Japanese Pressing picture sleeve 7"s 45's ep's. (nerd)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Sprague Dawley, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Sprague Dawley

    Sprague Dawley Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Sapporo, Japan
    ok, I don't really have the maniacal collector gene but I do get a giddy wee thrill at seeing Japanese pressing 7"'s out in the wild here in Japan.

    so thought I would rummage through discogs chronologically and see just what is out there for random bands.

    some of the 7"s I've never even sighted before, at any price.

    first up, Roxy Music, seeing as I stumbled across a rad "Musik Laden" performance of theirs on telly last night:

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    Virginia Plain b/w
    Pyjamarama

    Year: ?
    rough value: oh god
    rarity: unicorn. unsighted. ever.





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    Do the strand b/w
    Editions of you


    Year: 1973
    rough value: $70
    rarity: unicorn. unsighted. ever.





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    All I want is you b/w
    Your application's failed

    Year: 1974
    rough value: god knows
    rarity: another unicorn. albeit an unwanted one. basically zero haves/wants for this on discogs. odd. maybe it was the mailed-in cover?




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    Both ends burning b/w

    For your pleasure

    Year: 1975
    rough value: god knows. unsold on discogs.
    rarity: another unsighted unicorn. also a fairly unwanted one. nobody has this on discogs. and bugger-all people want it.





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    Love is the drug b/w
    Sultanesque

    Year: 1975
    rough value: maybe $60. never sold
    rarity: more unicorn. plenty want it.
     
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  2. Sprague Dawley

    Sprague Dawley Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Sapporo, Japan



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    Angel Eyes b/w
    My little girl

    Year: 1979
    rough value: $15
    rarity: not made from unobtainium but I've still never seen it






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    Dance away b/w
    Trash 2

    Year: 1979
    rough value: $10
    rarity: mehh






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    Over you b/w
    Manifesto

    Year: 1980
    rough value: $4
    rarity: easy find in stores







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    Same old scene b/w
    My only love

    Year: 1980
    rough value: $7
    rarity: easy find in stores







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    Oh yeah b/w
    South downs

    Year: 1980
    rough value: $20
    rarity: easy enough on discogs. a unicorn in Japan
     
  3. Sprague Dawley

    Sprague Dawley Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Sapporo, Japan

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    Jealous guy b/w
    To turn you on

    Year: 1980
    rough value: $8
    rarity: easy find








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    Avalon b/w
    Always unknowing

    Year: 1982
    rough value: $20
    rarity: only sighted a couple of times







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    More than this b/w
    India

    Year: 1982
    rough value: $10
    rarity: easy on discogs, unsighted in Japan

    and that was that for Roxy Music
     
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  4. Sprague Dawley

    Sprague Dawley Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Sapporo, Japan
    thought about having a scour for Brian Eno but wow, I can only find ONE.

    Nothing else off Warm Jets/Tiger Mountain/Another green world? wow, had no idea.

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    The Lion sleeps tonight b/w

    I'll come running to tie your shoes

    Year: 1975
    rough value: never sold on discogs. "woah" value
    rarity: unicorn. unsighted in Japan

     
  5. Sprague Dawley

    Sprague Dawley Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Sapporo, Japan
    one artist I want to get to the bottom of: the almighty Neil Young

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    Cinnamon girl b/w
    Everybody knows this is nowhere


    Year: 1970
    rough value: unsold on discogs
    rarity: have only ever spotted a couple of this supposedly-budged priced series







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    When you dance I can really love b/w
    Sugar mountain


    Year: 1972
    rough value: ?
    rarity: goddamn impossible find






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    Heart of gold b/w
    Sugar mountain


    Year: 1972
    rough value: $15
    rarity: easy find












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    Old man b/w
    Needle and the damage done


    Year: 1972
    rough value: $50
    rarity: unicorn








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    War song b/w
    Are you ready for the country


    Year: 1972
    rough value: $45
    rarity: spotted a couple of these
     
  6. Sprague Dawley

    Sprague Dawley Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Sapporo, Japan

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    Time fades away b/w
    Last trip to Tulsa

    Year: 1974
    rough value: unsold on discogs
    rarity: Unsighted to infinity.






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    Walk on b/w
    For the turnstiles

    Year: 1974
    rough value: unsold on discogs, unsighted in Japan
    rarity: I would probably have a heart attack in my brain if I saw this in a record store.





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    Tonight's the night b/w
    New mama


    Year: 1975
    rough value: $30
    rarity: unsold on discogs but I have seen a couple of copies in Japan











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    Looking for a love b/w
    Sugar mountain

    Year: 1976
    rough value: $30
    rarity: spotted a few in Japan










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    Like a hurricane Part 1 b/w
    Like a hurricane Part 2

    Year: 1977
    rough value: $30
    rarity: pressed on pure unicorn tusk.
     
  7. Sprague Dawley

    Sprague Dawley Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Sapporo, Japan


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    Four strong winds b/w

    Human highway

    Year: 1979

    rough value: $18
    rarity: rare as hell in Japan








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    My my hey hey (out of the blue) b/w
    Hey hey my my (into the black)

    Year: 1979
    rough value: unsold on discogs but weirdly not many folks want it
    rarity: this looks like just about the coolest thing I have never seen

    and that appears to be that for Neil Young.
     
