venerdì 30 settembre 2016

Today's ON THE AIR : 
HEAL THE WORLD
HEAL THE WORLD USA PROMO FIRST AID KIT 
BAG+CD SINGLE
HEAL THE WORLD CD AUSTRIA EPIC 658488 2

"If you want to know why
There's love that cannot lie
Love is strong
It only cares of joyful giving
If we try we shall see
In this bliss we cannot feel
Fear of dread
We stop existing and start living

The it feels that always
Love's enough for us growing
So make a better world
Make a better place

Heal the world
Make it a better place
For you and for me
And the entire human race
There are people dying
If you care enough for the living
Make a better place for you and for me..."


HEAL THE WORLD (LIVE @ 1993 SUPERBOWL) 



giovedì 29 settembre 2016

FORGOTTEN RELEASES 
AROUND THE WORLD:   
THRILLER DOMINICAN REPUBLIC LP
EPIC QE38112

Do you want to see something harder to find?
Well, let's talk about the Dominican Republic! It seems that "Thriller" got a release EVERYWHERE. Yes, in the pictures below you can see a dominican copy, complete with picture sleeve (not gatefold), and labels as poor as unique : a light blue with an almost green "Epic" logo (Pictures #3 & #4).
How can you see it's from Dominican Republique? There's a small writing on the back sleeve (picture #5) : it means that sometimes a collector must have the Sherlock Holmes eyes :-)
Needless to say : this press is very very rare!






martedì 27 settembre 2016

Today's ON THE AIR : 
"DIRTY DIANA"
Dirty Diana USA Advance promo cd Epic ESK1110
Dirty Diana Holland 3'' with free adapter 

                 EPIC EPC651546 2
Dirty Diana UK 5'' Cd single EPIC 651546 9
Dirty Diana USA 3'' single EPIC 34K07739 S1
Dirty Diana Japan 3'' Snap pack single Epic/Sony 10.8P-3021


"...You never make me stay
So take your weight off of me
I know your every move
So won't you just let me be
I've been here times before
But I was too blind to see
That you seduce every man
This time you won't seduce me

She's saying that's okay
Hey baby do what you please
I have the stuff the you want
I am the thing that you need
She looked me deep in the eyes
She's touchin' me so to start
She says there's no turnin' back
She trapped me in her heart..."


DIRTY DIANA (VIDEO)


USA ADVANCE PROMO






HOLLAND 3'' WITH FREE ADAPTER





 UK 5'' CD SINGLE





JAPAN 3'' SINGLE SNAP-PACK



USA 3'' SINGLE







lunedì 26 settembre 2016

A MONUMENTAL LOOK :   
HISTORY STATUE FIGURE 
LCBIZZ JAPAN UNDER LICENSE
TRIUMPH INTERNATIONAL

The Michael Jackson HIStory statue is a sculpture of Michael Jackson created in 1994 by Diana Walczak that became the basis for the cover image of Jackson's album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I as well as the basis for large temporary statues to market the album and the 1995 HIStory World Tour.
This figure, released in Japan in 2 versions - silver and gold - is tall 10'' (23 cm) and it's an almost perfect miniature of the statue designed by Diana Walczak. In my opinion, this is a nice memorabilia item to own, especially if your collection have an "HIStory-era" shelf.






domenica 25 settembre 2016

RECORD OF THE WEEK : 
DANGEROUS TOUR SOUVENIR SET - DANGEROUS TOUR SOUVENIR MALAYSIA CD
EPIC/SONY ESCA 5703 2
- DANGEROUS TOUR SOUVENIR MALAYSIA CASSETTE
EPIC/SONY ESCA 5703 4


The time machine goes today back in 1992, when the Dangerous Tour hit the asian countries, and Epic/Sony released the "Dangerous Tour Souvenir" cd & cassette in Malaysia as a compendium of the picture cd boxsets release in Europe and in Japan with the same name. The above-mentioned boxsets were composed by 4 (Europe) and 5 (Japan) picture cd singles, while the Malaysian one features a selection of 14 tracks taken from the japanese box (including Come together) compiled in one golden picture cd only, with an amazing "Dangerous Tour opening MJ pose" artwork. Both the cd and cassette formats were released in limited quantities. As a result, this release is truly a masterpiece for any collection.








sabato 24 settembre 2016

Today's ON THE AIR : 
BLESS HIS SOUL
DESTINY COLOMBIA LP PROMO EPIC 19158
"I try to do what's right for me
But no one sees the way I see
And then I try to please them so
But how far can this pleasing go
Somethings soon to come over you
You just can't please the world and yourself
You gotta start doing what's right for you
'Cause life is being happy yourself
Then you should bless his soul
It's hard to find
A person like you
You're one of a kind
If I were you, I'd change my mind
And start living for me in these changing times..."


THE JACKSONS - BLESS HIS SOUL (AUDIO) 




giovedì 22 settembre 2016

TODAY'S ON THE AIR : 
"GET ON THE FLOOR"
OFF THE WALL USA 8TRACK STEREO TAPE

"There's a chance for dancin'
All night long
There's a chance for groovin'
And it will be soothing
With a song
Then why don't you just
Dance across the floor
'Cause there's a chance for chances
And the chance is choosin'
And I sure would like just to groove with you
So get on the floor
And dance with me
I love the way you shake your thing
Especially
So get on the floor
And dance with me
I love the way you shake that thing (girl)
Especially....



martedì 20 settembre 2016

"PULL OVER BOY 
AND GET YOUR RECORD RIGHT!"   
SPEED DEMON HOLLAND/FRANCE PROMO 7'' 
EPIC PRO548
Well, there's no album like "Bad". With this single, even though it was released only as a 7'' for promotional purpose in France, and made in Holland in limited quantites, "Bad" reaches the 10th single release out of 11 tracks in total.
This beautiful promo 7'', not easy to find nowadays, plays the same track 4'01" on both sides, and have a picture sleeve from the same "warp" photoshoot used for the inserts of the BAD album releases.



MISPRESSES & MISTAKES 
FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD:
BLOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR USA 2ND PRESS
EPIC/SONY EK68000

Look at the pictures, and you'll find out what went wrong with this US distribution plant of the "Blood on the dancefloor" cd!
Some kind of 2nd presses of the cd hit the stores with a wrong sticker : that sticker is the one used for the US version of the LP! It says "2 vinyl set"...but it's a cd!!
Such an obvious error, is it possible that Sony distributers didn't noticed it?
By the way, this cd gained a particular revelance in the Showroom's "mispresses" collection! :-)
NOTE : The cd is totally sealed, and the sticker is glued UNDER the plastic envelope, so it comes like that, straight from the warehouse to the shops.



domenica 18 settembre 2016

RECORD OF THE WEEK : 
SET OF 5 UNCUT TOUR SOUVENIR 
PICTURE DISCS
 -I JUST CAN'T STOP LOVING YOU EPIC 650202
-BAD EPIC 651155
-THE WAY YOU MAKE ME FEEL EPIC 651275
-MAN IN THE MIRROR EPIC 651388
-DIRTY DIANA EPIC 651546


In 1988, Epic UK, to celebrate and promote the UK "BAD tour" dates, launched a limited edition 5 x 7'' square shaped picture discs set, with all the discs (containing each a single taken from the "Bad"album) placed together in order composing a "live" MJ picture.
Shaped picture records usually have a regular 12'' format, then they have to be cut by a special machine who gives them the wished shape. A few copies of some of those "Bad" singles composing the set that should have been square shaped, went through an unfinished production step (they didn't pass the "cut" machine") and remained in their original 12'' size.
This is the whole "tour souvenir" set...uncut.