Beat Sound – Day 3

Happy birthday to Evel Knievel (1938), Ziggy Marley (1968) and Jimmy Seals (Seals & Crofts) (1942).

Beat Sound – Day 3

Continuing the ranking:

#21 top ranked band / artist: Roger Waters

Their recommended album: “Amused To Death” (1992), which is now on SA-CD, but wasn’t in 2010

#22 top ranked band: Popol Vuh

Their recommended album: “In Den Garten Pharaos” (1972), which I haven’t heard in a long time!

#23 top ranked band: Can

Their recommended album: “Future Days” (1973), an album I can recommend, too!

#24 top ranked band: Sebastian Hardie

Their recommended album: “Four Moments” (1975), odd to see an Australian band on this list

#25 top ranked band: Camel

Their recommended album: “The Snow Goose” (1975), I like it better now than I did in 1975

#26 top ranked band: Gentle Giant

Their recommended album: “Gentle Giant” (1970), I own a copy, but it’s not my favorite

#27 top ranked band / artist: Brian Eno

Their recommended album: “Music For Films” (1978), not really progressive rock, is it?

#28 top ranked band / artist: Steve Hillage

Their recommended album: “Fish Rising” (1975), probably his best album, too!

#29 top ranked band: Porcupine Tree

Their recommended album: “Deadwing” (2005), never got into them…

#30 top ranked band: Van der Graaf Generator

Their recommended album: “Still Life” (1976), definitely not my favorite VDGG album, but it’s on SA-CD now

And just outside those rankings (in order) you get Renaissance “Prologue” (1972), Fripp & Eno “(No Pussyfooting” (1973), The Moody Blues “Days Of Future Passed” (1967), Focus “Hamburger Concerto” (1974), and Atoll “L’Araignee-Mal” (1975).

Beat Sound – Day 2

Happy birthday Rick Parfitt (Status Quo) (1948) – this is also the day Gene Vincent died in 1971.

“Beat Sound” – Day 2

To continue from yesterday’s “ranking”…

#11 top ranked band: Curved Air, who have no audiophile releases, as far as I know

Their recommended album:  “Air Cut” (1973), I like “Phantasmagoria” better

#12 top ranked band: U.K., who didn’t have any audiophile releases in 2010, but now have SA-CD’s available

Their recommended album: “U.K.” (1978), probably their best – but generally I am not a fan

#13 top ranked band / artist: Anthony Philips, who, in 2010, had no audiophile releases

His recommended album:  “The Geese and The Ghost” (1977), which I do enjoy

#14 top ranked band: Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso, who had recently had their Dischi albums released as Blu-spec CD’s

Their recommended album:  “Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso” (their first album, 1972) which I found copies of

#15 top ranked band: Hatfield & The North, still no audiophile releases on this band

Their recommended album:  “The Rotter’s Club” (1975), er, not my favorite…

#16 top ranked band: England, whose sole album had recently been re-released as a Blu=spec CD.

Their recommended album:  “Garden Shed” (1977), I’m not much of a fan – passed their sell-by date

#17 top ranked band: Jon and Vangelis, no audiophile releases

Their recommended album: “The Friends of Mr. Cairo” (1981), which didn’t stand out, as I recall

#18 top ranked band: Faust, no audiophile releases

Their recommended album: “Faust So Far (1972), I prefer their debut album, actually

#19 top ranked band / artist: Peter Gabriel, who had many audiophile (SA-CD’s) released

Their recommended album:  “Peter Gabriel” (his first album, 1977), which I did find an SA-CD of

#20 top ranked band: P.F.M., no audiophile releases

Their recommended album:  “Photos of Ghosts” (1973), looks to be the English version – so I have an original LP & a nice CD version of that one

Beat Sound – Day 1

Happy birthday Daryl Hall (of Hall & Oates) (1946).  The Beatles 45 “Love Me Do” charted today in England, 1962.

