Legacy Recordings To Release First-Ever Picture Disc Edition of ELO’s Out Of The Blue

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of ELO’s top-selling double album, Out of the Blue, Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release the first-time-ever picture disc edition of the ELO classic available everywhere on Friday, September 29, 2017,

This 2LP collector’s picture disc edition of Out of the Blue was remastered from the original master tapes and includes a digital download of the album.

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.

You can pre-order the album HERE.

Track Listing

Side A

1. Turn to Stone
2. It’s Over
3. Sweet Talkin’ Woman
4. Across the Border

Side B

5. Night in the City
6. Starlight
7. Jungle
8. Believe Me Now
9. Steppin’ Out

Side C (Concerto for a Rainy Day)

10. Standin’ in the Rain
11. Big Wheels
12. Summer and Lightning
13. Mr. Blue Sky

Side D

14. Sweet Is the Night
15. The Whale
16. Birmingham Blues
17. Wild West Hero

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