The roots of Electric lay in another album entirely, Peace, which was recorded with Love producer Steve Brown in a series of sessions that the band found increasingly pressure-filled and fraught with tension. A chance meeting with Def Jam supremo Rick Rubin at an American awards ceremony turned out to be the charm, resulting in the saucy chest-baring stomp of Electric.
A limited-edition, 6-CD box set of 90 tracks including 78 previously unreleased in the US and 48 previously unreleased anywhere. All tracks are studio (not live) recordings and include all studio B sides, the full Peace album (aka the "Manor Sessions"), complete radio sessions, 12" mixes, alternate versions and out-takes, unreleased masters and work-in-progress demos. The box also includes an 80-page booklet. Some copies include a bonus 7th CD of additonal mixes and extended versions released on the original singles.
Seventy-seven tracks on 5 CDs, 51 of which are previously unreleased, all of which are broken down into three parts: The E.Zee Demos, The Sonic Temple Demos, and Demos 1986 ~ 1989 ~ 1991 (feat. Hot Night Demos, Jam Demos & Ceremony Sessions). Each part comes in a gatefold or tri-fold digipack case with a booklet containing extensive liner notes and artwork from the actual demo tapes. All digipacks fit into a larger cardboard slipcase. Most tracks are instrumental versions. Holy grail or overcomplete release; it's up to you to decide…
Singles Collection: 1984-1990 (August 1991, only 10,000 copies produced) (also known as E.P. Collection 84 - 90, with only 500 copies produced). Many, many non-LP tracks on this very rare and out of print EP's. This collection contains 10 EP's Beggars Banquet released between 1989 (the first 3) & 1991 (the other 7). They are labeled "BBP 1 CD" up to "BBP 12 CD". (BBP 4 CD was a Bauhaus release; BBP 5 CD was a Gary Numan release). All releases contain hard to find B-sides, mixes, rarities & live-tracks that are taken mostly from out of print 7-inches, 12-inches & CD-maxis. Included are: Love Removal Machine/Lil' Devil, Rain/Revolution, Fire Woman/Edie (Ciao Baby)/Sun King, Spirit Walker/Go West, Sweet Soul Sister (Live 1987 / 1989), The Electric Mixes, The Manor Sessions, Resurrection Joe/She Sells Sanctuary and Wild Flower (Live 1986 / 1987).
2011 expanded the original album to include a second disc and also rearranged the entire track order. This is the third ELO compilation that presents a chronological run-through of ELO's singles/songs. The original artwork has been slightly altered as well to differentiate from the single CD release.