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Jeff Bender has been an avid collector of vinyl recordings for over 40 years. His interest started while employed as a manager for several retail record chains located in the state of Maryland. He further enhanced his knowledge while hosting a “Rock and Roll” show for WGTB-FM out of Washington, D.C. As a hobby, he is currently the Webmaster for several music related websites which includes the Vinyl Underground.

Jimi Hendrix – Electric Ladyland


Jimi Hendrix, Electric Ladyland Picture Disc

Artist: Jimi Hendrix
Album: Electric Ladyland
Release Date: N/A
Catalog number: Track Record 61 3009


Jimi Hendrix, Electric Ladyland Picture Disc

Released as an unauthorized recording from the European Union, this set of discs contain all the original recordings from Jimi’s Electric Ladyland.


Jimi Hendrix, Electric Ladyland Picture Disc

Disc 2, Side A


Jimi Hendrix, Electric Ladyland Picture Disc

Side B

Slaughter – Stick It to Ya


Slaughter, Stick It to Ya Picture Disc

Artist: Slaughter
Album: Stick It To Ya
Release Date: 1991
Catalog number: Chrysalis/EMI 1C-321-850-1


Slaughter, Stick It to Ya Picture Disc

This is the debut studio album from Slaughter. Printed and pressed in the United Kingdom for EMI Records, this disc is extremely hard to find.

Led Zeppelin – III


Led Zeppelin, 3, Picture Disc

Artist: Led Zeppelin
Album: III
Release Date:
Catalog Number: Atlantic Records, Hispa/Vox HATS 421-56-P


This is a Spanish pressing of Led Zeppelin’s third release.

Liar – Set the World on Fire


liar, set the world on fire picture disc

Artist: Liar
Album: Set The World On Fire
Release Date: 1978
Catalog number: Bearsville Records PRO-A-738


liar, set the world on fire picture disc

Printed and pressed in the U.S.A., this was Liar’s second endeavor. This picture disc was only released promotionally.

Boston – Third Stage


Boston, Third Stage Picture Disc

Artist: Boston
Album: Third Stage
Release Date: 1987
Catalog number: MCA MCGP 6017


Boston, Third Stage Picture Disc

This is the third album from Boston. It was seven years since “Don’t Look Back” was released, and the only remaining members of the original group were Tom Scholz and Brad Delp. This LP contained the hit songs “Amanda” and “We’re Ready”.

Fastway – Easy Livin’


Fastway, Easy Livin' Picture Disc

Artist: Fastway
Album: Easy Livin’
Release Date: 1983
Catalog number: CBS AS 99 1727


Fastway, Easy Livin' Picture Disc

This was the “Hit song” from the 80’s Rock band off their first release.
Fastway featured ex-Motorhead guitarist “Fast” Eddie Clarke and ex-Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley.
The flip side of this 12in. single contained the song “We Become One”.

Gun N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle


Guns N' Roses, Welcome to the Jungle Picture Disc

Artist: Guns N’ Roses
Album: Welcome to the Jungle
Release Date: 1987
Catalog number: Geffen GEF 30TP


Guns N' Roses, Welcome to the Jungle Picture Disc

This is a British 12″ EP containing 4 songs. The song “Welcome To The Jungle” is the LP version and appears on the album entitled “Appetite For Destruction”. The other 3 songs were recorded “live” at the Marquee in London, England on June 28th, 1987. The songs are “It’s So Easy”, “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” and a rather nice version of AC/DC’s “Whole Lotta’ Rosie”.

Boston – Don’t Look Back


Boston, Walk On Picture Disc

Artist: Boston
Album: Don’t Look Back
Release Date: 1980
Catalog number: Epic PAL-35050

This was the second release from Boston. It was made available as a promotional disc only, with a pressing of around 8300 units. Although, based upon the availability of said disc, one would think that 8300, may be an exaggerated figure.

Accept – Accept


Accept, Accept Picture Disc

Artist: Accept
Album: Accept
Release Date: 1985
Catalog number: Metal Masters METALP 101


Accept, Accept Picture Disc

The image seen above is of the front side of the disc. The photo on the second side is called the “Chainsaw Lady”. It is a more interesting graphic than the front side, which just depicts the band in a stand up pose.
This picture disc was pressed in the United Kingdom.

Soja – Poetry in Motion


Soja, Poetry in Motion Picture Disc

Artist: Soja
Album: Poetry in Motion
Release Date: 2017
Catalog number: ATO Records ATLP210


Soja, Poetry in Motion Picture Disc

These are images of the Emmy nominated reggae group of Soja. The new release entitled “Poetry in Motion”, is the eighth studio album from the Arlington, VA, based group. This latest effort was pressed in the picture disc format, with a production of 500 units.
In addition to these fine looking pic-discs, the lucky owner also gets the four buttons pictured below, with the titles of past releases from the group. Because picture discs are primarily intended as collectables, and lacking in a quality grade of sound. You also get a login number, which allows the owner of said disc, to download the complete album in the MP3 format.

Click HERE for more information, or to acquire a copy.


Soja, Poetry in Motion Promotional buttons