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King Diamond and Mercyful Fate => King Diamond and Mercyful Fate => Topic started by: KISSWacks on April 09, 2007, 03:58:56 am

Title: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: KISSWacks on April 09, 2007, 03:58:56 am
How many different bootleg releases exists of Mercyful Fate's first EP?

I know there are one Picture disc, one split CD with Evil and then there are a bunch of colored vinyls.

How many and what colors are there?

/KISSWacks

Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: Lance on April 09, 2007, 11:03:17 am
I'm not sure but I'd like to have a copy
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: Cornloaf on April 09, 2007, 09:56:43 pm
Here's some info I dug up on the 'net that matches up to something I heard before :

Their first EP. There are three pressings. The first pressing is white bordered. This one is extremely rare : there would be only 200 copies (not confirmed yet)
The second and third pressings are black bordered. The third one  is like the second one but distributed by Bertus Holland.
* NUNS HAVE NO FUN -1st mini-LP-, first pressing w/ WHITE BORDER, w/ lyrics sheet, RMLP-002    U.S. $ 95.00

* NUNS HAVE NO FUN -1st mini-LP-, second pressing w/ BLACK BORDER, w/promo presskit (photo & a biography written by J. Kibble) & w/ lyricssheet, RMLP-002  $ 70.00 (contains an exclusive presskit w/ a promo photo of the band + bio + disco written by J. Kibble)

* NUNS HAVE NO FUN -1st mini-LP-, third pressing w/ BLACK BORDER, distributed by BERTUS HOLLAND, RMLP-002
$ 50.00


It also looks like there were bootleg green, red, and yellow vinyl versions produced, as well as a bootleg CD version.  I have not seen any reference or pictures of a picture disc version.
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: Sirius on April 10, 2007, 02:23:00 am
I visited couple days ago in local music event and there was Nuns Have No Fun lp. Sadly, it costed 100 euros. Too high price for a student  :'(
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: Tri Landau on April 10, 2007, 02:40:21 am
Where you from? :D
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: Lance on April 12, 2007, 08:01:11 pm
I wonder if that EP will ever get reissued
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: Cornloaf on April 13, 2007, 01:26:45 am
I thought they did reissue it via "The Beginning" release?
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: Tri Landau on April 13, 2007, 02:33:28 am
The songs are there yes, but it would be nice to have the actual EP, with original cover art and stuff. :)
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: Sirius on April 13, 2007, 02:36:50 am
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Where you from?

From western Finland.
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: Sirius on April 13, 2007, 02:37:20 am
From western Finland.

Still sad about it  :king:

[ Sorry about doublepost, the sentence before was post to be added in the message before, moderators, do your job  :P]
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: Cornloaf on April 13, 2007, 06:20:09 am
I lucked out with my copy of the EP.  Found it at a local used record store in the US.  I paid 5 USD for it back in 1993.  The only problem was that the merchant put a small pricetag on the front of the sleeve and it left a mark.
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: Tri Landau on April 13, 2007, 06:39:17 am
I fuckin hate when they do that!!! :die: 
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: KISSWacks on April 13, 2007, 12:41:06 pm
Here are a couple of pictures of the bootleg versions I know of:


Picture Disc:
(http://www.kisswacks.com/temp/picdisc.jpg)


Marble Clear-Blue Vinyl
(http://www.kisswacks.com/temp/clear-marble-blue.jpg)


Marble Blue Vinyl
(http://www.kisswacks.com/temp/marble-blue.jpg)


Marble Green Vinyl
(http://www.kisswacks.com/temp/marble-green.jpg)


Red Vinyl
(http://www.kisswacks.com/temp/red.jpg)


Marble Red Vinyl
(http://www.kisswacks.com/temp/marble-red.jpg)


Marble Purple Vinyl
(http://www.kisswacks.com/temp/marble-purple.jpg)



Any info on any other versions are very welcome.

/KISSWacks
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: hailtoking on March 12, 2016, 10:45:41 am
Hello!
I´m little bit nervous here..because i bought this mini-lp (white bordered) years ago and don´t know if it´s real or fake! Everything looks like original but mine has in vinyl labels: Side A and Side 1...? Should it be Side A and Side B...? Can someone who has 100% original tell how it is!! Thanks..
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: Bub on March 13, 2016, 09:42:32 am
It looks like you got an original.  It should say side 1 and side A.
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: KingOfTheRotten on March 15, 2016, 02:24:46 am
I own an original 2nd print as well as the bootleg split CD with Evil.
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: Beelzebub on March 23, 2016, 05:20:47 am
Everyone who has a white border version thinks he owns an original pressing. There is only supposed tobe 200 copies, yet 126 of them aree on discogs.....just damn impossible! There has got to be a sure way to know.
Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: Bub on March 24, 2016, 08:24:30 am

There is a myth there are 200 copies. The white border was either a misprint or the record company didn't like the look of it and changed it to black. It is unknown how many copies got into the shops.

I have this info from Jac Hustinx (label owner Rave On Records) himself when i met him a year ago in Eindhoven and asked him about this.
He can't recall the exact story. But it was either a misprint, or in hindsight, the record company didn't like it.

And i edited the discogs info since 200 copies is incorrect information.  :king:

Title: Re: Mercyful Fate 1st EP. (Nuns Have No Fun)?
Post by: Beelzebub on March 24, 2016, 03:02:07 pm
Hey Bub, I saw that edit on Discogs. Nice of you to have cleared this up! It was now 162 of the 200 accounted for, lol! I knew there was more to the story!