Japi Roelofs wrote:Sorry for the confusion; I know coloured vinyl was available well before 1978.
What I meant to say is that the only red vinyl releases of this album I can find on Parlophone are a French pressing from 1978, and an Australian pressing from 1987.
Oh!! That's really interesting! maybe I have the year wrong. Thanks for looking into it. I was trying to get the partuculars from the seller since I also bought 2 other beatles albums from him. Both on colored vinyl. But he wouldn't respond to me. One is a German pressing as the cover's in German, that's Magical Mystery Tour, that one is on clear red on the Apple label, with an alternate cover to the one released in America. Now that I look it turns out the Sgt. Peppers is on clear blue. and the Abbey Road is on clear green on the Apple label. The Sgt. Peppers on blue with the Parlophone label is the one that sounds so great. I also have an 'unplugged' version of the White album on one white disk. Interesting but not something to listen to a lot of times. It is kind of fun on that one to hear them singing different words, before they figured out what they wanted to do on the finished White Album. It's obviously some kind of demo tape they made with acoustic instruments.
Where do you look up these things? I'd really like to investigate some more of my albums which are sort of odd-ball for various reasons.