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➦ Phil Collins: Face Value, 32XD-339, Warner-Pioneer, JVC Japan CD release
Images of the CD (click image to enlarge)

Face Value, 32XD-339 spine Face Value, front Face Value, 32XD-339, spine Face Valu, rear Face Value, 32XD-339 insert 1
insert 2insert 3
Face Value, disc matrix

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 16029 - 2 R - U 2 E 14
Country of manufacture Japan Price codes (details) Not present
Country of the release Japan
Label Code (LC) (details) Not present
Year of release 1985-1996 SPARS Codes (details) Not present
CD manufacturer JVC, Japan Right society (details) JASRAC
CD variation No 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

Here we have a unique re-release of Japanese Face Value 32XD-339 CD issue. Originally, the first Japanese CD releases of this title appeared in 1985 as "Target" CDs. All discs were manufactured by CBS/Sony factory at Shizuoka, Japan.

This entry is for a non-target CD release issued in Japan, probably between 1985 and 1986. Disc of this release was manufactured at JVC's factory and has a silver label with a black text. This is a later CD release that has been issued (in my opinion) to cover demand while CBS/Sony factory at Shizuoka was unable to manufacture more orders of this title and, perhaps other imported (from Europe) CDs were no longer available. That is just my theory.

I have not seen this CD until 2013, when appeared on the online auction. I can only speculate that quantity of manufactured CDs was not large. JVC factory was not a major vendor of Warner-Pioneer titles in Japan. In my opinion, it is much easier to find a "Target" CD rather than this copy.

My copy come directly from Japan and has been intended for rental (yes, the rental market in Japan is still going strong). The CD, however, does not have fold-out Japanese sheet neither the Warner-Pioneer catalogue (as appears to be in "Target" releases). I tend to believe that the original release was supplied with these inserts and these were lost over the years. The retail CD price was ¥3,200 Yen.

The disc of the release stated MADE IN JAPAN along the disc edge. Inserts and OBI are identical to earlier Face Value 32XD's Japanese releases. Even jewel case is identical and has two long bar stoppers on the lid.

Since matrix numbers of the disc have dashes (--) between digits this leads me to think that disc itself, was manufactured slightly later than 1985.

This CD is extremely hard to find. I think there are a lot better chances to find it in Japan although, even there the CD require a serious searching.

Disc variation

There is no variation of this CD.

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.