giovedì 19 luglio 2018

THE SHOWROOM AROUND THE WORLD STAGE #11:
BRAZIL ️ (TODAY'S ON THE AIR)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANOTHER PART OF ME
BRAZIL PROMO 12'' SINGLE
EPIC/CBS  52.122
 

 
"We're takin' over
We have the truth
This is the mission to see it through
Don't point your finger
Not dangerous
This is our planet
You're one of us
We're sendin' out a major love
And this is our message to you (message to you)
The planets are linin' up
We're bringin' brighter days
They're all in line waitin' for you
Can't you see?
You're just another part of me
Out from a nation
I feel the truth
The final message we'll bring to you
There is no danger to feel the truth
So come again
We need you..."
 
 


martedì 17 luglio 2018

THE SHOWROOM AROUND THE WORLD STAGE #10:
BRAZIL (MOST WANTED)
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SCREAM
BRAZIL PROMO CD
EPIC/SONY 899.127
 

 

Well, this is a gem I still miss in my collection, but what a beauty! This is a promotional brazilian only cd, including Scream and Childhood. Totally official, even though the sleeve shows only an enlargement of the red "HIStory" album sky. The refrain is the same here, and you guys, should have known by now:THE HUNT CONTINUES!
 
 

 
 
 

domenica 15 luglio 2018

THE SHOWROOM AROUND THE WORLD STAGE #9:
BRAZIL (THE RECORD OF THE WEEK)
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YOU ARE NOT ALONE
BRAZIL 2 CD SINGLES SET
#1 (BLUE SLEEVE) 
EPIC/SONY 44027.2/662310
#2 (RED SLEEVE)
EPIC/SONY 44028-2662383
 

We fly this week to Brazil, to take a look inside the wonderful releases of this country. We start with a double record of the week, a 2 "You are not alone" cd-singles set. In Europe and USA, part I was released with a red sleeve variant, and part 2 (The remixes) with the same sleeve but with a blue tone. In Brazil the colours are different:part 1 is blue (!), and part 2 (The remixes) is clear red. Just to make more confusion, the back sleeve of the blue is red...and the back of the blue is green! You have to take a look at the pictures to see what I'm talking about. Anyway, here we are in Rio. Let's go on with our 2 weeks trip throughout the country...
 



 

venerdì 13 luglio 2018

THE SHOWROOM AROUND THE WORLD STAGE #8:
PHILIPPINES


MAN IN THE MIRROR
PHILIPPINES 12'' DANCE MIX
EPIC/CBS CE-EP 


All the Bad era maxi singles released in the Philippines, comes with a generic sleeve (the most of the times in clear blue, like the one you see in the picture) with a big sticker showing the commercial sleeve of the record. With the "Dangerous" singles, the "Modus-operandi" remains the same, but the generic sleeve is orange; You've seen an example with the "In the closet" single posted last week.
Here it is "Man in the mirror", and don't forget to visit the Facebook page of the Showroom, to unveil different posts about some rare Philippines records!

giovedì 12 luglio 2018

THE SHOWROOM AROUND THE WORLD STAGE #7:
PHILIPPINES (TODAY'S ON THE AIR)
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SMOOTH CRIMINAL
PHILIPPINES 7'' SINGLE
EPIC/CBS QEL45-20153



"As he came into the window
Was a sound of a crescendo
He came into her apartment
He left the bloodstains on the carpet
She was sitting at the table
He could see she was unable
So she ran into the bedroom
She was struck down
It was her doom
Annie, are you okay, you okay, you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay, you okay, you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay, you okay, you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you okay, you okay, you okay, Annie?
Annie, are you ok
Will you tell us that you're ok
There's a sign at the window
That he struck you
A crescendo, Annie
He came into your apartment
He left the bloodstains on the carpet
Then you ran into the bedroom
You were struck down
It was your doom..."
 
 
 
 
 

martedì 10 luglio 2018

THE SHOWROOM AROUND THE WORLD STAGE #6:
PHILIPPINES  (TODAY'S ON THE AIR)
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL
PHILIPPINES 12'' DANCE MIX
EPIC/CBS CE-EP18111
 

 

"Go on girl!
Hey pretty baby with the high heels on
You give me fever
Like I've never, ever known
You're just a product of loveliness
I like the groove of your walk,
Your talk, your dress
I feel your fever
From miles around
I'll pick you up in my car
And we'll paint the town
Just kiss me baby
And tell me twice
That you're the one for me
The way you make me feel
(The way you make me feel)
You really turn me on
(You really turn me on)
You knock me off of my feet
(You knock me off of my feet)
My lonely days are gone
(My lonely days are gone)
..."
 
 
 

domenica 8 luglio 2018

THE SHOWROOM AROUND THE WORLD STAGE #5:
PHILIPPINES️ 
(THE RECORD OF THE WEEK)
 
 
 
BAD PHILIPPINES LP
EPIC/CBS QEL 25167
 

 

Shamon! Another Philippines lp deserves the "Record of the week" post...and this time is "Bad"; This is, infact, a very hard-to-find release, with several minor details and logos on both the front and the back sleeve you can easily see to recognize it from the other releases. For example:the "Epic" logo on the front sleeve, right side, near the "N" of "Jackson". Or the catalogue number on the left side, down under. And waht about the "PARI Aprroved" symbol on the back sleeve? This "PARI" rounded symbol is basically on EVERY Philippine reissue (just like the FBI logo on the US releases, or the SIAE sticker here in Italy). The catalogue number is unique, and you can see it impressed also on the labels.