venerdì 15 dicembre 2017

Today's ON THE AIR:
"BILLIE JEAN"
BILLIE JEAN FRANCE 7'' SINGLE (BLUE LABEL)
EPIC A3084
BILLIE JEAN FRANCE 7'' SINGLE (GREY LABEL)
EPIC A3084

"She was more like a beauty queen
from a movie scene
I said don't mind, but what do you mean
I am the one
Who will dance on the floor in the round
She said I am the one
who will dance on the floor in the round
She told me her name was Billie Jean
as she caused a scene
Then every head turned with eyes that dreamed
of being the one
Who will dance on the floor in the round
People always told me be careful of what you do
And don't go around breaking young girls' hearts
And mother always told me be careful of who you love
And be careful of what you do
'cause the lie becomes the truth..."



mercoledì 13 dicembre 2017

Today's WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM:
THE ORIGINAL SOUL OF
MICHAEL JACKSON
COSTARICA LP
MOTOWN 1015003

A new record enters in the Showroom today:it's a not easy to find "The original soul of Michael Jackson" produced in Costarica! Like almost all poor presses released in South America, this lp comes with a black and white back cover; the labels are similar to the european releases, but if you pay attention to the writings you'll notice the writings in spanish. Also, the major detail about the origins of this vinyls, are typed in the back sleeve, right side:"Producto centroamericano - Hecho en Costarica por Indica S.A." (whereas "S.A." is for South America).
 



 

domenica 10 dicembre 2017

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK:
MICHAEL JACKSON "BEST 4 YOU"
JAPAN 12 3P.687

The record chosen this week by the Showroom, is the Michael's "Best 4 U" 12'' single released in Japan only.
It contains 4 tracks:
side A
1- Don't stop til you get enough
2- Off the wall
side B
1-Beat it
2-Human nature

This record is a part in a series of releases with the same "best 4 You" brand, marketed by Epic/Sony at the time (1985-86, I guess). A Jacksons "Best 4 you" was released too, and it's even rare than this. The series includes exclusive releases from Toto and Cindy Lauper, as well as other artists (I think - I didn't see others around) from the Epic label.
The exclusive picture sleeve, as well as the wonderful pink obi, make of this an extremely precious record for every Michael Jackson collector.
 



 

venerdì 8 dicembre 2017

THE SHOWROOM'S 
MOST WANTED ITEMS:
HISTORY AUSTRALIA COMMEMORATIVE EDITION
GOLDEN SLIPCASE
EPIC/SONY 474709 2


Well, this cd set surfaced some weeks ago on ebay (if I remeber well...), and by the way, is a never-seen-before australian edition of HIStory past present and future Book I, coming with a special "commemorative" golden slipcase that wraps the fatcase al around. I don't have any additional info, the only detail you can see in the back is that this must be distributed by a "TRIPLE M" company from Sidney.
I hope I'll have the chance to have a copy of this edition in my hands, someday. Until then, if you have any other info regarding this cd, please let me know!



mercoledì 6 dicembre 2017

"La magia se vuelve espectaculo"
Today's WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM:
MOONWALKER
SPAIN VHS
LAUREN VIDEO HOGAR

Here it is a nice new item to add to the Showroom today! It's the spanish version of "Moonwalker", released in 1989 by the Barcelona "Lauren Video Hogar" productions. It comes with a big red vhs case, and a spanish description on the back insert.
I'm so glad it increases the Moonwalker vhs colony here but...I know:there are some other releases I still miss, around there.
Somewhere.
Can you feel it?
The moon will keep on walking.... :-)
 

 

domenica 3 dicembre 2017

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK:
THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL
UK LIMITED EDITION 12'' 
"DOUBLE GROOVE"
EPIC 651275 3

This is the strangest experiment I've ever seen for a vinyl production. The limited edition of "The way you make me feel" released in 1988 in UK, it's a double groove vinyl. If you read the description on the left side of the sleeve, it says:
"GET INTO THE GROOVE:PUT EITHER SIDE ON YOUR TURNTABLE, LOWER THE ARM AND SEE WHICH MIX YOUR NEEDLE PIX".
So:let's see the contents of side A:"7'' remix" and "A cappella"; If you let your turntable play it, you won't know which one of the 2 will you listen before. It's possible the record starts with the "A cappella" version, 1 or 2 or 3 times, but the fourth try could start with the "7'' remix". Or maybe you can be so lucky (or unlucky) to play the correct tracklist...it all depends on which groove your needle pix! This is an amazing example of originality...but if you are a dj, you'll go crazy with this record!
And by the way :this is the only record I have with this double grrove section...I've never seen something similar done for other artists! That's why it's truly an unique gem every Michael Jackson collector should have.
 
P.S. Beware:the tracklist is different from the classic UK release, which contains only 3 tracks, and the full "Dance extended mix".
 

 


giovedì 30 novembre 2017

Today's ON THE AIR :
"ANOTHER PART OF ME"
ANOTHER PART OF ME
JAPAN 3'' SINGLE EPIC 10-8P-3036
JAPAN 3'' MAXI SINGLE EPIC 12-8P-8009

"...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
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
So know the truth
You're just another part of me…"