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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".
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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:1978.11
Audio quality etc:Remaster Bob Ludwig at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine, December 2002 ?2003
Obi:Blue and yellow "The Police, 30th Anniversary" (30th Anniversary of the band's formation in early 1977).
Art Direction: Michael Ross.
Photography: Janette Beckman.
Design: Les May.
Inserts (additional):Includes a Quicktime video of "Roxanne" (3:07 - 320x240 - 44.1kHz - MPEG Layer 3)
Lyrics:Japanese and English on 2 by 4 on glossy medium weight foldout.
The "30th Anniversary" refered to on the obis of this series marks the formation of the band in early 1977 although Andy Summers (then the 4th member of what soon became a three member band) did not join until May 1977.
All five Police albums have the same 3 core members, Copeland, Sting and Summers.
Page credits and acknowledgments...
sam2095 - 2007-feb-10
(Created : 2007 Jan 27 by sam2095; Last mod: 2009 Nov 06 by sam2095)
(Modified 2007-Feb-13 by sam2095 | Modified 2008-Feb-17 by sam2095)
(Artist Oricon: 157858)