domenica 28 maggio 2017

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK : BILLIE JEAN PEPSI GENERATION 
USA PROMO FOLDER SET

Here it is, another wonderful piece that made Michael's HIStory: this is an A4 booklet of 10 pages, released by Pepsi, and it's indeed a little folder which contains a 7'' with the Billie Jean pepsi version. The record contains 2 versions of the song (with different lyrics from the original adapted for the Pepsi adverts), and it has a blank B-side.
The booklet contains Pepsi adverts campaign infos, as well as several images from the spot featuring Michael and the Jacksons.
I love EVERYTHING concerning that era, it reminds when I was a child...I love 80's - and even though the "Bad" era is my favourite, the Pepsi version of Michael's greatest hit will always remain in my heart as a "big picture" of the whole decade.










giovedì 25 maggio 2017

Today's ON THE AIR:
BLACK OR WHITE
BLACK OR WHITE
MEXICO CASSETTE SINGLE 

EPIC/SONY 34T74100

"They print my message in the Saturday Sun
I had to tell them I ain't second to none
And I told about equality and it's true
Either you're wrong or you're right
But, if you're thinkin' about my baby
It don't matter if you're black or white
I am tired of this devil
I am tired of this stuff
I am tired of this business
Sew when the going gets rough
I ain't scared of your brother
I ain'ts scared of no sheets
I ain't scared of nobody
Girl when the goin' gets mean...."


BLACK OR WHITE (VIDEO) 



martedì 23 maggio 2017

LIVE YOUR LIFE....

                      OFF THE WALL!!

 

domenica 21 maggio 2017

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK : INVINCIBLE 5 COLOURS CD FULL-SET
EPIC/SONY 495174.2


Not 1, but 5 cds were chosen to represent the sunday's "Record of the week" post : the whole set comes from Taiwan, with all 5 colours (grey,blue,orange,green,red) and their exclusive "wrap-around" obies. Catalogue number is the same for all the 5 releases.








martedì 16 maggio 2017

TODAY'S
WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM!

There are a lot of newcomers in the Showroom! Several vinyls will be added in their sections, but there will be something special for almost every format! Here you can see a first, brief summary...but watch out for the next "Welcomes"...because you'll see something very very rare & unusual!

The gem of this post is a rare Third album lppressed in....India!
Other reliable items:
- Ben (UK first press lp)
- Jackson 5 Motown special (UK sample copy lp)
- The best of Michael Jackson (Italy cassette album)
- Off the wall (EU Epic/Sony 90's reissue lp)
- Jacksons' Triumph (Spain promo lp - white label)

To be continued....
....soon!!!!







domenica 14 maggio 2017

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK : 
SMOOTH CRIMINAL
COLOMBIA EPIC PML175-88


This is a rare press of "Smooth criminal" released in Colombia (!). Altough it has a generic sleeve used for several companies (among them Epic, Cbs, Emi, Capitol & Walt Disney!), it was made to be matching with the record, as it reports on both sides the artist name and the title. This is very uncommon, and it's the only 12'' released in Colombia during the BAD era (or at least, I don't remember any other one).


venerdì 12 maggio 2017

Today's WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM : HISTORY VIDEO GREATEST HITS
JAPAN VHS EPIC/SONY ESVU140 


There's a new item today in the Showroom. It's a rare japanese version of the "HIStory Video Greatest Hits", released with a picture slipcase. This copy is totally sealed with a japanese sticker on the front sleeve shrink; that's why is even harder to find.



martedì 9 maggio 2017

Today's ON THE AIR : 
"LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD" LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD JAPAN PROMO ACETATE
EPIC/SONY EDCI 80505


"Baby, love never felt so good
And I doubt if it ever could
Not like you hold me, hold me
Oh baby, love never felt so fine
And I doubt if it's never mine
Not like you hold me, hold me
And the night is gonna be just fine
Gotta fly, gotta see, can't believe
I can't take it
'Cause baby, every time I love you
It's in and out of my life, in out baby
Tell me, if you really love me
It's in and out of my life, in out baby
'Cause baby, love never felt so good..."


LOVE NEVER FELT SO GOOD



domenica 7 maggio 2017

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK : 
SCREAM AUSTRALIA PART I
CD SINGLE EPIC/SONY 662072 2
(VERSION #1 & #2)


The record chosen this week is a rare - and obscure - australian version for the single Scream. Curiously, the most common cd-single release is the one with the artwork of a limited edition - totally different from the european and the american releases.
The rarest is this one, with the same artwork issued worldwide.
The writing "volume I" on front sleeve, makes this aussie cd easily recognizable from the others.
I really don't know why Sony Music Australia did 2 different releases with the same content and the same catalogue numbers. I think that the "classic" artwork version could be a reissue, because the first presses went sold out but...it look like a non-sense.
I didn't know about the existance of a second "Scream" single until last year. It took almost a 12-months research to get a copy of the second version you see in the first picture.
By the way, these aussie cds are the only "Scream" singles to have the "Clean album version".






venerdì 5 maggio 2017

VISIT THE FACEBOOK PAGE IF YOU WANT TO SEE MORE POSTS AND DISCOVER ADDITIONAL INFOS ABOUT THE COLLECTOR ITEMS POSTED HERE!!!

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mercoledì 3 maggio 2017

Today's ON THE AIR : "TABLOID JUNKIE" HIStory PAST PRESENT & FUTURE BOOK I
BRAZIL 3 LP SET EPIC/SONY 177.477-8-9/1 474709


"Shoot to kill
To blame him if you will
If he dies sympathize
Such false witnesses
Damn self righteousness
In the black
Stab me in the back
In the face
To lie and shame the race
Heroine and Marilyn
The headline stories of
All your glory

It's slander
With the words you use
You're a parasite in black and white
Do anything for news
If you don't go and buy it
Then they won't glorify it
To read it sanctifies it
Then why do we keep foolin' ourselves

Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don't make it factual
Everybody wants to read all about it
Just because you read it in a magazine
Or see it on the TV screen
Don't make it factual
See, but everybody wants to believe all about it..."


TABLOID JUNKIE


domenica 30 aprile 2017

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK :
THE DANGEROUS TOUR PEPSI CANS


This week, the Showroom it's not going to presnet you a record, but a precious set of memorabilia: here it is a selection of Pepsi cans advertising the Dangerous world tour in 1992. Almost every country Michael visited with its tour, had its personalyzed can. I don't own every "release" but I was lucky enough to get some of them in a lot.
In the pictures, you can see the japanese, the greek, the brasilian, the turkish, the thai and, of course, the italian one, which I got personally when I went to the July 4th concert in Rome, stadio Flaminio. One of the nights in my life I'll never forget.









martedì 25 aprile 2017

Today's WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM & BACK TO BACK #6
MICHAEL JACKSON 1958-2009 LIFE OF A LEGEND
JAPAN VERSION - WITH OBI
UK VERSION
ITALY VERSION

This is one of the most beautiful books released in 2009, just a few weeks Michael sadly left us.
I remember I bought the english version of this book in London, july 2009. I was there for the "This is it" concerts that never happened. The book is full of beautiful pictures, and today I've found a rare japanese version of it. It comes a big obi - just like the japanese records - and it's totally (of course) written in japanese language.
Both japanese and UK versions are here with the italian version too, bought it in an italian book shop...I know there's a french version around I still miss...guess I have to look for it to complete the whole set!
So it's time to write again my refrain:
The hunt goes on!!!! :-)