mercoledì 20 giugno 2018

TODAY'S 
WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM:
DANGEROUS
JAMAICA 2 LP SET
EPIC/SONY/DYNAMIC SOUNDS
E48841


 

What you see is truly an hard-to-find record, and the Showroom is proud to add a NEW country to its collection of presses from all over the world; this Dangerous copy infact, comes from Jamaica! And even though it looks very similar to the U.S. press, you can see a sticker on the back cover cerifying that the records are made in Jamaica, and - most important detail - on the labels you can read:"Manufactured by Dynamic Sounds, 19 Bell RD, NGM, JA ("JA" means, of course, Jamaica).


To my knowledge:a "Thriller" and a "Bad" press were also released in Jamaica, but I don't have any picture about both records. I didn't have a picture of this too, but now is strightly here in the Showroom!



domenica 17 giugno 2018

THE RECORD(S) OF THE WEEK:
THRILLER 
MEXICO 12'' SINGLE
GREEN VINYL
RED VINYL
EPIC/CBS SCL-45043

 
Again:2 coloured vinyls, this time coming from Mexico!
This combo deserved the "Record of the week" post!
Both mexican releases come with the same catalogue number and same - identical - sleeve; on the front you can see the writing "Hecho en Mexico", and this could be a good clue to recognize the uncommon press. If some of you are still looking for these presses, remember that the green vinyl it's the rarer of the two:it is possible that the record plant produced less copies than the red one. So a good value for the green in mint conditions could be $200, the half ($100/120) for the red version.
  
 



 

mercoledì 13 giugno 2018

SUSIE GOT MY NUMBER AND 
SUSIE AIN'T MY FRIEND!
BLOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR
CANADA CD SINGLE
Epic/Sony 49K 78008

21 years ago, we knew that Susie seemed sincere like it was true love and romance, but she was a killer and she was out to get every hot man on the dancefloor.
Now every night stance is like takin a chances, and... I'll be on a dancefloor tonight. I know there's a woman out there, she's got my number and she says it's right...

Look who took you under with this rare five inches cd single from Canada, and I'll escape the world to enjoy that simple dance. :-)
 


 

domenica 10 giugno 2018

THE RECORD(S) OF THE WEEK:
THE GIRL IS MINE
ISRAEL YELLOW VINYL
ISRAEL ORANGE VINYL
EPIC/CBS 2729

 
The Showroom's choice for the most revelant items in this page, is a Thriller-era related this week.
We're talkin'about the first single released to launch THE BIGGEST SELLING ALBUM OF ALL TIME! "The girl is mine" with Paul McCartney was released a few weeks before the album date, and in Israel got a 2 coloured versions in its 7'' format:one in yellow vinyl, and one in orange vinyl.
So...here they are!
Someone told me in the past there's a red version too...I think indeed that is a darker orange colour, so I'm quite sure that only 2 coloured versions have been produced in Israel.
 



 

mercoledì 6 giugno 2018

Today's 
WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM:
A HANDFUL OF...
PROMO 7''S FROM JAPAN

THRILLER Promo Japan 7'' Epic/Sony 075P 265
HEARTBREAK HOTEL Promo japan 7'' Epic/Sony 075P 125
TORTURE Promo Japan 7'' Epic/Sony 075P 311

A lot of 7''s enters today in the Showroom's collection.
All of these came from Japoan, and they're all promo editions.
You can recognize a japanese promotional copy from the labels:when you see that little rectangle on the top of the catalogue number, with a japanese writing that means "Promo".
Insert picture sleeves usually fdon't have any difference from the commercial copies; Only the 12''s versions come with a sample sticker.
 





 
 
 

domenica 3 giugno 2018

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK:
WE'RE ALMOST THERE 
(CASI LO LOGRAMOS)
ECUADOR 7'' SINGLE
MOTOWN/FEDISCOS 45-29004 
(M-1341-F)
 

 
Today's record of the week comes straightly from Ecuador, and it's a rare press of "We're almost there", with translated title "Casi lo logramos" and with unique light blue Motown labels.
Also, the best part of this record is the matching sleeve - released by Fediscos, an Ecuador record company. As you can see from the label, Fediscos is named on the left side, and that means that this copy came exactly from the warehouse with that clear-transparent company sleeve.
It is very hard to find south american records with a matching sleeve. When you have the chance, I suggest you to check if the sleeve reports a company name that is visible also on the labels.

Also, I want to give you an alert:don't be fooled by picture sleeves (there are a lot of records with a never-seen-before picture sleeve on Ebay):almost ALL the southamerican releases, especially from the 70's (Jackson 5, Motown and so on...) came with a COMPANY sleeve. The picture sleeves you see on these auctions are FAKE.
 



 

giovedì 31 maggio 2018

Today's WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM:
MOONWALKER
(O PASSAGGEIRO DA LUA)
PORTUGAL BLURAY - WARNER BROS
 

This was a last-minute discover, and I've never seen the movie Moonwalker translated in portuguese! So when I saw "O passaggeiro da lua" for sale, I couldn't say "no".
And here it is:the "Moonwalker" bluray discs made in Portugal.
This release is similar to the one of some european countries, and includes a special picture booklet inside.
This is just the latest addition - but not the last! - of the dvd/blurays selection in the Showroom, but ....THE HUNT CONTINUES!