Share your records pressed on "secret" Quiex type vinyl (NOT colored/clear vinyl) *

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by rockadelic, May 6, 2012.

  1. badfingerjoe

    badfingerjoe Senior Member

    New Jersey
    I have a lot of George Harrison Dark Horse promo 45's and John Lennon Geffen promo 45's on Quiex as well as their promo LP's.
    I'll have to pull them out and check how many I have...probably more than I think...
    Never knew Paul's Press To Play was pressed on Quiex...gotta check that one.

  2. black sheriff

    black sheriff Magic City

    I believe Peter Gabriel - So is.
  3. Gems-A-Bems

    Gems-A-Bems Forum Resident

    The Duke City
    latest discoveries (thanks to this thread):

    Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark "(Forever) Live And Die" A&M 12 inch
    Pop Will Eat Itself "This Is The Day..." RCA LP
  4. dogpile

    dogpile Generation X record spinner.

    YYZ - Canada
    Whadda you New Order Substance UK is translucent brown.

    Do these translucent vinyl records only apply to 1st pressings or early pressings?
  5. dasacco

    dasacco Senior Member

    I have The Beatles - "Hey Jude", 80's colorband issue, on translucent vinyl.

    Also, almost all of the Monkees Rhino reissue LP's from the 80's.

    The Monkees
    More Of
    Pisces, etc
    Instant Replay
    Missing Links
    Live 1967

    The only one I have that is not translucent is "Present".

    I'm sure I have others in the collection.. I'll keep checking.
  6. dasacco

    dasacco Senior Member

    The Cars - "Door To Door"
    Elvis Presley - "Return Of The Rocker"
  7. alfeizar

    alfeizar Active Member

    Here's a couple pics comparing standard pressing of VH 1984 and the QUIEX


  8. nowhere-man-in-e

    nowhere-man-in-e Senior Member

    The elusive "Press To Play" translucent vinyl LP is not listed in Perry Cox and Frank Daniels' latest price guide. However, it is listed in the "Errata" pages maintained on Frank's site. I bought my copy of the promo LP in the 1990s from a Beatlefest dealer who was not aware of the translucent vinyl version.

    Attached Files:

  9. katstep

    katstep Professional Cat Herder

    Thanks for the heads up! Checked my 3 copies of this record and two of them are secret Quiex pressings. Gonna have to check my other Geffen vinyl from that era.
  10. badfingerjoe

    badfingerjoe Senior Member

    New Jersey
    Oh,So it's the promo pressing of "Press To Play"..That's cool.
    Other than George's "Gone Troppo" and "The John Lennon Collection" those are the only translucent pressings listed in the new price guide.
    I went through some singles last night and was amazed at how many solo Beatle releases were like this...I knew there were some but not this many.
    There are more,but I only had time to check these..
    I'm wondering how many of the later Capitol Beatle promos were also like these.

    George Harrison
    I Don't Want To Do It Columbia promo & stock copies (red)
    Teardrops Dark Horse promo (brown)
    All Those Years Ago DH promo (brown)
    Love Comes To Everyone DH stock (brown)

    Ringo Starr
    Heart On My Sleeve Portrait promo & stock (red)
    Lipstick Traces Portrait promo (red)

    John Lennon
    Jealous Guy Capitol promo (red)
    Every Man Has A Woman Polydor stock(green) promo(red)
    I'm Stepping Out Polydor stock(red)
    Nobody Told Me Polydor stock(red) promo(purple)
    Happy Xmas Geffen promo (red)
    Watching The Wheels Geffen promo (clear)
    Woman Geffen promo (clear)

    Paul McCartney
    All of his stock 45's I have on Columbia taken from the albums
    Back To The Egg,McCartney II,Broad Street,Pipes Of Peace & Tug Of War
    as well as the free give away 45 of Coming Up included in McCartney II
    Wonderfull Christmastime and Goodnight Tonight
    were all translucent Red
    I have all of his Columbia promos ,but found it odd that most of the ones I checked
    were not translucent.
    The following Capitol promo 45's were also translucent red.
    My Brave Face
    Only Love Remains
    Seaside Woman Capitol promo not the Epic

    I'm sure someone else can fill in the blanks for the ones I did not check...or ask me about a specific Beatle or solo Beatle 45 and I can check it...I have them,just needed more time...there are a lot of them...Hope the list is not too much,I thought it would be informative...I'm sure this thread opened up a can of worms sending everyone to check their collections...
    Very interesting thread topic.....thanks.

