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Warning - Fakes or Forgeries exist for this release!
Universal released European made versions of all 5 Police albums in late 2007 / early 2008. They look almost identical to the real thing. When sold in stores, they displayed a sticker on the outside bag over the bar code and on the cover stating "Original Editions" (which is odd given that they are certainly not original Japanese items). The sticker also states "This product must not be exported to Japan".
The obi and the printed CD both state "Made in Japan". The CD is definitely not made in Japan as the silver side states "Made in Germany".
More details in the forum.
If you're looking at buying a Police Mini LP on eBay from a seller outside Japan it is recommended you ask them to confirm the country of manufacturer on the underside of the disc.
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This version released:2007-01-24
Reprints:After selling out very quickly and commanding very high prices on eBay this was reprinted 2007-Apr-06.
Original LP release:1981.10
Audio quality etc:Remaster Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine, December 2002 ?2003
Obi:Blue and yellow "The Police 30th Anniversary Paper Sleeve Collection"
Art Direction by Jeffrey Kent Ayeroff / Mick Haggerty
Art and design by Mick Haggerty
Inserts (as per original):Inner sleeve.
Inserts (additional):Quicktime movie of "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" (3:43 - 320x240 - 44.1kHz - MPEG Layer 3)
Lyrics:Japanese and English on 2 by 4 on glossy medium weight foldout.