Shaped Picture Discs

Note: Shaped picture disc singles first appeared in US record stores in the early 1980's, usually in limited quantity. We have found that many different ones were made. We welcome more information about these interesting collectables

AC DC
WEA -UK Import
45 RPM 1983

AC DC Shaped pic disc - front

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AC DC Shaped pic disc - back

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Two great heavy metal bone crushers: "Guns For Hire" and "Landslide" from the flick of the switch album.

Mark Knopfler
Dire Straits
Phonogram UK
45 RPM 1985

Mark Knopfler -Dire Straits Shaped pic disc - front

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Mark Knopfler -Dire Straits Shaped pic disc - back

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This disc contains the single version of "Money For Nothing" from the "Brothers In Arms" album and a nice live version of "Love Over Gold".

- TPW

Iron Maiden
EMI - UK Import
45 RPM 1983

Iron Maiden Shaped pic disc - front

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Iron Maiden Shaped pic disc - back

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Iron Maiden rocks on this one with a great version of Jethro Tull's "Cross Eyed Mary" and their single "The Trooper". Great picture of "Eddie" having his usual fun.

Jason and the Scorchers
EMI America
45 RPM 1985

Jason and the Scorchers Shaped pic disc - front

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Jason and the Scorchers Shaped pic disc - back

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Two tracks from the great album "Lost and Found", unfortunately not the two best but still a great looking collectible.

Marillion
Garden Party
EMI UK
45 RPM 1983

Marillion Shaped pic disc - front

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Marillion Shaped pic disc - back

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Marillion had a big UK following but very little success in the United States. The critics considered them too close to "Genesis". The music was complex, layered and certainly progressive. This disc has a track "Garden Party" from the first US release and a strange live version of the old Scottish High Road - Low Road song. The albums had great cover art.

Men Without Hats
Safety Dance
Statik
45 RPM 1982

Men Without Hats Shaped pic disc - front

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Men Without Hats Shaped pic disc - back

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Everyone remembers this one, how could you escape it. It still holds up and the album is pretty good.

The Police
Zenyatta Mondatta
A&M, 45 RPM 1982

The Police Shaped pic disc - front

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The Police Shaped pic disc - back

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Two singles from Zenyatta Mondatta, "De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da" and "Don't Stand Too Close To Me"

Stray Cats
Arista UK
45 RPM 1983

The Police Shaped pic disc - front

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The Police Shaped pic disc - back

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Two tracks from Stray Cats third album, "Sexy and Seventeen" and "Looking Better Every Beer" which was written by them but sounds like an old country standard.