UFO 1 is the debut album by British rock band UFO. It was first released in the UK by Beacon Records in October 1970. The first US release was on Rare Earth Records in April 1971. Neither of these releases charted; however, the album did become a success in Germany and Japan.

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Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1970 (1970-10)
RecordedJuly 1970
StudioJackson Studios, Rickmansworth, Herts, England
ProducerGuy Fletcher, Doug Flett, Milton Samuel
UFO chronology
UFO 2: Flying
Singles from UFO1
  1. "Shake It About" / "Evil"
    Released: 19 June 1970
  2. "(Come Away) Melinda" / "Unidentified Flying Object"
    Released: August 1970
  3. "Boogie for George" / "Treacle People"
    Released: October 1970
  4. "C'mon Everybody" / "Timothy"
    Released: 1970
  5. "Boogie for George" / "Follow You Home"
    Released: 1971
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[4]

The album was reissued under the name Unidentified Flying Object with 4 of the 5 tracks from the band's second album. This reissue shows a photo of the band from the 1980s on the cover.[citation needed]

The album was also reissued on the Flying, The Early Years compilation, along with all of the band's other pre-Schenker work. It was also given a straight reissue under the name All The Hits & More - The Early Days (XXX Media, Germany, 2011), with no additional tracks.

Track listingEdit

All tracks are written by Pete Way, Phil Mogg, Andy Parker and Mick Bolton, except where noted.

Side one
1."Unidentified Flying Object" 2:19
2."Boogie for George" 4:16
3."C'mon Everybody"Eddie Cochran, Jerry Capehart3:12
4."Shake It About" 3:47
5."(Come Away) Melinda"Fred Hellerman, Fran Minkoff5:04
Side two
6."Timothy" 3:29
7."Follow You Home"Way2:13
8."Treacle People"Bolton3:23
9."Who Do You Love?"Ellas McDaniel (Bo Diddley)7:49
  • "Unidentified Flying Object" is an instrumental.
  • "Boogie for George" was shortened in "Boogie" on the CD reissue (1994, Repertoire Records).


  • Guy Fletcher, Doug Flett - producers
  • Milton Samuel - executive producer


  1. ^ Neil Daniels (18 November 2013). High Stakes & Dangerous Men: The UFO Story. Soundcheck Books. pp. 9–. ISBN 978-0-9571442-6-2.
  2. ^ "UFO 1". Allmusic.
  3. ^ Graham Betts (2 June 2014). Motown Encyclopedia. AC Publishing. p. 676. ISBN 978-1-311-44154-6.
  4. ^ Anderson, Jason. "UFO UFO1 review". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 19 July 2011.

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