Saturday, 26 September 2015

When Purple Isn't Purple

When you get into collecting colour variants you know that either: 1. You are a complete loser with no life whatsoever, or 2. You are on the verge of turning professional. Definitely one of those. Anyway, I saw this purple vinyl Vision 'In The Blink Of An Eye' LP on eBay and thought that it looked like a nice mid-range colour. So I made a play and won it.

When I say 'mid-range', I mean in the context of the other two copies of this record that I already own... as you can see.

I feel pretty lucky to have three different variants of this great LP. But the funny thing is, none of these colours really look like purple to me. I mean, can you imagine Prince wearing any of these? No, of course not. He wouldn't touch these with a barge pole as these are clearly pink, dark red and dark blue. However, there is one on popsike I have seen that looks like a textbook purple colour, which means it does exist, and suggests that perhaps one day I'll be wasting my money on a fourth copy.

4 comments:

Willem RWHAF said...

I know the feeling you describe mcs! Although I see it leaning more towards the professional collecting side. Anyway, awesome looking colors of vinyl!

geoff said...

this record has been out for decades. yet this is the first time we have seen these colors together ever. that rules.

Jeff said...

I like to think of myself as more of a "professional loser". This is fantastic!

Cam said...

Fantastic post, these looks great together.