Electric Light OrchestraDiscovery

Label:Jet Records – JET LX 500, Jet Records – JETLX 500
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:Pop Rock, Symphonic Rock, Disco, Classic Rock


A1Shine A Little Love4:42
A3Need Her Love5:09
A4The Diary Of Horace Wimp4:17
B1Last Train To London4:31
B2Midnight Blue4:20
B3On The Run3:56
B5Don't Bring Me Down4:08

Companies, etc.



The use of Gribbitt! as a company is due to it being listed as "Design & Art Direction: Paul Gross, Norman Moore/Gribbitt!" - therefore using Gribbitt! as the company and Paul Gross & Norman Moore as working/associated with the company.

A few came with a free poster.
A few came with ELO's merchandising catalogue flyer

Recorded at Musicland Studios, Munich, W. Germany
Distributed by CBS Records
Manufactured by CBS

© 1979 Jet Inc. ℗ 1979 Jet Inc.
Inner sleeve ℗ Jet Music Inc.

1st. cat. # on the labels, 2nd. cat. # on the spine.

Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Etched (var.1)): JET-LX-500-A-2 PAL 35769 UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Etched (var.1)): JET-LX.500.B3 B PB;-35769 UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Etched (var.2)): JET-LX.500. A-1 PAL-35769-UK SR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Etched (var.2)): JET-LX.500. B-3 SR B PBL-35769 UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Etched (var.3)): JET-LX-500.A-4 PAL 35769 UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Etched (var.3)): JET-LX-500.B-5 PBL 35769 UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Etched (var.4)): JET-LX-500.A-2 PAL 35769 UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Etched (var.4)): JET-LX-500.B-1 PBL 35769 UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Etched (var.5)): JET-LX-500.A-4 PAL 35769 SR/2 UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Etched (var.5)): JET-LX.500. B-3 SR/2 B PBL-35769 UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Etched (var.6)): JET-LX-500.A-14 ELO UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Etched (var.6)): JET-LX.500. B-3 SR B PBL-35769 UK
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 7): JET-LX-500-A-2 PAL - 35769 UK SR/2 13 E
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 7): JET-LX-500-B-4 PBL-35769 UK SR/2 CC Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - Etched [C D stamped] , variant 8): JET-LX-500-A-4 C PAL-35769 SR/2 UK D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - Etched [DD Λ stamped], variant 8): JET-LX-500-B-5 DD Λ UK PBL-35769
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, Variant 9): JET-LX.500. A-1 PAL-35769-UK F SR
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, Variant 9): JET-LX.500. B-1 25 PBL-35769 UK B 11

Other Versions (5 of 257)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Discovery (LP, Album, Gatefold)Jet RecordsFZ 35769Canada1979
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Discovery (LP, Album, Gatefold)Jet RecordsJETLX 500Europe1979
Discovery (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Jet Records, Jet RecordsJET LX 500, JETLX 500Europe1979
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Discovery (LP, Album, Club Edition)Jet Records318865Netherlands1979
Discovery (LP, Album, Gatefold Sleeve, Insert)Jet RecordsJETLX 500Italy1979



  • Robbodude's avatar
    Did not know this was half speed mastered,learnt by looking at SR in credits if it has a 2 under initials
    • REENO's avatar
      Great album, just wish there were an extended remix of "Last train..." on 12".
      • quinnygeluxe's avatar
        This pressing sounds amazing, as I would expect all original 70s pressing to sound.
        • jeanjac's avatar
          I remember the summer of 1979 very well. This LP had just come out and the Italian DJs had immediately picked up on the song Last Train to London. So on the radio they played it all the time. It didn't matter that the 45 rpm single didn't exist (crazy, how many would have sold that summer!) The other tracks weren't interesting, maybe they were considered too 'normal' or sounded 'old'. LTTL sounded incredibly fresh and groovy. I will never forget, in the trendiest disco in Milano Marittima, 'Pineta', the DJs played this track twice in a row, mixing it with pinpoint precision on two different turntables. Legendary. The audience on the dance floor went crazy!
          • alanfraser_1's avatar
            Amazing album! It reminds me of my childhood so brings back great memories. Well worth £20 and includes the poster which is a bonus.
            • RC_67's avatar
              a classic album i was twelve at the time when it came out in australia the album survived but the cassette didn't
              • REENO's avatar
                "Last Train to London" could have used an extended 12" mix. This is 100% disco.
                • 999songs's avatar
                  I have one with JET-LX-500-A-3 PAL 35769 UK (Side A)
                  • paulimo's avatar
                    Hi all. Picked up an upgrade copy of this the other day and realised later that it has a label mis press. There is no 'side 1' label, both sides have a 'side 2' label. All other features are normal. Anybody else have this issue?
                    • sheloshim's avatar
                      On my record - made in England:
                      Matrix / Runout (Side A - etched): JET-LX-500-A11 .STRAWBERRY. UK.
                      Matrix / Runout (Side B - etched): JET-LX-500-B8 .STRAWBERRY. UK.
                      Which pressing is that?


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