Post by bedspringsymphony on Feb 21, 2016 15:05:55 GMT 1
Hi All, Firstly being new I hope I am putting this in the right area.
In Japan in 1966 (following the release of Out Of Our Heads) there was Aftermath & The Golden Album
Both LP's were released at 1750 Yen & also 1800 Yen & all 4 pressings are on the grooved black label which I don't think was around for very long at all.
Lets start with Aftermath, Interestingly I was told that there is a Japanese magazine for it stating it's release in June 1966 with surprisingly the original price being 1800 & not 1750 Yen.
The same Japanese gentleman (Obiland on ebay I believe) told me that it was reissued in August or September at 1750 Yen supposedly to compete with some similarly priced albums at that time.
Interesting to go down in price as it seems King were soon to up the price to 2000 Yen at years end which I can't recall again being discounted again anytime soon but for the odd budget LP's in the early 70's.
Anyhow I cannot work out the release information for the two Golden Album releases but can advise that at least one of the pressings (I am pretty sure at least the 1st one) came with a scarce calendar that I have only sighted once.
I have even tried comparing colours of all pressings but find no definitive clues as to the release order of the two Golden Album pressings.
Post by bedspringsymphony on Mar 9, 2016 13:38:38 GMT 1
Hi All, I found out from a Japanese fellow some additional information about King Record releases in Japan in 1966. The reason the price was lowered from 1800 to 1750 Yen was solely due to a new tax change. The same gentleman told me that this was used until 1968 meaning that regular LP's that would sell for 1800 Yen would remain at 1750. As far as Stones releases are concerned after 1966 they were generally all 2000 Yen anyway so therefore not affected by the tax change. That still leaves us with the original mystery. Any interested readers want to put forward their theories? Many Thanks for reading cheers Michael.