The 2002 album 'Come And Get It' was Elio's first CD album release and it had a huge defining impact on his career. Best explained by Elio himself from his February 2016 Facebook post remembering his friend and colleague, the late great Sir Terry Wogan:
"The next thing I know, in August 2003, he’s playing my cover of Delbert McClinton’s ‘Two More Bottles Of Wine’ on his ‘Wake Up To Wogan’ Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2. At the end of the record he uttered these life/career-changing words:
“Now, Elio Pace and his band, they’re kind of unsung. They travel the country, in front of thousands of people, they play brilliantly but, you know, they don’t often get played on the radio. So we’re rectifying that.”
He then went on to play that same record EVERY SINGLE WEEK for the next SIX MONTHS.
This was the first time anyone had ever played one of my recordings on national radio. The track was never meant for general release but instead part of [Come And Get It] an album made purely for promoting me and my band to get bigger and better corporate work. Terry and his then producer, the late Paul Walters, would've had to get special permission to play a record on air with such frequency and one that wasn't readily available to the public and by an unknown, unsigned artist... on the most listened to radio show in the UK. I didn't even have a website when he played it for the first time. I got one done, pretty sharpishly. Needless to say, the phone rang many more times each day than it had done previously and I got busier. Terry had opened a massive door for me."
Here are a couple of the many reviews about the album:
"Elio must give a storming live performance if this recording is anything to go by. Backed by an army of ultra-professional musicians, the frontman singer/pianist certainly knows how to deliver. With numbers ranging from Stevie Wonder to the Mavericks, Jerry Lee to Georgie Fame, there is something here for everyone"
- MUSICIAN MAGAZINE, December 2004
"Come And Get It. I did just that and it’s brilliant. It is full of great classic songs and I love the way that Elio sings them. Dare I say, I prefer most of his versions to the originals. This is by far one of the best cover albums I own and I would recommend it to anyone. FANTASTIC STUFF!"
- R. Brown, January 2007
01 Signed Sealed Delivered, I’m Yours
02 Dance The Night Away
03 Jump Jive An’ Wail
04 You Never Can Tell
05 The Wonder Of You (featuring James Burton)
06 My Life
07 Honky Cat
08 I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
09 The River Of Dreams
10 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
11 I Got You (I Feel Good)
12 Yeh Yeh
13 Proud Mary
14 It’s Not Unusual
15 Great Balls Of Fire (Live)
16 Two More Bottles Of Wine