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1972 saw pop/rock songwriter and producer Todd Rundgren take on an incredibly ambitious project and his most famous work, the double album Something/Anything?. Most know the album for the pop hits, “I Saw The Light” and “It Wouldn’t Have Made Any Difference”, but the album is far more than pop hits. It is an eclectic […]

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This month, we feature an early Japanese CD of historical significance because it commemorates a major sporting event. The disc is the soundtrack for the 1984 Summer Olympics, held in Los Angeles, California. The 1984 Games were highly successful for the United States and included such gold medalists as Edwin Moses, Carl Lewis, Mary Lou […]

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After a nearly two-year hiatus from the studio, Steve Winwood and Jim Capaldi teamed up for Traffic’s fourth studio album, John Barleycorn Must Die. With this album, Traffic showed their instrumental prowess with a series of extended tracks, including the popular “Glad” and “Freedom Rider” (both of which run over six minutes). Considered in its […]

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As you peruse the posts on this site, obviously the main theme is early CDs. Often times, posts focus on rare pressings, and sometimes, an unusual or unexpected pressing. With this post, we consider the unusual or unexpected. By the time Blue Note jazz CDs were released in the U.S., in the mid-1980s, several domestic […] No Jacket Required">A Swiss-for-U.S. pressing of Phil Collins No Jacket Required

When discussing early CDs, we often refer to discs pressed in Japan or West Germany. However, as demand grew in the mid-1980s, CD pressing plants opened all over the world, and record labels scrambled to have their titles pressed wherever they could. This led to some unusual rare pressings. Consider the 1985 smash album by […]

‘Tis the Season: The Japan-for-U.S. pressing of Elvis’ Christmas Album

From rare to accessible. In 2007 and 2019, we reviewed very rare early CDs of the Elvis Presley compilation Merry Christmas (go here and here). This holiday season, we consider a much more common Elvis holiday album, simply titled Elvis’ Christmas Album. Originally released in 1957, Elvis’ Christmas Album offers 12 classics, including “White Christmas”, […]

The Japan-for-Canada issue of Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Paco De Lucia Friday Night in San Francisco

When we consider early Japanese CD pressings, we are normally concerned with discs released in the U.S., European, and Japanese markets. In many cases, unique Japanese pressings were produced for each of these primary CD markets. For smaller markets in the early days of the format, one of these primary issues would be imported for […]

The original Japanese issue of Legend: The Best of Bob Marley and The Wailers

Back in March 2020, we provided a review of an early CD pressing of a rather obscure Bob Marley album (go here). With this post, we look at an album well known to even the casual Bob Marley fan. It is the aptly titled compilation Legend. The full title is actually Legend: The Best of […]

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