Limited Edition 'Out of the Blue' plus a feast of Exclusive promo items available only from FTM continue ELO's Remaster Series in spectacular style...


A strictly limited one-off pressing in hardback book with expanded 24-page full colour booklet featuring full-length sleeve notes by Jeff Lynne and ELO archivist Rob Caiger and a huge amount of rare photos and memorabilia PLUS a push-out replica ELO Space Station!!!


...declared the ads in 1977 and now, almost 30 years later, definitive expanded edition remasters of 'Out of the Blue' and 'Balance Of Power' are released in the UK and Europe on February 26. In America, it's a whole different and confusing ball-game. Retail stores in the USA are staggering the release of both CD's over one month, beginning with 'Out of the Blue' on February 20 while 'Balance Of Power' has to wait until March 20!

So ignore all that and go straight to the FTM SHOP where the remasters PLUS exclusive items are available to ELO fans in America and All Over The World RIGHT NOW!

Out of the Blue will be issued in 2 CD formats:

Limited 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition (88697053232)
One-off pressing in hardback "eco" book, 24-page full colour complete booklet, push out ELO Space Station.

Standard Edition (82796942722) Full colour 12-page edited booklet.

(Music content on both albums is the same with 3 previously unreleased tracks).

Balance Of Power:

Expanded Edition (82796942792) Full colour 12-page booklet and 7 bonus tracks (5 previously unreleased).

Each album has been meticulously upgraded under the full supervision of ELO songwriter and producer Jeff Lynne. Digitally remastered from the original master tapes by Lynne with engineer Jeff Magid, both albums have upgraded booklets with original memorabilia and previously unseen and rare photos from band member archives, restored and improved front sleeve artwork and new liner notes from both Jeff Lynne and ELO archivist Rob Caiger.

All editions are guaranteed and available from the FTM SHOP.

Excited?! There's more….


Order from FTM and not only benefit from a price discount but also receive Limited Edition Promotional ELO Collectors Postcards! (no. 8a, 8b & 14 in a series). Unavailable anywhere else, the postcards are produced from original album and promo artwork by Ken Greenwell and feature rare photos, memorabilia and new quotes by Jeff Lynne. These are only available to fans until stocks run out!



Every hardback edition of 'Out of the Blue' ordered via FTM will receive a limited edition media-only promo poster - but once again, only while stocks last! The new A-3 sized print of the original artwork from ELO's 1978 "Big Night Tour" looks absolutely stunning!


Locked away in the vaults for almost 30 years, ELO's new single is quite simply brilliant! Written and produced Jeff Lynne, 'Latitude 88 North' is a previously unreleased song from 'Out of the Blue'. Available worldwide as a digital download on 6 February, full CD release may follow depending on demand. 7" orange vinyl and CD promos have also been produced.


UK & Europe: February 26 - CD and Digital for both albums.

USA only: February 20 - Out of the Blue (CD and Digital).
USA only: March 20 - Balance Of Power (CD)

Japan: Late February - CD limited edition LP replicas (special FTM offer coming soon)

Worldwide: January 12 - Balance Of Power (Digital)

Pre-release ordering is available NOW in the FTM SHOP.

Click on OUT OF THE BLUE and BALANCE OF POWER for Song Previews, Lyrics, Tracklistings and much more!

Go to PROMO for the inside scoop on all the rare promotional items and exclusive downloads.

Despite earlier announcements, expanded remastered editions of 'Xanadu' and 'ELO's Greatest Hits' will not be happening this time though we hope to announce updates shortly. Don't forget, all the albums listed in this section have UPDATED exclusive information, definitive lyrics, previews and more while all can be ordered from the FTM SHOP.

Keep checking back for updates - and happy reading and listening!

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