Midori Takada ‎– Through The Looking Glass

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Mr. Henri Rousseau's Dream
Crossing
Trompe-l’œil
Catastrophe Σ

Versions (10)

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 (DYCL-3369) Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass = 鏡の向こう側(CD, Album, RE, Blu) CS Record EGDS-75 (DYCL-3369) 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
WRWTFWW018 Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, TP) We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records WRWTFWW018 Switzerland 2017 Sell This Version
WRWTFWW019 Midori Takada Through The Looking Glass(Acetate, 12") We Release Whatever The Fuck We Want Records WRWTFWW019 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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aweraeeeerww

aweraeeeerww

March 1, 2020
referencing Through The Looking Glass, LP, Album, Promo, RCL-8369
This sleeve has a "見本盤" sticker on it, but the vinyl may have been distributed as a promo with the same thing as the regular. I think they are mixed. What do you think?
agarrkoch

agarrkoch

February 5, 2020
edited 3 months ago
referencing Through The Looking Glass, LP, Album, RE, PFLP 006, WRWTFWW019
Unfortunately I didn't read this page in time. Disappointed that my brand new, sealed copy also has a lot of pops and cracks on the b-side. it's really annoying. I'm not a stickler about this kind of stuff, but it detracts a lot from the music so much so I have a really hard time enjoying the record. Don't purchase this
zHugh

zHugh

January 2, 2020
edited 4 months ago
referencing Through The Looking Glass, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Cry, WRWTFWW018

Update: strangely after getting a new phono preamp most of the major issues I was having with these records disappeared. Still not a perfect pressing but vastly improved.

Unfortunately I have to echo the issues experienced by several other reviewers here. Visually this is a beautifully produced set but I exhanged two copies hoping to get one that wasn't excessively noisy to no avail. There is a persistent "thump" on side A and other random noise defects throughout. May try for a 33 rpm version instead. Sad as the clear vinyl is so fitting for the "Looking Glass" in the album title.
nullspace

nullspace

September 6, 2019
referencing Through The Looking Glass, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Cry, WRWTFWW018

Definitely something up with this pressing. I have some kind of weird defect on side B that's causing a "chsshhh.... chsshhhh.... chsshhh..." in the first 30 seconds or so of audio, but I can't see anything there. Probably doesn't help that the vinyl is clear. :P Side A had some strange clicking noises in the beginning as well, but those went away after running an anti-static brush over it, so it's undoubtedly related to that. Sides C and D are perfectly fine. Maybe if some of us get together, we can have one whole copy without any pressing issues.

Call me crazy, but I think this album sounds even better at 33RPM... so lush! Amazing music at any speed though, to be honest. The only reason this gets a 4 out of 5 is because of the quality of the vinyl itself. Otherwise it's 5 stars all the way!
solarmusic

solarmusic

June 2, 2019
edited 12 months ago
referencing Through The Looking Glass, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Cry, WRWTFWW018

I got a fiasco copy. Bad skipping defect pressing at one spot on side 4 and the record one is out of center so the sound has a kind of tremolo anomaly
maracalp

maracalp

April 28, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Through The Looking Glass, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Cry, WRWTFWW018
Well quality control was not good. The crystal 2x release I got the 1st vinyl is pressed off center and the 2nd vinyl has a few nasty non fill issues affecting the sound. Where can I write in US to have a replacement?
TerrestrialTones

TerrestrialTones

March 2, 2019
referencing Through The Looking Glass, LP, Album, Num, RE, TP, Sig, WRWTFWW019
Mine is numbered 1/10. Are these sequentially numbered (1/10; 2/10; 3/10; etc.) or are they all just numbered 1/10? Also, mine came in a generic white sleeve with a printed sticker explaining it is a test pressing of this album along with the numbering ‘1/10’.
guitarmafia

guitarmafia

February 23, 2019
referencing Through The Looking Glass, 2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, Cry, WRWTFWW018
My pressing sounds superb. No surface noise and lots of room for the sounds to shine, which is really important for a quiet ambient album like this. Gatefold sleeve is lovely too. Very happy with this release.
Vinyl-Vibe

Vinyl-Vibe

January 21, 2019
referencing Through The Looking Glass, LP, Album, RE, PFLP 006, WRWTFWW019
Pops throughout first half of side B here, pretty annoying :( Good pressing other than that.
Toadspotter

Toadspotter

January 17, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Through The Looking Glass, LP, Album, RCL-8369
I suspect this has went back to press a number of times recently, and getting a bad pressing is less likely, though some older ones may be floating around, due to this fact: Through The Looking Glass became the No. 2-selling album at the online retailer Discogs for 2017, behind only Radiohead’s “OK Computer.”