mercoledì 23 agosto 2017

TODAY'S ON THE AIR : 
"BABY BE MINE"
THRILLER USA LONGBOX CD
EPIC EK 38112


"I don't need no dreams when I'm by your side
Every moment takes me to paradise
Darlin', let me hold you
Warm you in my arms and melt your fears away
Show you all the magic that a perfect love can
Make
I need you night and day
So baby, be mine (baby you gotta be mine)
And girl I'll give you all I got to give
So baby, be my girl (all the time)
And we can share this ecstasy
As long as we believe in love..."


BABY BE MINE 

 

domenica 20 agosto 2017

        HAPPY BIRTHDAY CIMMIETTA!!!
I would like to dedicate this post to the most beautiful, kind, lovable and careful creature on earth. I met her because of Michael 20 years ago, and through all this time she has been a part of my life. The best one, I think. And she always will be.
Happy birthday, Cimmietta!! 
My one and only "Someone in the dark"...is you.

Today's WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM :
E.T. THE STORYBOOK UK BOXSET
MCA 70000
(Back to back with E.T. The Storybook U.S. edition)

The new item to add to the Showroom collection today, is a wonderful - and hard-to-find in mint conditions - U.K. pressed "E.T. - The storybook" edition.
As you can see in the pictures, it looks different to the most common U.S. version; the label, infact, carries the writing "made in England" and much more infos of the american one. In the back, you have to watch the MCA records logo to see some different details. And then, the colours of the front sleeve looks clearer in the english version (the E.T. logo is white pink, the U.S one is lilac), and last but not least...the U.S. version comes with the big sticker, while the UK apparently does not have a sticker (the copy I've got was sealed...so...)
This is the 4th E.T. boxset in the Showroom, and the 5th edition of the album itself in this collection.







giovedì 17 agosto 2017

Today's ON THE AIR : 
"LEAVE ME ALONE"
LEAVE ME ALONE BRAZIL 

EPIC 64003/6-653501

"...I don't care what you talkin' 'bout baby
I don't care what you say
Don't you come walkin' beggin' back mama
I don't care anyway
Dime after dime I gave you all of my money
No excuses to make
Ain't no mountain that I can't climb baby
All is going my way
'Cause there's a time when you're right
And you know you must fight
Who's laughing baby, don't you know
And there's the choice that we make
And this choice you will take
Who's laughin' baby
So just leave me alone
Leave me alone (leave me alone) (leave me alone)
Leave me alone (leave me alone) (leave me alone) (leave me alone)
Leave me alone, stop it!
Just stop doggin' me around..."


LEAVE ME ALONE (VIDEO) 


lunedì 14 agosto 2017

BLAST FROM THE PAST :
THRILLER SOUTH AFRICA/ZIMBABWE 12'' MAXI PINK VINYL
EPIC XEN5630

 An old post, to resume truly a MASTERPIECE. An ultra rare pink coloured version of the "Thriller" 12' single released in South Africa (even though I'm quite sure this could be a Zimbabwe press, because the south african "Thriller" black vinyl is housed in a slightly different sleeve with an harder paper. This one looks very similar to other Zimbabwe releases).
The record contains "Thriller" (Album version) on the A-side, backed with the Instrumental version on the other side.
The pink colour shade is shiny, making of this a superb addition to any collection. Its rarity is easy to understand : I've only seen this record twice in 25 years.





giovedì 10 agosto 2017

TODAY'S WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM :
FOREVER MICHAEL
BRAZIL LP 

MOTOWN/TAPECAR LP-M6-825-S1

We stay in Brazil, again, and there's another copy today to add to the collection : it's a Motown/Tapecar labeled "Forever Michael", first press. This is probably the most underrated album in the entire Michael's discography, but it contains true gems like "One day in your life", "We're almost there", "You are there","Just a little bit of you" and "I'll come home to you".





martedì 8 agosto 2017

TODAY'S ON THE AIR : 
"SHOW YOU THE WAY TO GO"  
THE JACKSONS USA LP PICTURE DISC 
EPIC/CBS CAT.#?

"...I don't know everything
But there's something I do know
(I know, I know)
I've read and heard a lot
And now I'm ready to show
That we can come together
And think like one
Come together now
Live together underneath the sun
Please, please let me show you
Let me show you
Let me show you the way to go
Follow me, my friend
Let me show you, come on
Let me show you the way to go..."


SHOW YOU THE WAY TO GO 





domenica 6 agosto 2017

TODAY'S WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM:
THE WIZ LASER DISC JAPAN
1ST PRESS (PINK OBI) CICVIDEO SF098-0084
2ND PRESS (BLUE OBI) CICVIDEO PILF1067







A wonderful double set of laser discs joins today the Showroom.
Both laserdiscs come from Japan, and they're the very first release of "The Wiz" witha pink obi, and the "special price" reissue with a blue obi, parft of the "EverGreen" collection released by Cicvideo.
Curiously, I think that the second release is rarer than the first press. I often saw the pink obi version on auction sites, but never - before my purchase - the blue one.