Audio Show us your colored vinyl!

Discussion in 'Collector's & Listener's Corner' started by Rudy, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin Thread Starter

    We've done some of this in the past, but here's a great place to show off your colored vinyl! With some recent additions, I wanted to combine them all in one place. I may be missing a couple but otherwise, they should mostly be here. I did not upload many records that were the same color as those in this collection--no need for multiple images of red vinyl, for instance.

    The most recent additions are the three LP reissues from The Cramps.

    From Songs The Lord Taught Us, the "hot pink" matches the front cover lettering.


    Here is Psychedelic Jungle pressed in "goo goo muck green".


    And from Bad Music For Bad People, here is a yellow pressing. The vinyl has a slight orange cast to it, unlike the cover which is a bold, bright yellow.

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  2. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin Thread Starter

    The two colored Fantasy records I have just happen to be orange.

    The Cal Tjader Trio 10" LP is in a translucent orange:


    Jazz Impressions of A Boy Named Charlie Brown (Vince Guaraldi Trio) is an opaque orange.


    Tomita's The Bermuda Triangle was allegedly pressed on two different colors of vinyl, one of them being an opaque coral pink. (I tried to correct the color as close as possible on these, but it came out slightly dark here.)


    Fresh out of Minneapolis is a reissue of The Time's What Time Is It? on an opaque green splatter vinyl pressing:


    And the "Purple Rain" 12" is in an appropriate opaque color:

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  3. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin Thread Starter

    This batch is transparent.

    Here are two from Herbie's recent Xmas album:



    A 3-record set of 12" singles from Herb's Keep Your Eye On Me album was released as a promotional item, and contained red, blue and clear pressings of three different singles. As we have plenty of red here, the clear and blue singles are shown:



    Donald Fagen's Sunken Condos came in a 2-LP clear vinyl pressing as well:

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  4. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin Thread Starter

    The "West Side Story" movie soundtrack was reissued by Music On Vinyl, on an expanded 2-LP set. (If you have the CD version of this, these LPs have the same track lineup, not the abbreviated version that appeared on the original release.) The opaque red vinyl perfectly matches the red front cover art.


    A transparent yellow vinyl was used for Lemon's 12" single release "Freak On".


    The "Pink Panther" soundtrack has been reissued a few times. This one is via RCA/Legacy, on a rather appropriate color I would think (a rather close match to our favorite panther).


    I swore I had an album in a white vinyl pressing, but maybe not! If I find a few others, I will post them here.

    Anyone else have some colors to share?
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  5. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    Sadly I don't have any colored vinyl myself but the pics shown are beautiful and the West side story one I remember the Label because my mom's copy of it had that exact one and I like the Herb 12 inch single variations I used to have the clear vinyl version of the Rise 12 inch single I don't remember what became of it but at least you got a nice treasure chest of Goodies there.the Pink Panther lp is quite the nice appropriate color and my black regular copy had the same vintage RCA label These somewhat bring back Wonderful memories.
  6. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    A couple Christmases ago, we attended a Mannheim Steamroller Concert and the wife bought me a souvenir vinyl for Christmas. It's a two record set - and it turned out to be a surprise, blue vinyl.

    During my time working at radio stations, I picked up a few odds and ends on colored vinyl. This 45 is at least a good track - The Tymes doing "You Little Trustmaker" on clear yellow vinyl.


    It took forever, but I did finally locate that Herb 3-record set of red, white, and blue. And I also have the clear vinyl of "Rise".
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  7. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin Thread Starter

    I have the clear vinyl of "Rotation", but that was the poorest packaging for a 12" single as most of the hit side was exposed in the packaging, without a sleeve. So mine of course is a bit noisy. I've seen clear copies of "Rise" but most by now are destroyed, and not worth playing. I had the black 12" from the week it was released--never saw a clear copy locally. Never saw "Rotation" 12" for sale here either, or I would have picked it up.

    That set of Herb's 12" singles was plentiful around here--had I known how scarce, I would have bought all of them from the one store I frequented that had a few more copies in stock.

    In the early 45 RPM days, I believe RCA used to release different label series on different colored vinyl.

    Fantasy also used to release mono records on clear red vinyl with red labels, and stereo on blue vinyl with blue labels.
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  8. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    Christmas seems to be a popular time for labels to do colored vinyl, particularly red and green. Here's a 45 EP from a John Denver & The Muppets Christmas special on red vinyl with a green RCA label:

    Even the stoic John Lennon had a green single for "Happy Xmas / War Is Over":

    Not to be outdone, former Beatle Paul McCartney's wife Linda had a single under the name of Suzy and The Red Stripes. This Epic promo single is on red vinyl, of course, from Paul's days with Columbia:
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  9. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    In the Herb Alpert 12" section, I have another few colored vinyl records. Here's a semi-rare one - Herb's Latin title track from NOCHE DE AMOR on red vinyl:

    And when your single is titled "Red Hot", what other color would do?

    And here's that "Rise" 12" on clear vinyl ("Aranuez" is on the flip):
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  10. GDB2LV

    GDB2LV Active Member

    That promo single if Suzy and the Red Stripes is pretty rare and very sought after by collectors. Nice!
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  11. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    Yep the clear vinyl of Rise That's the one I used to have.
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  12. Rudy

    Rudy ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ Site Admin Thread Starter

    I have a promo of that "Red Hot" single. Seems that red is kind of an overhwhelming color choice. I have the Brothers Johnson "Strawberry Letter #23" b/w the rare extended version of "Get The Funk Out Ma Face." The A-side, though, is cut at a faster speed, a semi-tone too fast. I end up slowing the turntable down to the correct pitch when I play that one. (And sadly, the vinyl is so soft that it got a scratch part way through the song.)
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  13. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    I have the Beach Boys “Pet Sounds” reissue From 2006 that has the green and gold records (don’t know if there transparent as I’ve kept the set sealed). Plus I’ve got 2 copies of Brian Wilson’s 2005 45, “What I Really Want For Christmas” pressed in white vinyl.
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