ELO’s 1974 album “Eldorado” will be reissued on high quality vinyl and CD formats

Legacy Recordings / Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

High quality audiophile versions of the Electric Light Orchestra‘s fourth studio, 1974 Eldoradowill be released in the coming months by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab — as a set of two LPs mastered at 45 rpm, a single LP mastered on the standard 33 rpm, and on the Hybrid SACD format.

All three versions have been remastered from the original analog tapes and can be pre-ordered now at MusicDirect.com.

The single-LP version and vinyl box sets, both pressed on 180-gram “SuperVinyl,” will be available in March and September, respectively, for $59.99 and $125.

The two-disc collection LPs were created using Mobile Fidelity’s ultra-hi-fi UltraDisc One-Step lacquering process. The boxes are limited to 10,000 numbered copies.

The SACD version will be released in April and is priced at $29.99.

Originally released in September 1974 in the United States, Eldorado was a concept album that the leader Jeff Lynne wrote about a man who escapes the disillusionment of his dull life by traveling to fantasy worlds via his dreams. Musically, the record is heavily influenced by The Beatlesand mixes pop and rock sounds with orchestral and choral elements.

Eldorado became ELO’s first album to enter the top 40 of the Billboard 200, peaking at 16th place. It featured the band’s first US hit, “Can’t Get It Out of My Head”, which reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

“Our team is proud and honored to re-release ELO’s groundbreaking album EldoradoSays Mobile Fidelity Executive Chairman John K. Wood. “We want to bring fans closer to the music by revealing all of the intricate sonic details and subtle nuances of Jeff Lynne’s mix from this iconic album.”

Here is the complete Eldorado track list:

“El Dorado Overture”
“I can’t get it out of my head”
“Blue Boy”
“Laredo Tornado”
“Poor Boy (The Greenwood)”
“Mr Kingdom”
“Nobody’s Child”
“Illusions in G Major”
“Eldorado”
“End of El Dorado”

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