An ultra-rare colored vinyl test pressing of disc 2 of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack
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Offered for sale is an ultra rare Bee Gees item – a copy of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, including a test pressing of the second disc pressed on gray and white marbled colored vinyl. This may be the only gray and white copy in existence.
If you were alive in the late 1970s, it was impossible to escape the disco era, and equally difficult to escape the soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever. Released in 1977, the album was certified platinum fifteen times and featured eight songs that topped the Billboard charts, along with three others that made the top ten. Featuring the Bee Gees, the Trammps, Yvonne Elliman, KC and the Sunshine Band, Kool & the Gang, MFSB and others, the album had something for just about everyone.
The album topped the Billboard album charts for 24 weeks, stayed on the charts for 120 weeks altogether, and won a Grammy award for Album of the Year; the only disco album ever to do so.
The package offered for sale is a complete album that includes a test pressing of the second record on gray and white marbled vinyl, along with a stock cover and first disc. There have been no commercially available colored vinyl pressings of this album in the United States to date; these test pressings are the only colored vinyl examples of this album of which we are aware.
The first record in the set is a stock (black vinyl) copy. As far as we know, the colored vinyl test pressings of this album were made for the second disc only, probably as an experiment for some other album by a different artist that was intended to be released on colored vinyl. It’s also possible that this disc was pressed by a record company employee for their own use.
This disc is the second issue of the album, featuring the live version of “Jive Talkin’,” rather than the studio version used on the first issue. While the label says it’s a Columbia Records test pressing, the words “mastered by Capitol” and “Wally” appear in the dead wax, along with the following matrix numbers:
RS-2-4001 CS Rev-1
Disc One (black vinyl stock copy)
Bee Gees Stayin’ Alive 4:43
Bee Gees How Deep Is Your Love 4:03
Bee Gees Night Fever 3:33
Bee Gees More Than A Woman 3:15
Yvonne Elliman If I Can’t Have You 2:57
Walter Murphy A Fifth Of Beethoven 3:01
Tavares More Than A Woman 3:16
David Shire Manhattan Skyline 4:43
Ralph MacDonald Calypso Breakdown 7:50
Disc Two (colored vinyl test pressing)
David Shire Night On Disco Mountain 5:12
Kool & The Gang Open Sesame 3:59
Bee Gees Jive Talkin’ 3:44
Bee Gees You Should Be Dancing 4:15
KC & The Sunshine Band Boogie Shoes 2:16
David Shire Salsation 3:50
M.F.S.B. K-Jee 4:15
The Trammps Disco Inferno 10:52
The colored vinyl disc is M-; it has no marks of it on any kind and appears to be unplayed. We’ve included a cover and first disc so that the buyer will receive a complete album. The cover is VG++, with a bit of wear at the corners. The disc is VG+, with a few small marks. The original custom inner sleeves are included.
This disc, along with its companion (listed separately) are the only examples of this ultra-rare item we’ve ever seen. As far as we know, it represents the only opportunity to own a colored vinyl Bee Gees LP.
A beautiful example of an ultra-rare album.
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