venerdì 20 ottobre 2017

THE SHOWROOM'S HALLOWEEN 
POST #7
IS IT SCARY
- UK PROMO 12'' #1 (WHITE SLEEVE) 
THE EDDIE LOVE'S MIXES
EPIC/SONY XPR 3168
- UK PROMO 12'' #2 (BLACK SLEEVE)
EPIC/SONY XPR 3195
THE DEEP DISH DARK'N'SCARY MIXES

"There's a creak beneath the floor
There's a creak behind the door
There's a rocking in the chair
But nobody sitting there
There's a ghostly smell around
But nobody to be found
And a coughin' and a yawnin'
Where restless soul's spoke

I'm gonna be
Exactly what you gonna see
So did you come to me
To see your fantasies
Performed before your very eyes

A haunting ghostly treat
The foolish trickery
And spirits dancing
In the light

But if you came to see
The truth the purity
It's here inside
A lonely heart

So let the performance start..."

VIDEO:IS IT SCARY MEDLEY (IMMORTAL VERSION)




"ARE YOU GOING SOMEWHERE? 
IT'S TOO LATE....
YOU'RE MY GUESTS..."






mercoledì 18 ottobre 2017

THE SHOWROOM'S HALLOWEEN 
POST #6
HISTORY/GHOSTS
HOLLAND 12'' SINGLE #1 
EPIC/SONY 664615 6
HOLLAND 12'' SINGLE #2  (NEW REMIXES)
EPIC/SONY 664615 8

"...There's a ghost down in the hall
There's a ghoul upon the bed
There's something in the walls
There's blood up on the stairs
And it's floating through the room
And there's nothing I can see
And I know that that's the truth
Because now it's onto me
I don't understand it
Hey
I don't understand it!
Aaow
There's a tappin' in the floor
There's a creak behind the door
There's a rocking in the chair
But there's no-one sitting there
There's a ghostly smell around
But nobody to be found
And a coughin' and a yawnin'
Where a restless soul is going..."
 
 
"AREN'T YOU SCARED YET?" 
 



 
 
 

domenica 15 ottobre 2017

THE SHOWROOM'S HALLOWEEN 
POST #5:
HIGHLIGHTS FROM BLOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR
PROMOTIONAL SET

What you see in the pictures is a lovely promo set distributed for the launch of the "Blood on the dancefloor" album. It includes:

1 - a red plastic bag with the "Botdf" logo, featuring a cassette ("Highlights from Blood on the dancefloor", a taste of all the 13 tracks included in the album)

2 - a pin with the album artwork on it

3 - a promotional card with the "Ghosts" video sleeve

4 - 2 pens, with the Botdf logo design

5 - 2 red balloons with the title logo impressed on it.

This wonderful set, well-known among collectors, is now hard to find in all its complete form, becoming a true little gem.

There was blood on the dancefloor....so....
AREN'T YOU SCARED YET?
 

 

giovedì 12 ottobre 2017

THE SHOWROOM'S HALLOWEEN 
POST #4
GHOSTS 
JAPAN LIMITED EDITION BOXSET
EPIC/SONY ESVU 155-157

We all know this "Ghosts" boxset. It was released in november 1997, and it contains a "Blood on the dancefloor", a "Ghosts" short movie VHS, a little replica of the "Ghosts" program given to Cannes festival fro the premiere of the short movie and...a great gift:a "minimax" cd -single including an unreleased song, "On the line", backed with 2 unreleased remixes of "Is it scary" and "Ghosts".
The japanese release, much more rarer than the european one, it has a sticker with japanese infos on the front plastic envelope of the box; the content is very similar to the european release, even though the "minimax" cd single has a golden shade instead of the yellow/orange used for the Europe version. Also, the "Blood" cd is, of course, made in Japan, and the vhs is NTSC system, not PAL. 

"...I GUESS I HAVE NO CHOICE....GUESS I HAVE TO SCARE YOU" AGAIN....




 

lunedì 9 ottobre 2017

THE SHOWROOM'S HALLOWEEN 
POST #3
ROCKWELL FEAT.MICHAEL JACKSON
SOMEBODY'S WATCHING ME
MEXICO 12'' RED VINYL SINGLE
MOTOWN TM-27


"...Who's watching?
Tell me who's watching.
Who's watching me?
I'm just an average man, with an average life.
I work from nine to five; hey hell, I pay the price.
All I want is to be left alone in my average home;
But why do I always feel like I'm in the Twilight Zone, and
I always feel like somebody's watching me.
And I have no privacy.
Woh, I always feel like somebody's watching me.
Tell me is it just a dream?
When I come home at night.
I bolt the door real tight.
People call me on the phone I'm trying to avoid.
Well, can the people on T.V. see me.
Or am I just paranoid?...."
"WE'LL PLAY A GAME.  ANYBODY HERE LIKES GAMES? HELLO??? 
GAME TIME!!!"




venerdì 6 ottobre 2017

THE SHOWROOM'S HALLOWEEN 
POST #2
MAKING MICHAEL JACKSON'S THRILLER
HOLLAND BETA VIDEO 
VESTRON MB51000

"...They're out to get you 
there's demons closing in on
Every side
They will possess you 

unless you change the number on
Your dial
Now is the time for you 

and I to cuddle close together
All through the night 

I'll save you from the terrors on
The screen
I'll make you see


That it's a thriller, thriller night
'Cause I can thrill you more than any ghost
Would ever dare try
Girl, this is thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, diller
Chiller
Thriller here tonight..."


