Thursday, August 12, 2010

Most Wanted: Dancing Machine LP from Spain

Every collector has a Most Wanted list, and the Spanish release of the Dancing Machine LP is at the top of mine. It comes up on eBay occasionally, and I always get outbid. I snagged these lovely photos the last time I saw it there, just to prove to myself that it really exists.

The only thing that makes it special is that it has a rare gatefold sleeve, with this photo from early 1970 inside. The photo was taken during the Ebony cover shoot, and they all look like they are completely tuckered out and ready for a nap.

Sure the photo was a bit dated for the "Dancing Machine" era, but I love the simple elegance of the way this looks. Someday I hope to hold one in my hands.


  1. oooh I think I too would want a copy of that Dancing machine album. I've never seen it before. wow.

  2. I love it, such a good looking gate - even tho they do look bushed and bored.- Wish Motown U.S. would've done that for us. With all the fans worldwide, I wonder if they still included the ol' product sleeve, maybe in each language?... Prob'ly not.