You have found the home of Japanese Mini LP Papersleeve Replica CDs on the net
HomeBrowse FAQs (Fakes, Buying, Collecting) Fake-free eBayForumContributeMy Collection
Do not go here or you will be banned from this site!
ThumbsThis week / monthRecent images
Random images from
(Very basic search - less is better - use less words if don't find what you're looking for)
FireBoard
Welcome, Guest
Please Login or Register.    Lost Password?

Thanks for visiting the forum.

You are free the post here (and strongly encouraged to respond).

However, there is a Yahoo group (Japanese Import CDs) with a strong membership and healthy debate and discussion that may be of interest.

Japanese Mini LPs The creme de la creme of Mini LPs - Japanese
  Forum Topics Replies Last Post
No New Posts
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
6 10
by gakBleagueKam | 04/22/2016 16:08 Show most recent message
No New Posts
This is where you can ask (and answer) any questions about specific releases, artists and/or series of releases.
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
77 122
by dgenda | 10/08/2013 12:08 Show most recent message
No New Posts
Up and coming releases from Japan
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
22 52
by ukfluffer | 11/16/2016 23:10 Show most recent message
No New Posts
Re-releases of note
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
11 33
by sam2095 | 04/04/2012 16:40 Show most recent message
No New Posts
Fraudulent copies of Japanese releases. Imitations of official Japanese Mini LP releases. Also alerts about suspicious activity on eBay.
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
43 110
by Almaazaar | 02/08/2016 04:15 Show most recent message
No New Posts
A number of posts with some excellent links to other sites we've collected over time. Enjoy!
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
12 23
by summer68 | 10/02/2014 09:57 Show most recent message
Other Mini LPs All mini releases (official or otherwise) outside Japan.
  Forum Topics Replies Last Post
No New Posts
United States, Europe, Australia etc
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
8 31
by sirdan57 | 09/06/2011 00:38 Show most recent message
No New Posts
Releases from known or unknown sources, arguably legal or illegal, that do not pretend to be Japanese (well, not quite). For example, Russian releases with Japanese vinyl replica obis and Russian releases with Russian "obis".
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
4 13
by Igor Ryabov | 01/26/2012 23:28 Show most recent message
Promo Boxes Boxes released by record companies, Disk Union or someone out to make a dollar or two
  Forum Topics Replies Last Post
No New Posts
Boxes released by Disk Union as a reward for purchasing a full set of releases
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
7 8
by 07lemlud | 07/03/2010 01:24 Show most recent message
No New Posts
Boxes released by record labels. These may have been as promotional items (eg. return the coupons to get the box) or as a box set.
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
2 2
by kigonjiro | 11/03/2007 04:59 Show most recent message
No New Posts
For better or worse - boxes of unknown origin or very limited quantity.
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
2 1
by Iusetodance | 05/14/2009 19:35 Show most recent message
No New Posts
Items you have made yourself or you've acquired that you know to be home made for love or profit.
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
2 1
by Shetaccilla | 03/22/2012 06:59 Show most recent message
Music For the love of music....
  Forum Topics Replies Last Post
No New Posts
Discussion about the work of one artist. For an in depth discussion of person 'x' compared to person 'y' please start a new thread with that title.
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
2 4
by clodius | 01/13/2010 03:22 Show most recent message
There are no forums in this category!
Trading Room (Closed) Closed, for all sorts of reasons...
  Forum Topics Replies Last Post
Audiophilia Forums about the music and not the packaging
  Forum Topics Replies Last Post
No New Posts
Discussion about the process involved before the music goes onto the CD
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
1 0
by KeithD | 07/03/2008 07:20 Show most recent message
No New Posts
Discussion about the final product - what we really hear on the CD
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
0 0 No Posts
Site Feedback and Suggestions A place to tell us what you think or request new features
  Forum Topics Replies Last Post
No New Posts
Tell us what you think
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
10 23
by popupjohn | 06/20/2013 00:45 Show most recent message
No New Posts
Ideas and improvements for the site.
Moderators:  zionic   sam2095   arvindmohindra   kigonjiro 
9 15
by sam2095 | 11/15/2013 19:49 Show most recent message
Recent Posts

1

TopicAuthorCategoriesDateHits
emo New Display Organizer Holder Show Rack Jewelry Necklace Ring Earring Tree StandgakBleagueKamStorage and DisplayFriday, 22 April 20162860
emo Not in Ebay trusted list, but good reputationAlmaazaarForgeries, Fakes and FraudsMonday, 08 February 20161094
emo Storage and displaysirdan57Storage and DisplayWednesday, 28 October 20152050
emo Re:Blondie - SHM mini LPsukflufferNew ReleasesWednesday, 25 February 20150
emo Blondie - SHM mini LPsukflufferNew ReleasesWednesday, 08 October 20143639

2

TopicAuthorCategoriesDateHits
emo Image Uploadssummer68FAQsThursday, 02 October 20141502
emo Two titles - Beatles and ZeppelinbluesskyForgeries, Fakes and FraudsFriday, 08 August 20141343
emo Re:Why are some CDs from trusted sellers so cheap?kigonjiroForgeries, Fakes and FraudsThursday, 21 November 20130
emo Why are some CDs from trusted sellers so cheap?tuffftaForgeries, Fakes and FraudsWednesday, 20 November 20135813
emo Re:fake freesam2095Feature requestsFriday, 15 November 20130
Total Users: 2748   Latest Member: Charlytibo
Total Messages: 674   Total Subjects: 225   Total Sections: 7   Total Categories: 21
Today Open: 0   Yesterday Open: 0   Today Total Answer: 0   Yesterday Total Answer: 0
» View Recent Posts » More About Stats » User List
New Posts- New Posts
No New Posts - No New Posts

Powered by FireBoardget the latest posts directly to your desktop

Featured Releases (A selection of...)

