giovedì 28 dicembre 2017

THE SHOWROOM'S 
MOST WANTED ITEMS:
OFF THE WALL "EXTENDED RANGE" USA CASSETTE
EPIC/CBS HET45745

What you see in the pictures, it's a rare U.S. release of "Off the wall" in cassette format; it's the "Extended range" version, a.k.a. the same release intended for the "half speed mastered" lps.
"Extended range" must be a different recording process that provides an higher quality in listening the tape (just like the Chrome tapes). This version is very rare:I only see it once on ebay and it's still missing in the Showroom! But....one day....I'm sure, I'll get it! 



lunedì 25 dicembre 2017

THE MICHAEL JACKSON SHOWROOM WOULD LIKE TO WISH A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL THE FOLLOWERS OF THIS BLOG, AND TO ALL THE MICHAEL JACKSON COLLECTORS AND FANS AROUND THE WORLD!!!!!



CHRISTMAS GREETINGS FROM LITTLE MICHAEL JACKSON (VIDEO)




domenica 24 dicembre 2017

                     MERRY CHRISTMAS 
       MICHAEL JACKSON COLLECTORS!!!

 

sabato 23 dicembre 2017

Today's ON THE AIR: "I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS"
- MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MICHAEL JACKSON WITH THE JACKSON 5
UK 12'' MOTOWN ZT41656
- I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS
UK 12'' PROMO ADVANCE RELEASE
MOTOWN ZT41656DJ



 
"...Wow, mommy's kissing Santa Claus
I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus
Underneath the mistletoe last night
She didn't see me creep
Down the stairs to have a peep
She thought that I was tucked up
In my bedroom, fast asleep
Then I saw mommy tickle Santa Claus
Underneath his beard so snowy white
Oh, what a laugh it would have been
If Daddy had only seen
Mommy kissing Santa Claus last night..."


I SAW MOMMY KISSING SANTA CLAUS (AUDIO) 






martedì 19 dicembre 2017

Today's WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM:
KUNSTWERKE VON MICHAEL JACKSON
GERMANY HARDCOVER BOOK ART LIMA


Here it is a nice new item for the Showroom:it's a german book (released in Japan too, but at the moment no other countries - included UK and USA - got a issue) including several - and most previously unreleased - drawings by Michael. It's a 150 pages hardcover book, and what you can see in these pages, it's simply unbelievable:there are sections with Disney drawings (Mickey Mouse was one of MJ favourite characters), as well as a selection of amazing portraits of famous people (including, obviously, the beloved Liz Taylor). You can take a look at the pictures here to have an idea of what's the content of this authentic treasure. This book is still easy to find on Amazon, so be quick if you want it:the price is cheap, and you can have the chance to own something going beyond the musical art, something more personal regarding the art and the essence of Michael Jackson, the man.
I really suggest its purchase to everyone:this is a must-have for all the King of Pop fans.




















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…"
 
 
 



 

domenica 26 novembre 2017

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK: 
CHILDHOOD
(FREE WILLY 2 PROMO)
EPIC/SONY SAMP2774

The record chosen this week is 1 of the 2 promotional cds released for the track "Childhood" in 1995, launched with "Scream" at the same time as 1st single for the album "HIStory past present and future Book I". Both promotional cds are now rare and very hard to find. Here in the picture you can see the "Free willy 2" picture cardsleeve edition. Childhood is, infact, the theme from the "Free Willy 2" movie, with its soundtrack released by MJJ label.
I love this song, because it's the most intimate, the most personal ever written by Michael. "Childhood" is a sort of "big picture" of Michael's essence; just read these lines:
"No one understands me
They view it as such strange eccentricities...
'Cause I keep kidding around
Like a child, but pardon me...
People say I'm not okay
'Cause I love such elementary things...
It's been my fate to compensate,
for the Childhood
I've never known..."
We miss you, Michael. You're right:the world didn't understand you.