In 2010, I bought a Japanese magazine based on it’s cover: “Beat Sound”.  I bought it secondhand.  The cover of this edition is a mélange of progressive bands – different to the one the Japanese “Record Collector’s Magazine”!  “Beat Sound” appears to be a high end audiophile magazine…

Anyway, I like their rankings, so I’ll be sharing some of that with y’all over the next few days!

“The Sound Labyrinth of Progressive Rock”

#1 top ranked band: King Crimson, as their 5.1 mixes had just been released!

I bought a set of them, up to, but not including “Beat”

#2 top ranked band: Pink Floyd, as an SA-CD of “Dark Side of the Moon” had been released

I have all 3 x versions of “DSOTM” on SA-CD, but it’s my least favorite PF album!

#3 top ranked band: Yes, as a DVD-A of “Fragile” had already been released

Eventually the Japanese made an SA-CD of it in 5.1, so that’s what I got first

#4 top ranked band: Emerson, Lake & Palmer, as “Brain Salad Surgery” had already been released as an SA-CD in England

I bought the first few albums by them as DVD-A’s, and I have “BSS” as an SA-CD

#5 top ranked band: Tangerine Dream, whose audiophile released were in the future;

I have “Phaedra” & “Rubycon” as SA-CD’s, in 2016

#6 top ranked band: Gong, who have no audiophile releases, to my knowledge

I really like Gong, but am not aware of any audiophile releases on them.

#7 top ranked band: Area, who have no audiophile releases, to my knowledge

Not a fan of Area, for the most part – never heard anything that grabbed me

#8 top ranked band / artist: Mike Oldfield

Yes I got the 2CD + DVD-A 5.1 from Japan, later on I found I found a 4.0 “Tubular Bells” in Tokyo

#9 top ranked band: Caravan, who had recently released an SA-CD of “In The Land of Grey & Pink”

Which I duly bought; also picked up on “For Girls Who Grow Plump In The Night” SA-CD

#10 top ranked band: Soft Machine, who they mention as having their stuff mastered as DSD!

I think all of their CBS albums got DSD mastered in Japan

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.

CD’s & SHM-CD’s from Tokyo

10cc – LIVE AND LET LIVE, MERCURY JPN 2CD kami sleeve

AMON DUUL II – VIVE LA TRANCE, BELLE ANT JPN SHM-CD kami sleeve

ANIMALS, THE / ERIC BURDON – ANIMALS, THE (1st), TOSHIBA JPN CD kami sleeve

ASH RA – BELLE ALLIANCE, BELLE ANT JPN 2xSHM-CD kami sleeve

AUDIENCE – AUDIENCE, ARCHIVE JPN CD kami sleeve

AYERS, KEVIN / CARAVAN / HATFIELD & THE NORTH – CANTERBURY TAPES, OH BOY JPN 2CD pirate

BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO – GAROFANO ROSSO (O.S.T.), STRANGE DAYS JPN CD kami sleeve

BEGGAR’S OPERA – WATERS OF CHANGE, REPERTOIRE UK CD kami sleeve

BENSON, GEORGE – BODY TALK, KING JPN Blu-spec CD

BENSON, GEORGE – BAD BENSON, KING JPN Blu-spec CD

BIGLIETTO PER L’INFERNO, UN – BIGLIETTO PER L’INFERNO, ARCANGELO JPN CD kami sleeve

BLANCMANGE – BELIEVE YOU ME, LONDON DE CD

BONZO DOG BAND – KEYNSHAM, LIBERTY JPN CD kami sleeve

BONZO DOG BAND – TADPOLES, LIBERTY JPN CD kami sleeve

BROWN, ARTHUR – CHISHOLM IN MY BOSOM, ARCHIVE JPN CD kami sleeve

BRUFORD, BILL – BACK TO THE EDGE, HIGHLAND JPN 2CD pirate

CALVERT, ROBERT – BLUEPRINTS FROM THE CELLAR, BGO UK CD

CAN – FUTURE DAYS, SPOON JPN Blu-spec CD

CHRISTMAS, KEITH – STORIES FROM THE HUMAN ZOO, ARCHIVE JPN CD kami sleeve

CREAM – WHEELS OF FIRE, POLYDOR JPN 2CD kami sleeve

DEAF SCHOOL – SECOND COMING, HAYABUSA JPN CD kami sleeve

DUB MASTER X – DUB WA CRAZY, NUTMEG JPN 2CD

DURY, IAN – NEW BOOTS AND PANTIES, VICTOR JPN CD kami sleeve

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – DISCOVERY, EPIC JPN CD kami sleeve

