Japanese paper sleeve CD’s & Bootlegs

Happy birthday Jean Luc Ponty (1942) and Mark Farner (of Grand Funk Railroad) (1948)!

I am usually always astounded at the detail of Japanese paper sleeve CD’s.  In some instances, you get almost as many bonus tracks as the original album (certainly the title I am currently most impressed with “The Animals” has 23 tracks to the original LP’s 12 tracks, including some previously unreleased material)!

Or we could go in the direction of The Who “Live At Leeds” CD, which has 8 bonus tracks – and very careful attention to detail fully reproduced packaging, all the way down to a miniature of the infamous poster!  This looks so much like a UK original LP, there is even a miniature staple holding the cover together!

Another Who title I was impressed with is the 2CD “My Generation”, which (separately) reproduces both the US & UK covers!  That’s right – included is “The Who Sings My Generation” US LP in miniature, and in stereo!  This title has all 30 tracks usually associated with this release; I also have an SA-CD of it with all 30 tracks on one disc!

I also found on this last trip to Tokyo “Sticky Fingers” by The Rolling Stones with an actual zipper on the cover!  And the copy I found has a “Rock Age” obi included, courtesy of Disk Union.  (This one was actually generated by Toshiba, a company that no longer exists).

I also dragged back a whole set of Electric Light Orchestra titles (I actually already has the first album and “ELO 2”); 11 albums of E.L.O.!  Each complete with all original packaging.  Alas, no “Best of” in this batch!

In the non-paper sleeve world, I found some humorous bootleg CD’s:  Kevin Ayers / Caravan and Hatfield & The North 2CD set “The Canterbury Tapes” – great sound!  ; Bill Bruford “Back To The Edge” 2CD from the Uptown Theatre, Kansas City July 11th, 1980.  11 tracks of Dave Stewart, Jeff Berlin, Bill Bruford and “the unknown” John Clark!  Stereo, soundboard (or broadcast?) recording.

The store I found those bootleg CD’s in actually had a progressive rock section to look through!

Last to mention, I found a bootleg Blu-ray David Bowie “David Bowie Is” disc – proving that the bootleggers are trying to keep up with things.

Sly & The Family Stone

Happy birthday Joe Tex (1933)!  (I loves me some R&B today!)

SLY & THE FAMILY STONE

Most of this band are still alive & kickin’!  Yes, Sly still walks the Earth!  I believe it was Cynthia who shuffled off – or certainly a horn player…of some sort.

CD                ANTHOLOGY                                                                       EPIC US                      EGK 37071

1985? 20 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

BD                DANCE TO THE MUSIC                                                       EPIC / SONY JPN       SICP 30812

2015 15 TRKS stereo BSCD2 6 x bonus tracks

 

7″                 DANCE TO THE MUSIC (UK) (EP) (PS) promo                 EPIC UK                     EPC 3048

1972 4 TRK EP; with pic sleeve, promo

 

7″                 EVERYDAY PEOPLE / SING A SIMPLE SONG promo       EPIC US                      5-10407

1968? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

7″                 EVERYDAY PEOPLE / SING A SIMPLE SONG re-issue     EPIC US                      15-2305

1970? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, re-issue

 

7″                 FAMILY AFFAIR / LUV N’ HAIGHT (PS)                             EPIC US                      5-10805

1971? 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

 

BD                FRESH                                                                                  EPIC / SONY JPN       SICP 30814

2015 16 TRKS stereo BSCD2 5 x bonus tracks

 

MD               GREATEST HITS (MD)                                                         EPIC US                      EM 30325

1972? 12 TRK stereo Minidisc collection

SA-CD          GREATEST HITS (SA-CD) 4.0                                              AUDIO FIDELTY US   AFZ5 216

1972? 12 TRK stereo 4.0 collection

 

7″                 HOT FUN IN THE SUMMERTIME / FUN                           EPIC US                      5-10497

1968? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

10″               I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER (10″)                               EPIC US                      3427

2013 3 TRKS stereo re-issue; Live ’67 – ’70

 

7″                 I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER / STAND (PS)                  EPIC US                      5-10450

1969 2 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

 

7″                 IF YOU WANT ME TO STAY                                               EPIC US                      5-11017

1973 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

BD                LIFE                                                                                      EPIC / SONY JPN       SICP 30813

2015 15 TRKS stereo BSCD2 4 x bonus tracks

 

7″                 LIFE / M’LADY promo                                                        EPIC US                      5-10353

1968? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

 

CD                LISTEN TO THE VOICES – IN THE STUDIO 1965 – 70      ACE UK                       CDCHD 1255

2010 25 TRKS stereo CD V.A.

