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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 EMICD-11228 : Pink Floyd : Oh By The Way: European Box Set
EMICD-11228 : 2007-11-26

16 CD box set - being 14 studio albums including 2 doubles.

According to Pink Floyd Brain Damage site there were a few glitches with this release, the most notable being a misprinting of the inner bag for the second CD in "The Wall".

There are also cases of an album being missed out and duplicates in their places.

The later Japanese release of this box set is basically identical to this box set.

Poor quality fakes exist for this set - more details below.

The original Japanese individual releases are regarded as being of a much higher quality to either of these box sets.

You can see a YouTube video of this set on the videos page.

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 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 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 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 YES-BOX1 : Yes : Roger Dean Box
YES-BOX1 : 1998-05-29
This ULTRA RARE promo box has the distinction of being the FIRST EVER Disk Union mini LP Promo Box!! The full title of the box is:YES ORIGINAL JACKET COLLECTION selected from ROGER DEAN WORKS. This box contained five YES mini LP CDs.
 

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