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – TIME, EPIC JPN CD kami sleeve

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – OUT OF THE BLUE, EPIC JPN 2CD kami sleeve

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – SECRET MESSAGES, EPIC JPN CD kami sleeve

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – FACE THE MUSIC, EPIC JPN CD kami sleeve

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – NEW WORLD RECORD, EPIC JPN CD kami sleeve

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA – ELDORADO, EPIC JPN CD kami sleeve

EMERSON, LAKE and PALMER – WORKS Vol. 2, VICTOR JPN CD kami sleeve

ENO, BRIAN – 77 MILLION, OPAL JPN CD kami sleeve

ENTWISTLE, JOHN – RIGOR MORTIS SETS IN, STRANDE DAYS JPN CD kami sleeve

ENTWISTLE, JOHN – MAD DOG, STRANDE DAYS JPN CD kami sleeve

FACES, THE – NOD IS AS GOOD AS A WINK…, WARNER JPN CD kami sleeve

FACES, THE – OOH LA LA, WARNER JPN CD kami sleeve

FACES, THE – LONG PLAYER, WARNER JPN CD kami sleeve

FARRELL, JOE – MOON GERMS, KING JPN Blu-spec CD

FARREN, MICK – TO THE MASTERLOCK – LIVE IN JAPAN 2004, CAPTAIN TRIPS JPN CD kami sleeve

FARYAR, CYRUS – ISLANDS, ELEKTRA JPN CD kami sleeve

FOCUS – IN & OUT OF, VICTOR JPN CD kami sleeve

FOXX, JOHN – ASSEMBLY, VIRGIN UK CD

FREE – FREE, ISLAND JPN CD kami sleeve

GABRIEL, PETER – PETER GABRIEL III, VIRGIN JPN CD kami sleeve

GAINSBOURG, SERGE – INITIALS B. B., PHILIPS JPN CD kami sleeve

GENTLE GIANT – THREE FRIENDS. VERTIGO JPN CD kami sleeve

HAMMILL, PETER – BLACK BOX, VIRGIN JPN CD kami sleeve

HENRY COW – WESTERN CULTURE, ReR JPN CD kami sleeve

HOLDSWORTH, ALLAN / PASQUA/ WACKERMAN – BLUES FOR TONY, MOONJUNE UK 2CD

HOPPER, HUGH / LISA KLOSSNER – CRYPTIDS, BLUEPRINT UK CD

IT BITES – THANK YOU AND GOODNIGHT, VIRGIN JPN CD kami sleeve

JACKSON HEIGHTS – KING PROGRESS, ARCANGELO JPN CD kami sleeve

JOPLIN, JANIS – PEARL, SONY JPN CD kami sleeve

KING CRIMSON – IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING, WOWOW JPN CD + DVD AC:2 7” kami sleeve

KORNER, ALEXIS / PETER THORUP / SNAPE – ACCIDENTALLY BORN IN NEW ORLEANS, STRANDE DAYS JPN CD kami sleeve

LATTE E MIELE – PASSIO SECUNDUM MATTHEUM, POLYDOR JPN CD kami sleeve

LED ZEPPELIN – LED ZEPPELIN III, ATLANTIC JPN CD kami sleeve

MAGNA CARTA – SEASONS, VERTIGO JPN CD kami sleeve

MANFRED MANN – MANN MADE HITS, TOSHIBA JPN CD kami sleeve

MANFRED MANN – ORIGINAL MANFRED MANN, ODEON JPN CD kami sleeve

NEW TROLLS – L.I.V.E.N.T., VINYL MAGIC IT CD kami sleeve

NICE, THE – FILLMORE EAST 1969, CHARISMA JPN 2CD kami sleeve

ORME, LE – VENERDI, SELF IT CD

PENGUIN CAFÉ ORCHESTRA – BROADCASTING FROM HOME, VIRGIN JPN SA-CD stereo, kami sleeve