 

7″                 RUNNIN’ AWAY / BRAVE & STRONG                                EPIC US                      5-10829

1971? 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″                 SEXY SITUATION (PS)                                                         EPIC US                      85097

2013 2 TRKS stereo re-issue; Live ’75

 

CD                STAND                                                                                  EPIC US                      75912.2

2007 13 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 STAND                                                                                  EPIC US                      BN 26456

1969 8 TRKS stereo LP re-issue

 

7″                 THANK YOU / EVERYBODY IS A STAR (PS)                       EPIC US                      5-10555

1969? 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7″                 THANK YOU / EVERYBODY IS A STAR re-issue               EPIC US                      15-2303

1969 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, re-issue

 

BD                WHOLE NEW THING, A                                                      EPIC / SONY JPN       SICP 30811

2015 17 TRKS stereo BSCD2 5 x bonus tracks

 

CD                WOODSTOCK EXPERIENCE, THE                                      EPIC US                      48241.2

2009 17 TRKS stereo 2CD Live + “Stand” album

Perez Prado & Rosemary Clooney

Happy birthday singer Donna Summer (1948), singer – songwriter John Denver (1943) and Andy Summers (of Zoot Money’s Big Roll Band, The Animals and The Police) (1942). I also like his solo albums.

Just in time for New Year’s Eve…

 

Perez Prado & Rosemary Clooney “A Touch Of Tabasco” (RCA / Legacy JPN BSCD2) released 2014, mastered 2002, originally recorded 1959.

 

This is a perfectly recorded Perez Prado LP, mastered to a BSCD2 (Blu-ray CD) that is compatible with all CD players.

 

12 tracks, many favorites…

 

  1. Corazon De Melon
  2. Like A Woman
  3. I Only Have Eyes For You
  4. Magic Is The Moonlight
  5. In A Little Spanish Town
  6. Sway (Quien Sera)
  7. Mack The Knife
  8. Bali Ha’i
  9. You Do Something
  10. Cu-Cu-Rru-Cu-Cu Paloma
  11. I Got Plenty of Nuttin’
  12. Adios

 

I have often wondered if the Japanese group Melon was named after this song. Toshi just told me that Chica liked melons.

Roxy – The Movie

Happy birthday Ray Collins (singer of The Mothers Of Invention) (1937).

Recently, while in Portland, OR I had the option to buy the new Frank Zappa album, “Roxy – The Movie”. I selected the CD + Blu-ray version and bought it at Music Millennium (a store very much like Rhino Claremont).

 

First off, this is NOT “The Roxy & Elsewhere” double LP nor is it the “Roxy By Proxy” recent CD; it’s a whole new kettle of fish! It will be easy to find, if you look for it this year, but – no guarantees after 2015!

 

I have heard for decades that they (The ZFT = Zappa Family Trust) have TONS of unsynched / unsynchable footage of the December 1973 Roxy shows by Frank Zappa & The Mothers. Someone who used to work for Mr. Zappa told me that.

 

However, what wouldn’t have been possible even 5 years ago is now…commonplace? That someone with a computer can, in fact, synch up unsynchable footage? Well, that’s true. And someone did synch up a whole bunch of Roxy footage! And it doesn’t look bad at all, if you can forgive some absent pixie dust, and Mr. Zappa’s usual warning about stuff being “live” and “not overdubbed”.

 

It is heavily mightily “synched” – when they don’t know what to do, something goes to soft focus or the backs of heads. And, I must say, Pamela Miller never looked better!

 

There’s an 11 track CD that comes with the movie, though the 5.1 mix of the movie audio will likely suggest that I watch the movie again, as opposed to play the CD. The packaging says Mr. Zappa mixed the whole thing to quad in 1974…

 

And it’s the first Frank Zappa blu-ray disc! Let’s hope they have more waiting in the tank, ‘cause this one was fun. “Dub Room Special”, “200 Motels”, “Baby Snakes” can all be re-sold to Zappa fans, anxiously awaiting further blu-ray releases. But what will they do?

