Mondays are shaped and picture disc days. So here's one of my favorites. It's a cut-out picture disc by Prince that represents the symbol that replaced his name. He wasn't the first artist to do so. Fruer, as I mentioned in Sunday's blog that is specifically devoted to textured record covers, had a snaky squiggle before CBS insisted on a pronounceable name.
This shaped picture disc contains an ordinary grooved centre, typically the same as a standard 7-inch but with a non-grooved outer rim that has been cut out to the Logo used by Prince. In a side note, what was even more sought after among record collectors and enthusiats alike were the uncut test pressings of these discs in their original 12-inch form with the clear vinyl surrounds still intact.
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Special Collector's Edition Shaped Picture Disc (W0123P)
Double A side 7" single
Sexy M F / Strollin'
Warner Bros, 1991, UK Import