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Japanese Mini LPs The creme de la creme of Mini LPs - Japanese
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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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Other Mini LPs All mini releases (official or otherwise) outside Japan.
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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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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 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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For better or worse - boxes of unknown origin or very limited quantity.
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Music For the love of music....
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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 MHCP-1002 : Santana : Lotus
MHCP-1002 : 2006-06-07

Recorded in early July 1973 this album took nearly a year to make it to streets.

One of the most elaborate record covers ever produced and probably the most elaborate so far to make it to mini LP release. It is nearly impossible to capture the splendour of this on a web site but we shall try...

 
Front cover (main) image of Caroline-2008 : Various Artists : Caroline Records 2009 US Releases
Caroline-2008 : 2008-08-05

In late 2008 Caroline Records in the USA released a number of albums by the following artists: UFO, Jethro Tull, Quicksilver Messenger, Brian Eno, Roxy Music, The Raspberries, Kate Bush, Blondie, The Band, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Van Der Graaf Generator (full list below).

Unlike the suspect Universal releases these are 100% Japanese. The only difference between these and the Japanese (apart from being as much as 50% cheaper) is a sticker on the bar code of the obi.

As at March 2009 most of these are still available at Amazon.

Front cover (main) image of UICY-93980 : Stewart, Rod : Sing It Again Rod +5
UICY-93980 : 2009-02-25
Rod's first 'greatest hits' album with a fantastic, die-cut sleeve.
 
Front cover (main) image of DU-SP146.2 : Bowie, David : Space Oddity Box
DU-SP146.2 : 2007-03-07

This box was issued by Disk Union as part of the 3rd of their 3 box releases in the early 2007. You did not need to buy boxes one (Ziggy Stardust Box and Promo Obis) or two (Low Box and Promo Obis) in order to receive the Space Oddity Box. It came with Let's Dance Box and Promo Obis.

Front cover (main) image of UICY-94827 : Mike Oldfield : Q.E.2 Deluxe Edition
UICY-94827 : 2012-09-12
Universal Music : Cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue from Mike Oldfield featuring the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players) and using the remaster audio made in UK in 2012. The cardboard sleeve faithfully replicates the UK first press LP plus a cardboard sleeve jacket based on a new design. Comes with a description written by Mike Oldfield himself and lyrics. Part of a two-album Mike Oldfield SHM-CD cardboard sleeve reissue series featuring albums "Platinum" and "Q.E.2."
 

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(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.

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