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Japanese Mini LPs The creme de la creme of Mini LPs - Japanese
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by gakBleagueKam | 04/22/2016 15:08 Show most recent message
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This is where you can ask (and answer) any questions about specific releases, artists and/or series of releases.
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by dgenda | 10/08/2013 12:08 Show most recent message
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Up and coming releases from Japan
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by ukfluffer | 11/16/2016 23:10 Show most recent message
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Re-releases of note
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by sam2095 | 04/04/2012 15:40 Show most recent message
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Fraudulent copies of Japanese releases. Imitations of official Japanese Mini LP releases. Also alerts about suspicious activity on eBay.
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by Almaazaar | 02/08/2016 04:15 Show most recent message
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A number of posts with some excellent links to other sites we've collected over time. Enjoy!
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by summer68 | 10/02/2014 08:57 Show most recent message
Other Mini LPs All mini releases (official or otherwise) outside Japan.
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United States, Europe, Australia etc
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by sirdan57 | 09/05/2011 23:38 Show most recent message
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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".
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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
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Boxes released by Disk Union as a reward for purchasing a full set of releases
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by 07lemlud | 07/03/2010 00:24 Show most recent message
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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.
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by kigonjiro | 11/03/2007 04:59 Show most recent message
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For better or worse - boxes of unknown origin or very limited quantity.
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by Iusetodance | 05/14/2009 19:35 Show most recent message
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Items you have made yourself or you've acquired that you know to be home made for love or profit.
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by Shetaccilla | 03/22/2012 06:59 Show most recent message
Music For the love of music....
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by KeithD | 07/03/2008 07:20 Show most recent message
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Discussion about the final product - what we really hear on the CD
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Front cover (main) image of UICY-9522 (fake) : Aerosmith : Pump (Real of Fake?)
UICY-9522 (fake) :

Here is a comparison between a genuine official copy of Aerosmith Pump made by Universal and a Russian counterfeit copy. In the picture, the real one is on the left and the fake is on the right.

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 WPCR-13142 (fake) : Led Zeppelin : Fake Led Zeppelin - 40th Anniversary Definitive Collection (Zoso Box)
WPCR-13142 (fake) : 2009-01-01

This fake Led Zeppelin 40th Anniversary appears to be made in China. You would find it hard to pick a sealed copy of this as being anything other than than the real deal.

Inside it is also remarkably similar but has some significant, obvious differences in packaging including: (a) the CD comes in a flimsy loose fitting bag (b) Physical Graffiti has no cut out windows and (c) III (3) has no turning wheel.

The CDs also have the tell tale extra ring in the middle but this is much better disguised than usual.

Unusually for fakes these have the catalogue number and an IFPI code (CC 303) on the silver side of the disc.

Front cover (main) image of DU-BOX075 : Kluster : Zwei-Osterei Box
DU-BOX075 : 2006-04-06
Two titles only (CTCD-541 and 542) - may have been a Captain Trip box? Can hold up to 8? CDs.
 
Front cover (main) image of TOCP-71041 : Beatles (The) : The Beatles in Mono
TOCP-71041 : 2009-09-09

Published by EMI Music Japan. This box is a little larger than the non-Japanese version as it contains additional printed material.

Front cover (main) image of TOCP-65740 : Pink Floyd : The Dark Side Of The Moon
TOCP-65740 : 2001-06-16
The landmark 1973 album from Pink Floyd. This issue contains all the original inserts plus more.
 

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