 

Certainly they don’t seem to be hurrying to release any more DVD-A releases, like the powerful “Quadraphiliac” (or thereabouts). Mr. Zappa himself did, in fact, mix lots of his 70’s work into quad, so one thinks it could possible that the ZFT lets go…but at this point, it seems somewhat unlikely.

DVD’s & Blu-rays

Happy birthday Lee Dorman (of Iron Butterfly) (1942) and jazz guy Julian “Cannonball” Adderley (1926).

 

As a young man, music often determined my interest in a film: “Suspiria” by Dario Argento had music by progressive rock band Goblin! But I also got dazzled by directors / cinematographers like Ken Russell, Roman Polanski, John Cassavetes…long before the advent of videocassettes / laser discs / DVD’s etc.

 

One simply had to go to a movie theatre, once upon a time, if you wanted to know how good the music in “A Hard Day’s Night” sounded. And remember, “A Clockwork Orange” is a stereo film! It’s the same for loads of other films that walked the pike, between 1970 and 1980. For a long while there, laser disc was KING!

 

As soon as Beta Hi-fi occurred, I went that way, too. After all, we didn’t know anybody who knew how to record onto laser discs. With Beta hi-fi, you could easily record movies / music in stereo!

 

Now we have DVD’s / hi-res Blu-ray films and 5.1 audio. But what films do I want in high definition, with 5.1 audio?

 

Basically, any feature film that I can remember being cinematically “precise” – either by the director or soundman. With this thought, high definition copies go all the way back to 1948’s “The Red Shoes”! (Criterion has a dandy Blu-ray of “The Red Shoes”).

 

I don’t have very many Blu-ray feature films, as yet. But it does look and sound like a good format – which means it’ll be gone before I’ve done my dash.

Pink Floyd

Supposedly today is the day that “Ca Plane Pour Moi” by Plastic Bertrand was originally released, long ago…1978!

 

I read that Pink Floyd has officially broken up. While I am not the biggest fan of any Pink Floyd works after Syd Barrett left, I do acknowledge they knew what they were doing, in most instances. I saw them live after “A Momentary Lapse of Reason” and they were good. I saw “The Wall” at L.A. Sports Arena in 1980. I own both the 5.1 “Dark Side Of The Moon” SA-CD and the “Wish You Were Here” 5.1 SA-CD. Short of them generating a 5.1 SA-CD of “The Wall” (which one suspects they could easily come up with), what else am I a ‘target market’ for, Pink Floyd-wise?

 

What should take care of most any Pink Floyd fan:

 

“Discovery” CD boxed set, Capitol / EMI 82613.2

  1. Piper At The Gates Of Dawn (stereo 2011 CD)
  2. A Saucerful Of Secrets (stereo 2011 CD)
  3. More O.S.T. (stereo 2011 CD)
  4. Ummagumma (stereo 2011 2CD)
  5. Atom Heart Mother (stereo 2011 CD)
  6. Meddle (stereo 2011 CD)
  7. Obscured By Clouds O.S.T. (stereo 2011 CD)
  8. Dark Side Of The Moon (stereo 2011 CD)
  9. Wish You Were Here (stereo 2011 CD)
  10. Animals (stereo 2011 CD)
  11. The Wall (stereo 2011 2CD)
  12. The Final Cut (stereo 2011 CD)
  13. A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (stereo 2011 CD)
  14. The Division Bell (stereo 2011 CD)

 

Beautiful packaging designed mostly by Storm Studios (the late Storm Thorgerson). “Graphic Tales” book accompanies the CD boxed set. Unless you want / need 5.1 versions of DTOSM or WYWH, this CD boxed set does the job, apart from the latter day release, “The Endless River” (yet another 5.1 mix, too).

 

They could re-issue the rest of their singles; probably mix everything to 5.1 after “Ummagumma”; make 12” re-issue singles of their previous 7” singles; expanded packaging LP re-issues; I doubt they would offer us anything “previously unreleased”.

 

I do hope the “Discovery” CD boxed set is the final release of their albums on CD – but you never know. Were Pink Floyd one of the groups that ended up at Universal or Warner / Rhino?

Sly & The Family Stone

Happy birthday Kim Fowley (1942) and Homer of Homer & Jethro (1920).            Absolutely love Kim Fowley’s first volume of memoires, where’s Vol. 2, now that he’s dead?

