Japan ‎– Obscure Alternatives

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Automatic Gun 4:06
…Rhodesia 6:50
Love Is Infectious 4:12
Sometimes I Feel So Low 3:45
Obscure Alternatives 6:50
Deviation 3:25
Suburban Berlin 5:00
The Tenant 7:16

Versions (55)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AHALH 8007 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album) Ariola Hansa AHALH 8007 UK 1978 Sell This Version
SW 8 50047 Japan Obscure Alternatives(8-Trk, Album) Ariola Records America SW 8 50047 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
ZCAHA 8007 Japan Obscure Alternatives(Cass, Album) Ariola Hansa ZCAHA 8007 UK 1978 Sell This Version
400 166, 400 166-352 Japan Obscure Alternatives(Cass, Album) Hansa International, Hansa International 400 166, 400 166-352 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
SW-4-50047 Japan Obscure Alternatives(Cass, Album) Ariola Records America SW-4-50047 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
D-400.066, D.400.066 Japan Obscure Alternatives(Cass, Album) Ariola, Ariola D-400.066, D.400.066 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
70.334 Japan Obscure Alternatives(Cass, Album) Carrere, Hansa 70.334 France 1978 Sell This Version
SW4 50047 Japan Obscure Alternatives(Cass, Album) Ariola, Ariola Records America SW4 50047 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
AHALH 8007 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album) Hansa, Ariola AHALH 8007 UK 1978 Sell This Version
SW-50047, SW 50047 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album) Ariola Records America, Hansa SW-50047, SW 50047 US 1978 Sell This Version
AHALH 8007 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album) Ariola Hansa AHALH 8007 UK 1978 Sell This Version
VPLI 4147, AHAL 007, VPL1 4147 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, RCA Victor VPLI 4147, AHAL 007, VPL1 4147 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
VIP-6593, AHALH-8007 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album) Ariola Hansa, Ariola Hansa VIP-6593, AHALH-8007 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
200.066-I, 200 066.1 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album) Ariola, Ariola 200.066-I, 200 066.1 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
200 166-320 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album) Hansa International 200 166-320 Hong Kong 1978 Sell This Version
200 166 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album) Hansa International 200 166 Netherlands 1978 Sell This Version
SNIR 25075 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album) Ricordi, Hansa SNIR 25075 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
SW 50047 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album) Ariola Records America, Hansa SW 50047 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
VPL1-4147, VPL1 4147, AHAL-007 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album) RCA Victor, RCA Victor, Hansa VPL1-4147, VPL1 4147, AHAL-007 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
200 166, 200 166-320 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album, M/Print) Hansa International, Hansa International 200 166, 200 166-320 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
VIP-6593, AHALH-8007 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album, Promo) Ariola Hansa, Ariola Hansa VIP-6593, AHALH-8007 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
SW 50047 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album, TP) Ariola Records America, Hansa SW 50047 US 1978 Sell This Version
AHALH 8007 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Ariola Hansa AHALH 8007 UK 1978 Sell This Version
67.334 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album) Carrere, Hansa 67.334 France 1979 Sell This Version
200.066-I, 200 066.1 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album, RE) Ariola, Ariola 200.066-I, 200 066.1 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
VCW-611 Japan Obscure Alternatives(Cass, Album) Hansa VCW-611 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
200 166, 200 166-320 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album, M/Print, RP) Hansa International, Hansa International 200 166, 200 166-320 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
AHALH 8007 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album, RP) Hansa, Ariola AHALH 8007 UK 1983 Sell This Version
AHALH 8007 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album, RP) Hansa, Ariola AHALH 8007 UK 1983 Sell This Version
TC-FA 41 3098 4, FA 41 3098 4 Japan Obscure Alternatives(Cass, Album, RE, Bla) Fame, EMI TC-FA 41 3098 4, FA 41 3098 4 UK 1984 Sell This Version
TC-FA 41 3098 4, FA 41 3098 4 Japan Obscure Alternatives(Cass, Album, RE, Red) Fame, EMI TC-FA 41 3098 4, FA 41 3098 4 UK 1984 Sell This Version
FA 4130981, FA 41 3098 1 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album, RE) Fame, Ariola Hansa FA 4130981, FA 41 3098 1 UK 1984 Sell This Version
