Electric Light Orchestra ‎– Out Of The Blue

Jet Records ‎– JTLA-823-L2, United Artists Records ‎– JTLA-823-L2
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Specialty Pressing


A1 Turn To Stone 3:48
A2 It's Over 4:08
A3 Sweet Talkin' Woman 3:48
A4 Across The Border 3:52
B1 Night In The City 4:02
B2 Starlight 4:38
B3 Jungle 3:51
B4 Believe Me Now 1:21
B5 Steppin' Out 4:38
SIDE III: Concerto For A Rainy Day
C1 Standin' In The Rain 4:20
C2 Big Wheels 5:10
C3 Summer And Lightning 4:13
C4 Mr. Blue Sky 5:05
D1 Sweet Is The Night 3:26
D2 The Whale 5:05
D3 Birmingham Blues 4:21
D4 Wild West Hero 4:40

Companies, etc.


  • Arranged By [Orchestra And Choral Arrangements]Jeff Lynne, Louis Clark, Richard Tandy
  • Art Direction, DesignRia Lewerke
  • Art Direction, Design [With]Kosh*
  • Cello [William Lewis Cello]Hugh McDowell, Melvyn Gale
  • Conductor [Orchestra]Louis Clark
  • Drums [Slingerland, Remo Roto Toms, Avedis Ziljian Cymbals, Slingerland 'Bev Bevan' Drumsticks, Remo Drum Heads], Gong, Percussion [Various Instruments], Backing VocalsBev Bevan
  • Effects [Special Effects]Mack (2)
  • EngineerMack (2)
  • Illustration [Cover]Shusei Nagaoka
  • Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Lead Guitar, Slide Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Guitar [Gibson EDS 1275, Les Paul Custom, Marauder, Ovation 1615/4, 1619/4], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer E.P. 200], Synthesizer [Mini-Moog], PercussionJeff Lynne
  • Lyrics ByJeff Lynne
  • Mastered BySR/2*
  • Music ByJeff Lynne
  • Other [Dance Sequence By] – Spratley´s Dancing Academy
  • Other [Spratley´s Dancing Academy Featuring] – Bladys Turvis, Goreen Turvis
  • Photography By [Portraits]Michael Bryan (4)
  • ProducerJeff Lynne
  • Synthesizer [Polymoog, Mini-Moog, ARP 2600, Odyssey, Omni, Sequencer, Minus Noise Mixer, SLM Concert Spectrum], Electric Piano [Wurlitzer E.P. 200, Yamaha C 7B Piano], Mellotron [M 400], Clavinet [Hohner], Guitar [Gibson S.G. Custom]Richard Tandy
  • Violin [Barcus Berry Violin]Mik Kaminski
  • Vocals, Backing Vocals, Bass [Gibson G.3], PercussionKelly Groucutt


© ℗ 1977 United Artists Music & Records Group Inc.
© 1977 United Artists Music Ltd. and Jet Music Incorporated.
All rights for U.S.A. & Canada administered by Unart Music Corporation.
Made in U.S.A.

Mastered by Stan Ricker, possibly at ½ speed.

Label variation:
Under song titles, listed as "Written by Jeff Lynne" on record labels.

May have included a fold-out poster of the band members, a cardboard space ship, a tee shirt ordering sheet and/or a poster order sheet.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Etched): SIDE-A SR/2 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Stamped): JTLA-823, [Specialty Records "SRC" logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Etched): JTLA 823- SIDE B SR/2 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Stamped): [Specialty Records "SRC" logo] Crossed Out
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout Etched): SIDEC SR/2 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Runout Stamped): JTLA- 823, [Specialty Records "SRC" logo]
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout Etched): JTLA 823- D 1-1 SR/2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Runout Stamped): [Specialty Records "SRC" logo] Crossed Out
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A and Side B, variant 2, stamped): JTLA-823
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2, etched): SIDE A SR/2 M3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 2, etched): SIDE-B SR/2 M-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C, variant 2, etched): JTLA-823-C SR/2 77
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D, variant 2, etched): JTLA 823 SID2D SR/2 M-1
  • Rights Society: BMI

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
UAR 100, UAS 1100, UAS 2100 Electric Light Orchestra Out Of The Blue(2xLP, Album) Jet Records, Jet Records, Jet Records UAR 100, UAS 1100, UAS 2100 UK 1977 Sell This Version
JT-EA823-L2 Electric Light Orchestra Out Of The Blue(8-Trk, Album) Jet Records, United Artists Records JT-EA823-L2 US 1977 Sell This Version
JT-EA823-L2, S 223719 Electric Light Orchestra Out Of The Blue(8-Trk, Club) Jet Records JT-EA823-L2, S 223719 USA & Canada 1977 Sell This Version
ELO 77-2 Electric Light Orchestra Out Of The Blue(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Electric Light Orchestra) ELO 77-2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
KZ2A 35467 Electric Light Orchestra Out Of The Blue(8-Trk, Album) Jet Records KZ2A 35467 Canada 1977 Sell This Version


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December 31, 2017
I have the SR/2 version mastered by Stan Ricker and it sounds excellent. My copy is a United Artist cut out however and has a labeling error. The Side III label was erroneously placed on Side IV of the LP. That means I have two Side III labels one on Side III (where it belongs) and another one on Side IV (where it doesn't belong).

According to Wikipedia: "The US release of Out of the Blue was originally distributed by United Artists. This changed after American copies of Out of the Blue that were deemed defective began appearing at discounted prices in record shops in the US and Canada shortly after the album's release, affecting the album's sales. Jet sued United Artists and abruptly switched their distribution of the ELO catalogue to CBS Records worldwide early in 1978."

Is this the defect that they are talking about? Is there another type of audio defect? My copy sounds great. Has anyone out there got a copy with this labeling error? Please let me know.



November 15, 2016
On Blue Vinyl with band poster nothing else played once