People often forget Sly & The Family Stone’s early albums; I recently got their groundbreaking first 3 x albums, as brand new masterings from Japan, as BSCD2 (Blu-ray CD’s).

 

A Whole New Thing (Epic / Sony JPN BSCD2 SICP-30811) 1967

Dance To The Music (Epic / Sony JPN BSCD2 SICP-30812) 1968

Life (Epic / Sony JPN BSCD2 SICP-30813) 1968

 

The debut Sly album is still pretty good! Psychedelic soul music! This new issue has 17 tracks of pumped up and polished soul music. If you are funky at all, this belongs in your collection. I’ve got an old LP it in the other room, played to death after their appearance at Woodstock in 1969.

 

“Dance To The Music” is their next effort, and it’s a great album! 15 tracks on this one! “Dance To The Music” was one of the singles; apparently the next track “Higher” was meant to have been the 2nd single, but it was never issued until this CD! The big draw for this album, is a medley of 3 songs, “Music Is Alive”, “Dance In” & “Music Lover” – “Music Lover” made it into the Woodstock film & LP set. It rocks like nobody’s business!

 

“Life” is the third album by Sly & The Family Stone, the one with them all sitting in a movie theatre on the cover. More 1968 R&B fun – now with 15 tracks! I didn’t recognize any of the singles on this album, but a few songs stuck out as being on the “Anthology” CD, “Fun” and “M’Lady”. Nice liner notes from Rosko, the NYC DJ.

 

After these three albums, you get to “Stand!”, which brings you all the way up to Woodstock, where Sly & Co. became ‘indispensable’. R&B had mainstreamed by this time; lots of hippies owned Otis Redding albums, why not Sly & The Family Stone?

 

Many, many people eventually bought these records. Poor old Sly still shows up and plays 15 minute long sets and wonders why he doesn’t get booked much anymore. The catalogue gets re-issued with regularity these days, as the grandchildren of funkateers rediscover this ‘hippie stuff’.

 

Didn’t Sly Stone buy a studio in Sausalito, and have the doors removed, ‘cause he ‘didn’t dig doors’? I remember reading about how he showed up in England once, with no material prepared; and apparently no desire to play anything for anybody, despite having already cashed the cheque. Maybe he should’ve gone to France, instead, where they can be a bit more forgiving than the British.

Feature Films

On 7/24, Happy birthday to Francois Cahen (1944), a great French jazz keyboard player; also Tony Joe White (“Polk Salad Annie”) (1943) and Andy Mackay (of Roxy Music) (1946).

I do not usually talk about feature films, but today I will.

I really like the Criterion DVD / Blu-ray company – they make usually really nice versions of feature films. They tend to all look GREAT, and sound GREAT!

On DVD, I have “Armageddon”, “The Bad Sleep Well” (Kurosawa), “Bad Timing”, “Charade”, “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas”, “Fishing With John” (John Lurie), “Gimme Shelter” (Rolling Stones), “Knife In The Water” (Polanski), “The Last Wave”, “Life Aquatic”, “Life of Brian” (Monty Python), “The Man Who Fell To Earth”, “Monterey Pop”, “The Rock”, “This Sporting Life”, “Time Bandits” (Gilliam), “Tokyo Drifter”, “Traffic” and “Z” (Costa-Gavras). My favorites here are “Bad Timing” (with Art Garfunkel), which I first saw in a theatre in Auckland, New Zealand, and “The Last Wave”, which made me very curious about Australia.

 

On Blu-ray, I have the magnificent John Cassavetes boxed set: with “Shadows”, “Faces”, “A Woman Under The Influence”, “The Killing Of A Chinese Bookie” and “Opening Night”; “Cul-De-Sac” (Polanski), “Diabolique”, “A Hard Day’s Night”, “Island of Lost Souls”, “Medium Cool”, “Quadrophenia”, “The Red Shoes” and “Repulsion” (Polanski). Gosh, “Faces” by John Cassavetes remains a favorite, as does “A Hard Day’s Night”, the wonderful Beatles’ film. The “Faces” DVD & Blu-ray have an alternate beginning to the film, effectively making it even longer than it already is! Seymour Cassel!

 

The 2 x movies I really enjoy on DVD don’t have “proper” soundtrack LP’s, but the 2 x Blu-ray films I mention both do – “Faces” has an OST LP on Columbia Records and “A Hard Day’s Night” used to be on Parlophone / Capitol, but is on Universal these days.