  11. renderj

    renderj Forum Resident

    The McCartney stock 45's on Columbia are pressed on styrene and are not vinyl (virgin or otherwise). Styrene will appear a dark translucent red before a bright light source.
  12. badfingerjoe

    badfingerjoe Senior Member

    New Jersey
    OK,Thanks, learn something new here each and every day!

  13. black sheriff

    black sheriff Magic City

    Cool. Are the two Quiex copies promos?
  14. katstep

    katstep Professional Cat Herder

    Actually neither of them are promos! Just copies I bought at random and checked because of this thread. This record is so plentifully available for next to nothing, I grab nice copies when I see them super cheap. I'm sure the secret Quiex copies of this are plentiful.
  15. katstep

    katstep Professional Cat Herder

    This thread has inspired me to dig through my collection in search of these secret translucent treasures. In light of the two copies of Peter Gabriel - So I found this week, last night I decided to check all of my Sire pressings to see what I could find. We can add these to the list (none of these are promos):

    The Smiths - The Queen is Dead
    The Ramones - Rocket to Russia
    Talking Heads - More Songs About....
    Talking Heads - Fear of Music
    Talking Heads - The Name of this Band is....
    Talking Heads - Remain in Light
    Echo and the Bunnymen - Porcupine
    Neil Young - Trans
    Thomas Dolby - The Flat Earth (Capitol)

    Keep 'em coming!
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  16. black sheriff

    black sheriff Magic City

    :cool: Thanks. I've been meaning to pick up a US copy for the longest time but something else always gets my attention. I do have a Japan issue of So, which isn't Quiex, and the CD from the 80s.
  17. dobyblue

    dobyblue Forum Resident

    Yeah because the first post made it oh so clear what the thread was really about. :laugh:
  18. D Schnozzman

    D Schnozzman Forum Resident

    Sydney, Australia
    A couple more US Warner Quiex LPs I just found:

    Bootsy Collins - Ultra Wave (Warner Bros, 1980)
    Charlie Haden - Ballad of the Fallen (ECM, 1983)
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  19. AaronW

    AaronW Senior Member

    Santa Rosa, CA
    One thing to keep in mind regarding certain "quiex" type records is that they can appear different colors depending on the light source. Here is a picture of the same record in front of a florescent light and in front of the sun:

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  20. John Carsell

    John Carsell Forum Resident

    Northwest Illinois
    Another one to add to the pile I found yesterday at a garage sale. Near mint.

    Sonny Rollins - On Impulse! (promo copy) :shh:

    Pressed by KM Burbank Ca. "Custom pressed on KC 569 blend premium virgin vinyl."

    Transparent when held up to a light.
  21. mne563

    mne563 Senior Member

    DFW, Texas
    Wow, that's pretty weird. You say "certain "quiex" type records"; does that mean not all translucent vinyl appears as different colors under different types of light?

    Btw, what is the lp you are holding up in the pictures?
  22. Chris Desjardin

    Chris Desjardin Senior Member

    Ware, MA
    I never knew about this until I read this thread. I just checked my gold stamped promo of this title, and when I held it up to the light, it was yellowish-brown see-through! Guess I got lucky when I picked this up for $5!
  23. AaronW

    AaronW Senior Member

    Santa Rosa, CA
    Most translucent vinyl appears about the same in either lighting.

    It's a UK DJM pressing of Elton John's Honky Chateau.
  24. HGN2001

    HGN2001 Mystery picture member

    I found two 45 RPM singles today in my collection from A&M that are translucent Quiex pressings. Both are Richard Carpenter singles from his TIME album: "Something In Your Eyes" w/Dusty Springfield, and "Time"/"Calling Your Name Again".

  25. black sheriff

    black sheriff Magic City

    Metallica - Load Elektra, 61923-1, 2xLP, Gatefold, US, 1996

    Record 1 is translucent

    Record 2 is not translucent.



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