Just can’t get enough (of 7-inch vinyl records)

A TVTA Special


Presenting: a gallery of seven inch vinyl records spanning the 1970s, 80s and 90s, direct from the collection of TVTA. 


Missing records… but look at how cool these sleeves are from the Columbia company.

Put the needle on the record!
7 inch vinyl story book records and other interesting discs. The fun starts here!

Planet of the Hoojibs. 7 inch vinyl record and book. Buena Vista Records. 1983.

Below: Masters of the Universe story books and records, French pressings
Below: The Muppets print advert

The Muppets Take Manhattan storybook and record. 1984 print advert.

Below: web-slinging, disc-spinning, abominable audio at 33​ 1⁄3 RPM on 7 inch vinyl! Phew! An Amazing Spider-Man story from Power Records.

Below: California dreamin’ Barbie

Beach Boys 7 inch flexi-disc Barbie doll record: Living Doll, Brother Records, 1987.

Below: Les mysterieuses cites D’or (The Mysterious Cities of Gold),1982

Les mysterieuses cites D’or 7 inch single. French pressing. Saban records. 1982.

Below: Albator 7 inch single, 1982

Albator 84 TV series theme. 7 inch single. 1982. French pressing. Carrere.

Below: La chanson de Kiki, 1978

La chanson de Kiki, 45 RPM record, 1978.

Below: Pac-Man as sang by Willy, 1983

Pac-Man French pressing 7 inch vinyl record, sang by Willy. 1983. Polydor Records.

That’s all folks!
Thanks for always looking on the bright side of life with us 🙂

14 thoughts on “Just can’t get enough (of 7-inch vinyl records)

  1. Hi TVTA, gotta love the Star Wars discs. I had the Planet of the Hoojibs book but my copy came with an audio cassette rather than a disc. That disco version is a classic, they even had a disco version in the Lego Star Wars Playstation game.
    I did have one unusual 7inch single and it came with a Hornby Intercity 125 train set. It was a recording on how to set up your train set read by Bernard Cribbins (from the Carry On films and Doctor Who). But the strange thing about the record was that it was flexible! You could roll it into a tube but it would still play when it was flattened out.

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    • Hi FT, Yes… the flexi-disc, you can see an example of one in the post – scroll down to the Beach Boys Barbie pic. I remember flexi-discs were often given away free by music magazines as they were easy to include on the cover taped inside a plastic bag and a good way for record companies to promote an artist cheaply. Your Hornby example, and my Barbie example, also reflects how the flexi-disc was useful for toys.
      I also remember you were supposed to place a penny on the surface of the disc when you put it on the turntable to play, so as to keep it flat 🙂 Thanks for telling me about the Hornby disc, and with Cribbo as the narrator too!

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      • Hi TVTA, you’re welcome. I mentioned the Hornby disc as it has the toy connection too. And you were correct, you did have to place a coin onto the Flexi-Disc (to give it some weight) so it didn’t just catch on the stylus and would turn with the turntable.

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  2. Cheers 80smetalman, it was a blast putting this post together. In the UK we sometimes called them 45s but mostly they were called 7 inch or just ‘singles’. In France it’s similar to US, they say ’45 tours’ (45 revolutions). ’33 tours’ for albums, and ‘Maxi 45 tours’ for a 12 inch single.

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