Okay, what are your best Japanese issued CDs?

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  1. LeeS

    LeeS Roll Tape! Thread Starter

    Just wondering what members think are the better performances and sounds on the Japanese CDs.

    I was really impressed by Emotional Rescue :shh: which I picked up from Wardybonk, a superb seller.

    What else is worth buying beside the DSOTM CDs?

    What are your favorites?

    Thanks. :)
  2. RussellG

    RussellG Forum Resident

    All the Grand Funk CD's :righton:
  3. LeeS

    LeeS Roll Tape! Thread Starter

    I bet those are fun. :cool:
  4. Laservampire

    Laservampire (╯°□°)╯︵ ןıo ǝʞɐus

    The original Japanese Sony issue of ELO's No Answer is the best I've heard that album sound on CD.

    The Japanese Pastmasters CD of Wild Honey by The Beach Boys is great.

    The Toshiba-EMI CDs of Roy Wood's Boulders and The Move's Message From The Country from 1991 are the best I've heard.
  5. jwoverho

    jwoverho Forum Resident

    Mobile, AL USA
    Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes TO BE TRUE on Sony Japan.
    Grand Funk red album on Pastmasters
  6. John Carsell

    John Carsell Forum Resident

    Northwest Illinois
    Absolutely. :righton:

    That and the Japan Sony of ELO II.
  7. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I like the CD Japanese issues of America...
  8. kwf

    kwf Forum Resident

    MSG Assault Attack black triangle
    Judas Priest Unleashed In The East mini vinyl
  9. LeeS

    LeeS Roll Tape! Thread Starter

    I'd like to hear these.
  10. Vinylsoul 1965

    Vinylsoul 1965 Forum Resident

    I'll have to say THE WHO SELL OUT (original mono mix) with the lp replica sleeves. GREAT to hear the mono mix on disc!!!
  11. LeeS

    LeeS Roll Tape! Thread Starter

    I bought a bunch of miniLP CDs from Japan from Red Trumpet back in the 90s. Some were bright but otherwise good sound.
  12. jjay

    jjay Forum Resident

    MN United States
    Procol Harum - Japanese K2 - Live with the Edmonton Orchestra. Great sound.
  13. KeithH

    KeithH Success With Honor...then and now

    Beaver Stadium
    Good thread. I really like the Japanese P58P version of Eat a Peach.

    Another winner is the VDP issue of Stevie Wonder Talking Book. I just got the disc a few days ago and have not yet compared it to the original U.S. issue, but it sounds very, very good.
  14. LeeS

    LeeS Roll Tape! Thread Starter

    I'd love to get that Stevie Wonder CD Keith. Great album!
  15. pig whisperer

    pig whisperer CD Member

    Tokyo, Japan
    All the VDP Wonder disc sound good. I like Wonder's vocal on the VDP "Innervisions" and the MoFi for his keyboard sonics. I chose his singing over his playing and have the VDP in my collection. But that's just me...

    I have far too many to name, so here are a dozen:

    Jackson Browne - The Pretender - 32XD

    Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited - 30DP

    Eagles - Their Greatest Hits - 32XD (mastered by Barry Diament)

    Eagles - Hotel California - 32XD (mastered by Barry Diament)

    Doobie Brothers - The Best Of The Doobie Brothers - 32XD

    Al Green - Best Of Al Green - VDP

    Joni Mitchell - Blue - 20P2 (I like her vocal on this one)

    Queen - A Night At The Opera - CP32

    Leon Russell - Best Of Leon Russell - A Song For You - 32DP (came with a box obi which I threw in the garbage because box obis get in the way)

    Steely Dan - Aja - 32XD

    10CC - Original Soundtrack - 33PD (2-fer with "Deceptive Bends")

    The Who - Who's Next - P33P
  16. rjp

    rjp Forum Resident

    CSN - allies - sounds fabulous
  17. bhazen

    bhazen Re: Member

    Newcastle, WA
    I love my Japan Threshold Seventh Sojourn by the Moodies; also my Toshiba Revolver, which sounds .000001% better than the U.S. one!
  18. Dave

    Dave Esoteric Audio Research Specialist™

    Greater Vancouver
    Some of my Japanese 1st pressings that really stand out are...

    Bryan Adams Reckless
    ELO Discovery
    Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon & The Wall
    Steely Dan the complete catalog
    U2 War, The Unforgettable Fire & The Joshua Tree
  19. flashgordon

    flashgordon New Member

    Thin Lizzy - Black Rose - Vertigo 28DP-545 (blue swirl) :righton:
  20. webbcity

    webbcity Forum Resident

    The original Japanese release of Yes' Tormato is outstanding. Also Chris Squire's solo album Fish Out of Water.
  21. Cassiel

    Cassiel Sonic Reducer

    NYC, USA
    The Japanese DSD remasters of Miles Davis' Agharta and Pangaea. As good (better?) than the original vinyl sounds, and miles better (pun intended) than the other released CD versions.
  22. onebit

    onebit Forum Resident

    My "Abbey Road" black triangle, of course - the first is always the best!
  23. I have the Toshiba AR.

    'All Things Must Pass' sounds decent w/o NR on the Japanese.

    Most of my Jpn pressings are vinyl though.
  24. for me it's MFSL Dark Side
    then goes Sheer Heart Attack CP32 (or Sabotage 23PD?)
    I hate these queries!
  25. JohnT

    JohnT Forum Resident

    Don't have many Japanese pressings (aside from DCC's ) but a good one I have is: Blue Ridge Rangers. John Fogerty's first solo effort (like McCartney's first), a one man band.
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