Cyndi LauperShe's So Unusual

Label:Portrait – FR 38930
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Pressing
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Pop Rock, Synth-pop


A1Money Changes Everything
Written-ByTom Gray
A2Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Written-ByRobert Hazard
A3When You Were Mine
Arranged ByWilliam Wittman
A4Time After Time
Written-ByC. Lauper*, R. Hyman*
B1She Bop
Written-ByC. Lauper*, G. Corbett*, R. Chertoff*, S. Lunt*
B2All Through The Night
Written-ByJules Shear
Written-ByC. Lauper*, John Turi
B4I'll Kiss You
Written-ByC. Lauper*, J. Shear*
B5He's So Unusual0:45
B6Yeah Yeah
Written-ByH. Huss*, M. Rickfors*

Companies, etc.



Recorded at Record Plant, New York, NY.

© 1983 CBS Inc. / ℗ 1983 CBS Inc.
Executive produced for Red Sox Music Productions, Inc.

A1: © 1978 Gray Matter Publishing Company. All rights for the U.S.A., Canada and Mexico controlled by ATV Music Corp. (BMI)
A2: © 1979 Heroic Music (ASCAP)
A3: © 1980 Ecnirp Music (BMI)
A4: © 1983 Rellla Music Co. (BMI) and Dub Notes (ASCAP)
B1: © 1983 Rellla Music Co., Noyb Music Co., Wall To Wall Music Co. (BMI) and Hobbler Music (ASCAP)
B2: © 1982 Funzalo Music/Juters Music Co. (BMI)
B3: © 1982 Turalaura Music and Turi Music (BMI)
B4: © 1983 Rellla Music Co., Funzalo Music / Juters Music Co. (BMI)
B5: © 1929 Renewed. Shapiro, Bernstein & Co. Inc. (ASCAP)
B6: © 1983 Stainless Music Corp. (BMI)

Anton Fig appears courtesy of Chrysalis Records
Jules Shear appears courtesy of EMI America Records, A Div. of Capitol Records Inc.

Inner sleeve with lyrics.

In runouts, "STERLING" is stamped; the remainder is etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7464-38930-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 074643893015
  • Rights Society (A1, A3 to B4, B6): BMI
  • Rights Society (A2, A4, B1, B5): ASCAP
  • Pressing Plant ID: P
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): AL 38930
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BL 38930
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): P AL 38930 G1H aura
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): P BL 38930-IE STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): (H-MP) P AL-38930 G1Q
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): P BL 38930-IE STERLING
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): (H-MP) P o AL-38930 G1J 1 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): P o BL 38930-1E 1 STERLING B

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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She's So Unusual (LP, Album, Reissue)PortraitPR 33023Australia1983
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She's So Unusual (LP, Album, Stereo)Portrait, Epic, PortraitPRT 25792, 25792, BFR 38930Europe1983
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She's So Unusual (Cassette, Album)EpicEPC 463362 4Netherlands1983
She's So Unusual (Cassette, Album)Portrait40-25792Europe1983
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She's So Unusual (Cassette, Album, Dolby)Portrait, PortraitFRT 38930, FRT38930US1983



  • Sleepy_Shop's avatar
    I was able to get a NM copy that was played only once or twice. I bought from the original owner.

    Dead silent pressing. No clicks, no pops. I don’t know what others are talking about it not being a good master. It sounds phenomenal on my system. I just adjusted the bass and treble a little and it’s bright, balanced and dynamic.

    • mikeSF_'s avatar
      Edited 6 months ago
      A truly brilliant debut from a very talented writer and musician. Cyndi transcends her cutesy squeaky voice persona with some solid musical moments. Her Motown influence shows periodically.

      Highlights are "Time After Time" and "She Bop".

      Very nice recording and mix with a fun '80s panned soundstage.

      4.5 stars
      • Limited.Editions's avatar
        She's So Unusual: Yeah, but what's truly UNUSUAL is that the brilliant fun mix of 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Extended Version)' has yet not been released on any of the CD reissues! That wicked mix was the one to jam the dancefloors when it was originally released in 1983.
        Neither is the accompanying mix of 'Girls Just Want To Have Fun (Fun With V. Knutsn) (Instrumental)' which appeared on pretty much most of the 12" pressings.
        • hauntmedoitagain's avatar
          Edited 7 years ago
          Nothing but love for this classic album, but this pressing is pretty lousy. Thin, trebly; everything bad about 80s vinyl in a nutshell. For what it's worth it's listenable, but definitely look for another edition if possible.


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