I wish I was a boy again With my life spread before me You should have known me then They were sunny days of love and friends.
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Electric Light Orchestra – ELO II

Electric Light Orchestra – ELO II
2CD, Album, Reissue
543 3282
0 7464-35533-2
1-1-3 IFPI L047 EMI UDEN 5433292 @ 1 IFPI L047, ifpi 15E0
2-1-5-NL IFPI L046 EMI UDEN 5433302 @ 2 IFPI L046, ifpi 1476
Barcode (CD1): 7 24354 33292 0
Barcode (CD2): 7 24354 33302 6
Europe Europe
Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered 24.03.2003
bel BIEM

Producer: Jeff Lynne
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ELO 2 is the second studio album by the Electric Light Orchestra (ELO), released in 1973. In the US, the album was released as Electric Light Orchestra II. It was the band’s last album to be released by the Harvest label, the last (in the UK) on which the band used the definite article The in their name, and the one that introduced their abbreviated name ‘ELO’.

The second in the EMI First Light Series released in 2003 to mark the album’s 30th anniversary. The first five tracks comprise the original ELO 2 album. After ELO had completed and released ELO 2, the band began recording new material for the third album. Tracks 6-8 on disc two were recorded in February 1973, and features original Move lead singer Carl Wayne. Tracks 9-12 on disc one were recorded in April 1973 and features glam rock superstar Marc Bolan, who was also recording at AIR Studios at that time, on double lead guitar on tracks 10–12. The band re-recorded two of these songs for the third album because of ELO’s label change in the UK before it was released. Tracks 6-8 on disc one and track 5 on disc two were recorded in June 1973, with track 6 becoming a hit single in the UK. The second disc utilises the original album’s working title The Lost Planet, and features various live recordings, outtakes and rarities, in addition to the songs recorded with Carl Wayne.


  • Canada Top Albums/LP's/Tape (RPM) 17
  • UK Albums (OCC) 35
  • US CashBox 53
  • US Billboard 200 62
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