Picture discs / Coloured vinyl

Picture discs / Coloured vinyl

Picture discs / Coloured vinyl

A picture disc has graphics visible in the grooved playing area, rather than just on an unplayable back side or large label.

Picture discs have been around since the 1920s—or since about 1910, if postcard-size rectangular picture records are included. In the early 1930s they were a minor gimmick in an attempt to stimulate abysmal depression-era record sales. Most of these early picture discs were simply a very thin clear plastic laminated onto a sheet of printed cardboard before being stamped in a record press.

The first 'modern' rock picture disc was introduced as an assortment of artists such as MC5 and The Doors. It was released in 1969 by Elektra/Metronome of Germany and entitled "Psychedelic Underground - Off 2, Hallucinations" . The second release was the British progressive rock band Curved Air's first album, Airconditioning, a UK issue (1970).


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The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles - (1978)

American manufactured limited edition picture disc re-issued in 1978 to celebrate the album's 10th anniversary.

£24.99 *
Old price £39.99
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Styx - Paradise Theatre

Styx - (1981)

Original UK A&M lazer etched pressing with hinged cover, features the singles "The Best of Times" and "Rockin' the Paradise".

£5.99 *
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Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk 2

Kraftwerk - (2001)

Well presented green vinyl Italian Crown CR 0424-1 re-press in flawless condition, suggesting very few plays.

£14.99 *
Old price £19.99
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Roger Daltrey - McVicar

Roger Daltrey - (1980)

Well presented example of the clear vinyl variant from the motion picture soundtrack, features all members of The Who.

£14.99 *
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Culture Club - Kissing to be Clever

Culture Club - (1982)

Picture disc variant of debut album, features "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" and "I'll Tumble 4 Ya".

£4.99 *
Old price £9.99
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Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over 'Till It's Over

Lenny Kravitz - (1991)

American manufactured Virgin records 12" picture disc, includes B-side interview with Q Magazine's Robert Sandall - Stunning!

£8.99 *
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