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EARLY YEARS

EMI 07423 592808 20 RELEASED 1 March 2004
INTRO

An all-new ELO compilation collecting 13 rare treasures (9 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED!) from the bands' archive was released in the UK, Europe and Japan on 1 March 2004. Though the release is limited, ELO fans worldwide can order EXCLUSIVELY from Face The Music at a discounted price. All orders made via FTM will receive the UK edition of 'Early Years' which does not use Copy Control software technology encoded into the disc. Non-FTM CD's sold online and in retail stores throughout Europe and Japan will use the anti-copying software and will be labelled accordingly.

FTM orders will also receive an exclusive Promo Leaflet containing rare and previously unpublished photos, articles and interviews devoted to the transition of The Move into ELO plus in-depth information on 'Early Years' additional to the sleeve notes. Please click here to order.

Electric Light Orchestra's 'Early Years' is the third release in EMI's critically acclaimed ELO remaster series. Focusing on recently discovered rare material recorded for the Harvest label during 1971 and 1973, the new CD contains 8 previously unreleased versions of ELO songs. Every track has been remastered by Peter Mew at Abbey Road Studios under the direction and approval of ELO leader Jeff Lynne.

Previously unheard versions of hit singles 'Showdown' and ELO's 1972 debut '10538 Overture' are included, as well as radical quadraphonic mixes, early alternate takes and live material. The full-colour booklet includes quotes from ELO founder members Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne and Bev Bevan, together with in-depth sleeve notes and track commentary by ELO specialist and archivist Rob Caiger, together with previously unpublished photos from 1972 and 1973.

'Early Years'
successfully captures the excitement of ELO's beginnings as well as giving a fascinating and revealing glimpse into the band's archive of unreleased and rare treasures.


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ELO performing 10538 Overture on Top Of The Pops l-r: Wilf Gibson, Colin Walker, Mike Edwards, Jake Commander, Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan, Richard Tandy & Michael De Albuquerque Photo copyright EMI Records, not for reproduction.

 

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