1979, Ode Sounds And Visuals, OPD 91653 (LIMITED EDITION)
1979, Ode Sounds And Visuals, OPD 91656 (LIMITED EDITION II)
1986, Pacific Records, OSVP 21653
The picture disc of TRHPS Original Soundtrack Album is simply the regular recording we all know and love, pressed on a vinyl picture disc. The album had TWO pressings in 1979, LIMITED EDITION and LIMITED EDITION II. This album features pictures of Tim Curry as Dr. Frank N. Furter (from the Roxy Cast production, oddly enough.) Side 1 features the familiar "Frank Pull-Out" picture from the Original Roxy Cast album. Side 2 features a similar, more candid pose of Tim as Frank. The album's jacket featured an open front, so the disc can be easily seen, and the back of the sleeve is a collage of both the front and back sides of the sleeve for the original TRHPS Original Soundtrack LP. On the front of the sleeve, the title is presented in the traditional bloody font, and above the title is a small picture of the ever-popular lips. On the picture of the lips, each record carries an individual number. The number is stamped on the lips, with either LIMITED EDITION or LIMITED EDITION II surrounding the number. (Of course, this is the way to tell the two pressings apart from one another.)
There was another picture disc released in the UK in the mid-eighties. This disc features the same exact picture on Side 1 as did the first picture disc, but Side 2 features a picture of the "throne scene" as well as a song listing, and cast information, all on a black background. I've only seen ONE copy of this record, and it was packaged in a plastic sleeve, NOT a standard paper jacket.
The 1979 picture disc was a limited edition, and has been out-of-print for a long time. However, it is not that difficult to find. Used record stores always seem to have a copy or two, although the first LIMITED EDITION pressing is harder to find. RH collectors place a higher value on the copies with lower numbers (001-300), but a mint-condition or still-sealed copy would also be worth a bit more, of course.
The UK Pacific Records picture disc is a different story, altogether. This picture disc is extremely difficult to find in the States, and is worth a lot more than the 1979 disc.