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  8. Paul Rymer

    Paul Rymer Forum Resident

    I found it intimidating to look through the many 7" single boxes in many shops in Japan and depended on the shop owners in smaller places to know roughly where I should look. In some places 7" singles were just roughly placed into boxes for Japanese artists and foreign - as I collect some Japanese artists this made things worse! The rarer singles tended to be on display and priced accordingly. It is a lot easier to wade through box after box of 12" vinyl so I find myself doing that more. I think the problem is the design of Japanese singles, with very thin plastic sleeves and those inserts - if a box is packed it seems like a lot of effort to dig. Must try harder next time!
     
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  9. MightyVinyl

    MightyVinyl Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Seattle
    GREAT thread! The search for mega-cool Japanese 7” releases are what brought me to Japan the first time, and still keeps me coming back every year (5th annual just completed - I’m writing from the Limousine Bus en route to Narita at this very moment). I’d like to eventually add some of the rarer Peter Gabriel and/or Genesis 7” releases if I can ever remember how to add images to a thread... in the meantime, thanks for posting.
     
  10. PTgraphics

    PTgraphics Forum Resident

    I have about 8 or so Van Halen 7" Japan picture sleeves that I already scanned and cleaned up. I only scan the front. That's probably the most I have from any artist for a Japan sleeve. I have others also for a website I hope to launch one day showing off my picture sleeve collection. A few of the VH (Van Hagar) sleeves are rentals. More than a few stickers on the fronts so I didn't bother to scan those.
     
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  11. Paul Gase

    Paul Gase Everything is cheaper than it looks.

    Location:
    California
    Those Neil Young sleeves are looking sharp!
     
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  12. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago, IL USA
    Sky - Pre-Knack Doug Fieger led Trio, produced by Jimmy Miller

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    [1970 Japanese Single]​
     
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  13. Sprague Dawley

    Sprague Dawley Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Sapporo, Japan
    Interesting to me what bands get the j-treatment and from when. Usually Japan missed the first 2 or 3 singles then got on board from there which is understandable. Yet some other bands just seem to fly under the radar in Japan. eg, Van Morrison singles didnt seem to really happen. Or Elvis Costello really.

    Really bums me out that you can literally see the geological timeline in the limestone as right at 1988 when the pressings stopped and the switch to ghastly cd singles took over. The day the laughter died.
     
  14. Sprague Dawley

    Sprague Dawley Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Sapporo, Japan
    ha, I had the same idea and even set up a freebie board (it's free!) Home | sappororecords as the easiest way I could think of but never got around to doing anything with it. Feel free to dump em there!
     
  15. PTgraphics

    PTgraphics Forum Resident

    Yea I have the domain and everything. Over 1000 pic sleeves from various countries ready to go. Maybe one day. I’ll try to load a few Japanese sleeves in here. I have to put some online somewhere to get them in this thread though.
     
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  16. Sprague Dawley

    Sprague Dawley Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Sapporo, Japan
    next up: AC/DC.

    bit of a slow start Japan-wise, looks like nothing was issued until 1979. By which time, I'd argue their best years were behind them.

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    Whole lotta rosie b/w
    Hell aint a bad place to be


    Year: 1979
    rough value: $45
    rarity: unsighted but a few have sold on discogs








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    Rock and roll damnnation b/w
    Sin city


    Year: 1979
    rough value: $45
    rarity: I would get this goddamn thing FRAMED if I ever found it






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    Highway to hell b/w
    If you want blood


    Year: 1979
    rough value: $35
    rarity: unsighted







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    Touch too much b/w
    Walk all over you


    Year: 1980
    rough value: $45
    rarity: unsighted but a few have sold on discogs






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    You shook me all night long b/w
    Back in black


    Year: 1980
    rough value: $25
    rarity: unicornus maximus
     
  17. Sprague Dawley

    Sprague Dawley Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Sapporo, Japan


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    Let's get it up b/w
    Back in black (live)


    Year: 1982
    rough value: $25
    rarity: bought mine for $15. after a haggle






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    For those about to rock b/w
    TNT


    Year: 1982
    rough value: $50
    rarity: hen's teeth







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    Guns for hire b/w
    Landslide


    Year: 1983
    rough value: $35
    rarity: spotted a couple in Japan






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    Danger b/w
    Back in business


    Year: 1985
    rough value: $25
    rarity: have spotted







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    Shake your foundations b/w
    Send for the man


    Year: 1985
    rough value: $70
    rarity: unicorn
     
  18. Sprague Dawley

    Sprague Dawley Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Sapporo, Japan
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    Who made who b/w
    Guns for hire (live)


    Year: 1986
    rough value: $50
    rarity: unicorn

    and that was all she wrote for the great acca dacca. 33 years ago. Man, these records are old.
     
  19. Harvey Rickenbacker

    Harvey Rickenbacker Well-Known Member

    Love the thread. Thanks for starting it Mr. Dawley. I don’t spend much time at the 7” rack when I shop in Japan but have picked up a few things over the years. Mainly Beatles and Kinks PS but a few other things. Will take some photos and add them when I get a chance.
     

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