Record Ads
From 1981 to 2016

Back in the day when music was all that matter to us Culture Club collectors. We were all given the chance each week to go to a record store to pick up a magazine and read about what albums were coming out from our favorite band. Inside each magazine, there would be beautiful promo ads for a new Culture Club single or new Culture Club album. When you read the promo advertisement it made you feel like you had to get the album because the record ad said things like (Includes an exclusive bonus track) (12" come with an exclusive free limited edition poster) (This is a limited edition picture disc).  

Whatever it was it was yours to go out and buy. You got goose pumps up your arms because you had to have it!!! You got so excited your eyes they popped out!

This is how singles actually were sold back then. This was a time when the big record companies would tie in a bonus free bonus track to help push the sale of the single. 

Those days are long gone. Never did I think the music industry would die this way.

Well, our Boy George still treats his fans to the occasional 7" Limited Edition picture sleeve or an exclusive limited edition run of a 7' single plus a 12" picture disc.  So why you ask?  Because George is a collector himself. George knows his fans and he knows we like to hold things in our hands and that's why he still pushes records to be made for his albums and singles.

Take this journey through TIME and view all these historical record ads from Culture Club and Boy George including the Jesus Loves You era. These ads are from 1981-2016.  Enjoy! 


1981-1982 Record / Single Ads 

Lieutenant Lush Debut: 1981

Bow Wow Wow music ad for live performance with Lieutenant Lush and Annabelle April 12, 1981. This was Georges second performance ever on stage.


Culture Club 2nd Debut: 

UK Concert AD Live at the Regency Suite for Culture Club. The Dance Doctor live Tuesday, January 19th, 1982. 


White Boy: 

UK Record Ad for Culture Club's 1st ever single for White Boy.

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I'm Afraid Of Me:

UK Record Ad for Culture Club's 2nd single for I'm Afraid Of Me. 

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Culture Club Live Flyer at London Heaven

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Do You Really Want To Hurt Me:

UK Record Ad for Culture Club's third single for Do You Really Want To Hurt Me.


UK Record Ad For Do You Really Want To Hurt Me. 

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Time (Clock Of The Heart):

UK Record Ad For Culture Club's Time (Clock Of The Heart) includes a limited edition poster for the 12" single. This was the first ever Culture Club single to include a free poster.

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Japan Record Ad for Time (Clock Of The Heart) EP 

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Kissing To Be Clever:

UK Record Ad for Kissing To Be Clever (Notice how it mentions on high-quality chrome cassettes.)  

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German Kissing To Be Clever AD.


UK Record Ad for Kissing To Be Clever" 

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UK Record Ad for Kissing to be Clever


Japan Record AD for Kissing To Be Clever features "Mystery Boy"

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UK AD For Kissing To Be Clever. Features Culture Club On Tour Dates. 


1983 Record / Single Ads 

Church Of The Poison Mind:

Record Ad for Culture Club's Church Of The Poison Mind (Ad features a bonus track Mystery Boy available only on the 12" single only)

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Karma Chameleon:

Record Ad for Culture Club's Karma Chameleon (Features the 12 mix of I'll Tumble 4 Ya which was only released on the US 12" for I'll Tumble 4 Ya.  England felt cheated and decided to add it to the 12" of Karma Chameleon as a bonus track for them.

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Japan Ad for Karma Chameleon. Features bonus picture insert. 


Colour By Numbers:

Record Ad for Culture Club's second album Color By Numbers (Ad features the singles Church Of The Poison Mind and Karma Chameleon. Also, says available on an album a chrome cassettes. Produced by Steve Levine.

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UK Ad No.2 for Color By Numbers 

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French Record Ad for Color By Numbers.

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Victims:

Record Ad for Culture Club's single Victims (Ad features available on 7" and 12" with previously unreleased track Color By Numbers. Catch Culture Club on tour was also promoted with tour dates listed.

This was the only record AD the featured lyrics printed on it. This one reads "Push aside those that whisper never..."


UK Record AD for Victims with UK Tour dates. 


1984 Single / Record Ads 

It's A Miracle:

Record Ad for Culture Club's next single for It's A Miracle (UK Ad features 7" and 12" with Multi remix of It's A Miracle /Miss Me Blind). 

UK Record single Ad for It's A Miracle.

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Culture Club It's A Miracle Game Board:

Record Ad For Culture Club Profile Game Board Picture Disc. 

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When Cameras Go Crazy:

UK Book Ad for Culture Club's first book "When Cameras Go Crazy." 


A Kiss Across The Ocean:

VHS Ad for Culture Club first VHS release for A Kiss Across The Ocean.


UK Ad for A Kiss Across The Ocean.

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French Ad for A Kiss Across The Ocean.

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US Army: 

Boy George USA Army AD "Be All That You Can Be".

