Late

Universal Japan Fall 2021 Reissue Series

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On 15.8.2021 at 0:18 AM, Late said:

It looks like Universal Japan is planning a fairly extensive reissue campaign of select Blue Note, Pacific Jazz, Liberty, Verve, EmArcy, Impulse!, and Capitol titles. Two batches slated so far:

October 20, 2021

November 11, 2021

Looks like some Transition, Argo, Cadet, and United Artists titles too.

And one or two Solid State, Decca, and East Wind titles ...

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They open fine for me. . . .

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Here is the CD Japan link, October 20 Releases, which includes the o es released on October 20 and to be released on November 24. 

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On 11/21/2021 at 5:23 PM, Brad said:

Here is the CD Japan link, October 20 Releases, which includes the o es released on October 20 and to be released on November 24. 

Those Gene Harris albums, Tone Tantrum and In A Special Way, are interesting. 

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25 minutes ago, Dub Modal said:

Those Gene Harris albums, Tone Tantrum and In A Special Way, are interesting. 

If by "interesting" you mean "suck in a major way" then I, the former Gene Harris Fanatic, completely agree.

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21 minutes ago, Dan Gould said:

If by "interesting" you mean "suck in a major way" then I, the former Gene Harris Fanatic, completely agree.

:lol: Nice. Yeah, they come across as smooth jazz-funk lite. Bernie Worrell should've been called in as a consultant. 

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All these reissues (there is a full list - 200 titles - at Discogs ) are suddenly listed as unavailable at amazon.co.jp. This is too fast for all of them to go OOP - they were released in October - November 2021. Same goes for other recent Universal Japan reissue series, e.g. this one. Anybody knows what's happening? Perhaps some manufacturing issues at Universal Japan?  

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Perhaps amazon.co.jp has decided to not source these going forward. Looking at a few of these titles on cdjapan.co.jp still shows them "available from supplier." It could be that there was an availability limit on this series (there sometimes/often is on Japanese releases, a set date when they may be no longer available) and amazon Japan may not reorder after that date. I don't know. Though it wouldn't surprise me that they may not be available for too much longer, they seem to be able to be ordered elsewhere.

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I am used to seeing six month limits listed on the tray cards of Japanese reissues like that.  Makes no sense to me, but there it is.

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Japan has their very own unique system of cd manufacturing and distribution that is Japan-centric and doesn't really seem to take into account international sales with some exceptions (Sony seems to, their Blu-Spec and Blu-Spec CD2 and SACD releases seem to be kept in print "long time.") As I understand it they at least used to query stores and sales points about upcoming presses, adjust their pressing quantities accordingly, and distribute. They may then repress or remaster and re-release as demand arrives. . . or not.

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