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.
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rare and previously unpublished photos, articles and interviews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
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.
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with previously unpublished photos from 1972 and 1973.
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.
HERE FOR TRACK
COMMENTARY & BACKGROUND INFORMATION
FOR PRESS REVIEWS
FOR OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE & 72 &
300 dpi IMAGES
HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE EARLY YEARS
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.