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USA TV Ad for cable TV. HBO for Culture Club's concert A Kiss Across The Ocean. 


USA Ad No.2 for HBO A Kiss Across The Ocean.

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Boy George Doll:

US Ad for Boy George Doll by LJN.

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USA LJN Boy George and Michael Jackson Doll AD. 


Electric Dreams Record AD:

UK Electric Dreams Ad from August 1984. Reads Plug into Electric Dreams at our price.

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The War Song:

Record Ad for Culture Club single for The War Song (Features first 75,000 copies"  with free poster)

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Waking Up With The House On Fire:

Record ad for Waking Up With The House On Fire (Features Album Cassette and Compact Disc) This was the very first Culture Club album release to be listed available on Compact disc. 

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Spain Record Ad For Waking Up With The House On Fire. 

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Japan Record Ad For Waking Up With The House On Fire. 

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Italy Record Ad For Waking Up With The House On Fire

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Germany Record Ad For Waking Up With The House On Fire.

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Australia Record Ad For Waking Up With The House On Fire. 

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Spain Record AD for Waking Up With The House On Fire.


UK Ad for Waking Up With The House On Fire for John Menzies. 


UK Record Ad No. 2. 

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The Medal Song:

The Medal Song record ad from (Features available on 7' 12" and 7" picture disc and previously unreleased B- Side 'Don't Go Down That Street'. This was the first record a to mention any of the picture disc being released.  

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1985 Record / Single Ads  

Don't Go Down That Street: 

Japan Ad for Culture Club's single Don't Go Down That Street.

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Rock In Japan: 

Culture Club Ad for Rock in Japan concerts 1985. 

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1986 Record / Single Ads

Move Away:

Record ad for Culture Club single Move Away (features 7" and extended 12" mix , produced by Arif Mardin and Lew Hahn, single out next week) Ads like this made you go insane!

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Italy Record Ad for Move Away. 

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UK Record Ad for Move Away (Picture Disc with full-colour booklet)


From Luxury To Heartache: 

Record ad for new Culture Club album From Luxury To Heartache Features the hit single Move Away, produced by Arif Mardin and Lew Hahn. 


UK Record Ad for the USA (Features a really nice logo. "Anyone can imitate a look...Some can imitate a sound... But nobody else is Culture Club. From luxury To Heartache The A Material" From Luxury To Heartache including Move Away . The single performed on "The A Team" and much more of the original hit sound.  Culture Club available on Virgin * Epic Records, Cassettes, and Compact Disc.

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The A-Team:

USA A-Team TV. Ad.


God Thank You Woman: 

UK Record Ad for Culture Club's single God Thank You Woman Features now available as a limited edition poster pack. First time ever Culture Club poster pack ad was ever available.  

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Culture Club ad for God Thank You Woman Features 7" and extended 12" produced by Arif Mardin and Lew Hahn. 

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Culture Club ad for God Thank You Woman Uses a different angle of the picture sleeve and features new 7" and extended 12"

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Solid Gold:

USA Solid Gold Ad for Boy George and Dionne Warrick for Say A Little Prayer For Me.


Solid Gold AD Number 2 


1987 Record / Single Ads

Everything I Own:

UK Record Ad for Boy George debut solo single for Everything I Own . 

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UK Record ad for Boy George debut solo single for Everything I Own  (Features a unique picture used not on the single release 7", 12" extended P.W. Botha Mix) First time ever a remix was used in a print ad for any of the Boy George solo singles.  


UK Record Ad NO.2 for Everything I Own. 


This Time(The First Four Years): 

Record ad for Culture Club's Best of Album (Features The Best of Culture Club available on one disc. Twelve worldwide hits on one compact disc contain two extra tracks. This was the first time ever that the remix for I'll Tumble 4 Ya/ and Miss Me Blind/It's A Miracle was ever featured on the compact disc. I remember the sound quality being so perfect.   

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Japan Record Ad for This Time (The First four Years).  


UK This Time Music AD (Thanks To Cyber Chameleon)

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Keep Me In Mind:

UK Record Ad for Boy George single Keep Me In Mind (Features 7" and 12") 


Sold:

USA Record Ad for Boy George debut solo album Sold, (Features the single Everything I Own, produced by Stewart Levine. Available on Virgin records, cassettes, and compact disc. 

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USA Record Ad for Sold. 

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UK Record Ad for  Debut solo album Sold, available on cassette, CD (Includes Everything I Own and Keep me In Mind.)

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German Record Ad for Sold. 


Japan Record Ad for Sold.


2nd Japan Record AD for Sold. Welcome back to us.... CD/LP/MT


Sold: 

Record ad for Sold single Features new single now limited edition box set 7" postcards, badge, and sew on patch.

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Record ad for Boy George single Sold Features Did you hear it? New single available on 7" & 12" and cassette.  

