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PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2002 2:59 pm 
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This may be the stupidest question ever but why is there different releases of the same record in different countries?? Like the Japanese release of Paul's Boutique has two extra songs. Why? If the album was meant to have 17 songs why doesn't it.

Also why is it always Japanese releases?

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i might be horribly wrong here, but i don't think japan has much of a 'singles' market, which is why most album releases over there usually have b-sides and so forth tacked onto the end of them.


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maybe cds are 2 or 3 times as expensive there. I heard that a about 10 years ago I heard a McDonalds Hamburger there costs about $15US

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theavalanchesdotcom wrote:
i might be horribly wrong here, but i don't think japan has much of a 'singles' market, which is why most album releases over there usually have b-sides and so forth tacked onto the end of them.



ahhh, is that why?...i always noticed that too...jap releases always have extra songs tacked on the end. when i noticed that, i decided i should always buy jap releases of albums...i never did tho. :)

the only jap stuff i got are jap only things...like the tour ep of course, and a japanese hip hop record.


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i've also noticed a ton of records having extra tracks in the japan release. everything from bigger names like Beck or Sonic Youth to smaller potatoes like Boss Hog or Mogwai.

it costs a fortune to buy the japanese imports, but thanks to the internet, i can usually find the extra tracks for free now.

the internet has sure opened up a lot of musical doors for me...

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I know why Japanese releases usually have extra tracks. Japanese CD's are very expensive, (even released domestically in Japan) and CD's imported into Japan from the US are cheaper than their domestic discs. To encourage sales of the Japanese releases in Japan and abroad, they usually include extras such a bonus tracks and translated lyrics.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2002 2:50 am 
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potthole wrote:
This may be the stupidest question ever but why is there different releases of the same record in different countries?? Like the Japanese release of Paul's Boutique has two extra songs. Why? If the album was meant to have 17 songs why doesn't it.

Also why is it always Japanese releases?

thanks

potthole

I know the reason why japanese releases have more songs. There are so many import record stores like tower something or virginbrabra in japan. They sell new stuff earlier and more than any other stores @
the cheaper price.So,Japanese record companies(labels) have to add some songs to sell more records @ the higher price in the japan's market.
Cds(not imported) are sold @ about 2500yen,which is $21(american$)
the imported are sold @ less 2000yen. we pay 500yen for a few extra
songs.....fair enogh :wink:

The situation has been changed little lately,though.Companies here lerease
new stuff earlier and the prices are getting lower,which is good for me. :D


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aviron3 wrote:
maybe cds are 2 or 3 times as expensive there. I heard that a about 10 years ago I heard a McDonalds Hamburger there costs about $15US


8O Are you joking? They are only $1us now.... :)


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