Japan ‎– Obscure Alternatives

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Fame ‎– FA 4130981, Ariola Hansa ‎– FA 41 3098 1
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℗ 1978 Original sound recordings made by Ariola Hansa Records
Manufactured in the UK by EMI Records Limited.
Distributed by EMI Records Hayes Middx.

All titles published by Chadwick Nomis Ltd.

Special thanks to Anna and Claudine for vocals on 'Automatic Gun'.
Tape Operators - Mike, TR5, Supertype and Pee Wee... love to Terri.

The label on vinyl: Fame
Labels on sleeve: Fame, Ariola Hansa & EMI

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 099941 309810
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099941309810
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 1): 4130981 A-1-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 1): HTM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 1): 4130981 B-1-1-1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 2): 4130981 A-1-1-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched, variant 2): HTM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 2): 4130981 B-1-1-1-
  • Other (Side A, label): 4130981A
  • Other (Side B, label): 4130981B

Other Versions (5 of 58) View All

Cat# Artist Title  (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
AHALH 8007 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album, Dam) Ariola Hansa AHALH 8007 UK 1978 Sell This Version
BVCP-7373, 74321-13882-2 Japan Obscure Alternatives(CD, Album, RM) Hansa, Hansa BVCP-7373, 74321-13882-2 Japan 1995 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
AHALH 8007 Japan Obscure Alternatives(LP, Album, RE, Son) Hansa, Ariola AHALH 8007 UK Unknown 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

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September 22, 2016

A somewhat flawed album that pales in comparison to their later output. This is Japan still in Glam Rock mode but there are hints of what was to come next. In many ways the album feels like a prototype of their later sound and so it is a curious item in their discography but not one to be taken separately.