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I have seen these posted as Japanese Mini LP CDs. The source is from Japan. I had requested confirmation that these were authentic Japanese Mini LP CDs but did not receive a response. Does anyone know if these two titles were ever released in this format in Japan?
 
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hi

these are original japanese mini lps and out of print.
http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=WPCR-12508 http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=WPCR-12509

other titles released were

One Man Dog - http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=WPCR-12510
Walking Man - http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=WPCR-12511
Gorilla - http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=WPCR-12512

there were earlier 5 titles as well which came in a box set.
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James Taylor album on apple was also released a while ago http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=TOCP-67569

these are 11 official titles released so far.

take care

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Thanks for the information. I appreciate it. This little site has gotten expensive for me. I think since December of 2007 when I first found this site I have made near 50 Mini LP CD purchases. Some have been very cool. I have made two mistakes, first on a Russian knock-off of Rubber Soul and second on a T Rex Electric Warrior CD that was actually packaged in a FULL SIZE album cover.

I am awaiting some of the new Van Morrison releases along with The Clash London Calling. I have my eyes on the James Taylor titles along with an Eric Clapton. Cheapest find was a Miles Davis Seven Steps To Heaven Mini at a local CD store for $7.99. I may have paid too much for a sealed copy of Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here ($102) but I got it.
 
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2014-04-09

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2014-04-09

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WPCR-15549

SHM-CD

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2014-04-09

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2014-04-09

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WPCR-15551

SHM-CD

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2014-04-09

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WPCR-15552

SHM-CD

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2014-04-09

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2014-04-09

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VICP-78001

SHM-CD

Emerson, Lake & Palmer Platinum

2014-04-23

New release (due on 2014/04/23)

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