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#103: Galaxie 500 - Copenhagen

This is the Video Arts Japan release of Galaxie 500’s live album Copenhagen that was released along with the three studio albums in lovely pseudo vinyl sleeves.

Galaxie 500 - Copenhagen (Video Arts Japan CD)
Galaxie 500 - Copenhagen (Video Arts Japan CD)

Like the others in the series it came with an insert which had the lyrics to all the songs (including the covers) in both English and Japanese and extensive sleeve notes - just in Japanese. Thanks to Google Translate I now know that the first set of sleeve notes, about the band, are a tweaked version of the ones Byron Coley wrote for the box set website in 1996.

The second set of notes, about the album, were written for the Japanese release by Ryuichi Kanagawa

Although it is only nine songs and just under 55 minutes long, it is undoubtedly the only work that can be combined with the lost Japanese performance. I’m sorry for writing in a whining, grudge-like manner, but if the show had come to Japan, the set list would have been like this… I’m immersed in emotion, and I’m so excited to be performing on the Quattro stage. I eveni imagine them.

Apologies if Google Translate got that wrong - I’ve popped what the whole of what Google made of it over here, you can get the gist but it really needs a proper translator!

Dean sent me a complete set of these discs before release - signed on the Obi strip.

  • Catalogue Number: AHFOW 10/052
  • Artist: Galaxie 500
  • Title: Copenhagen
  • Notes: Video Arts Japan - signed on Obi strip
  • Packaging: Card sleeve
  • Format: CD

Previously in my record collection: