Blue Gas ‎– Shadows From Nowhere

S.P.Q.R. ‎– SPQR 1135, Best Record Italy ‎– BST-X009/RR
Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Limited Edition, Reissue

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Shadows From Nowhere (Original Version) 5:32
A2 Marie (Original Version) 4:48
AA Shadows From Nowhere (Danilo Braca ReVision)
Remix – Danilo Braca

Companies, etc.



Limited Edition 2019 on Black Vinyl (there is same identical 12" realized on Blue Vinyl)

Artist Mario Gentili (Strings) is credited in back cover as "Strings Played and Recorded by Layer Bows" (Haute Coutoure Real String)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • ISRC (Track A1): ITN341600057
  • ISRC (Track A2): ITN341600058
  • ISRC (Track AA): ITN341900617

Other Versions (5 of 9) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KEY 003 Blue Gas Shadows From Nowhere(12") Eyes KEY 003 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
AR006TP, BST-X009 Blue Gas Shadows From Nowhere(12", Ltd, Num, RE, TP) Archeo Recordings, Best Record Italy, Best Record AR006TP, BST-X009 Italy 2016 Sell This Version
SPQR 1135, BST-X009/RR Blue Gas Shadows From Nowhere(12", Ltd, RE, Blu) S.P.Q.R., Best Record Italy SPQR 1135, BST-X009/RR Italy 2019 Sell This Version
SPQR 1135, BST-X009/RR Blue Gas Shadows From Nowhere(12", TP) S.P.Q.R., Best Record Italy SPQR 1135, BST-X009/RR Italy 2019 Sell This Version
BST-X009 Blue Gas Shadows From Nowhere(3xFile, WAV, Single, RE, RM) Best Record Italy BST-X009 Italy 2016


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January 16, 2020
edited 28 minutes ago
My black copy sounds fine all the way through on both sides. Maybe a little loud on the surface noise but all in all good.


June 3, 2019
Amazing Re-edit of the original masterpice, i also like very much the Danilo Barca revision, refreshing and speedeng up this amazing tune. Just recived my blue copy, the sound quality is perfect. Keep o going !


May 29, 2019

Just received my copy -- my ears aren't young, but I don't quite understand why someone would take issue with the sound quality of this re-issue to the point of saying 'avoid at all costs...' - perhaps the 2016/2017 copies aren't pressed the same (haven't heard them, can't speak to it) but the 2019 re-issue sounds really good to me.

Also I read a comment that says these 're-release companies' are using the same name as the original record labels which I interpret as an implication that they are somehow impostors or not the genuine article... last time I checked, Best Record Italy (the company releasing these re-issues) is managed by Claudio Casalini and I see his name on many Best Record and S.P.Q.R. original Italo-Disco 12-inch singles I own from the early 80s... he owned the record shops in Rome back in the day... Off the top of my head, I'm pretty sure his name is on the back of High Resolution, 'Sweepin' Off' from S.P.Q.R.

On the whole vinyl rip vs. master tapes thing -- sometimes those tapes are gone or in such poor condition that making a release from them isn't possible any longer. That's often why the originals in good shape command a high price, and regardless of re-issues, always should.

I would 'avoid at all costs' if you can swallow the $200+ entry fee for the original... otherwise this isn't a bad way to go.