Filed under: 1995-1996 A Happy Pocket | Tags: CD, Hard-to-Find, Import, Music, Trashcan Sinatras
Very rare ‘A Happy Pocket’ CD from Japan.
The Japanese approach to CD packaging is elaborate and sometimes excessive – but you do get your money’s worth. This CD includes the famous ‘obi-strip’. The term is derived from the name of the piece of wide fabric – the obi – that a geisha woman would wear around her waist over the traditional Kimono dress (you learn something every day).
On the CD itself, it is marked ‘sample’ – which seems to be quite common in Japan – although this is not a promo. This release includes a fold-out lyric booklet which is printed in the ~kana script – which are syllabic Japanese scripts commonly used to write words of foreign origin.
I’m not quite fluent in Japanese, but I’m sure there are some wonderful mis-translations in the lyrics.
1996 Polydor Records POCD-1223 (Japan)
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