ELO 12": ELO 2.

Released: 1973
Produced by: Jeff Lynne
Engineered by: John Middelton.
Recorded in: Air London

Jeff Lynne: Vocals, guitar, Moog,harmonium, piano, electric guitar, percussion & bass.
Bev Bevan: Percussion & drums.
Richard Tandy: Moog, piano, guitar, harmonium & vocal harmonies.
Michael D´Albuquerque: Bass & vocal harmonies.
Colin Walker: Violin.
Wilf Gibson: Violin.
Mike Edwards: Cello.
Roy Wood: Vocals, cello, oboe, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, string bass, basson, clarinet, recorders, slide guitar & percussion.
Bill Hunt: French horn & hunting horn.
Steve Woolam: Violin.

This LP was ELO's first release after Roy Wood left the band and it achieves a 35 place in the UK and a 62 seat in the United States.

The single Roll over Beethoven (Feb. 1973) achieves a 6 place in The UK and a 42 place in the US in July 1973rd

The original worldwide (except for USA and Canada) cover for the Electric Light Orchestra's second album,

called ELO 2 in the UK, features a rather bawdy image that is hidden in plain sight. The album sleeve is a gatefold sleeve and features a painting of a scene in outer space with a small spaceship labeled "ELO 2" floating about. When the gatefold sleeve is opened and the outer sleeve is seen in its full glory, the comets, nebulae and other space phenomena combine to reveal a giant human crotch facing the viewer. For those that have found the image, there is disagreement over whether the crotch is female or male. The inside cover shows the band from the waist up and all shirtless (with the implication that they are naked) in front of an alien planet mountain range; this may tie into the crotch image of the outside, but it's unclear how it would do this. This cover was designed by Hipgnosis, famous for many rock artist album cover designs over the years, including Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon. It is speculation that perhaps United Artists in USA recognized the cover for what it represented and made the decision that this could be offensive and changed their cover to a benign light bulb floating over the mountain tops image.



Cover design by: Hipgnosis
Label: Harvest, 1575341
Country: Germany

1: In old England Town (Boogie No. 2) (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
2: Momma (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
3: Roll over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) (-:--)
4: From the sun to the world (Boogie No. 1) (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
5: Kuiama (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)



Cover design by: Hipgnosis
Label: Harvest, SHVL 806
Country: United Kingdom

1: In old England Town (Boogie No. 2) (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
2: Momma (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
3: Roll over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) (-:--)
4: From the sun to the world (Boogie No. 1) (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
5: Kuiama (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)



Cover design by: Hipgnosis
Label: Fame, FA 3003
Country: United Kingdom

1: In old England Town (Boogie No. 2) (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
2: Momma (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
3: Roll over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) (-:--)
4: From the sun to the world (Boogie No. 1) (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
5: Kuiama (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)



Cover design by:
Label: Jet Records, JZ35533
Country: United States of America

1: In old England Town (Boogie No. 2) (Jeff Lynne) (6:51)
2: Momma (Jeff Lynne) (7:00)
3: Roll over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) (8:05)
4: From the sun to the world (Boogie No. 1) (Jeff Lynne) (8:17)
5: Kuiama (Jeff Lynne) (11:14)



Cover design by:
Label: Jet Records, JET LP 902
Country: Holland

1: In old England Town (Boogie No. 2) (Jeff Lynne) (6:51)
2: Momma (Jeff Lynne) (7:00)
3: Roll over Beethoven (Chuck Berry) (8:05)
4: From the sun to the world (Boogie No. 1) (Jeff Lynne) (8:17)
5: Kuiama (Jeff Lynne) (11:14)