High-quality audiophile versions of the Electric Light Orchestra's fourth studio, 1974's Eldorado, will be released in the coming months by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab -- as a two-LP box set mastered at 45 rpm, a single LP mastered at 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, which are both pressed on 180-gram "SuperVinyl," will be available in March and September, respectively, priced at $59.99 and $125.
The LPs in the two-disc collection were created using Mobile Fidelity's ultra-hi-fi UltraDisc One-Step lacquering process. The sets 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 '74 in the U.S., Eldorado was a concept album that frontman Jeff Lynne wrote about a man who escapes the disillusionment of his dull life by journeying into fantasy worlds via his dreams. Musically, the record is heavily influenced by The Beatles, and blends pop and rock sounds with orchestral and choral elements.
Eldorado became ELO's first album to break into the top 40 of the Billboard 200, peaking at #16. It featured the group's first stateside hit, "Can't Get It Out of My Head," which reached #9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
"Our team is proud and honored to reissue ELO's groundbreaking album Eldorado," says Mobile Fidelity executive president John K. Wood. "We want to bring fans closer to the music by revealing all the intricate sonic details and subtle nuances in Jeff Lynne's mix of this iconic album."
Here's the full Eldorado track list:
"Can't Get It Out of My Head"
"Poor Boy (The Greenwood)"
"Illusions in G Major"
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