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HOWLING BELLS Radio Wars (2009 Japanese limited edition 17-track 2-CD album set, the 2nd longplayer from Juanita Stein & Co., includes the single 'Cities Burning Down', plus bonus disc recorded live at The Paradiso, Amsterdam on 22nd November 2008; presented in hardback digibook-style sleeve with integral photo booklet, fold-out Japanese/English lyric sheet + obi strip).

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Howling Bells, Radio Wars, Japan, 2 CD album set (Double CD), Hostess, HSE-30214, 466853
Howling Bells Radio Wars Japan 2 CD album set (Double CD)
Tracklisting / Additional Info:
CD 1
1. Treasure Hunt
2. Cities Burning Down
3. It Ain't You
4. Nightingale
5. Let's Be Kids
6. Ms. Bell's Song / Radio Wars Theme
7. Golden Web
8. Into The Chaos
9. Digital Hearts
10. How Long

CD 2
1. Setting Sun
2. Wishing Stone
3. Cities Burning Down
4. Treasure Hunt
5. Nightingale
6. Into The Chaos
7. Radio Wars Theme
Condition : This item is brand new. Click here for more info.
Availability: Currently Unavailable - You can request the next copy of this item
Year of Release: 2009
Artist: Howling Bells (click here for complete listing)
Title: Radio Wars (click here for more of the same title)
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Format: 2 CD album set (Double CD)
No-one packages a CD album quite like the Japanese. Known as a culture for elaborate and excessive packaging, their approach to the CD album is no exception. From the visual delights of the artwork and packaging, to the content itself, you will without doubt get your money's worth here. The inclusion of the famous 'obi-strip' not only adds a uniquely intriguing aspect, but is also a great marketing tool for the Japanese labels. The term 'obi-strip' is derived from the name of the piece of wide fabric - the obi - that a geisha woman wears around her waist over the traditional Kimono dress. An amazing amount of information is packed onto this little wraparound piece of paper, often noting special tracks, concert dates, discography information and release anniversaries. And, as this information is intended to be read in the home market, itís all printed in Japanese kanji and ~kana script! Whilst they are safely sealed on new release CDís they are often discarded once opened, so they should be considered a real bonus when intact on out-of-print CDís.

In recent years we have seen the obi-strip occasionally replaced with a sleeve sticker, no less attractive and equally unique to the Japanese pressing. Japanese CD albums often benefit from extra music and new video-style content, to further entice the Japanese public to buy their native release and not an import. Non-album tracks and exclusive mixes often feature and there are a huge amount of 'Japan-Only' releases that do not have an equivalent release elsewhere in the world. Japanese pressings will nearly always include a lyric booklet or fold-out lyric sheet. These are dual-language, printed in both the ~kana script and in English, the latter often having some wonderful mis-translations!

Record Label: Hostess
Catalogue No: HSE-30214
Country of Origin: Japan  
Language: Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
EIL.COM Ref No HB72CRA466853 (quote this reference in any e-mails, letters, faxes or phone calls to help identify this item)
Barcode : 4582214504018
Genres: 00s Artists, Indie, NME Indie/Alternative Artists
Complete Stock List: Howling Bells
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Alternative Names: None
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