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ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK Absolute Beginners (1986 Japanese 22-track 2-LP vinyl set, includes the David Bowie songs Absolute Beginners, That's Motivation and Volare [Nel Blu Dipinito Di Blu] recorded specially for the movie, also includes material from Sade, The Style Council, Ray Davies and more. Housed in a gatefold picture sleeve complete with lyric insert and obi-strip - this ex-rental copy is graded excellent as the sleeve has an approx 2" bottom edge spine split and is rental stickered, however the vinyl within remains barely played in near mint condition! 20VB-1084.85).

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Space Oddity + Poster + Obi
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David Bowie Absolute Beginners - Ex Japan 2-LP vinyl record set (Double Album)
Tracklisting / Additional Info: David Bowie - Absolute Beginners
Sade-Killer Blow
Style Council -Have You Ever Had It Blue?
Ray Davies-Quiet Life
Gil Evans-Va Va Voom
David Bowie-That's Motivation
Eighth Wonder Featuring Patsy Kensit-Having It All
Working Week-Rodrigo Bay
Slim Gaillard-Selling Out
Jerry Dammers-Riot City
Gil Evans-Boogie Stop Shuffle (Rough And The Smooth)
Tenpole Tudor-Ted Ain't Ded
David Bowie-Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)
Clive Langer-Napoli
Jonas-Little Cat (You've Never Had It So Good)
Gil Evans-Better Git It In Your Soul (The Hot And The Cool)
Smiley Culture-So What
Gil Evans-Absolute Beginners (Refrain)
Condition : This item is in Excellent condition or better (unless it says otherwise in the above description). We buy items as close to Mint condition as possible and many will be unplayed and as close to new as you could hope to find. Irrespective of the source, all of our collectables meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed. Click here for more info.
Availability: Sold Out - 'Request Next' to get an email if it comes back into stock.
Year of Release: 1986 - 28 years old
Artist: David Bowie (click here for complete listing)
Title: Absolute Beginners - Ex (click here for more of the same title)
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Format: 2-LP vinyl record set (Double Album)
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!

Record Label: Virgin
Catalogue No: 20VB-1084.85
Country of Origin: Japan  
Language: Regardless of country of origin all tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
Additional info: Deleted
EIL.COM Ref No BOW2LAB555415 (quote this reference in any e-mails, letters, faxes or phone calls to help identify this item)
Barcode : 4988006601895
Genres: Male Solo, Rock
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