 

If you haven’t seen “Faces”, get up from your computer, go rent the DVD of it somewhere, watch & believe. One of the few independently-produced films to ever get an Oscar nomination (for script, I believe). Depending on who you are, you probably have at least a DVD of “A Hard Day’s Night”, a film capable of making one as interested in England as they are about The Beatles.

 

“Bad Timing” with Art Garfunkel really caught me off guard. I first saw it in a Queen Street Auckland movie theatre, with someone who was disappointed it didn’t have more of a pornographic aspect. It’s set in Vienna, and Art isn’t a very nice guy.

 

“The Last Wave” totally redeemed Richard Chamberlain, as far as I am concerned. Neat spooky special effects, too. How much is really real?

Thanks, Mr. Dana Madore for suggesting this topic.

The Band

The Band

Happy birthday to Levon Helm of The Band (1942, Marvell, AR).

As a young man, I never quite ‘got’ The Band. Even at a very young age, it seemed like the type of hippie music that did not interest me – going as far as all but ignoring their records, even the good ones! Any exposure to the era of Basement Tape material will make one sit up and take notice of this Canadian-U.S. hybrid band. Just like Bob Dylan – who they worked with – they are fairly well served by the SA-CD community. Alas, I had to break down and buy an aftermarket DVD-A for “Music From Big Pink”, to get the album in 5.1 – the Mobile Fidelity SA-CD is stereo only!

LP                MUSIC FROM BIG PINK                                                                               CAPITOL US            SKAO 2955

1968 11 TRKS 1st pressing?

DVD             MUSIC FROM BIG PINK (DVD-A) 5.1                                                         CAPITOL US            77939.9

1968 11 TRKS 5.1 mix (’02 Issue)

LP                MUSIC FROM BIG PINK                                                                               TOSHIBA JPN          ECS-50101

1968 11 TRKS Jpn pressing, ’76 issue, insert

CD                MUSIC FROM BIG PINK (SA-CD)                                                               MOBILE FIDELITY   UDSA-CD 2044

1968 11 TRKS SA-CD (’09 issue) DSD Mastering

LP                MUSIC FROM BIG PINK                                                                               CAPITOL UK            ST 2955

1968 11 TRKS U.K. 2nd pressing

CD                MUSIC FROM BIG PINK re                                                                          CAPITOL US            25390.2

1968 20 TRKS (9 x bonus tracks) (’00 issue)

 

7″                 I SHALL BE RELEASED / WEIGHT, THE promo                                     CAPITOL US            P 2269

1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, debut 45, promo

7″                 I SHALL BE RELEASED / WEIGHT, THE                                                  CAPITOL US            2269

1968 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, debut 45?

 

CD                BAND, THE (2nd album) (SA-CD)                                                              MOBILE FIDELITY   USSACD 2129

1969 12 TRKS (’13 issue) SA-CD

CD                BAND, THE (2nd album) re                                                                         CAPITOL US            25389.2

1969 12 TRKS John Simon

LP                BAND, THE (2nd album)                                                                              CAPITOL US            STAO-132

1969 12 TRKS John Simon

DVD             BAND, THE (“Classic Albums”)                                                                  EAGLE US                EV 30101-09

2005 75m “Classic Albums”

 

CD                STAGE FRIGHT                                                                                             CAPITOL US            19839.2

1970 10 TRKS (’90 issue)

LP                  MUSIC FROM BIG PINK re-issue                                                               CAPITOL US            STCR-288

1970? 11 TRKS part of box set, Peter Max artwork

 

CD                CAHOOTS (SA-CD)                                                                                       MOBILE FIDELITY   UDSA-CD 2045

1971 11 TRKS (’10 issue) SA-CD; DSD Mastering

 

CD                ROCK OF AGES (SA-CD)                                                                            MOBILE FIDELITY   UDSA-CD 2046

1972 17 TRKS (’10 issue) Live, #2117 SA-CD

CDx2           ROCK OF AGES re                                                                                        CAPITOL US            30181.2

1972 28 TRKS (’01 issue) Live

 

7″                 HANG UP MY ROCK AND ROLL SHOES / CALEDONIA MISSION      CAPITOL US            3500

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

 

7″                 DON’T DO IT (Live) / RAG MAMA RAG (Live) promo                               CAPITOL US            P-3433

1972 2 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo; Live

 

