Archive for July, 2007

The Japanese Target CD of Randy Newman Trouble in Paradise

A recent acquisition is the rare Japanese Target CD of Randy Newman Trouble in Paradise.  I first became aware of it in 2006 and know of only two other copies.  The disc was pressed by CBS/Sony, as evidenced by the text “MANUFACTURED BY CBS/SONY RECORDS INC.” stamped on the clear plastic ring at the center.  […]

The early Japanese Epic/Sony sampler CD American Best Selection

Featured here is an early Japanese sampler CD from Epic/Sony entitled American Best Selection.  The catalog number is 35 8P-35, and the copyright date shown on the disc and inserts is 1983.  It is a compilation of 12 U.S. radio hits from 1983.  The tracks are as follows: “Beat It”, Michael Jackson “Who Can It Be […]