Showdown (Electric Light Orchestra album)

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Compilation album by Electric Light Orchestra
Released November 1974
Recorded 1971–1973
Label Harvest
Electric Light Orchestra chronology
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MusicHound 2.5/5[1]

Showdown is an Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) compilation album, covering their Harvest Records years. It is the first in a very long line of Electric Light Orchestra compilation albums. It was also the first time the hit single "Showdown" featured on an album in the UK.[2]

Track listing

All songs written by Jeff Lynne, except where noted.

Side one
  1. "10538 Overture" – 5:28
  2. "From the Sun to the World" (Boogie No.1) – 8:15
  3. "Whisper in the Night" (Roy Wood) – 4:44
  4. "Queen of the Hours" – 3:21
Side two
  1. "Roll Over Beethoven" (Chuck Berry) – 7:00
  2. "First Movement (Jumping Biz)" (Wood) – 2:57
  3. "In Old England Town (Boogie No 2)" – 6:50
  4. "Showdown" – 4:08



  1. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 383. ISBN 1-57859-061-2.
  2. ^ John Van der Kiste Jeff Lynne: Electric Light Orchestra - Before and After 2017 "In June 2005, a twentytrack compilation of material, containing most of hits since 'Showdown', All Over The World: The Very Best Of Electric Light Orchestra, became the ultimate representation of their back catalogue, peaked at No. 6 in Britain ...
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