Glamour Screen$ by Schmoof: a ZX Spectrum program on a CD

On the album The Glamour by Schmoof, there is a track named Glamour Screen$. And it contains a program for ZX Spectrum.

Instead of repeating all the previous articles each time, I’ll refer you to the dedicated page, which explains what I do with vinyl records and lists all the pages containing programs, explanations, etc.


Well, it’s not a vinyl record; the disc dates back to 2007 and only exists on CD (and on Apple Music, so the software part should be retrievable). The advantage of the CD is obvious: Converting the WAV (from the CD) to TZX (a file usable in an emulator) poses no problems. There’s little chance of errors…

The program is 32 KB and basic: an image of the album cover upon loading, then the band logo with a small animation. Since the emulator loads the program too quickly in fast mode, I recorded it at normal speed (so nearly 3 minutes to load, and we used to complain about CD games…) before speeding it up a bit. A handy tip explained in the booklet: press space to stop an animation (you’ll end up with a black screen) and press enter to launch the next one. For the animations, they loop, so I’ve just included the main loop with the track playing in the background, to avoid a 45-minute video repeating.

The ZX Spectrum version

In short, it’s not the most complicated to retrieve since it only exists on CD. But since it’s relatively recent, it’s nice.