Midori Takada ‎– Through The Looking Glass

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RCL-8369 Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal RCL-8369 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
RCL-8369 Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass(LP, Album, Promo) RCA Red Seal RCL-8369 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
EGDS-75 Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass = 鏡の向こう側(CD, Album, RE) CS Record EGDS-75 Japan 2017 Sell This Version
WRWTFWW018 Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE) We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records WRWTFWW018 Switzerland 2017 Sell This Version
WRWTFWW019CD , PFCD006 Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass(CD, Album, RE) We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records, Palto Flats WRWTFWW019CD , PFCD006 2017 Sell This Version
WRWTFWW019 Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass(LP, Album, Num, RE, TP, Sig) We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records WRWTFWW019 Switzerland 2017 Sell This Version
PFLP 006, WRWTFWW019 Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass(LP, Album, RE) Palto Flats, We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records PFLP 006, WRWTFWW019 USA & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
WRWTFWW018 Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Cry) We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records WRWTFWW018 Switzerland 2018 Sell This Version

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Ullrich33

Ullrich33

October 26, 2018
referencing Through The Looking Glass, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, WRWTFWW018
After a friend played the Reissue in 33 RPM format I was convinced that this piece of music is essential to my listening collection. First copy I heard had light occasional ticks and clicks nothing that overpowered the music.

However, my experience was less than satisfactory after purchasing a copy of the 33 RPM re-issue. Mine has much louder obtrusive pops booms and clicks.

This led me to purchasing the limited edition 45 RPM issue. Upon receipt of 45 RPM double vinyl, Edgewarp Was present on disc one. issues experienced on 33 RPM are more apparent and obtrusively distracting on the 45 release. music throughout all songs sounds off on the 45 release.

Further, distortions and muffled sections made me cringe on the 45 release. Also, led me to A/B compare. the 33rpm copy is the better play for my two copies. For issues noted I cannot recommend either format.

Strongly considering buying a third copy of 33 RPM format. If similar experiences occur,the CD will be my final attempt to enjoy this release.
SalViscuso

SalViscuso

October 11, 2018
referencing Through The Looking Glass, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Cry, WRWTFWW018
Shouts to whoever posted the photo with their thumb all over the clear wax.
ALITTLEBITHIGHERLUCY

ALITTLEBITHIGHERLUCY

August 28, 2018
referencing Through The Looking Glass, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Cry, WRWTFWW018
so, meanwhile I have the disc with me and I can say, this version is flawless! no more distortions !!!
ALITTLEBITHIGHERLUCY

ALITTLEBITHIGHERLUCY

August 24, 2018
referencing Through The Looking Glass, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Cry, WRWTFWW018
Hello ! Can someone tell me if this pressing has the same problems as the black vinyl limited edition?
ARathbun

ARathbun

July 20, 2018
edited 4 months ago
referencing Through The Looking Glass, LP, Album, RE, PFLP 006, WRWTFWW019

I purchased Through The Looking Glass (LP, Album, RE) PFLP 006, WRWTFWW019
It plays very well but not perfectly. It is easy to be swept away in the music, but there are consistent background pops. My copy was sealed. The music itself seems fine and of proper range and depth. Basically a brand-spanking-new record sounds like it's already been owned a while. I cleaned it with fluid and a dust bar. It sounds the same, neither improved nor harmed. I like the album quite a bit. The presentation is fine. The music is lovely. It maaaaaay be better to get this on CD, but I don't own a CD player.
Leitmotif612

Leitmotif612

May 26, 2018
referencing Through The Looking Glass, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, WRWTFWW018
Forget mastering, mine came with a deep scratch on the A side, anyone else?
CTripp

CTripp

May 23, 2018
referencing Through The Looking Glass, LP, Album, RCL-8369
A bit of trivia about this release,

The eclectic mix of percussion instruments along with the innovative and obsessive recording style is said to have been mimicked for the now legendary 2016 release of Angelic 2 The Core by Corey Feldman.

In an interview with Robert Christgau, Corey claimed that this album became apart of him as he was composing A2TC. He would start and end his days during that time period with a five hour meditation session that would include his own personal remixes of many tracks on this album with live animal births and sound clips recorded by journalists during the Vietnam War. When asked where he would put this album in terms of his own top 10 list Corey became visibly withdrawn from the interview as his hand started to tremble while staring at the floor for over 30 minutes before proceeding to tell the story of snaping into a trance like state due to the stress and frustration during the mental and physically draining 14 hour recording sessions for A2TC where in his words one night he was commanded by god who took the form of a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses to grind up a signed first edition of the album into a jar of peanut butter and make sandwiches for the unaware band members and sound engineers along with digesting what he called "an exorbitant amount" himself. The interview concluded with Corey doing a live rendition of Mr. Henri Rousseau's Dream in the traditional style of Buddhist throat chanting.
FabDel

FabDel

May 18, 2018
edited 6 months ago
referencing Through The Looking Glass, LP, Album, RE, PFLP 006, WRWTFWW019

I tried two copies in differents stores and they are both noisy. Loud crackles on side B, too. Washing them with my RCM didn't change anything. And I don't look for perfection but just a clean copy.
Disappointing for this great album !
fox

fox

April 3, 2018
edited 8 months ago
referencing Through The Looking Glass, LP, Album, RCL-8369
I order a copy of each format each and every month since it has been reissued so I can properly evaluate quality.

I have a modified 6 pounds weight vintage black Numark PT01 portable plastic everything turntable with built-in speaker, 16, 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM settings, varispeed, reverse and class-compliant USB connection and ±10% pitch control that converts all 45s, 78s and 12-inch LP records into HD 96K digital files (45 RPM adapter included). Very high torque, RCA stereo cable / cord (3 ft / feet short, dual 2 x RCA male to 2 x RCA male audio cable, digital & analogue, double-shielded, PRO Series), custom highly sensitive low mass tone-arm with gimbal suspension and helicoid tonearm adjustment with extra unwavering quartz Direct Drive accuracy: wow and flutter 0,01% WRNMS, rumble -78dB (DIN B) and Nude Elliptical 40 × 8μm Ortofon Moulinex cartridge - 4K Coulée de Bronze AAA (Japan) with frequency characteristics of 20 ~ 29,000Hz. I can use this device with AC adapter or battery-powered by six "D" hypercells so I can take my modified portable turntable wherever I want in the house to listen to records and also outside of the house (for instance when travelling) as it has a protective dustcover and integrated carrying handle - it is very convenient and makes you look great.

As for the pressing, as for today, all are immaculate so I recommend you buying this product.

Note: visual is terrible compared to the original pressing, which I own, as there is a colors matching problem with forced yellow.
Note 2: music is quite interesting - yet not sure of the right speed.