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Test Press Singles: Limahl and Kajagoogoo

March 25, 2015

Wednesday brings a double whammy of promotional vinyl. Team KajaFax are always really keen to discover new items, and as vinyl goodies are every collector’s items of preference we think these are a pair of real crackers! Both of today’s pieces are test press items and curious in their own way. First of all, we have this really cool Japanese pressing of Too Shy, housed in a generic die cut sleeve and ink stamped with the usual handling and care instructions. The plain white label and hand written track information really makes the point that this is something that was never intended for the public ownership…. A nice thing to own.

**as usual, click on the image to enlarge**

Finally, we move on to a similar UK test pressing for what was Limahl’s third solo single and international smash hit song ‘The Never Ending Story’.

The Never Ending Story promo banner and covers

This disc is not quite as ‘exotic’ – the yellow label holds details of the track held within as written by a previous owner in black biro. What makes this one interesting is the fact that it holds Limahl’s autograph, written in silver metallic pen. Of course, we have no way of knowing when it was signed or indeed if that signature is genuine or not!

Regardless of any of that, this remains a real collector’s piece for any fan of the band.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Denny permalink
    March 29, 2015 3:37 pm

    I wondered who got the Never Ending Story disc.;) I have several of these but most of them are 12″ singles. The only 7″s I have are a set of two one sided discs for Too Shy and a German Lions Mouth.

    • March 29, 2015 5:44 pm

      Hi Denny,

      Yup, it was me 🙂 I have a load of 12″ discs too but like you only a couple of 7″ ones. I have ‘Too Shy’ on a red label test press stamped with the date of the press (some date in late 1982 I think). I think if memory serves that it has a test tone on the flip side. I also have ‘Ooh to be ah’ which featured in our post about Nick Beggs Jacket:

      btw… do you have a Culture Club bootleg DVD – Yokohama Stadium 1985?

      If not, would you like one??

      • Denny permalink
        March 29, 2015 7:33 pm

        I have both a and b side test pressings for Too Shy on red labels dated 25th November 1982 and a double sided white label dated 30th November 1982.These seem to be the most common non-commercial UK 7″ singles along with the EMI promo. The German Lions Mouth test pressing turns up a fair bit too.
        I remember seeing the ooh To Be Ah one on here and drooling slightly. LOL

        As for the CC DVD. No I don’t have it and yes I’d love a copy. 😉

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