See all Featured Releases

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 VICP-5442,3,4 : Emerson, Lake + Palmer : First True Japanese Mini LP Rock Release
VICP-5442,3,4 : 1994-09-21

The first three Emerson Lake and Palmer albums (self titled, Tarkus and Pictures at an Exhibition) are arguably the first true Rock Mini LPs. They were released on 21st September 1994.

These had been preceded by a much earlier Lotus and a US release of some Rolling Stones albums repackaged for Japan a few short months before these. Neither of these earlier releases was true to the original vinyl although the Stones came close.

The earliest true Minis were two series of MCA Jazz releases from March 1994 (MVCZ-26 to MVCZ-45) including this example: Death and The Flower.

 
Front cover (main) image of 7243 5 51728 2 : Duran Duran : The Singles 81-85 Boxset
7243 5 51728 2 : 2003-04-22
This Boxset covers the singles of Duran Duran from 1981-1985. 13 discs including all the original B-sides. The packaging is a flip top box with each single in a mini-lp style reproduction of the original artwork from the 7" and 12".
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 POCP-9194 to POCP-9208 & 9212/3 : Who (The) : POCP Target Obi Series
POCP-9194 to POCP-9208 & 9212/3 : 1999-09-29
The first edition of the first series of mini LPs for the Who (target obis) came with inserts that were pre-punched. A binder and T-Shirt accompanied the release. It is not clear how these were obtained but it seems likely that the small yellow coupon on the obi would have been snipped off and the folder at least was awarded on surrendering the full set of coupons.
Front cover (main) image of EMICD-11228 : Pink Floyd : Oh By The Way: European Box Set
EMICD-11228 : 2007-11-26

16 CD box set - being 14 studio albums including 2 doubles.

According to Pink Floyd Brain Damage site there were a few glitches with this release, the most notable being a misprinting of the inner bag for the second CD in "The Wall".

There are also cases of an album being missed out and duplicates in their places.

The later Japanese release of this box set is basically identical to this box set.

Poor quality fakes exist for this set - more details below.

The original Japanese individual releases are regarded as being of a much higher quality to either of these box sets.

You can see a YouTube video of this set on the videos page.

 

See all Featured Releases

News...

ArtistRelease IDFormatTitleRelease DateNews...

(Most of the following is based on info found online in the Papersleeve sections of CDJapan).

The Hollies

WPCR-15545

SHM-CD (2)

Greatest + Singles Vol.1

2014-04-09

Release date changed to 2014-04-09

2014-02-14 : Release date changed to 2014-03-26

2014-02-12 : New release (due on 2014/03/12)

The Hollies

WPCR-15547

SHM-CD (2)

Greatest Vol.2 + Singles Vol.2

2014-04-09

Release date changed to 2014-04-09

2014-02-14 : Release date changed to 2014-03-26

2014-02-12 : New release (due on 2014/03/12)

Gerry & The Pacemakers

WPCR-15549

SHM-CD

I'll Be There

2014-04-09

Release date changed to 2014-04-09

2014-02-14 : Release date changed to 2014-03-26

2014-02-12 : New release (due on 2014/03/12)

Gerry & The Pacemakers

WPCR-15550

SHM-CD

Girl On A Swing

2014-04-09

Release date changed to 2014-04-09

2014-02-14 : Release date changed to 2014-03-26

2014-02-12 : New release (due on 2014/03/12)

Terry Reid

WPCR-15551

SHM-CD

Bang. Bang You're Terry Reid +7

2014-04-09

Release date changed to 2014-04-09

2014-02-14 : Release date changed to 2014-03-26

2014-02-12 : New release (due on 2014/03/12)

Terry Reid

WPCR-15552

SHM-CD

Terry Reid +11

2014-04-09

Release date changed to 2014-04-09

2014-02-14 : Release date changed to 2014-03-26

2014-02-12 : New release (due on 2014/03/12)

Tomorrow

WPCR-15553

SHM-CD

Tomorrow +13

2014-04-09

Release date changed to 2014-04-09

2014-02-14 : Release date changed to 2014-03-26

2014-02-12 : New release (due on 2014/03/12)

McGough & McGear

WPCR-15556

SHM-CD

McGough & McGear

2014-04-09

Release date changed to 2014-04-09

2014-02-14 : Release date changed to 2014-03-26

2014-02-12 : New release (due on 2014/03/12)

Oasis

SICP 4110-2

CD x 3

Definitely Maybe

2014-05-14

New release (due on 2014/05/14)

Deluxe edition of "Definitely Maybe" from Oasis includes two bonus discs with rare tracks, live tracks, and more. Features hard-cover cardboard sleeve artwork and the latest remastering. Comes with a description, lyrics, and a 24-page booklet.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

VICP-78001

SHM-CD

Emerson, Lake & Palmer Platinum

2014-04-23

New release (due on 2014/04/23)

Cardboard sleeve reissue from Emerson, Lake & Palmer features Platinum SHM-CD format and the K2HD mastering. HR cutting. The cardboard faithfully replicates the original LP artwork (18cm square). This series features the following three albums: "Emerson, Lake & Palmer," "Tarkus," and "Pictures At An Exhibition." *Platinum SHM-CD is fully compatible with standard CD players. However, it will not play on CD players that are not compatible with CD-R (Compact Disc-Recordable) discs.

Most recent update...

Click on the image to see details