15 x Audiophile-grade Japanese pressing LPs FS
Condition, covers, contents etc:
1 All the vinyl is unmarked and lustrous.
2 Mostly these LPs come in sealable / disposable poly sleeves as presented in Japanese used record stores.
3 The covers look great and all minor flaws are identified: these descriptions are precise.
5 All have inserts (lyric sheets etc) as specified.
6 The cat# is included for easy reference to discogs.
P&P at cost, starting at £4.50 for an individual LP, 1st class RM.
On larger orders I can advise/quote in advance. Local collection or delivery
is possible too, I’m in London SW11.
Almost unknown in the UK, this label flourished in Japan in the 1970’s issuing ultimate demonstration-grade LPs… Well that’s the translation that I was given from the copious booklet which is all in Japanese of course. My ears confirm that they are pretty awesome! All were manufactured by King Record Co Tokyo. Contact me if you want to try them out.
Earl Klugh - Vol. 39, comp, / complete: obi & insert / cover: pale colour scheme of front has only light touches of foxing + very light & unobtrusive scratches to the back / Blue Note GXP 6011/ £17
Spectacular (film themes) Vol. 2 - Stanley Black & London Festival Chorus & Orchestra / complete: obi, slightly tatty on back / insert sleeve is mostly clean, top edge a little rough / GP 4002/ £18
London Classics Vol. 7, Phillip Jones Brass Ensemble / complete: obi / insert / quite a smart sleeve but with a 2” split to bottom edge / GXP 9007 / £18
Other labels - Jazz
Herbie Hancock - The Piano / GF / complete: obi, 2 x inserts, original inner / sleeve is pretty much as new / 30AP 1033, Master Sound Direct Disk , CBS-Sony / £22
The Pentagon (Clifford Jordan, Cedar Walter, Billy Higgins) /no obi / GF / obi / insert / sleeve is novel with a touch of grubbiness on front & a few dots of foxing on the back / EW-10002, Direct Cutting, Nippon Phonogram / £18
Archie Shepp - Montreux One / no obi / insert / super-clean sleeve / PA-7188, Trio pressing / £15
Herbert Laws - Say It With Silence / complete: obi, creased & torn at bottom & with a small section lost / insert / original inner sleeve/ main areas of sleeve are nice, but top edge has a 6” dividing split & bottom edge is a bit rough + light creases to top & bottom open edges / 25AP 1001, Master Sound ’76, CBS-Sony/ £14
Eric Gale - Island Breeze / complete: obi & insert / super cover with minuscule corner bends / obi & insert / half-speed mastering , JVC, VJ-28029 / £14
Roland Hanna - Sir Elf / no obi / insert / a really nice sleeve / with a tiny amount of foxing apparent to cover & small corner bend / PAP 9014, Trio pressing/ £12
Sugar Loaf Express - Featuring Lee Ritenour / no obi / insert / VIJ-4009 / JVC pressing / as new £10
Yuzuru Sera Trio / Kenji Enatsu Trio – Turn Over / no obi / insert / really smart sleeve w. tiny corner bend / LDC-1006, direct cutting / £20
Yuzuru Sera / Bacchus Swing / no obi / 2 inserts / sleeve is generally good but has 2” split to bottom edge / PA-7087, Trio pressing / £10
Pop & Rock
Ry Cooder - Bop Till You Drop / no obi / 2 inserts / cover is nice but with corner bends turning into creases & a crumpled spine + light ring-wear on the back / P-10713W / £12 (a significant SQ improvement over UK release)
Asia - Alpha / no obi / 2 inserts / original inner / a really lovely sleeve with only a tiny corner bend & a couple of hairline creases / 30AP 2537 / Mastersound Digital Mastering, LE , CBS-Sony/ £14
The Beatles - Revolver / complete: obi & insert /complete: obi ands insert / a super copy but with trivial corner bend to bottom of open edge/ TOJP-7077 / £40 This 1992 series of Beatles remasters are keenly sought after world-wide. Known as the 30th Anniversary Final Vinyl Series, the Limited Edition was 5000. Release information for each title stated “This album has been direct metal mastered from a digitally remastered original tape to give the best possible sound quality”.