Does anyone have the Japanese Elysium

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Mr Love wrote:I never needed a US address to buy from Amazon.com, or is it different with downloads compared to physical products? Very weird in that case but wouldn't surprise me as the record companies still don't seem to have learned their lesson...
Yes, I meant digital downloads.
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#17 Post by vincenzosz »

Mr Love wrote:So why don't you buy it from the link I just gave you? I'm sure Google translate will help you if you don't know Japanese. ;)

Thanks. I appreciate the link you attached, but alas I need a Japanese address. Bah!

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#18 Post by cyr2 »

Here are 2 photos of the Japan edition including the lyrics to "The Way Through The Woods". First time ever I try to post a photo on a forum so be kind if it doesn't work...

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<a href="http://s1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj5 ... a4e95c.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1265.photobucket.com/albums/jj5 ... a4e95c.jpg" border="0" alt="Pet Shop Bys - Elysium Japanese Edition 2"></a>

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#19 Post by trafaelwyr »

Also need to let everyone here know that when I was in Japan last week (just got back yesterday), I bought the 2 x CD at Tower Records. When you purchased it there, you got this exclusive 21 page booklet that had info about the album and a really good Japanese release only discography that started with their albums and broke them down into proper full length releases, the Best of CD and DVD, special releases (Disco, In Depth, etc), Japan singles discography, videography in Japan, pick up release from imports (A Life In Pop DVD, Disco 4, Christmas EP, etc), history so far (starting in 1954 - 2012), collaborators (that part is really extensive), awards and Japan communications (concerts / appearances). This is definitely something all PSB collectors should have! And unfortunately, you couldn't just get one of these for free, you had to buy either the 1 CD or 2 x CD set (believe me, I asked and tried to get an extra one).
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*sigh* You certain that's just Tower Records? Darn it. I feel like I've wasted my money buying from HMV.co.jp., if it wasn't enough simply buying it for just two bonus tracks.
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#21 Post by trafaelwyr »

Ziggy Shadow-Dust wrote:*sigh* You certain that's just Tower Records? Darn it. I feel like I've wasted my money buying from HMV.co.jp., if it wasn't enough simply buying it for just two bonus tracks.
Yes, just at Tower Records. I went to one of the HMV branches in Shibuya (it's not HMV anymore as Lawson has bought the chain) and they didn't have the booklet to go with either CD (I asked). So, unless it's bought from Tower (not sure about online purchases thru Tower online in Japan), then that's the only way to get that booklet.

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#22 Post by ZiggyPSB »

I should have had Japanese Elysium by now. I knew it would take a while, but in 30 hours between September 5th and 6th, it travelled nearly 6,000 miles from Tokyo to West Midlands. Its the 10th and I still don't have it. What's your excuse Parcelforce? It's spent more time in the UK than it has in Japan and the owner hasn't even recieved it.
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#23 Post by themgnt »

Ordered mine from CD Japan. Shipped on the 6th, and arrived in Chicago on the 10th, nicely packaged in a box with ample padding. Amazon would have sent it in a wrap around piece of cardboard and the corner would be crushed. I love Amazon but I hate ordering from overseas when I know the cd is in a card sleeve, digipack, or some other irreplaceable packaging.

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#24 Post by Old Soak »

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elysium_ ... #section_4

interesting that Wikipedia states the version of The Way Through The Woods on the Japanese version is 2:16 long, hence the (long version) marker on the Winner EP. Is this the only place to obtain tge 2:16 version, and it's instrumental equivalent?
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Old Soak wrote:Is this the only place to obtain tge 2:16 version, and it's instrumental equivalent?
So far it is, yes. It's also available for single purchase on Japanese Amazon MP3 and iTunes, but apparently you need a Japanese address/card to shop there.

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cyr2 wrote:Here are 2 photos of the Japan edition including the lyrics to "The Way Through The Woods".

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Now wait a minute - 'The way through the woods' is not mentioned on the back sleeve! It is on the 1xCD, with the heading "Bonus track for Japan", see below. I guess the 2xCD is using the EU box then... :?
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Mr Love wrote:Now wait a minute - 'The way through the woods' is not mentioned on the back sleeve! It is on the 1xCD, with the heading "Bonus track for Japan", see below. I guess the 2xCD is using the EU box then... :?
That's a little...lazy. I'm going to assume that tiny Japanese label on the right is the only other thing that's Japanese on the 2CD edition besides The Way Through The Woods.

Sitrep, my copy spent 4 days in Coventry without budging an inch, but its on the move again. Now I'm certain the box ain't gonna mention squat about track 13.
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#28 Post by grantwww »

I got my Japanese 2CD today. Yes, it is the EU box and it appears that the cardboard sleeves are the EU ones too since they don't list "The Way Through The Woods" either.

The main booklet does not look any different although on the back it says Made in Japan.

The CDs are in plastic sleeves within the cardboard sleeves. There is also a Japanese booklet which has been shown already. And of course, the obi strip or whatever they call it.

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#29 Post by Jamesqdot »

Mine is now "Awaiting Presentation to Customs Commissioner"... sounds ominous. :)

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#30 Post by ZiggyPSB »

Jamesqdot wrote:Mine is now "Awaiting Presentation to Customs Commissioner"... sounds ominous. :)
That was where mine was, and had been for 4 days. Now it says "Retention". No idea what that means. Really this is not worth the expense. I wish I never bought it.
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