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Where can I buy new release mini LPs? E-mail

There are a number of places where you can buy mini LPs when they are first released.  Some argue that you're best to buy online from a Japanese website. One of the reasons for doing this is because new releases often sell out quickly, sometimes before the actual release date!

Online from Japan

The major additional costs you may incur buying online from Japan are:

  1. Shipping.  Some shops ship via courier which can be prohibitively expensive (although arguably safer). Shop around and include the cost in your calculations;
  2. Import Taxes and Duties.  Depending on your local customs, you may get hit for this every now and then.  It can add a significant additional cost especially if your local authority hit you with a fine or an administration fee.

The two major online sellers are:

  1. CDJapan (current month's new Paper Sleeve releases); and
  2. HMV (Japan) (recent and soon to be released).

They don't always get all releases (I don't know why - I guess it has to do with relationships between the manufacturer and retailer) so check both.

Local Businesses

Supporting local businesses is always a good idea - the more we support them the more likely they are to get interesting items in stock. It's always nice to look at the item before you buy it.

Australia Redeye Based in Sydney but they sell online to anywhere in the world. Let them know we told you about them.
US CDUniverse Here is a link to their Japanese Mini LP releases. Once there you will have to trawl through lists - hopeless search capabilities if you're looking just for minis.
US Amazon.com Amazon don't have a huge stock and it's really hard, confusing and annoying to find the mini LPs. Also there are lots of fakes and cheap Russian copies (from market sellers). Try this link for a search of mostly mini lp sleeves.

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Front cover (main) image of YES-BOX1 : Yes : Roger Dean Box
YES-BOX1 : 1998-05-29
This ULTRA RARE promo box has the distinction of being the FIRST EVER Disk Union mini LP Promo Box!! The full title of the box is:YES ORIGINAL JACKET COLLECTION selected from ROGER DEAN WORKS. This box contained five YES mini LP CDs.
Front cover (main) image of Rush-Sector-1 : Rush : Sector 1
Rush-Sector-1 : 2011-11-21
Box 1 from a 3 boxes set. Each box is numbered. These are official releases by Universal Music. Each box set has 5 cds and 1 DVD. Each cd is in a replica mini LP sleeve. The DVD is in Surround sound. Each sliding box has a picture from 1 member of the band. On top of the boxes, you find part of the logo that is on the inside of the 2112 cd. Once you put the 3 boxes one beside another, you have the complete logo.
 
Front cover (main) image of VC 04-17 : Beatles (The) : Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
VC 04-17 : 2002-01-01

Russian mini LP of the 1967 album from the Fab Four. Nice reproduction including a full black CD replica of the original vinyl disc.

Front cover (main) image of WPCR-13295 : Talking Heads : Speaking In Tongues (+2)
WPCR-13295 : 2009-01-14

Fifth studio album, featuring Talking Heads only US Top Ten hit, Burning Down The House (including an alternative version as a bonus, and an unfinished outtake of Two Note Swivel).

This version is a reproduction of the limited edition clear vinyl version designed by artist Robert Rauschenberg, who won a Grammy Award for his work.

 
Front cover (main) image of SF-303 : Flower Travellin' Band : Make Up
SF-303 : 2004-12-20
Highly unusual packaging - a fake leather attache breifcase / portfolio.
Front cover (main) image of DU-BOX226L : Schulze, Klaus : Timewind Box
DU-BOX226L : 2008-02-22
Big box to enclose the previous 3 slipcase promoboxes released by Disk Union to hold a total of 16 albums.
 

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