VIDEO:THRILLER (IMMORTAL VERSION) 

CAN YOU DIG IT??





martedì 3 ottobre 2017

THE SHOWROOM'S HALLOWEEN 
POST #1
HISTORY/GHOSTS
AUSTRALIA CASSETTE SINGLE
EPIC/SONY 664615 8

Certainly, this is one of the rarest cassingles released in Australia. It's the second (and last) single taken from the album "Blood on the dancefloor", and it's a double single:"History/Ghosts". 
The aussie version of this cassette comes is housed in a picture cardsleeve, and it has 7 songs (just like the aussie cd single and the japanese one).

IS IT SCARY FOR YOU?



domenica 1 ottobre 2017

With this flashback, the Showroom welcomes to....
THE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL POSTS!!!

IS THIS SCARY????


 


sabato 30 settembre 2017

IT'S COSBABY TIME!

MICHAEL JACKSON
JAPAN MINI-COSBABY SET
(1ST EDITION)


Today there's not a record in this space, but a wonderful set of mini cosbaby; Cosbaby are little figures representing celebrities with a baby face. Each cosbaby stands 3 inches/7 cm tall. Michael Jackson got 8 different versions, each with its unique design from some of his music videos and live performances.

This set is made of 9 figures,
6 designs + 1 secret version + 2 extra version:
- Billie Jean
- History
- Black or White
- Moonwalker
- Thriller ( regular version)
- Thriller ( werewolf version)
- Plus one SECRET version (Thriller Yellow eye)
- Plus one SPECIAL version (Thriller college jacket)

- Plus one VARIANT version (Thriller Zombie) 

SECRET Cosbaby and SPECIAL cosbaby are the rarest among the whole lot. The special one (with the iconic Thriller college jacket) comes with a different red box.
What you can see in this picture is the VERY FIRST cosbaby edition, with a Moonwalker-designed little box and a display box for shops!
Lately, the whole cosbaby set have been reissued with a black box package including MJ classic logo.
















mercoledì 27 settembre 2017

The showroom is going to celebrate...
a threatening
frightning
scary
ghoulish
HALLOWEEN!!!!!!

From October 1st, to October 31 -  the night of the witches and full of "TRICK OR TREATS" - The Showroom celebrates the release of the new "SCREAM" cd, as well as the launch of the 3-D remaster of "Making Michael Jackson's Thriller" video, with a large selection of THRILLING items, waiting for HALLOWEEN!

Please, remember to visit also the Showroom page on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/michaeljacksonshowroom/

The HALLOWEEN weeks will start on Facebook on October 17 with different posts!!!
Don't miss it!!!!

IS THIS SCARY???


domenica 24 settembre 2017

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK :
HISTORY PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE BOOK I

"IN STORE PLAY CD"
USA PROMO 2 CD SET
EPIC/SONY 25K7122



Well, I really love this item:it's an "in-store play cd", that means this is an advanced copy given to shops to let it play the days before its release, and of course during the promotion of the album. The cd they let you play and listen with headphones, exactly. It's a 2-cd set that comes with a totally black artwork double fat case, with the title on front and the tracklist on the back. Some copies include a little booklet, exclusive for its size:it's smaller than the classic you can find on every cd copy, and bigger than the one used for minidiscs set.
A similar release that comes from Canada, have the same artwork but the sleeve background is white, and it has a thin 2-cd set case.



mercoledì 20 settembre 2017

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK:
THRILLER
 

HOLLAND/GERMANY "CLUB EDITION" LP
EPIC EPCCL46725 8 


Look at this "Thriller" lp. It looks like the common dutch version, isn't it. Well, it's not. This is a super rare "Club edition" released (obviously) for Clubs use in Germany, and if you take a look on the back...you can clearly see a different catalogue number, and the writing "Club edition"!!! Beware, the different catalogue is ONLY on the sleeve, the record inside is a classic dutch press, blue labeled, with a dutch catalogue number!

Thriller nights are coming...watch out here what's happening in October....
CAN YOU DIG IT?



domenica 17 settembre 2017

THE RECORD(S) OF THE WEEK:
MICHAEL JACKSON BEST II LP

MUSIC DESIGN RECORDS/AFIDNO MDRC-1063
MICHAEL JACKSON BEST II CD
DAIKEI/AFIDNO DRC-347

 
Among the obscure releases all over the world, here we have a set of korean best of - lp & cd format - that a lot of collectors consider as an official release. In deed, at the time it was hard to determine which press was official - and legally authorized - and which not. A lot of releases from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan were officially licensed by Epic records and released with minor companies, so this could be one of that. By the way, the wonderful sleeve worth the purchase, even though the lp looks more a professional release than the cd itself. The set contains a selection of tracks from 2 Michael Jackson's album ("Thriller" and "Bad" - so no "Off the wall" or Jacksons tracks), for a total of 12 tracks.






giovedì 14 settembre 2017

TODAY'S WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM:
THE WIZ JAPAN LASER DISCS
1ST RELEASE (PINK OBI) : 

CICVIDEO SF098-0084
2ND RELEASE (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" with a 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.