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What is a 12" LP Replica CD? E-mail

Fact: It is a full sized (12 inches square) LP replica cover with a standard CD inside. A full size copy of the original vinyl cover.  The CD is mounted on a piece of cardboard which is slotted into the sleeve instead of the vinyl. It is also known as a "Deka-Jake" ("big jacket").

12 inch CD replica of Elton John\'s Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadOpinion (by sam2095): Disappointing marketing gimmick. 

I have only bought one of these, as much to see what it was like as anything else.  Goodbye Yellow Brick Road as pictured.

I didn't expect too much and even with that scepticism I was disappointed.

It's exactly the same as if you'd found a mint version of the original LP cover, bought a standard issue CD, mounted it on a piece of plain white cardboard and put it into the cover where the vinyl used to go.

To be fair, it's not that easy to find a mint condition LP cover - but then I suspect that there is a parallel vinyl release when these come out so you may do better to buy that (likely to be more expensive I guess).

The most disappointing thing about what I bought was that the plastic cover that it's housed in has the sticky surface on the flap and not on the bag outer.  In this way, when you go to put the cover back into the plastic housing it sticks on the flap... Very poorly thought out engineering.  Also, there was no obi (not too important to me but I thought it worth mentioning).

 
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Front cover (main) image of anon-queen-opera : Queen : A Night At The Opera Box
anon-queen-opera :
Home made box featuring art work from Queen's "A Night At The Opera". Images for this box were anonymously donated to the MiniLPs site along with the assurance that only a few of these were made for close friends.
Front cover (main) image of DU-SP110-0412P : Marley, Bob : Catch A Fire Box (Zippo Lighter)
DU-SP110-0412P : 2006-10-04
Zippo lighter gimmick box in the style of "Catch a Fire"
 
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 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 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 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.

 

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