Electric Light Orchestra ‎– A New World Record

Jet Records ‎– UAG 30017, Jet Records ‎– UA-LA 679, Jet Records ‎– JET LP 20
Vinyl, LP, Album, Embossed Cover


A1 Tightrope 5:00
A2 Telephone Line 4:38
A3 Rockaria! 3:12
A4 Mission (A World Record) 4:24
B1 So Fine 3:55
B2 Livin' Thing 3:31
B3 Above The Clouds 2:16
B4 Do Ya 3:45
B5 Shangri-La 5:34

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  • Arranged By [Orchestra And Choral Arrangements]Jeff Lynne, Louis Clark, Richard Tandy
  • Art DirectionRia Lewerke
  • Artwork [Very Special Effects]Bob Hickson
  • Cello [Barcus Berry], Effects [Maestro Echoplex]Melvyn Gale
  • Cello [Barcus Berry], Effects [Systech Phaser, Mutron III, Mutron Phasor, Maestro Echoplex]Hugh McDowell
  • Conductor [Orchestra]Louis Clark
  • Design [Cover], Illustration, PhotographyKosh*
  • Drums [Slingerland], Synthesizer [Mini Moog Drum], Percussion, Backing VocalsBev Bevan
  • Electric Piano [Wurlitzer Electric Piano EP200], Synthesizer [Mini Moog, Micro Moog, SLM Concert Spectrum], Electric Guitar [Electra x320, Gibson SG Custom], Clavinet [Hohner], Grand Piano [Yamaha C7], Mellotron [M400], Effects [Morley R.W.V. Pedals, Maestro Phase Shifter], Percussion, Backing Vocals, Effects [Systech Flanger]Richard Tandy
  • Engineer [Cherokee]Duane Scott
  • Engineer [De Lane Lea]Dick Plant, John Richards
  • Engineer [Musicland]Mack (2)
  • Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Slide Guitar, Guitar [Gibson Les Paul, L5S, Marauder, Ovation Legend, Ovation Pacemaker], Percussion, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer EP200 Piano]Jeff Lynne
  • Mastered ByNura* (tracks: A), Arun* (tracks: B)
  • Music By [All], Lyrics By [All]Jeff Lynne
  • Other [Hot Pies] – Anna, Francois
  • Performer [ELO]Bev Bevan, Hugh McDowell, Jeff Lynne, Kelly Groucutt, Melvyn Gale, Mik Kaminski, Richard Tandy
  • Photography By [Portrait]Moshe Brakha
  • ProducerJeff Lynne
  • Violin [Barcus Berry], Effects [Maestro Echoplex], Effects [Univox Univibe]Mik Kaminski
  • Vocals, Bass Guitar [Gibson G3], Percussion, Backing VocalsKelly Groucutt


Released in a laminated embossed sleeve with paper inner sleeve containing the song lyrics.

Cover: ©℗ MCMLXXVI United Artists Records Group, Inc.
Label: ℗1976 United Artists Music And Records Group Inc.
Inner: Copyright for the U.K. © 1976 United Artists Music Ltd. and Jet Music Ltd.

Recorded and Mixed at Musicland Studios - Munich, Germany
Orchestra and Choir Recorded at De Lane Lea Studios - Wembley, England
Edits and Things: Cherokee Studios - Los Angeles, California

Made in England

Catalog numbers:
Back cover, spine & labels: UAG 30017
Back cover: UA-LA 679
Labels: JET LP 20

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Other (Back Cover): E.C.G./ST/76
  • Other (Inner Sleeve): E.C.G./GL/76
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): UAG 30017A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped Side A (var. 1)): UAG 30017 A-1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped Side A (var. 2)): UAG 30017 A-2U
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped Side B): UAG 30017 B-1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A (var. 1)): ARUN
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A (var. 2)): NURA
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B): ARUN
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped Side A (var. 3)): UAG 30017 A-2U LD [ETCHED]
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side A (var. 3)): NURA
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, stamped Side B (var. 3)): UAG 30017 B-1U [ETCHED] ROM
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side B (var. 3)): ARUN

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JET LP 200 Electric Light Orchestra A New World Record(LP, Album) Jet Records JET LP 200 Europe 1976 Sell This Version
JET LP 200 Electric Light Orchestra A New World Record(LP, Album, RE) Jet Records JET LP 200 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
UA-LA679-G Electric Light Orchestra A New World Record(LP, Album) United Artists Records UA-LA679-G Venezuela 1976 Sell This Version
JETLP 200 Electric Light Orchestra A New World Record(LP, Album, RE) Jet Records JETLP 200 UK 1978 Sell This Version
UA-LA679-G Electric Light Orchestra A New World Record(LP, Album, Emb) United Artists Records UA-LA679-G Canada 1976 Sell This Version


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November 13, 2017
A really fantastic record, very emotional and poignant. Takes me back to 1976.

I had this on LP shortly after it was released. Many years later, around 2010 or so, I finally bought the CD. Had to return it, because every track was actually the same track (maybe the first one, i don't remember for sure). It was one of the weirdest errors I've ever seen. Does anyone else know which release this was?


June 28, 2017
the bass is well extended on this release for me this is the pinnacle of excellence for ELO an amazing album in many ways everything we love of the band is on this album


May 2, 2016
It's tragic how the one perfect way of capturing physical sound is also susceptible to physical degeneration. I feel like the imperfections in the audio actually add to this particular song, however.
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April 26, 2013

A milestone in music history. Masterpiece.