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➦ Phil Collins: 12" ers, WEA Japan WPCR-1032


Images of the CD (click image to enlarge)

spine (Japan) front spine (Japan) rear insert
OBI strip  disc matrix

General notes

Label WEA Japan IFPI Mastering SID (details)
IFPI L652
Distributor Warner Music Japan Inc. IFPI Mould SID (details) IFPI 1JOO
Reference WPCR-1032 Matrix numbers WPCR-1032 111 TB724K
Country of manufacture Japan Price codes (details) Not present
Country of the release Japan
Label Code (LC) (details) Not present
Year of release 25-03-1997 SPARS Codes (details) Not present
CD manufacturer TDK, Japan Right society (details) JASRAC
CD variation No Barcode 4943674103225
Rear insert (print) Printed in Japan Booklet (print)
9 page booklet with lyrics (Not present)
Packaging Jewel case (long bar stoppers) Japanese price
¥1,800

Release notes

The CD was released in Japan in March, 1997. Originally released with an OBI and Japanese lyrics inside the booklet. It appears that this is third Japanese release of this title.

The CD is released with "HOT PRICE 1800" series and was priced at 1,800 Japanese Yen. Distribution in Japan was covered by Warner Music Japan Inc.

Rear artwork does not have barcode, but the barcode is present on the OBI strip. Rear artwork has "Printed in Japan" whereas booklet remain without printing notes. Japanese catalogue numbers (WPCR-1032) are present on the last page of booklet and wings. Rear artwork, however, remain without Japanese catalogue numbers. Left wing have Japanese letters whereas the right wing is in English. The last text line on rear artwork have printed European UPC numbers on. These numbers are UPC#2292-55469-2.

Disc of this release is silver with a black and dark purple ring around the disc edge. MADE IN JAPAN is printed on the outer rim of the disc, just after copyright statement at 4 o'clock. The matrix numbers on the inner ring are WPCR-1032 111 TB724K and it seems these are TDK markings. There is also IFPI Mastering SID present in the inner ring as well as IFPI Mould SID present in the clear part of the disc hub (hard to see it on the scan below).

IFPI

IFPI Mould SID present on the clear disc hub. The IFPI number is "IFPI 1JOO".

The disc tray is white rather than black. I purchased this copy new from a Japanese seller and It came sealed, so it must have been released with the white tray. This is a sort of release that became harder to find over the years. It is a relatively new release, compared with first pressings from 1988, but it seem to be hard to find these days. Several years ago I have seen this copy on sale more often. Of course there are better chance to find it in Japan rather than elsewhere.

Disc variation

No variation that I know of.

Rarity rating

★  ★  ★  ☆  ☆ 

★ ★ ★ ★ ★  ➠ the CD is extremely hard to find
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆  ➠ the CD is hard to find and present a challenge
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is not common and require searching
★ ★ ☆ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is relatively common
★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆  ➠ the CD is very easy to find
Please be advised that the rarity rating is based only on my experience and may vary from others opinion. Please also consider that the CD rarity is changing. Some CD releases became more or less available over the years.