‘ELO: UK Singles Vol. One: 1972-1978’: Contest

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For our first contest since November 2017, we’re giving away ELO – The U.K. Singles Volume One: 1972-1978, a boxed set of 7-inch singles of the first hits from the Electric Light Orchestra. The collection was released on September 21 by Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment.

The boxed set presents ELO’s early output of hits and B-sides as originally experienced by the band’s fans in their native U.K. The collection features 15 7-inch singles plus 1978’s The ELO EP, each fully recreated from their original releases more than four decades ago.

All of the music on The U.K. Singles Volume One: 1972-1978 was remastered from the analog source tapes while each of the 7″ vinyl discs in the collection features detailed reproductions of the original sleeves and labels from the 1970s.

Nine of these singles–including “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Evil Woman,” “Livin’ Thing,” “Telephone Line” and “Mr. Blue Sky”–reached the Top 10 of the British charts. (See the complete listing below.)

From 1972 through 1986, ELO racked up more combined U.K. and U.S. Top 40 hits than any other band while selling more than 50 million records worldwide. During the same period, ELO scored twenty Top 20s on the U.K. Singles Chart (and fifteen Top 20s on the U.S. Hot 100).

ELO was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017.

So how do you enter? Simply subscribe to our email newsletter by 11:45 ET on Sunday, October 7, 2018, and you’re automatically entered. (No need for existing subscribers to re-subscribe… you’re already officially entered!) See here for the official rules.

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Electric Light Orchestra The U.K. Singles Volume One: 1972-1978

Disc 1: 10538 Overture b/w First Movement (Jumping Biz)* (1972 – U.K. No. 9)
Disc 2: Roll Over Beethoven** b/w Queen Of The Hours (1973 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 3: Showdown b/w In Old England Town (Instrumental) (1973 – U.K. No. 12)
Disc 4: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle b/w Oh No Not Susan (1974 – U.K. No. 22)
Disc 5: Can’t Get It Out Of My Head b/w Illusions In G Major (1974)
Disc 6: Evil Woman b/w 10538 Overture (live) (1974 – U.K. No. 10)
Disc 7: Nightrider b/w Daybreaker (live)(1976)
Disc 8: Strange Magic b/w Showdown (live) (1976 – U.K. No. 38)
Disc 9: Livin’ Thing b/w Fire On High (1976 – U.K. No. 4)
Disc 10: Rockaria! b/w Poker (1976 – U.K. No. 9)
Disc 11: Telephone Line b/w Poor Boy (The Greenwood) / King Of The Universe (1977 – U.K. No. 8)
Disc 12: Turn To Stone b/w Mister Kingdom (1977 – U.K. No. 18)
Disc 13: Mr. Blue Sky b/w One Summer Dream (1978 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 14: Wild West Hero b/w Eldorado (1978 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 15: Sweet Talkin’ Woman b/w Bluebird Is Dead (1978 – U.K. No. 6)
Disc 16: The ELO EP: Can’t Get It Out Of My Head / Strange Magic b/w Ma-Ma-Ma Belle / Evil Woman (1978 – U.K. No. 34)

Since only one of you will win, we’ll understand if you can’t wait and want to order this great collection now via this link.

Jeff Lynne’s ELO 2018 Tour Dates (Tickets are available here)

Oct 03 – Glasgow – SSE Hydro Arena
Oct 05 – Manchester – Manchester Arena
Oct 06 – Manchester – Manchester Arena
Oct 09 – Newcastle – Metro Radio Arena
Oct 10 – Birmingham – Birmingham Arena
Oct 12 – Birmingham – Birmingham Arena
Oct 13 – Birmingham – Birmingham Arena
Oct 15 – Leeds – First Direct Arena
Oct 17 – London – O2 Arena
Oct 18 – London – O2 Arena
Oct 20 – London – O2 Arena
Oct 21 – London – O2 Arena
Oct 23 – Liverpool -Echo Arena
Oct 25 – Dublin – 3Arena
Oct 26 – Belfast – The SSE Arena

Related: Our August 2018 concert review of Jeff Lynne’s ELO

No purchase necessary. Deadline for entries is 11:45 PM Eastern time on October 7, 2018. Sweepstakes are open to all legal U.S. residents except Rhode Island, age 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. For complete Best Classic Bands contest rules, click here.

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