Absolute Beginners Greece Virgin
Absolute Beginners: Greece; Virgin, 262 VG 50172; 1986.
Cover photo bordered in white with white spine, inner and rear half-panel. Folded, glossy paper with track list on the inner and rear panels. Inside panels are blank. Marked ‘AEPI’ and manufacturers information in Greek on inner panel. ‘Virgin’ logo on spine.
10 track abbreviated soundtrack cassette. David Bowie performs on two tracks: ‘Absolute Beginners’ on Side 1, and ‘That’s Motivation’ on Side 2.
Blue ink printed directly to white shell with AEPI rights. Information in English on one side and Greek the other. Shell variants exist as does a version with black, instead of blue ink.
The track sequence is the same as the original LP.
Greek RCA issues have manufacturer rights information in Greek and English on the front; noise reduction information on the inside cover and a duty band around the cassette box itself; the first part of the duty band shown translates roughly to the tape being a recording of the Greek phonographic federation and the seal shows it to be authentic and legal, and the seller and buyer will be prosecuted for selling tapes not so marked; and the second (signed) part of the band says that the tape is made in Greece and taxes have been paid on it. The spine shows IFPI the stamp of the International Federation of the Phonogrphic Industry of Greece.