Category: promo

This one’s kind of neat, kind of odd—a promo 45 from Japan with a live version of “Don’t Dream It’s Over” on one side and an etching of their name on the other side. It’s intriguing not only for that cool etching but also the typography of the etching itself is from their second album, while DDIO is a song from their first album. My guess is that their record company there released this to radio stations to coincide with a tour. 


Here’s the rare (and not particularly good-sounding, thanks to blown-out mics) Canadian interview promo LP for the surprisingly musically challenging Duran Duran spin-off, Arcadia. Not cheap and a PITA to find. 


More Tears For Fears, but I happily found this one today—the U.K. 7-inch for “Woman In Chains,” with a limited-edition button set playing into the lyric “The sun and the moon; the wind and the rain.” Pretty cool to find this still sealed after 30 years. 


Another find from Montreal—a rare-as-hen’s-teeth Tears For Fears promotional interview LP from their Canadian record company. It’s a holy grail item amongst the band’s collectors. 


Put your hands away.

Old Stray Cats “Gene & Eddie” promo 12”. 


Under the sky, this promo 12” of Robyn Hitchcock shows its nearly hidden smoky purple much better. Released to promote “Madonna of the Wasps,” the B-side features him playing Roxy Music’s “More Than This” live on solo acoustic guitar and it’s spellbinding.


So this wound up in my possession this week—a hanging promotional mobile from the UK for Tears For Fears, sent out to record stores there to hang up and hype the forgotten last single from Songs from the Big Chair.
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Billy Joel Inter Chords—This is a promo album from around The Stranger (1977) that interviews a fairly inarticulate Young Billy about the album, interspersed with songs including a live track from the moderately rare Souvenir promo EP. 


Billy Joel Inter Chords—This is a promo album from around The Stranger (1977) that interviews a fairly inarticulate Young Billy about the album, interspersed with songs including a live track from the moderately rare Souvenir promo EP.
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