|Xanadu promo picture disc Olivia Newton John Electric Light Orchestra ELO|
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MPG ID : 9812
Ebay Item # : 320906914688
Selling price : USD 9.105.00
Bids : 29
End Auction date: 2012-05-21
Seller Location: Carlsbad, CA
|Here’s one that doesn’t show up often: the 10” picture disc
of the track “Xanadu” track featuring Olivia Newton John singing with Electric
Light Orchestra as a backing band.
What makes this piece particularly interesting is that it’s not supposed to exist! This copy comes from a friend who worked in the record industry and was given this picture disc as a gift before Olivia Newton John decided to have the company recall the record because she didn’t like the picture on it (or so my friend says). Some internet sources say as few as 31 copies are known to exist, so needless to say, you’re not going to have many chances to get a copy.
This copy has been stored in a display case by the original owner since he got it, and I will include the copy for whoever wins the record. The matrix etchings are MC10384 // L 2315. I tried to include a picture in of the etchings in the auction.
I’m not really comfortable giving a standard grade for picture discs, but I know this wouldn’t rate lower than VG+, for whatever that’s worth. I’ve played both sides to make sure there’s not major flaws, and both sides play through with no major incidents. Here’s a link to a video of the record playing:
SHIPPING WILL NOT BE $4.00! If this goes for anything close to what the only other copy of this record that’s been on ebay went for, we’ll have to figure out insurance and some fancy shipping service, very likely with a boatload of insurance. I don’t think either of us want this thing being sent media mail, right?
If you have any questions let me know. Thanks for looking.