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5.0 out of 5 stars
At least I've managed to get this rare Japanese CD, 7 July 2013
I'm a huge fan of Ry Cooder's early recordings. In Europe however we must do with the non remasters from the eighties, which sound very badly to my ears. Lucky me, I've got now all Ry's albums in remastered, Japanese card editions, I've tried for more than a year to obtain the Japanese edition of Showtime, without success until now. Finally I've got straight from Japan and within fourteen days a brand new cd for a second-hand price.
The sound quality is very good. In Japan they reissue every month shm card editions of mainstream albums from the sixties and seventies. I'm certain they're big music fans. I'm jealous about that and I read that in Europe record companies complain that they don't sell music anymore. My advise is, take an example from your Japanese colleges and surprise the fans. They will come back and buy again if they get good quality for a fair price. I love these shm card editions and I am willing to pay for those.