mercoledì 23 maggio 2018

THE WIZ ALL OVER THE WORLD!

Today's post shows you all the versions (in dvd and bluray only, so not considering the vhs tapes), released for the musical "THE WIZ" all over the world. Some countries changed the original title:sometimes, the translation is good (like the spanish versions entitled "EL MAGO"), sometimes got a totally different meaning:in Italy the title is not even translated, is changed in "I'm Magic", in Germany the musicanl is known like "Das Zauberhafte land" ("The magic land"). The selection of copies you see here is still not complete; there are some versions I still miss. And for the first time, I'll add to a collection post a "Most wanted" picture, with the brazilian version called "O Feiticeiro", really hard-to-find.







domenica 20 maggio 2018

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK:
18 GREATEST HITS
TURKEY YELLOW VINYL
POPSTEREO 010
(Under license of Motown)

Here it is another item I'm proud to have found:the yellow vinyl (!!!) of the "18 greatest hits", released in Turkey only in this coloured version. I remember when I saw it the first timew, I was excited to see the darker colours in the sleeve, and I thought:this must be a "rare" country press. And infact, in the back sleeve I saw it was a turkish one. But then, when I pulled out the record...wow! Yellow vinyl!! My eyes can't believe it! And then...I purchased it. Of course.
By the way, this press is hard-to-find but not impossible. So if you still didn't get it, and you like it, don't surrender:the hunt must go on!
P.S. It's a shame I still miss the black vinyl version. I guess I have to solve this problem. So the hunt goes on for me too :-)

venerdì 18 maggio 2018

Today's ON THE AIR:
"YOU ROCK MY WORLD"
YOU ROCK MY WORLD
USA PROMO 12'' - PICTURE SLEEVE
EPIC/SONY EAS24918
USA PROMO 12'' - TRACK MASTRERS REMIX FEAT.JAY Z
EPIC/SONY EASS4911
 

 

DEDICATED TO SOMEONE...AROUND HERE.
SOMEWHERE. SOMEHOW. :-)

"My life will never be the same
'Cause girl, you came and changed
The way I walk
The way I talk
I cannot explain the things I feel for you
But girl, you know it's true
Stay with me, fulfill my dreams
And I'll be all you'll need
Oh, oh, oh, oh, ooh, it feels so right (Girl)
I've searched for the perfect love all my life (All my life)
Oh, oh, oh, oh, ooh, it feels like I (Like I)
Have finally found her perfect love is mine
(See, I finally found, come on, girl)
You rocked my world, you know you did
And everything I own I give (You rocked my world)
The rarest love who'd think I'd find
Someone like you to come by (You rocked my world)..."
 

 

 


martedì 15 maggio 2018

THE SHOWROOM'S MOST WANTED RECORDS &
TODAY'S ON THE AIR:
"SAY SAY SAY"
SAY SAY SAY (WITH PAUL MCCARTNEY)
JAPAN PROMO 12'' - SPECIAL D.J. COPY
(B/W DURAN DURAN "UNION OF THE SNAKE")
PARLOPHONE PRP-8244

 
"What can I do, girl
To get through to you?
Cause I love you baby
Standing here
Baptized in all my tears
Baby through the years
You know I'm crying
Oo oo oo oo oo

(Say, say, say...)

You never ever worry
And you never shed a tear
You're saying that my love ain't real
Just look at my face these tears ain't drying

You you you
Can never say
That I'm not the one
Who really loves you
I pray pray pray, everyday
That you'll see things
Girl like I do..."
 
 

 

domenica 13 maggio 2018

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK:
THIS TIME AROUND/EARTH SONG
USA PROMO 11 TRACKS CD
EPIC/SONY ESK7521
 
 
Among the obscure single releases in the entire Michael's career, this release of "This time around" got a particular relief. Scheduled to be released as a fourth album extract, the track went on radio only promotionally, and didn't got a true commercial release. A large number of remxies have been produced, and this is weird for a non-commercial single. "This time around" then got 3 different promo vinyl sets, and 2 cd releases:the most interesting, is the one you can see in the picture, and the one chosen as "the record of the week" by the Showroom. It contains 8 remixes of "This time around", and 3 additional mixes of "Earth song" (another unreleased single in U.S., not in Europe where it had a huge success).
 
 
 
 

giovedì 10 maggio 2018

Today's ON THE AIR: 
"BEAT IT"
BEAT IT AUSTRALIA 12'' SINGLE
EPIC/CBS ES12061
BEAT IT AUSTRALIA PROMO 12'' 
(WHITE LABEL)
EPIC/CBS ES12061
 

 
"They told him don't you ever come around here
Don't want to see your face, you better disappear
The fire's in their eyes and their words are really clear
So beat it, just beat it
You better run, you better do what you can
Don't want to see no blood, don't be a macho man
You want to be tough, better do what you can
So beat it, but you want to be bad
Just beat it, beat it, beat it, beat it
No one wants to be defeated
Showin' how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn't matter who's wrong or right..."
 
 
 






 
 

domenica 6 maggio 2018

THE RECORD(S) OF THE WEEK:
SHAKE YOUR BODY 
(DOWN TO THE GROUND)
CANADA MARBLED ORANGE/BLACK VINYL
EPIC/CBS 12E48307
CANADA BLACK VINYL DISCO SINGLE
EPIC/CBS 12E48307



Wow, when I started to work at this page, I didn't thought I'll got so much MJ fans following. Well, first of all I have to say thank to all of you for your messages, and for being here.
YOU MAKE ME FEEL I'M NOT ALONE!
I made so many posts that I actually don't remember if some of them are doubles right now... if randomly you'll see a double post, "please pardon me" (to say it like Michael in "Childhood" lyrics).
So....did I showed you the marbled coloured version of the "Shake your body" maxi single 12'' by the Jacksons?
Well, here it is! And in addition, you can see the common black version, coming from Canada too, of course. Both vinyls have the same catalogue number, and comes with a similar generic CBS "legs" sleeve; beware:the sleeve have to be "Made in canada", to get a complete item with original sleeve. US versions looks very similar, but a collector-maniac like me, wants ALWAYS a matching sleeve! And I guess a lot of you understand me!! :-)
The marbled vinyl is amazing, a must-have for every collector; so if you still didn't find your copy, my suggestion is right here right now:let the hunt continues and you'll get it one day! ;-)