Eighth Wonder Brilliant Dreams Japanese vinyl LP album (LP record)
|Tracklisting / Additional Info:
1. When The Phone Stops Ringing
2. Loser In Love
3. Open Your Mind
4. Stay With Me
5. Will You Remember ?
6. Having It All
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|Year of Release:
||1987 - 28 years old
||Eighth Wonder (click here for complete listing)
||Brilliant Dreams (click here for more of the same title)
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||vinyl LP album (LP record)
|Japanese vinyl releases are premium quality pressings, much sought after by
audiophiles and collectors alike. In the 1960s Toshiba pioneered top quality
red vinyl pressings using their trademark ‘Ever-Clean’ process this utilised
a special ingredient intended to prevent the build-up of static electricity on
the vinyl. Japanese pressings are synonymous with quality - the vinyl shines
like no other vinyl - everything about their releases feels special. When US
audiophile label Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab first released their series of high
quality pressings the records were manufactured in Japan. The sonic quality of
Japanese pressings is considered to be among the best in the world and, in
addition, they are beautifully presented, their covers usually printed on better
quality heavy stock paper and often including a bonus lyric insert with dual
language Japanese & English text.
Nearly all Japanese LPs were issued with an ‘obi’ - literally translated this
means ‘sash’ and is derived from the obi (sash) worn around the traditional
kimono dress. This delicate paper strip, usually wrapped around the left side of
the album cover, often contains marketing information and album content details,
all printed in Japanese kanji and ~kana script. Obi designs can be as varied as
the LPs they adorn, and some series of obi designs can be as collectable as the
artists’ albums they decorate. ‘Hankake’ (3/4 length obis) are nearly impossible
to find, and the ‘Rock Age’ series of obis are especially rare and valuable. Obis
make a unique, attractive addition to the overall package and are becoming
increasingly rare, especially on LPs from the 1960s and 70s. Their delicate and
disposable nature meant that very early obis were routinely discarded, so that now
they can often be worth several times more than the record they accompany.
In addition to Japanese pressings of regular albums there are numerous
Japanese-only releases. Labels and artists often issued exclusive records timed
to coincide with their Far East tour, or they re-released back catalogue albums
with a re-designed obi, displaying revised graphics and other consumer information.
Regardless of your musical taste, Japanese records make a stunning addition to
any collection. Audibly and visually they present the collector with a feast of
delights. Genuine mint condition records, complete with inserts and obi, are
becoming rarer every day. Whatever the digital age throws at you there is still
a valid opinion that says vinyl sounds best; with Japanese records you get top
quality pressings, a tactile picture sleeve that looks stunning and you can sing
along from the lyric insert. This is the real alternative to a download!
|Country of Origin:
||Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
|Date of Release:
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