TonyS wrote:John wrote:Colin B wrote:Colin B wrote:The original Arcade release was in October, 1974.
An immediate massive hit, but denied a place in the UK album charts because of some silly rule !
The chart compilers eventually relented, after 9 months, & allowed it to be listed & it was still at No.1 !
Think how different the chart stats would look if the album had been given its proper due !
RCA finally got round to issuing it themselves in 1978, but despite the pink vinyl, the cream of the sales had already been used up, & it stalled at No.40.Ben wrote:I have both versions of the album.
I used to love watching the pink one spin when playing.
I had the pink RCA one !
During the divorce [in 1979], my ex-wife got custody of it.
A recent delicate negotiation has seen her return it to me after 40 years !
Seemed odd having to 'negotiate' the return of my own records !
Such is life !
Did you check that it still plays?
He can't, she has custody of the record player !
Oooh, nasty, nasty woman! Maybe he can have it weekends.