venerdì 31 marzo 2017

Today's ON THE AIR : "BUTTERFLIES"
BUTTERFLIES USA PROMO 

EPIC ACETATE 1 TRACK
BUTTERFLIES USA PROMO 1 TRACK EPIC/SONY ESK54863


"...All you gotta do is walk away and pass me by
Don't acknowledge my smile when I try to say hello to you, yeah
And all you gotta do is not answer my calls when
I'm trying to get through
To keep me wondering why, when all I can do is sigh
I just want to touch you
I just want to touch and kiss
And I wish that I could be with you tonight
You give me butterflies inside, inside and I..."


BUTTERFLIES




martedì 28 marzo 2017

Today's WELCOME TO THE SHOWROOM:
THE ESSENTIAL 3.0
COLOMBIA DIGIPACK CD
EPIC/SONY LEGACY 88697 30985 2


A new item is today in the Showroom. It's a rare colombian press of "The Essential 3.0", in a thciker digipack than the U.S. version, released by Sony Colombia. I didn't knew about this release until I saw it. The catalogue number is the same of the U.S. press.





venerdì 24 marzo 2017

BLAST FROM THE PAST : 
BILLIE JEAN USA VHS PROMO - BASF 
A few weeks ago, someone asked me some infos about this promotional vhs.
Released in 1983 by Basf, it contains the "Billie Jean" video repeated 5 times, in a shortened version of 3 minutes for each video. It was distributed to the media shops at the time to advert the new Basf videocassette players.
I saw this vhs only one time around, and it was when I bought it, so I guess it deserves its place among the rarest items in the Showroom.








martedì 21 marzo 2017

Todays' ON THE AIR : 
"BAD"
BAD PHILIPPINES CASSETTE 

EPIC/basf/CBS QEL-S-25167

"Your butt is mine
Gonna tell you right
Just show your face
In broad daylight
I'm telling you
On how I feel
Gonna hurt your mind
Don't shoot to kill
Come on
Come on
Lay it on me
All right...
I'm giving you
On count of three
To show your stuff
Or let it be
I'm telling you
Just watch your mouth
I know your game
What you're about..."


BAD


domenica 19 marzo 2017

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK : 
HISTORY GREATEST HITS
KOREA EPIC/SONY CPK2550

The record chosen this week is a rare korean press of the "HIStory Greatest Hits vol.1" collection released in 2001. This press have a different catalogue number from the other version and is nowadays very hard to find, especially with its silver sticker written in korean language. Beware, "rare" not means necessarily "expensive"; with a little bit of luck, if you still don't have it, you can find it for a reasonable price.



venerdì 17 marzo 2017

Today's ON THE AIR : 
THE JACKSONS - WAIT
WAIT UK 12'' EPIC TA6105


"...Sometimes I think of all the moments that we share
I've been waiting for so long
You know it hurts me
Everytime you run and hide
I look up and now you're gone
I've been put down, way down
There's no tomorrow for me
You can't let love just fade away, baby

I can't wait, wait for a hundred years
I can't hold back my tears any longer, longer
I can't wait, wait for a hundred years
I can't hold back my tears any longer..."


THE JACKSONS - WAIT



mercoledì 15 marzo 2017

Today's ON THE AIR : 
"REMEMBER THE TIME"
REMEMBER THE TIME 

MEXICO 3 TRACK 12'' #1
EPIC/SONY LPSI653447
REMEMBER THE TIME 

MEXICO EDICION LIMITADA 5 TRACK 12''
EPIC/SONY LPSI00076
REMEMBER THE TIME (RECUERDO AQUELLAS EPOCAS) 

MEXICO PROMO 12'' EPIC/SONY PRLP95612
"...Do you remember
How we used to talk
(Ya know)
We'd stay on the phone at night till dawn
Do you remember
All the things we said like
I love you so I'll never let you go

Do you remember
Back in the Spring
Every morning birds would sing
Do you remember
Those special times
They'll just go on and on
In the back of my mind...

