-selling double album, Out of the
Blue, Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment,
releases the first-time-ever picture disc edition of the ELO classic.
This 2LP collector’s picture disc edition of Out of the Blue was remastered from
the original master tapes and includes a limited time digital download of the
ELO was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017.
One of the indisputable masterpieces – and most commercially successful titles –
in the ELO canon, Out of the Blue, the group’s seventh studio album, was
originally released in October 1977. The musical and conceptual brainchild of
Jeff Lynne, who wrote and produced the entire album, Out of the Blue is among
the most ambitious double albums in classic rock history, a complex and
visionary work that included, as the album’s complete Side 3, Lynne’s “Concerto
for a Rainy Day,” a coherent song suite comprised of four movements and
authentic ambient weather effects recorded by Lynne and incorporated into the
soundscape of the record.
Out of the Blue was the first ELO album to feature the group’s logo as a
three-dimensional flying saucer/space station, a visual motif central to ELO’s
live shows. The album, which peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 has gone on to
sell upwards of 10 million copies worldwide. Out of the Blue is the first double
album in UK chart history to spawn four Top 20 singles.
"Forty years on, I would never have imagined that this music would take on a
life of its own," says Lynne.
• 40th Anniversary Edition
• Double LP
• Picture Disc
• Limited time digital download
1. Turn To Stone
2. It's Over
3. Sweet Talkin' Woman
4. Across The Border
5. Night In The City
8. Believe Me Now
9. Steppin' Out
Concerto For a Rainy Day:
1. Standin' In The Rain
2. Big Wheels
3. Summer And Lightning
4. Mr. Blue Sky
5. Sweet Is The Night
6. The Whale
7. Birmingham Blues
8. Wild West Hero