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I've just seen the new 2008 reissue of "Pet Sounds", and it's an EXACT replica of the 1998 mini-lp (TOCP-50859). This is the first time I've noticed the obi itself being exactly the same as a long-deleted edition- the 2008 reissue even has its release date/sale limit date as 1998 and 2000 respectively. There's absolutely no indication that this is in fact a 2008 reissue and not the original 1998 edition some collectors may have paid a hugely inflated price for from eBay or some such source. Obviously this must be quite galling for aforementioned collectors, and indeed for all of us who have tracked down long-deleted minis, often at great expense.

So, my questions are as follows- are the 2008 Beach Boys reissues really EXACTLY the same, inside and out, as the 2008 editions and, secondly, what's to stop other highly-collectible bands/artists (or rather the companies who produce their mini-lps) such as Floyd, The Who, Yes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, etc. from doing exactly the same?

I guess those bands/artists whose mini-lps were issued as a "limited edition" (with the number of copies produced written somewhere on the obi) are safe or at least safer from this kind of replication, am I right? And, if so, exactly what bands/artists fall into this category?

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Stu
 
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Thanks, Domingo. I'd quite forgotten about the Sony batch of reprints (Dylan, Clash, Mott et al.) which, as you said, was a real kick in the teeth for collectors.

Thanks too for clearing up the Beach Boys reprint issue. I thought the 1998 obi was the one shown on this site



but I am familiar with the other, original obi to which you refer. So now I have two more questions: why did Toshiba-EMI change the colour design of the 2005 obi but retain the 1998/2000 dates as information printed on the obi and, secondly, does this mean that Toshiba-EMI have a policy of NOT exactly reprinting original series? Basically, I'd like to know what the chances are of the 2001 Pink Floyd series being EXACTLY reprinted. Now that really would break my heart.

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Thanks again, Domingo. And may I ask you where you're getting your information from regarding future releases? You mentioned some releases scheduled for September, but I'm presently only aware of releases up to the first part of August (courtesy of CD Japan's website).

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CDJapan tends to leave releases on the site long after they are out of print - which is annoying in some ways but good for research.
 
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Thanks Domingo and Sam. I'd been aware for some time that there were better sources of information than CD Japan. What alerted me was how "rare" mini-lps would suddenly show up in the racks of used CD shops here in Japan and then, a couple of weeks later, CD Japan would list these same editions as reprints under its "future releases" (The Beach Boys being a case point). Obviously the shop owners had greater foreknowledge, perhaps from the sites you've kindly identified.

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