POPOL VUH – AGUIRRE, ARCANGELO JPN CD kami sleeve

ROLLING STONES, THE – AFTERMATH (UK), ABKCO JPN CD kami sleeve

ROLLING STONES, THE – STICKY FINGERS, VIRGIN JPN CD kami sleeve

RUSKIN-SPEAR, ROGER – ELECTRIC SHOCKS, ARCHIVE JPN CD kami sleeve

SAKAMOTO, RYUICHI – ILLUSTRATED MUSIC ENCYCLOPEDIA, SCHOOL JPN 2xSHM-CD kami sleeve

SAKAMOTO, RYUICHI – THOUSAND KNIVES OF, NIPPON COL JPN SA-CD

SAKAMOTO, RYUICHI – THOUSAND KNIVES OF, NIPPON COL JPN CD

SAMADHI – SAMADHI, ARCANGELO JPN CD kami sleeve

SEBESKY, DON – RAPE OF EL MORRO, KING JPN Blu-spec CD

SLAPP HAPPY – LIVE IN JAPAN – MAY, 2000, FMN SOUND JPN CD

SOFT MACHINE – VOLUME TWO, POLYDOR UK CD

SOFTLEY, MICK – SONGS FOR SWINGIN’ SURVIVORS, HUX UK CD

SPARKS – KIMONO MY HOUSE, ISLAND JPN CD kami sleeve

SPOOKY TOOTH – LAST PUFF, ISLAND JPN SHM-CD kami sleeve

STACKRIDGE – STACKRIDGE, MCA JPN CD kami sleeve

STACKRIDGE – FRENDLINESS, MCA JPN CD kami sleeve

STRING DRIVEN THING – MACHINE THAT CRIED, ARCHIVE JPN CD kami sleeve

SZABO, GABOR – MIZRAB, KING JPN Blu-spec CD

TAHITI 80 – PAST, THE PRESENT & THE POSSIBLE, VICTOR JPN CD kami sleeve

TAHITI 80 – PAST, THE PRESENT & THE POSSIBLE, VICTOR JPN DVD AC:2

TANGERINE DREAM – RUBYCON, VIRGIN JPN SA-CD stereo, kami sleeve

TEN YEARS AFTER – UNDEAD, DERAM JPN CD kami sleeve

TRAFFIC – MR. FANTASY, ISLAND JPN CD kami sleeve

V.A. – METHODS OF DANCE, VIRGIN JPN 3xSHM-CD

V.A. – NO NEW YORK, BRIDGE JPN CD kami sleeve

VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR – QUIET ZONE, THE – PLEASURE DOME, THE, VIRGIN JPN SA-CD stereo, kami sleeve

VANGELIS / ANDERSON, JON – ODYSSEY, HIP-O US CD

WHO, THE – SUBSTITUTE / WALTZ FOR A PIG (PS), POLYDOR JPN SHM-CD

WHO, THE – TOMMY, POLYDOR JPN SHM-CD kami sleeve

WHO, THE – LIVE AT LEEDS, POLYDOR JPN CD kami sleeve

WHO, THE – MY GENERATION, POLYDOR JPN 2CD kami sleeve

WILSON, MARI / BARB JUNGAR / CLAIRE MARTIN – GIRL TALK, LINN UK SA-CD 5.1

WYATT, ROBERT – NOTHING CAN STOP US, VIDEOARTS JPN CD kami sleeve

WYATT, ROBERT – SHLEEP, VIDEOARTS JPN CD kami sleeve

YAMASH’TA, STOMU / GO – GO TOO, ARISTA JPN CD kami sleeve

45’s from Tokyo

Happy birthday Cass Elliott (1943), Twiggy (1949), Brian Epstein (1934) and Nile Rogers (1952)!

