First-Ever Picture Disc Edition of Classic Album Released in Celebration of Its 40th Anniversary!
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Electric Light Orchestra's top-selling double album, Out of the Blue, Legacy Recordings releases a first-time-ever picture disc edition. This 180g 2LP collector's picture disc edition was remastered from the original master tapes and includes a digital download of the album. One of the indisputable masterpieces – and most commercially successful titles – in the ELO canon, Out of the Blue, the group's seventh studio album, was originally released in October 1977.
The musical and conceptual brainchild of Jeff Lynne, who wrote and produced the entire album, Out of the Blue is among the most ambitious double albums in classic rock history, a complex and visionary work that included, as the album's complete Side 3, Lynne's "Concerto for a Rainy Day," a coherent song suite comprised of four movements and authentic ambient weather effects recorded by Lynne and incorporated into the soundscape of the record.
Out of the Blue was the first ELO album to feature the group's logo as a three-dimensional flying saucer/space station, a visual motif central to ELO's live shows. The album, which peaked at #4 on the Billboard 200 has gone on to sell upwards of 10 million copies worldwide. Out of the Blue is the first double album in UK chart history to spawn four Top 20 singles. "Forty years on, I would never have imagined that this music would take on a life of its own," says Lynne.