** First Press on CD in Japan or Worldwide! **
** Collectable Burrn! Legendary Masters series – No. 20 **
Condition of CD/Inserts = NM/NM
Original Obi strip
-Please refer to the photos and Condition Guide for further information
-I do not grade Jewel Cases
-This was the first time this classic title from the legendary Scorpions drummer was released on CD. It has only since ever been ‘reissued’ by a budget pseudo-label that specialised for a long time in issuing CDr’s of rare titles.
-Cover booklet with photos, credits and English lyrics as well as additional Japanese language information.
Date of release:
-First released to music media and sold in stores in Japan in 1993.
-As with all early Japanese manufactured CDs, you can expect superior quality in all elements of production; this is indeed a premium item with high fidelity sound and the finest accompanying materials. In truth, everything that you would hope for and expect from the country that actually invented the compact disc.
-This first press Japanese format is the true vintage collectable version of this classic title on CD.
-This release was quickly out of print and few copies come on to the second-hand market. It is getting hard to find this extremely rare CD, inside or outside of Japan.
I live in the United Kingdom and all items ship from the UK. 100's and 100's of rare first press Japanese and domestic CDs to come! Be sure to add me to your favourite seller list!
I offer combined shipping of multiple items to save shipping costs for buyers. I am also happy to wait for payment so you can bid on other items I have listed.
Payment for all combined items MUST be received no later than 27 days after your first auction win (this is due to eBay limitations) – e.g. if you win your first item on 22 Oct, I must receive the total payment no later than 18 Nov.
If you have any questions or are ready to pay; please just let me know and I will send you an invoice ASAP.
Thank you! Good luck if you bid! : )
I am happy to ship multiple items together to save on shipping costs. Payment for all combined items MUST be received no later than 27 days after your first auction win (this is due to eBay limitations) – e.g. if you win your first item on 22 Oct, I must receive the total payment no later than 18 Nov. If you have any questions or are ready to pay; please just let me know and I will send you an invoice ASAP. Thank you! Please Read BEFORE Bidding: For me, it’s all about having a mutually honest, friendly and straightforward Ebay experience. Two collectors coming together to do what collectors do! Buy, sell, trade, swap, and ultimately…COLLECT!
Please inspect the detailed photos provided… please take a look through my terms below, and let’s make sure that this is just the first of many happy transactions between us!
I never use stock photos.
What you see is what you will receive. If you have any doubts or concerns about the pictures that you see, please do not bid on or buy the item.
All items are GUARANTEED original.
I have always acquired my items from the most reputable sources. I also have an extensive knowledge regarding counterfeit items in this field. You can buy from me with confidence and know that you are always adding a rare and authentic item to your collection.
Regarding the condition of used CDs.
Please expect all used items to show some signs of use and wear appropriate to their condition rating (unless they are graded as Mint throughout).
Looking for MINT used items only?
Then, please beware! Many sellers abuse the grading process by inaccurately listing most of their items as ‘Mint’ or ‘Near Mint/M-’ when they are not.
Some sellers also machine-polish CDs and then describe them as Mint.
I always grade accurately and consistently; I do not want you to be disappointed. CDs and paper inserts are very fragile and it is natural for all used items to have some signs of handling, even when they have been very carefully looked after – even if it is only a tiny mark, a finger print or a small indentation.
I only sell ORIGINAL Obi Strips. No counterfeits (fakes), no xerox-copies.
Please check the pictures and be sure that you are happy with the condition of any Obi strip on offer.
Some Obi Strips were factory issued with glue spots on the back, this is normal. If you do not see an Obi strip in the pictures, that is because the Obi strip is missing.
Please note, I do not grade Obi Strips, but what you see is what you will get, and you can rest assured that it is at least an original.
Regarding Jewel Cases.
I always replace cracked jewel cases unless the item was issued with a special format case that I cannot replace.
Complaints Process and Feedback.
Despite my best efforts to exceed your expectations, as with everything in life, every now and then something might go wrong.
If you have a problem with any aspect of your transaction all I ask is that you please contact me before leaving poor feedback or opening cases or disputes, so that I have an opportunity to address your concerns directly and come to a mutually acceptable resolution. Remember, it is always in my interest to look after you as I want you to be happy and I want to have future transactions with you.
Have other questions?
Please do check my ‘Questions’ section at the bottom of the listing; there you will find some frequently asked questions (and my answers) about collecting Japanese CDs, etc. If you don’t see the answer to your particular question, please do contact me, I am here to help! I will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible (usually within 24 hours). Return Policy M > NM > EX > G > P
STILL SEALED (SS)
Please remember… vintage CDs are not fresh out of the factory! Most collectible sealed CDs will show some external signs of age or shelf-wear; remember many of these items are 25-35 years old!
Some of the possible effects of long-term storage might include hairline cracks to the jewel case, peeling or splitting of the cellophane, fading to the spine of the Obi strip, dirt and/or scuffs/marks/glue residue on the cellophane wrap. Please study the pictures carefully and be sure that you are happy with the item’s condition beforebidding or buying.
Seemingly perfect condition. No obvious defects. It is extremely hard to find used items in this condition.
NEAR MINT (NM / M-)
Exceptional condition for a used item of this age. Just the odd minor flaw or sign of use or handling. Not Mint but clearly very well looked after.
Better than average condition. Signs of normal wear for a carefully used item of this age. Please study the photos and look for specific information in the attached text boxes.
Average condition for an item of this age. Significant signs of wear typical of an item that has been used regularly. Please study the photos and look for specific information in the attached text boxes.
Heavy damage, disc may skip, parts may be missing. Please study the photos and look for specific information in the attached text boxes.
QUESTIONS About Me I’m just an English guy in love with Japanese culture. I have been collecting rare, collectable music and movie memorabilia for more than 30 years. My main interest remains first press CDs, particularly Japanese editions from the Rock and Metal genres. I also appreciate all things Tolkien, Jim Henson and fantasy or sci-fi related. Please do drop me a line and introduce yourself! _gsrx_vers_1247 (GS 8.2 (1247))