CD                NORTHERN LIGHTS – SOUTHERN CROSS (SA-CD)                          MOBILE FIDELITY   UDSA-CD 2047

1975 8 TRKS (’10 issue) SA-CD; DSD Mastering

 

LP                BEST OF                                                                                                         CAPITOL US            ST-511553

1976 11 TRK Collection, record club copy

CD                BEST OF                                                                                                         CAPITOL US            CDP 46070

1976 11 TRK Collection, textured booklet

 

LPx2            ANTHOLOGY                                                                                                  CAPITOL US            SKBO-11856

1978 20 TRK collection

 

LPx3            LAST WALTZ, THE                                                                                        WARNER US           3WS 3146

1978 29 TRKS Live, Bob Dylan etc.

BD                LAST WALTZ, THE (BD)                                                                               MGM US                    61502-4

2006 117m (’78 orig issue) Blu-ray re-master

Blue Bag Records – Resistor Records

"Pure Audio" (stereo only)

On 1/18 happy birthday to “Legs” Larry Smith of The Bonzo Dog Band (1944, Oxford, England).  Also on 1/18 happy birthday to Dave Greenslade of Colosseum and Greenslade (1943, Woking, England).

The clouds on the horizon are clearing for me: someone at my work who has been giving me a hard time is leaving!  I euphemistically refer to her as “Dragon Lady”, because of her sharp tongue and lack of wit.  Friday is her last day, so let’s just say I’m looking forward to my weekend!

There are two new record stores in Los Angeles that I want to make sure everybody local patronizes:  Blue Bag Records on Sunset Blvd. in Echo Park and Resistor Records in Monrovia on Myrtle Avenue – both of these are real record stores, with intelligent people working at them – heck, I’d even work at these stores!

January 2014 is shaping up to be an interesting month – on the music front:

AIR – EATING SLEEPING…, ASTRALWERKS US DVD

CLARK, PETULA – GREATEST HITS, CRESCENDO US CD hope they’re the right recordings!

CLIMAX CHICAGO – TIGHTLY KNIT, HARVEST UK LP ’71

FISHMANS – UCHU NIPPON SETAGAYA, POLYDOR JPN CD

HIKASU – s/t, TOSHIBA JPN CD Kami sleeve

ISLEY BROTHERS – SHOUT!, COLLECTABLES US CD

JACKSON, JOE – I’M THE MAN, A&M US CD

KAJI, HIDEKI – NEW PRETTY, FELICITY JPN CD ’06

KARIE, KAHIMI – BEST OF TRATTORIA YEARS + MORE, TRATTORIA JPN CD

MORRISON, VAN – HIS BAND AND THE STREET CHOIR, WARNER US CD “Blue Money”

SALUZZI, DINO – CITE DE LA MUSIQUE, ECM US CD

SINGH, TALVIN – OK, ISLAND UK CD

SQUAREPUSHER – BIG LOADA, SONY JPN CD

SUMMERS, ANDY – MYSTERIOUS BARRICADES, PRIVATE US CD

SUPERTRAMP – BREAKFAST IN AMERICA, A&M US BD “Pure Audio” Blu-ray disc

SWEET – LEVEL HEADED, POLYDOR AUS LP with alt. cover

TALK TALK – IT’S MY LIFE, EMI / MANHATTAN US CD

TEI, TOWA / V.A. – MOTIVATION 7, NIPPON COLUMBIA JPN CD compiled in Japan

V.A. – CREPUSCULE – CAFÉ APRES-MIDI, JVC JPN CD compiled in Japan

V.A. – GOLDEN AGE OF BLACK MUSIC (1970 – 1975), ATLANTIC US CD

V.A. – SITFF RECORDS BOX SET, RHINO US 4CD for $15 @ Rockaway, L.A.

V.A. – TWO DECCADES OF HITS, DECCA UK 2CD promo-only, with many oddball 60’s hits!

VALLE, MARCOS – FOR CAFÉ APRES-MIDI, TOSHIBA JPN CD collection

WADA, AKIKO – WADA AKIKO Co., Ltd., TEICHIKU JPN CD prod. by Konishi of P5

WAY, DARRYL / WOLF – NIGHT MUSIC, DERAM UK LP, original UK LP

ZAPPA, FRANK – HALF A DOZEN PROVACATIVE SQUATS, RYKODISC US CD promo-only, “200 Motels” promo disc