Electric Light OrchestraOut Of The Blue

Label:Jet Records – JETDP 400
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold
Style:Prog Rock


A1Turn To Stone3:48
A2It's Over4:08
A3Sweet Talkin' Woman3:48
A4Across The Border3:52
B1Night In The City4:02
B4Believe Me Now1:21
B5Steppin' Out4:38
C1Standin' In The Rain4:20
C2Big Wheels5:10
C3Summer And Lightning4:13
C4Mr. Blue Sky5:05
D1Sweet Is The Night3:26
D2The Whale5:05
D3Birmingham Blues4:21
D4Wild West Hero4:40

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Includes printed inner sleeves, poster and modeling cardboard spaceship.
© & ℗ 1977 Jet Inc.
© 1977 Jet Limited
Lyrics. Copyright © 1977 Jet Music
Similar version made by Shorepak and with slight variation of size of Jet logo on rear sleeve is here [Invalid Release]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): JETDP 400 A*
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): JETDP 400 B*
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C label): JETDP 400 C*
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D label): JETDP 400 D*
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, hand etched): JETDP 400. A-2. ALLEN
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, hand etched): JETDP 400. B1 ALLEN
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, C-side, hand etched): JETDP 400. C1. ALLEN
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, D-side, hand etched): JETDP 400. D3 ALLEN
  • Other (Cat # inner sleeve): JET DP400/1
  • Other (Cat # inner sleeve): JET DP400/2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, hand etched, variant 1): JET-DP-400-A-3 TimTom
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped (etched matrix scratched out,unintelligible) ('ALLEN' etched), variant 1): JET DP-400-B1, JET(etched) BX-2 D1 ALLEN
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, C-side, stamped, (JET-400-C3 etched but scratched out, dated 6-12-79) variant 1): JET-DP-400-C3, JET BX 2 E3 TY-CBS
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, D-side, stamped (JET-DP-400 D2 etched but scratched out) variant 1): JET-DP-400-D4, JET BX 2 F2 allen

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Out Of The Blue (2×LP, Album, Richmond Pressing)Jet RecordsJT-LA823-L2US1977
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Out Of The Blue (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)Jet Records, Jet Records, Jet Records, Jet RecordsUAR 100, JTLA 823, UAS 1100, UAS 2100UK1977
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Out Of The Blue (2×LP, Album, Gatefold)Jet Records, United Artists Records5C 154-60170/71Netherlands1977
Out Of The Blue (2×LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)United Artists Records, Jet RecordsUAS 30 309 FTGermany1977
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Out Of The Blue (Reel-To-Reel, 3 ¾ ips, ¼", 4-Track Stereo, 7" Cine Reel, Album, Club Edition)Jet Records1R2 6731US1977



  • Electric_Dreams84's avatar
    For me stand out tracks are "It's Over" "Starlight" "Sweet Is The Night" and especially "Across The Border" which whenever I listen to ELO'S 1981 album "Time" I can hear it's influence in the track "That's The Way Life's Meant To Be"
    I've heard somewhere that the original 70s pressings of this Out Of The Blue were stamped during a low point in vinyl records when the pressing plants tried to save money by reusing the same stampers, people complain about the records sounding worn out, apparently they did the same thing with The Eagles "Hotel California"
    Well I've got my 1977 release and it sounds ok to me, perhaps Jeff Lynne's voice and the orchestra make it sound like a little more softer than your average pro rock album.
    I'd rank this behind their other albums "Discovery" "A New World Record" and "Time" the latter is my all time favourite ELO album.
    Still good stuff and this was the last time I'm thinking they were a true orchestra as Jeff got rid of the fiddle,chello and double base for the future albums.
    • Swann36's avatar
      I still have the card modelling spaceship just as is never made '77 i was past my model making years, the album still gets airtime and has certainly stood the test of time, i think i paid £4.99 which was a fair chunk of cash then so no wonder i took care of it. If you haven't heard ELO ... jump on board somewhere online then find a good vinyl record to hear this music as intended a great album with "Wild West Hero" and "Mr Blue Sky" being the standouts amongst many super tunes included


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