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Kaja – Extra Play ‘Mini LP’

March 21, 2014

The world of collecting often unearths one or two oddities, and today’s showpiece is something that certainly passed us by here at KajaFax HQ. What we bring to you now is an item familiar to all….but did you ever notice the subtle differences?  KajaFan Denny did, and after perusing our discography page very kindly emailed us with his discoveries….

 First of all, take a look at this:

Covers Kaja Extra Play

It’s the cover of the Kaja US album ‘Extra Play’, right?  It is, but not the only one.

As he explains it so much better that I ever could, here’s what Denny had to say when he emailed….

“Hi KajaFax, I thought you might be interested in seeing these?  Today, I received the standard 9 track version of Extra Play.  I went looking for a good sealed copy after seeing the track list on the Kajafax discography page.  The version I had only has 7 tracks – 5 on side A, and 2 remixes on side B. You will notice the one on the right says “A MINI LP” between Extra and Play. Both are from EMI America but they have different catalogue numbers:

Original 9 track version: ST-17157

Mini LP version: MLP-19012

I have included a picture of both sides of the cover. Both are sealed so I can’t include the labels. You can’t really see, especially on the mini LP version, that the catalogue numbers appear under the ‘E’ on the front cover on both versions…”

Always with a keen eye, Denny has indeed found a quirky release that passed us by! Here are his photos:

kajaep 001

kajaep 002

A fabulous collectible and one to look out for!

Many thanks of course to Denny for taking the time out to contact us with this information.

Do you own any quirky, previously unseen vinyl items by Kajagoogoo or any of its solo band members?  If so, why not photograph it, tell us where you got it and why it’s so scarce, and email it over to us! We would love to know more about what you have in your Kaja-collection 🙂

Contact with anything that you would like to share.

Thank you for visiting KajaFax.

2014 KajaFax

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Richard permalink
    March 21, 2014 10:34 am

    Wonderful and I just bought à copy on Ebay For the lovely mini lp. Why dont U guys feature the portoguise White Feathers LP, with superb group picture that I sent U.

    • March 21, 2014 5:10 pm

      Hi Richard,

      Thanks for your comment. When and where did you send it?

  2. Denny permalink
    March 22, 2014 6:41 pm

    Glad to be of help 🙂

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