VDP-1154 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album) Hansa VDP-1154 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
VDP-1154 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, RE) Hansa VDP-1154 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
BVCP-645, 74321-15402-2 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album) BMG Victor Inc., Hansa BVCP-645, 74321-15402-2 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
74321 13882 2 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album) Ariola 74321 13882 2 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
CAROL 1202-2 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Records CAROL 1202-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
CAROL 1202-2 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, RE) Caroline Records CAROL 1202-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
BVCP-7373, 74321-13882-2 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, RM) BMG Victor Inc., Hansa BVCP-7373, 74321-13882-2 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
BVCP-7373, 74321-13882-2 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, RM, Promo) BMG Victor Inc., Hansa BVCP-7373, 74321-13882-2 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
98023103 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, Unofficial) Agat Company Ltd. 98023103 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
BVCM-37219, 74321-87410-2 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, Ltd, RM) BMG, Hansa BVCM-37219, 74321-87410-2 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
BVCM-37219, 74321-87410-2 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, Ltd, RM, Promo) BMG, Hansa BVCM-37219, 74321-87410-2 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
82876 566942 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, Enh, RM, Dig) BMG UK & Ireland, Hansa 82876 566942 UK & Ireland 2004 Sell This Version
BVCM-31131, 82876-56694-2 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, Enh, RM, Promo) BMG, Hansa BVCM-31131, 82876-56694-2 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
82876 56694 2 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CDr, Album, RM, Promo) BMG 82876 56694 2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
BVCM-37799, 82876-56694-2 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) BMG, Hansa BVCM-37799, 82876-56694-2 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
82876 844472, 82876844472 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Hansa, Hansa 82876 844472, 82876844472 UK & Europe 2006 Sell This Version
BVCM-35414, 88697-34496-2 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, Enh, Ltd, RM, Min) BMG, Hansa BVCM-35414, 88697-34496-2 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
MOVLP175 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180 + LP, Comp, Ltd, 180) Music On Vinyl MOVLP175 Netherlands 2010 Sell This Version
82876844472 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Hansa 82876844472 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
82876844472 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, Enh, RE, RM, Unofficial) Sony BMG Music Entertainment (2), Hansa (2) 82876844472 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
SSR-015 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, Unofficial) Strange Sounds Records SSR-015 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
400 166-352 Japan Obscure Alternatives(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Hansa (2), Hansa International (2) 400 166-352 Unknown Sell This Version
ET 1570 Japan Obscure Alternatives(Cass, Album, Unofficial) E.T. Recording ET 1570 Asia Unknown Sell This Version

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Crijevo

Crijevo

July 21, 2016
referencing Obscure Alternatives, LP, Album, AHALH 8007
An album of material's worth, stepping away from the "earliness" of "Adolescent Sex", a hard (rock) lesson learned and left in obscurity despite its availability to the present day... On "Obscure Alternatives", the group matures musically, free of insecurities or forced eclecticism - this time, if The New York Dolls were one of the ideals to compete with, Japan managed to catch up with it to great effect, resulting in avant-garde material that definitely won't sit in the ear on first listen, but after a few more it will continue to reward.
AloneWithStrangers

AloneWithStrangers

June 11, 2016
referencing Obscure Alternatives, LP, Album, SW 50047
On this pressing the final track, The Tenant, is cut off a second or so before the end.

Otherwise, a nice pressing with a lovely feel to the sleeve.
speccydoughboy

speccydoughboy

February 26, 2016
referencing Obscure Alternatives, CD, Album, RM, BVCP-7373, 74321-13882-2
Although this shares a secondary catalogue number with the 1993 German CD it does have a different mastering.