ELOs' album The Electric Light Orchestra was the first album by the initial members of Jeff Lynne, Roy Wood, and Bev Bevan. Released in 1971, they aimed to pick up where the Beatles had left off with the pop and classical explorations on Eleanor Rigby. Once called 'Sons of the Beatles' by John Lennon, ELO went on to an incredible career becoming successful in both the UK and USA. But it did so without Roy Wood. Leaving during or post-production of the second album, Roy went on to have his own success with Wizzard. Famous for tracks like Mr Blue Sky, Telephone Line, Evil Woman the band were also one of the first to use an incredible laser show by Stephen Bickford on the Out of the Blue tour. But this album is where it all began. This copy also includes the almost impossible to find Lyrics insert, and has a superb Hipgnosis gatefold sleeve.
Label: EMI Harvest Catalogue No: SHVL 797
Country of Origin: UK