Yesterday saw the arrival of a fantastic collection of picture discs and shaped discs from the 80's, including some incredibly rare UNCUT picture discs from a host of artists including Madonna, Tears For Fears, Madness, and more!
Shaped Picture discs were incredibly popular in the 80's and served as both great collectors items for fans as they were pressed in limited quantities, and an impressive marketing tool to help artists releases stand out from the crowd. However, finding Uncut versions of these items are even harder. The uncut versions were essentially test pressings to check the alignment of the image that was to be used before the commercial release and retain a clear, or coloured vinyl edge around the main image, and they were pressed in very little, and usually unknown quantities. Below are just a few of the highlights that we have recently seen.
MADONNA Into The Groove - Very Rare 1985 UK original UNCUT picture disc of the familiar 'heart' shape! Probably one of the most sought after Madonna items, and these are incredibly hard to find! No real Madonna collection is complete without it!
MOTLEY CRUE Smokin' In The Boys Room - Very Rare 1985 UK original UNCUT PICTURE DISC of the limited edition mask shaped 7" single, also including 'Livewire - Original Leather Mix' on the flip side. A top notch Motley Crue collectors item, that no really collection is complete without!
IRON MAIDEN Run To The Hills - 1985 UK limited edition 3-track vinyl 12" PICTURE DISC featuring the title track recorded live at the Long Beach Arena in March 1985, plus Phantom Of The Opera and Losfer Words from Hammersmith Odeon in October 1984. Superb Phantom Of The Opera 'Eddie' picture on the A-side with Prince Charming 'Eddie' on the reverse!