From Elvis in Japan
"congratulations on a very excellent Japanese LP book" - Paul Dowling, worldwideelvis.com
Onlive reviews can be found at Elvis Day By Day:
and Elvis Club Berlin:
The complete guide to Elvis Presley's vinyl LP releases in Japan. In this book, you will find information on every pressing of every album known to the author (over 400 albums), including hundreds of photographs of covers (front and back), labels, obis and other items related to Elvis’ Japanese LP releases, from the very first 10” record released in 1956 to the latest vinyl release, a remastered version of his debut LP issued in 2018. The book also includes details of obis, inserts and bonus photos and points out differences in cover designs, track listings and running orders compared to the US versions. There have been over two dozen Japan-only releases over the years, and these are all detailed too. The notes for many of the albums include information on the liner notes and obi text and I also include chart statistics when applicable. After listing each album, I have included photos of several obis from the late 1950s onwards and I have gone into greater detail about some of the series of albums released in Japan over the years. Finally, there is a section on some of the many unfortunate – but often humorous – errors found in the ubiquitous English lyrics, an essential part of Japanese releases. I have also noted the rarest pressing of each album.