I fell in love with Dress Down after hearing it sampled by Yung Bae. Amazon Japan didn’t have any copies (new or used) until recently. A merchant wanted $125 dollars for a used copy in “acceptable” condition. I purchased it despite the list of problems with the CD artwork and disc itself. Fortunately, the seller exaggerated it’s condition. The artwork is in good condition and the disc is ever so slightly worn.
The seller shipped it free to my Tenso address then Tenso shipped it stateside by EMS. Usually, the mailman has me sign for EMS packages but not this time. I also created an account at my.usps.com and was able to track my package with the EMS tracking number.
I know music is copyrighted. I know you monitor sites such as Tumblr and delete music that belongs to you. However, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve discovered new songs that I’ve fallen in love with because someone posted it online.
Americans may not be your target audience but we enjoy and buy your music too. I’ve spent over $1000 dollars just on Japan iTunes cards. I also have shelves filled with Japanese CDs.
I’m hoping you see the advantages of having your music on social media sites.
This CD arrived from Amazon Japan. It’s condition was listed as “acceptable” although it was in surprisingly good shape. No tears on the artwork. This was a rental and the obi was taped to the cover. There’s a sticker on the artwork that I’m afraid to remove because it might damage the artwork. The CD itself is in excellent condition–it’s hard to believe this was a rental.
I bought this CD for “Kimi no Hitomi ni Koishiteru” (Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You). It’s Shohjo-tai’s 1986 rendition of the Frankie Valli song. There’s also a 1987 version of this song on their P-CAN album which sounds more 80s dance.
Just purchased a ¥10000 on Japan Codes for $99.00. Thats the best price they’ve offered in the past few years. Two years ago I paid $141 for the same. My iTunes code was sent 3 minutes after my purchase. Another first.
There’s a rapper on Shojotai’s “Can’t take my eyes off of you” that sounds a lot like the rapper on “I feel for you.” Shojotai recorded their song in 1987. “I feel for you” was recorded in 1984. I’d have to get my hands on Shojotai’s CD to know for sure.