ELO 12": On the third day.

Released: 1973
Produced by: Jeff Lynne
Engineered by: Dick Plant & Douglas Bogey
Recorded in: De Lane Lea Studios, Wembley, Middlesex

Jeff Lynne: Guitar & vocals.
Bev Bevan: Drums.
Richard Tandy: Moog & piano.
Michael D´ Albuquerque: Bass.
Colin Walker: Cello (track 5-9).
Wilf Gibson: Cello (track 5-9).
Mik Kaminski: Violin (track 1-4).
Mike Edwards: Cello.
Marc Bolan: Playing the riff on Ma-Ma-Ma- Belle with Jeff Lynne

Showdown is only on the album which was not released in the US!

This concept album was released by Warner Bros. in the UK, but failed to chart success.
United Artists released the same album in the US, where it achieved a 52 place.

The single Showdown (Feb. 1974) achieves a 53 place in the United States.

2 single release Ma-Ma-Ma-Belle achieves a 22 place in the UK in Apr. 1974th

3 single release Daybreaker achieves a 87 place in the US in May. 1974th

Fact:
During the recording of ELO's third album, On The Third Day, cellist Mike Edwards provided cello for all the recordings with Colin Walker for a few tracks only before leaving the band. Thus when the album was being prepared for release in the UK, the band was a member short for the album credits! As a joke, they listed a fictional additional cellist named Ted Blight in the album's credits. They also included an intentionally fuzzy picture of this fictional person.

This joke was missed by many in the industry and to this day, many still list Ted Blight as a cellist on the recordings. Also, about this time, the band also recorded a music video for Showdown; as they were still missing an additional cellist, sound engineer Rick Pannell stood in and mimed cello. It was about a month later that Hugh McDowell was hired to fill the missing role in the band and Ted Blight was gone.


Cover design by: John Kehe
Label: Jet Records & United Artists, UAG 30091
Country: Sweden

1: Ocean Breakup, King of the universe (Jeff Lynne) (4:05)
2: Bluebird is dead (Jeff Lynne) (4:25)
3: Oh no not Susan (Jeff Lynne) (2:52)
4: New world rising (Ocean Breakup, reprise) (Jeff Lynne) (4:40)
5: Daybreaker (Jeff Lynne) (3:50)
6: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle (Jeff Lynne) (3:52)
7: Dreaming of 4000 (Jeff Lynne) (5:00)
8: In the hall of the mountain King (Jeff Lynne) (6:35)

 


Cover design by: John Kehe
Label: Jet Records & United Artists, UAG 30091
Country: United Kingdom

1: Ocean Breakup, King of the universe (Jeff Lynne) (4:05)
2: Bluebird is dead (Jeff Lynne) (4:25)
3: Oh no not Susan (Jeff Lynne) (2:52)
4: New world rising (Ocean Breakup, reprise) (Jeff Lynne) (4:40)
5: Daybreaker (Jeff Lynne) (3:50)
6: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle (Jeff Lynne) (3:52)
7: Dreaming of 4000 (Jeff Lynne) (5:00)
8: In the hall of the mountain King (Jeff Lynne) (6:35)



Cover design by: John Kehe
Label: Jet Records, JETNP 1202
Country: Holland

1: Ocean Breakup, King of the universe (Jeff Lynne) (4:05)
2: Bluebird is dead (Jeff Lynne) (4:25)
3: Oh no not Susan (Jeff Lynne) (2:52)
4: New world rising (Ocean Breakup, reprise) (Jeff Lynne) (4:40)
5: Daybreaker (Jeff Lynne) (3:50)
6: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle (Jeff Lynne) (3:52)
7: Dreaming of 4000 (Jeff Lynne) (5:00)
8: In the hall of the mountain King (Jeff Lynne) (6:35)



Cover design by: John Kehe
Label: Jet Records & Epic, 460728 1
Country: Holland

1: Ocean Breakup, King of the universe (Jeff Lynne) (4:05)
2: Bluebird is dead (Jeff Lynne) (4:25)
3: Oh no not Susan (Jeff Lynne) (2:52)
4: New world rising (Ocean Breakup, reprise) (Jeff Lynne) (4:40)
5: Showdown (Jeff Lynne) (4:15)
6: Daybreaker (Jeff Lynne) (3:50)
7: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle (Jeff Lynne) (3:52)
8: Dreaming of 4000 (Jeff Lynne) (5:00)
9: In the hall of the mountain King (Jeff Lynne) (6:35)



Cover design by: John Kehe
Label: Jet Records, LP202
Country: Holland

1: Ocean Breakup, King of the universe (Jeff Lynne) (4:05)
2: Bluebird is dead (Jeff Lynne) (4:25)
3: Oh no not Susan (Jeff Lynne) (2:52)
4: New world rising (Ocean Breakup, reprise) (Jeff Lynne) (4:40)
5: Showdown (Jeff Lynne) (4:15)
6: Daybreaker (Jeff Lynne) (3:50)
7: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle (Jeff Lynne) (3:52)
8: Dreaming of 4000 (Jeff Lynne) (5:00)
9: In the hall of the mountain King (Jeff Lynne) (6:35)



Cover design by: Seabrook/Graves/Aslett.
Label: Warner Bros., WB 56 021
Country: Germany

1: Ocean Breakup, King of the universe (Jeff Lynne) (3:50)
2: Bluebird is dead (Jeff Lynne) (4:42)
3: Oh no not Susan (Jeff Lynne) (2:58)
4: New world rising (Ocean Breakup, reprise) (Jeff Lynne) (4:23)
5: Daybreaker (Jeff Lynne) (3:30)
6: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle (Jeff Lynne) (4:00)
7: Dreaming of 4000 (Jeff Lynne) (5:10)
8: In the hall of the mountain King (Jeff Lynne) (6:33)



Cover design by: Seabrook/Graves/Aslett.
Label: Warner Bros., WB K 56021
Country: United Kingdom

1: Ocean Breakup, King of the universe (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
2: Bluebird is dead (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
3: Oh no not Susan (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
4: New world rising (Ocean Breakup, reprise) (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
5: Daybreaker (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
6: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
7: Dreaming of 4000 (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
8: In the hall of the mountain King (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)



Cover design by: Seabrook/Graves/Aslett.
Label: Warner Bros. WS 4510
Country: Australia

1: Ocean Breakup (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
2: King of the universe (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
3: Bluebird is dead (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
4: Oh no not Susan (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
5: New world rising (Ocean Breakup, reprise) (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
6: Daybreaker (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
7: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
8: I'm only dreaming (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)
9: In the hall of the mountain King (Jeff Lynne) (-:--)



Cover design by: John Kehe
Label: Jet Records, JETLP 202 (clear vinyl)
Country: United Kingdom

1: Ocean Breakup, King of the universe (Jeff Lynne) (4:05)
2: Bluebird is dead (Jeff Lynne) (4:25)
3: Oh no not Susan (Jeff Lynne) (2:52)
4: New world rising (Ocean Breakup, reprise) (Jeff Lynne) (4:40)
5: Daybreaker (Jeff Lynne) (3:50)
6: Ma-Ma-Ma Belle (Jeff Lynne) (3:52)
7: Dreaming of 4000 (Jeff Lynne) (5:00)
8: In the hall of the mountain King (Jeff Lynne) (6:35)