PInk Floyd-Japanesed Mini-LP 2017

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Norco74, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. pfausto

    pfausto Active Member

    Madison, WI, USA
    It is present on older versions, maybe just quieter? I haven't heard the 2011 master myself, so I'm not sure. It's discussed here:
  2. ggg71

    ggg71 Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    OK. So I ordered 8 of these for my father for Christmas. It took a few days to ship, but then as others have said EMS was quick. I had them within a week. Finally got a chance to open up one of the CD's this morning: Obscured by Clouds. They really are exquisite. They seem perfect down to every detail. Just drop dead gorgeous packaging. Nice booklet with Obscured. I was very impressed! I then checked the overall thoughts on the 2011 CD remasters, and the consensus is they are decent.

    End result: Ordered up the complete set of 15 for myself this afternoon. Should have them shortly after New Years I expect.

    Needed these like I needed a hole in the head. :) But WTF, it's Christmas!

    It'll be nice to retire my "eclectic" mix of Floyd CD's to the basement system, and have these for the main system. Even if I am a vinyl guy. ;)
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  3. Flaming Torch

    Flaming Torch Forum Resident

    Sorry I have not read the whole thread. I have most of these 2017 mini sleeves and very fine they are. Anyone know why they did not do Relics?
  4. Norco74

    Norco74 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    A quick update on claiming the promo box.

    The coupons were sent to a 3rd party in Japan almost 3 weeks ago. They have been received and recently resent to the label in order to claim the promo box. Release date is still end of January.
  5. Eric Weinraub

    Eric Weinraub Forum Resident

    Japonica just confirmed their receipt of my coupons! Just made the final payment... now I just have to wait for the box to become available....
  6. ggg71

    ggg71 Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    Mine showed up today!!! Woohoo! Will be going through them at length over the next couple of days, and will provide a full writeup. Can't say enough abut CD Japan. Items were super well packed, tracking number worked well, and they arrived in 1 week from Japan.

    One of my "goals" for 2018 was "15 nights of Floyd". Going to listen to all 15 albums in order over the course of 2 weeks and a day. My wife is going to love it!! :goodie::pineapple::bdance:
  7. Norco74

    Norco74 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    LoL. Especially the studio side of Ummagumma. :crazy:
  8. rcrawley

    rcrawley Well-Known Member

    I apologize if I missed this in the middle of all the discussions re: the coupon and display box: These are all the same masters as the 2011 Why Pink Floyd...? campaign, correct?
  9. Correct.
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  10. Audiophilehi

    Audiophilehi Forum Resident

    Is the 2011 Animals you speak of come from the Discovery box set?
  11. Yes.
  12. Audiophilehi

    Audiophilehi Forum Resident

    Thank you!

    So is it fair to say if I bought the discovery box set I would have the best sounding Pink Floyd on CD or at least a close 2nd?
  13. Correct. The Discovery box is the best one-stop solution for Pink Floyd fans. Better masterings may exist for a few albums in it, but you would have to spend a lot of time and money tracking them down.
  14. Audiophilehi

    Audiophilehi Forum Resident

    Thanks so much! Appreciate the reply.
  15. Tony Dogs

    Tony Dogs Forum Resident

    These mini-lps look absolutely stunning! I really hope they do Pulse as well!
  16. fumi

    fumi Forum Resident

    Did you end up buying them?
  17. Yesternow

    Yesternow Forum Resident

    So what is the difference between this "Japanese" 2017 release and the 2016 one under the label PF records?

    It's clear that they share the same 2011 "sound". Can someone tell me what separates them in terms of "image"?

  18. Norco74

    Norco74 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Probably no difference in mastering. The Japanese replica packaging are using better material with some extras.
  19. Farthingscat

    Farthingscat Forum Resident

    I have managed to resist, so far......

    I don’t own a CD player any more (vinyl and streaming with a Linn /naim set up) and all my cd’s are packed away so as no sound improvements I have crossed off my list.

    Still want them though!

  20. fumi

    fumi Forum Resident

    I imagine this will all be done once more in a few years in SHM-CD or BluSpec 2
  21. Norco74

    Norco74 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Got an email from the 3rd party who is taking care of getting the box on my behalf. Boxes from the label are starting to come in, soon to be packed and mailed!
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  22. Eric Weinraub

    Eric Weinraub Forum Resident

    I got email from Japonica as well indicating my box should be arriving shortly to be shipped to me.
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  23. Norco74

    Norco74 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Received the box this morning, niiiiiiiiiice......

    Package also includes an extra La vallée sticker and WYWH black bag with stickers. A letter in Japanese seems to explain why these two items were included with the box.

    First class service from Japonica.
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  24. joannenugent

    joannenugent Forum Resident

    East Coast USA
    Any idea why the extra WYWH black bag or La Vallee sticker?

    Does the WYWH bag have the same resealable tape on it, or is it a tape free version?
  25. Norco74

    Norco74 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Gave a go to the Japanese letter in Google translate. LOL

    From what I understand, this mini LP japanese campaign sticker (black and white) wax affixed directly to the WYWH black bag and not to the outer vinyl tranparent sleeve. Some collectors complained to the label hence receiving a new bag with the original OBI sticker and WYWH logo sticker only.

    As for La Vallée pink sticker, purists complained that it was affixed to the transparent outer sleeve and wanted an extra loose one as part of the memorabilia kit, just as the ones in DSOTM.

    So no misprint as far as I can see..

    I am appaled by these guys sense of perfection. :bigeek:
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