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Tracklist

Thousand Knives9:35
Island Of Woods9:45
Grasshoppers5:15
Das Neue Japanische Elektronische Volkslied8:03
Plastic Bamboo6:28
The End Of Asia6:17

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Notes

All vinyl pressings list Side A with a singular track time of 24:45. However, the vinyl surface does have bands separating the three songs. This is not listed on any CD pressings.

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    Cover of Thousand Knives Of = 千のナイフ, 1978-10-25, VinylThousand Knives Of = 千のナイフ
    LP, Album, Stereo, 1st obi
    Better Days (2) – YX-7586-NDJapan1978Japan1978
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    Cover of Thousand Knives Of = 千のナイフ, 1978-10-25, VinylThousand Knives Of = 千のナイフ
    LP, Album, Promo, Stereo
    Better Days (2) – YX-7586-NDJapan1978Japan1978
    New Submission
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of = 千のナイフ, 1980-04-21, VinylThousand Knives Of = 千のナイフ
    LP, Album, Repress, 2nd obi
    Better Days (2) – YX-7586-NDJapan1980Japan1980
    New Submission
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 1980, CassetteThousand Knives Of
    Cassette, Album
    Better Days (2) – CTK 7004-NDJapan1980Japan1980
    New Submission
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto, 1983-07-00, VinylThousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto
    LP, Album
    Plexus – KMH 709225Europe1983Europe1983
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of = 千のナイフ, 1984-04-00, CDThousand Knives Of = 千のナイフ
    CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo
    Denon – 35C38-7137Japan1984Japan1984
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto, 1984, CDThousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto
    CD
    Denon – MJ 7137US1984US1984
    New Submission
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 1988-05-00, CDThousand Knives Of
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Better Days (2) – 28CY-2366Japan1988Japan1988
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 1990, CDThousand Knives Of
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Denon – DC-8571US1990US1990
    New Submission
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 1990, CDThousand Knives Of
    CD, Album, Reissue, Stereo
    DENON – DC-8571Japan1990Japan1990
    New Submission
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 1991-10-21, CDThousand Knives Of
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Columbia – COCA-9206, Columbia – CY-2366Japan1991Japan1991
    New Submission
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 1993-05-21, CDThousand Knives Of
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Better Days (2) – COCA-10818Japan1993Japan1993
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 1994-11-21, CDThousand Knives Of
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Better Days (2) – COCA-12152Japan1994Japan1994
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 2005-04-20, CDThousand Knives Of
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Paper Sleeve
    Jroom Jazz – COCB-53330, Columbia Music Entertainment – COCB-53330Japan2005Japan2005
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 2007-10-10, VinylThousand Knives Of
    LP, Album, Reissue, 180g
    Better Days (2) – COJY-9236Japan2007Japan2007
    New Submission
    Thousand Knives Of
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered
    Columbia Music Entertainment – COCP-35523Japan2009Japan2009
    New Submission
    Thousand Knives
    6×File, MP3, Album, Reissue, Stereo, 320 kbps
    Nipponophone (2) – none20092009
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto, 2016-01-20, SACDThousand Knives Of Ryuichi Sakamoto
    SACD, Hybrid, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Paper Sleeve
    Columbia – COGQ-87Japan2016Japan2016
    New Submission
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 2016-01-20, VinylThousand Knives Of
    LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Better Days (2) – COJY-9300Japan2016Japan2016
    New Submission
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 2019-11-08, VinylThousand Knives Of
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Wewantsounds – WWSLP24France2019France2019
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 2019, VinylThousand Knives Of
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Blue, Electric, Translucent
    Wewantsounds – WWSLP024BLU-LPUS2019US2019
    New Submission
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 2019, VinylThousand Knives Of
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Clear
    Wewantsounds – WWSLP24France2019France2019
    New Submission
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 2019-11-08, CDThousand Knives Of
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Wewantsounds – WWSCD24France2019France2019
    New Submission
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 2019, CDrThousand Knives Of
    CDr, Album, Promo, Reissue, Remastered
    Wewantsounds – WWSCD24France2019France2019
    New Submission
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, 2019, VinylThousand Knives Of
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Light green translucent (clear mint)
    Wewantsounds – WWSLP024CLR-LPUS2019US2019
    New Submission
    Cover of Thousand Knives Of, , CDThousand Knives Of
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Denon – DC-8571USUS
    New Submission

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    • kidmann's avatar
      kidmann
      Overall a good pressing... Even tho it's silent most of the time, on side A, the closer the needle gets to the center, the higher you'll notice the distortion specially on mid-highs, it's most noticeably on the piano parts, I think this might came from a different cut than the original pressing.
      • Glosoli529's avatar
        Glosoli529
        Perfect, clear, beautiful. Listening on the day of Ryuichi's passing.
        • HugoLRD's avatar
          HugoLRD
          My copy is super silent and sounds really clear !
          • Gradated.Grey's avatar
            Gradated.Grey
            Very big kudos and props to whomever translated the liner notes over the years.
            • ghoulishboy's avatar
              ghoulishboy
              My copy is pretty silent overall. I don't hear any surface noise during the quieter parts of the album, and overall Wewantsounds have knocked another reissue out of the park
              • thejigisup's avatar
                thejigisup
                I just found a copy at a thrift store. It was not made in Japan as listed in the notes. It has "Made in Holland" on the sticker and on the back. It's also has "We used the original Japanese matrix to make this record"
                • Jupiterslegacy's avatar
                  My copy sounds great, a dead silent disc and no pops or distortion. Brilliant album
                  • andorub's avatar
                    andorub
                    Edited 3 years ago
                    The packaging and presentation of this is really nice, it really holds the feel of the original LP release. However something must be said about the pressing. Besides some really noticeable noise in the background throughout the whole disc, side A has multiple issues, all having to do with the fact that it has a lot of quieter passages (Tracks 1 and 2 most notably). During the said passages, there's a lot of background noise and distortion in the high pitched sounds. Actually, the piano sounds very distorted as well, which would indicate either my copy has this problem, or this is a really bad pressing. Side B is okay in this regard, mostly because it doesn't have quiet passages, and also it doesn't feature that many acoustic instruments. Also to add to the problems mentioned above, there are a lot of pops and clicks scattered all across the record, even though I thoroughly cleaned it, does that mean I should apply the wood glue cleaning method? If you want the experience of listening to this album on a turntable, and you don't mind the details that much, then go ahead and get this. If however you're looking for quality sound, stick with the SACD remaster (COGQ-87) or with the original LP (YX-7586-ND).
                    • mcalnd's avatar
                      mcalnd
                      First reissue outside of Japan for 30 years? Yes. Fake OBI on the sleeve. Nice. Extra insert with new liner notes. Check. Shall we hire a cutting engineer for this vinyl reissue? Nah, just give it to GzVinyl to sort that out and they can press it too. Fell at the last hurdle there, the most important one. Nice try.
                      • speccydoughboy's avatar
                        Any clue as to which remastering this disc uses? Is it a stereo version of the most recent SACD disc?

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