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To Be Reborn: 

Record ad for Boy George single To Be Reborn Features New Single available 7" 12" CD. This was the first ever Boy George single that was released as a CD single. 


UK Record Ad No.2 for To Be Reborn.

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1988 Record / Single Ads

Live My Life:

Record ad for boy George single for Live My Life Features 7" 12" Klub Mix. This was the second time a remix title was featured on a Boy George print ad!

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UK Record single Ad for Live My Life Promoting the Business remix.


No Clause 28: 

Record ad for Boy George single No Clause 28 Features No Clause 28 By George 7" 12" Boy 106.  


UK Record Ad for No Clause 28. 


UK Record Ad For No Clause 28. Available on 7" & 12". 


UK Record AD For No Clause 28 Emilio Pasquez Remix. 


UK Record Ad for no Clause 28 Emilio Pasquez remix.Boy 106. 

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Don't Cry: 

UK Record ad for Boy George single Don't Cry Features It's the new single from Boy George No record  format was given. Instead Boy107, Boy107 12 and Boy CD 107 were used.

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Ad French:

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Boy London:

German Ad for Boy London.

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1989 Record / Single Ads 

Boyfriend:

Japan Record Ad for Boy George album Boyfriend. Shows on sale on CD, LP, and Autograph cassette case limited edition of 1,000 copies.

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Japan Record Ad for Boyfriend album.   

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Tense Nervous Headache:

UK Record Ad for Tense Nervous Headache. CD and cassette contain three extra tracks. 


Japan Music AD for Tenses Nervous Headache from Music Life Magazine: 


Don't Take My Mind On A Trip:

UK Record Ad for Don't Take My Mind On A Trip. Available 7', 12" 3' CD single all formats feature previously unreleased tracks.  

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1990 Record / Single Ads 

After The Love:

UK Record Ad for Jesus Loves You After The Love.


Generations Of Love:

UK record Ad for Jesus Loves You single for Generations of Love The New single mixed by Paul Oakenfold.  


One On One:

UK Record Ad for Jesus Loves You single for One On One (features Collectors CD with Bonus material of After The Love Danny Rampling remix.)

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The Martyr Mantras: 

UK Record Ad for Jesus Loves You album The Martyr Mantras (Features The New Album The Martyr Mantras includes the superb singles Bow Down Mister, After The Love, Generations Of Love, With quotes saying...........

"Boy George strongest collection of songs in years" ....Melody Maker  

"A remarkable album "... "Out"      

"The Best since Colour By Numbers maybe even better"... The Face

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Japan Record Ad for The Martyr Mantras. 

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UK Record Ad for The Martyr Mantras. 

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1991 Record / Single Ads

Bow Down Mister:

Record Ad For Jesus Loves you single Bow Down Mister (Features Boy George returns A Brilliant pop single) See Jesus Loves you on Motormouth and Company!  

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UK Record Ad for Bow Down Mister. 

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UK Ad No.3 for Bow Down Mister features quotes "A pop spiritual triumph, immediately acquire, listen to and love.  

 


Generations Of Love:

UK Record ad for Jesus Loves You single Generations Of Love (This ad features An Essential summer sound...Generations of Love ...the single a 'top' remix of a 'top' tune... a massive floor filler and club land killer!)

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After The Love:

UK Record AD for Jesus Loves You single After the love (Features Jesus Loves You the return of the remixed classic After The Love out on 7" 12'  Tape and CD. 

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1992 Record / Single Ads

Spin Dazzle (The Best Of Boy George & Culture Club): 

Australia Record Ad for Boy George & Culture Club album Spin Dazzle .

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Sweet Toxic Love:

UK Record Ad for Jesus Loves You single Sweet Toxic Love (Features Absolutely Hear) The new single Sweet Toxic Love out Monday 30th of November. CD 12inch, 7inch, Cassette, 12inch, and CD contains 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks, plus excerpt booklet from Boy Georges autobiography.   

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Closet Classics Volume 1: 

USA Record ad for Closet Classic Volume 1 (features Sink your teeth into More Proteins Closet Classics Volume 1 The ultimate Collection. A savory sampling of 11 satisfying tracks from the ultra -hip UK dance label founded by Boy George. Featuring tasty turntable tidbits from Eve Gallagher , Mc Kinky, E-Zee Posse, Jesus Loves You and more. 

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USA Record Ad for Closet Classics Volume 1. 

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UK Record Ad for Closet Classics Volume 1. 

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The Crying Game: 

UK Record Ad for Boy George single The Crying Game. 

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USA Ad for The Crying Game soundtrack. 