These were the 45’s I managed to buy in Tokyo recently:

ANIMALS, THE / ERIC BURDON – SKY PILOT (Part 1 / Part 2) (PS), MGM JPN 7” W/PS

ANIMALS, THE / ERIC BURDON – HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN, ODEON JPN 7” W/PS

DEE, DAVE / DOZY, BEAKY, MICK and TICH – OKAY! / HE’S A RAVER, PHILIPS JPN 7” W/PS

DEE, DAVE / DOZY, BEAKY, MICK and TICH – LEGEND O0F XANADU, PHILIPS JPN 7” W/PS

DEEP PURPLE – BLACK KNIGHT, WARNER JPN 7” W/PS

EARTH and FIRE – 21st CENTURY SHOW, POLYDOR JPN 7” W/PS

FIFTH DIMENSION – AQUARIUS, LIBERTY JPN 7” EP W/PS

GUESS WHO, THE – NO SUGAR TONIGHT / AMERICAN WOMAN, RCA JPN 7” W/PS

HOPKIN, MARY – THOSE WERE THE DAYS, APPLE JPN 7” W/PS red vinyl

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE – SOMEBODY TO LOVE / SHE HAS FUNNY CARS, RCA JPN 7” W/PS

KING, CAROLE – IT’S TOO LATE, A&M / ODE 70 JPN 7” EPW/PS

McCARTNEY, PAUL – SILLY LOVE SONGS / COOK OF THE HOUSE, CAPITOL JPN 7” W/PS

MENDES, SERGIO and BRASIL ’66 – MAS QUE NADA, A&M JPN 7” EP W/PS

MENDES, SERGIO and BRASIL ’66 – FOOL ON THE HILL, A&M JPN 7” EP W/PS

MILES, JOHN – MUSIC / PUTTING MY NEW SONG TOGETHER, JPN 7” W/PS

MONKEES, THE – (THEME FROM) MONKEES, VICTOR JPN 7” EP W/PS

PRADO, PEREZ – FIREWORKS, RCA JPN 7” EP W/PS

PROCOL HARUM – WHITER SHADE OF PALE, A / CONQUISTADOR, PHILIPS JPN 7” EP W/PS

RUSSELL, LEON – TIGHT ROPE. SHELTER JPN 7” EP W/PS

SAM THE SHAM AND THE PHARAOHS – LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD / LOVE ME LIKE BEFORE, MGM JPN 7” W/PS

SHOCKING BLUE – VENUS, POLYDOR JPN 7” EP W/PS

SIMON AND GARFUNKEL – 7 O’CLOCK NEWS, CBS / SONY JPN 7” W/PS

Ryuichi Sakamoto “Futurista”

Happy birthday Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) (1961), John Lee Hooker (1917) and Ian Mitchell (Bay City Rollers) (1958).

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO – Futurista (Midi / School, 1986); I never got the paper sleeve SHM-CD version, so I don’t know what’s on that one, but the CD always had 1 more song than the LP, usually the 45 version of “G.T.”, the single from this LP.

This LP has some interesting guests – most notably Kenji Suzuki (the guitarist), New Yorker guitarist Arto Lindsay, and Japanese female vocalist Cano Caoli.  Also guesting is Maceo Parker on sax and vocalist Bernard Fowler (recently seen with The Rolling Stones).  They also thank TRA Project, Bill Laswell and Akiko Yano (Sakamoto’s ex-wife).

“Broadway Boogie Woogie” has more “Bladerunner” (feature film) samples than most music made these days; at least it’s snappy!

Second song doesn’t have any English, but it is pleasant ambient-type “typical” Sakamoto stuff.

“Ballet Mecanique” has some reasonably nice processed vocals from Bernard Fowler.  “G.T. II” is a re-make of “G.T.”, so treat accordingly.

“Milan, 1909” does indeed invoke the thought of Italy many years ago.  “Variety Show” is a computer genius showing off.  “Verso Lo Schermo” features Cano Caoli, the singer of Cioccolata.

“Water IS Life” is the shortest song on this LP @ 1:52.  The album ends with “Parolibre”, again, sung by Cano Caoli – but it always sounded like Miharu Koshi to me (Hosono’s sidekick).  And at least the CD version ends with “G.T.”, the original 45 version, a great song.