Do you remember the time
When we fell in love
Do you remember the time
When we first met girl
Do you remember the time
When we fell in love
Do you remember the time

Those sweet memories
Will always be dear to me
And girl no matter what was said
I will never forget what we had
Now baby!..."


REMEMBER THE TIME







domenica 12 marzo 2017

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK : 
TOUR SOUVENIR SINGLES PACK
EPIC MJ-5

This rare collectors souvenir set of 5 x Michael Jackson SQUARE picture disc was released in 1988 in the UK, to celebrate and promote the BAD tour. Each single includes its lyric/picture booklet. The set is presented in a custom title-printed fold-out PVC display wallet, with the B-sides of the discs featuring different images of Michael, whilst the A-sides create a 14" x 21" iconic image of the superstar.
Disc one: I just can't stop loving you/Baby be mine
Disc two: Bad/Bad (dance remix radio edit)
Disc three: The way you make me feel/The way you make me feel (instrumental)
Disc four: Man in the mirror/Man in the mirror (instrumental)
Disc five: Dirty Diana/Dirt Diana (instrumental)



venerdì 10 marzo 2017

Today's ON THE AIR : 
"WHY YOU WANNA TRIP ON ME"
DANGEROUS USA LONGBOX CD EPIC/SONY EK45400

"...They say I'm different
They don't understand
But there's a bigger problem
That's much more in demand
You got world hunger
Not enough to eat
So there's really no time
To be tripping on me
You got school teachers
Who don't wanna teach
You got grown people
Who can't write or read
You got strange diseases
Ah but there's no cure
You got many doctors
That aren't so sure
So tell me
Why you wanna trip on me?
Why you wanna trip on me?
Stop tripping!"


WHY YOU WANNA TRIP ON ME 


 

mercoledì 8 marzo 2017

A MOTOWN RARE FIND PART II :
YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND (TIENES UN AMIGO)
MEXICO 4 TRACKS E.P. 7'' 

MOTOWN MOT10656
Following the last week post with the portuguese "Maria" single, here it is another unique single, this time released in Mexico. This is a 4 tracks E.P. including "You've got a friend" and "Ain't no sunshine" on the A-Side, and once again "Got to be there" is placed on the flip-side with "Wings of my love".
The picture sleeve is similar to another spanish release (Rockin'Robin), but with several variants, while the greenish labels are a classic clue to identify a Motown mexican single.





domenica 5 marzo 2017

THE RECORD OF THE WEEK : 
THE COLLECTION
JAPAN 5 CD BOXSET 

EPIC/SONY DYCP1591-5
This wonderful boxset, released in 2009 worldwide, was a limited "mail-order" only release in Japan. I remember it was difficult to get at the time, because only few sellers had it and for such an high price. Each disc comes in a standard jewel case with picture sleeve & back tracklisting insert, all housed in a glossy card clamshell style picture box complete with a 168 page lyric booklet & a separate information booklet featuring details on each album. That's why the box is thicker than the european release, which includes the cd housed in cardsleeves.





giovedì 2 marzo 2017

A MOTOWN RARE FIND :
"MARIA (YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE)"/GOT TO BE THERE
PORTUGAL 7'' TAMLA MOTOWN TMATS5005

We all know, the J5 and Michael Jackson's singles discography is a jungle of releases. We have records from all over the world, often with different picture sleeves from each country. Probably, it's almost impossible to have them all. But it's always a pleasure to show the rarities I've got through these years. Here it is one : a portuguese ONLY single release, with an unique picture sleeve, with the classic A-side "Got to be there" moved on the flip side and "Maria (You were the only one) as a lead song of the single.
This record is difficult to find in good conditions...often spanish and portuguese records have writings on label and/or on sleeve. When I found this, I was so happy to see that it has none of them, is totally clean and with no damages!