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1993 Record / Single Ads

At Worst (The Best Of Boy George & Culture Club):

USA Record ad for Boy George and Culture Club album At Worst The Best Of Boy George and Culture Club. Features The Boy is back!  With 19 hits in all, this unprecedented collection features all of Culture Club's biggest hits, and all of Boy George's solo triumphs, up to and including this year's smash hit "The Crying Game." From "Do you really want to hurt me," Time (Clock Of The Heart), "Karma Chameleon," "Church Of The poison Mind," and "Miss Me Blind" by Culture Club through to recent collaboration with PM Dawn and the New Boy George solo hit "Everything I Own," this is the most complete, most wonderful, most BOYISH collection of music ever! The total collection has been totally collected at last!

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1994 Record / Single Ads

The Devil In Sister George EP:

UK Record AD for Jesus Loves You EP album The Devil In Sister George EP  (Features Available from (but not too long) February 28, 1994) Limited Edition EP

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The Devil In Sister George Record Ad No.2

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1995 Record / Single Ads

Funtime:

UK Record Ad for Boy George single Funtime (Features Boy George Funtime coming out in all sizes March 20th, 1995. 7" Limited Edition 12" week 2 features Ramp Remixes)

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UK Ad No.2 for Boy George Single Funtime.


UK Record Ad NO.3 for Boy George single Funtime.


Cheapness & Beauty:

UK Record ad for Boy George album Cheapness And Beauty (featuring "Funtime" and "Same Thing In Reverse" available on Virgin Records August 29.

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USA Record Ad for Boy George album Cheapness And Beauty (Features Boy Georges Cheapness And Beauty is out May 15  Are You? CD LP MC. 

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1998 Record / Single Ads

The Unrecoupable One Man Bandit: 

Record Ad for The Unrecoupable One Man Bandit  (Features One Man,One Boy,One Album, the sensational new album featuring ten new songs from Boy George, exclusively on fine tune available at all fine record shops everywhere.)

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VH1 Storytellers/Greatest Hits:

USA Record Ad for Culture Club VH1 Storytellers/Greatest Hits. 

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1999 Record / Single Ads

Don't Mind If I Do:

UK Record Ad for Culture Club album Don't Mind If I Do album (Features the new album  November 22 www.cultureclub.net  on tour in December)

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UK Record Ad for Don't Mind If I Do. 


Your Kisses Are Charity:

UK Record Ad for Culture Club single for Your Kisses Are Charity (features out on July 26, 1999)


Cold Shoulder: 

France Record Ad Culture Club single Cold Shoulder.

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Japan Ad for Don't' Mind If I Do World Tour. 


Japan Ad for Don't Mind If I Do album and Greatest Moments.


2001 Single / Record Ads

Essential Mix:

USA Essential Mix DJ Album AD

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2002 Record / Single Ads

U Can Never B 2 Straight:

UK Record Ad for Boy George album U can never b 2 straight.

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UK Record Ad for Boy George album U Can Never B2 Straight.

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2003 Record / Single Ads

Royal Albert Hall DVD: 

USA DVD Ad for Culture Club Live at the Royal Albert Hall.

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Taboo On Broadway:

USA Taboo On Broadway Ad

2004 Record / Single Ads

Boy George DJ: 

UK Record Ad for Trust The DJ Album.

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Something Old Something New:

USA Record Ad for Something Old Something New DJ Compilation Album.


2005 Record / Single Ads

Greatest Hits DVD:

UK DVD Ad for Culture Club Greatest Hits DVD.

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I'll Tumble 4 YA: 

USA Video Ad for I'll tumble 4 YA (Junkie XL) for Silver screen video.

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Culture Club 2005 Singles & Remixes: 

French Record Ad for Culture Club Singles and Remixes Album.


2006 Record / Single Ads

Time Machine:

UK Record Ad for Boy George & Amanda Ghost single Time Machine.   

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Your Not The One:

UK Record AD For Loverush UK Featuring Boy George Your Not The One. 


2008 Record / Single Ads

Yes We Can:

UK Record AD For Boy George single Yes We Can. 


2010 Record /Single Ads 

Amazing Grace:

UK Record Ad for Boy George Single Amazing Grace Limited Edition 7" Picture Disc.

 

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2011 Record / Single Ads

Ordinary Alien:

French Record Ad for Boy George Ordinary Alien album. 


French Ad for Amazing Grace Kastilla Remixes and Ordinary Alien album. 

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King Of Queens:

UK Book Ad for Boy George Picture Book King Of Queens.

Pre-order King Of Queens magazine ad


Dharma Protocol Feat Boy George Coming Home website ad.Watch the video premiere here.





Turn 2 Dust: 

UK Record Ad for Boy George single Turn 2 Dust.

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UK Record Ad for Boy George single Turn 2 Dust the remixes. 


Turn 2 Dust Record AD in Flash with three moving flash pictures. 

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2013 Record / Single Ad

This Is What I Do: 

UK record ad for This Is What I Do Features The New album includes the single King Of Everything. 


I-Tunes album banner for the album This Is What I Do.


Apple I-Tunes Boy George AD