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➦ Phil Collins: Face Value, 32XD-339, Warner-Pioneer. The first Japanese CD pressing

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General notes

Label WEA International Inc. IFPI Mastering SID (details)
Not present
Distributor Warner-Pioneer Corporation IFPI Mould SID (details) Not present
Reference 32XD-339 Matrix numbers 32XD-339 11 +++++
Country of manufacture Japan Price codes (details) Not present
Country of the release Japan
Label Code (LC) (details) Not present
Year of release circa 1985 SPARS Codes (details) Not present
CD manufacturer CBS/Sony Japan Right society (details) JASRAC
CD variation Yes Barcode Not present
Rear insert (print) Printed in Japan Booklet/print 16 page / Printed in Japan
Packaging Jewel case (long bar stoppers) Japanese price ¥3,200

Release notes

Very first Japanese CD release of this title from late 1984. The album was released in Japan under the Japanese catalogue number 32XD-339. This release was available on sale with an original English booklet and Japanese fold-out insert. Originally issued without a barcode, black sticky OBI and a smooth-sided jewel case. It should also be noted that this release was issued only for the Japanese market and was available on sale for a very short period of time.

It is a challenge to locate this copy complete with the OBI strip. Release is considered to be rare even in Japan, however, over the last few years many copies surfaced to the public.

The album was distributed in Japan by Warner-Pioneer Corporation. The disc, however, was released under WEA/Atlantic (Warner).

The disc of this release has a pink background, black "Target" squares and a black text on it. Along the bottom disc reads MADE IN JAPAN (with a square break between MADE IN and JAPAN).

Inserts of this release contain additional Japanese inner liner and a Japanese Warner-Pioneer catalogue sheet. The catalogue sheet is printed on both sides and it contains Phil's albums with Japanese catalogue numbers which have been released in Japan at that time. Probably all the Japanese 32XD-339 releases have been issued this way, but very often the original buyers remove the Warner-Pioneer sheet from the release.

The album occasionally appears on the online auctions for not a small amount, which is very fast increased by bidders. Nowadays, this release occasionally can be also found in the used CD stores in the United States (as an import disc). Originally this release has never been on sale in the United States.

Disc variation

The disc of this release can also be found with a single "CSR" stamped in hub area, but this variation is much harder to find. In my opinion, this variation was manufactured in a small quantities. For more information please check this entry.

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.