Mute Beat

Happy birthday Mick Jagger (1943) and Roger Taylor (Queen) (1949).

MUTE BEAT

Japanese dub reggae!  I saw them live, long ago – in Santa Monica, CA!  I have never looked them up, when I visit Tokyo, Japan.  Kazufumi Kodama is the main guy.  I believe the bass player passed away a while ago.  I remember getting the cassette of “No. 0” before there were any CD’s released, courtesy of the TRA Project.  No, I don’t have “everything” by them…

CD                14 ECHOES + 1                                               PONY / CANYON JPN   PCCA-01742

2002 15 TRKS stereo CD collection

 

CD                DOCUMENT 1989                                          OFF NOTE JPN              ON-10

1996 13 TRKS stereo 2CD Live ’89

 

CD                DOWN TRAIN / DUB IN THE FOG                OVERHEAT JPN             S10Y-1012

1988 2 TRKS stereo CD Single CD3

 

CD                DUB WISE                                                       PONY / CANYON JPN   PCCA-00685

1994 8 TRKS stereo CD re-issue

LP                 DUB WISE                                                       OVERHEAT JPN             OVELP 0002

2002 8 TRKS stereo LP insert

 

CD                FLOWER                                                          OVERHEAT JPN             D32Y-0117

1987 9 TRKS stereo CD

 

CD                IN DUB (aka “No. 0”) (US)                            ROIR US                        RUSCD 8227

1996 11 TRKS stereo CD

 

CD                LIVE                                                                  OVERHEAT JPN             PCCY-00041

1989 12 TRKS stereo CD Live

 

CD                LOVER’S ROCK                                                OVERHEAT JPN             D32Y-0194

1988 9 TRKS stereo CD

 

CD                LOVER’S ROCK                                                OVERHEAT JPN             PCCA 01755

2002 9 TRKS stereo CD kami sleeve, DSD

 

CD                MARCH                                                            OVERHEAT JPN             D22Y-0320

1989 10 TRKS stereo CD

 

12″               MUTE BEAT (COFFIA)                                    OVERHEAT JPN             C12Y 0208

1986 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

 

CD                NO. 0                                                               RESPECT JPN                RES-7

1996 13 TRKS stereo CD

CD                IN DUB (aka “No. 0”) (US)                            ROIR US                        RUSCD 8227

1996 11 TRKS stereo CD

LP                 NO. 0                                                               RESPECT JPN                RES-9

1996 11 TRKS stereo LP insert

 

12″               ORGAN’S MELODY                                         OVERHEAT JPN             C12Y 0238

1987 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

 

CD                ROLAND ALPHONSO MEETS MUTE BEAT    OVERHEAT JPN             OVE-0066

1999 13 TRKS stereo CD Live ’88

 

12″               STILL ECHO                                                     OVERHEAT JPN             C12Y 0223

1986 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve, fully autographed

 

CD                STILL ECHO                                                     OVERHEAT JPN             D32Y-0114

1987 7 TRKS stereo CD

 

12″               SUNNY SIDE WALK                                         OVERHEAT JPN             C12Y 0301

1988 2 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve

12″               SUNNY SIDE WALK re-issue                         OVERHEAT JPN             RIDDIM 200

2000? 3 TRKS stereo 12″ with pic sleeve, re-issue

Strange Days

Happy birthday to singer / songwriter Bob Dylan (1941)!

“Strange Days” magazine in Japan has ceased publishing a print edition of their magazine.  I have been reading it faithfully since about 2009, though I do have issues prior to 2009.  They were always very good about writing about all progressive rock.  Apparently they first published in 1998 – I couldn’t understand their message on their page…

http://www.strange-ds.com/

So, “Time Machine” came from them.  The recent popular “Progressive Rock” 6 part list came from a magazine that still publishes:  ‘Record Collector’s Magazine’!

I am sorry to see “Strange Days” join Music Life, Swing Journal etc.  Let’s hope ‘Record Collector’s Magazine’ is healthy!