PSY (싸이) Gangnam Style 12 inch PICTURE DISC vinyl 2nd version

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PSY (싸이) Gangnam Style 12 inch PICTURE DISC vinyl 45  Tracks: Gangnam Style (Original Version)/ Gangnam Style (Afrojack Remix)/Gangnam Style (Boyinaband Dubstep Remix)/Gangnam Style (KATFYR, Blue Satellite, Epitone Remix)/Gangnam Style (Ben Moon Dubstep Remix)/Gangnam Style (Fatman Scoop & DJ Kazzanova Remix)/(vs LMFAO) Gangnam Style vs Sexy And I Know It (DJ Froto Live Remix)(Germany) No Label GANGNAMPIC002 (2013/14 European bootleg release.)
Collectors notes: Unsure of exact number of copies pressed but I think this was limited to 750 only. This one was on pre-order for what seemed like ages and took a very long time to be actually pressed. 
Mic’s collection status: I have a copy of this record.
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PATTI KIM (패티김) Ariran (Arirang)/Toraji 7 INCH 45 (Japan) Columbia SA-643 1961

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PATTI KIM (패티김) Ariran (Arirang)/Toraji (Japan) Columbia SA-643 with PS  (June 1961 – I’m pretty confident that this date is correct (as indicated on back of sleeve) and it’s very very early for a PATTI KIM release. The label style and cat. # have it as around the same period but predating Kenji Kitahara’s ‘Wakai Futari’ which was mid 1962. This Columbia SA series for Japanese based artists ran from circ. 1958 to 63/64, and by cat # this single is from somewhere between late 1960 and late 1961, so mid 61 seems just about right. Interesting Japanese sounding version of Arirang with both Japanese and Korean vocals. Nice pic on sleeve.)
Collectors notes: Rare. There was also another early Japanese PATTI KIM single from a bit later on the Union label (US-550-J)
Mic’s collection status: I have this record, my copy is genuinely near mint under strong light. Sleeve is clean and EX or better but has very mild age marks on back.
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Sanullim San Ul Lim 산울림 The First (다시 부르기 1 ) 12 INCH VINYL LP EEC re-issue 2014

Place holder for San Ul Lim vinyl LP just released

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Sanullim San Ul Lim 산울림 The First (다시 부르기 1 ) 12 INCH VINYL LP Tracks: 아니 벌써 (Already)/아마 늦은 여름이었을 거야 (Perhaps, It Was A Late Summer)/골목길 An Alley)/안타까운 마음 (Frustrated)/그 얼굴 그 모습 (That Face, That Look)/불꽃놀이/(Fireworks) /문 좀 열어줘 (Please Open The Door)/소녀 (A Girl)/청자(아리랑 (Blue Porcelain) (EEC) Granadilla Music GM 206CC4 (2014 European release of their classic 1977 first album. No need to say much about this band as their place in Korean music is outlined in detail (in English) on many sites on the web. This  (along with Kim Jung-mi’s ‘Now’) is one of my favourite albums of Korean music and it’s not even really in a music genre that I’m particularly into. This first album is genuine progressive-psych with amazing use of heavy fuzz guitar and organ. Check out the sample track below …)
Link to San Ul Lim info on cool site:  http://progressive.homestead.com/sanulrim.html

San Ul Lim산울림 – 아마 늦은 여름이었을거야 (It Might be Late Summer)

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Sanullim San Ul Lim 산울림 다시 부르기 1 12 INCH VINYL LP (South Korea) SRB Records SR 0090 (1977 original)
Collectors notes: will add full photos in early Jan. 2015.
Mic’s collection status: Have a copy coming from Germany, also have a copy of the original pressing (pic above).
 Click this link for video-audios of my favourite Korean songs which includes San Ul Lim tracks: https://koreanvinyl.wordpress.com/video/
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KIM KWANG-SEOK 김광석 4집 재발매반 12 INCH VINYL LP SK/German CJ E&M Records 2014

Place holder for KIM KWANG-SEOK 김광석 vinyl LP just released

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KIM KWANG-SEOK 김광석 4집 재발매반 12 INCH VINYL LP Tracks: 일어나/바람이 불어오는 곳/너무 깊이 생각 하지마/ 회귀/너무 아픈 사랑은 사랑이 아니었음을/서른즈음에/혼자 남은 밤/끊어진 길/맑고 향기롭게/자유롭게 (South Korea/German)  CJ E&M Records CMAD-10410  (2014 – release by  iconic artist active from 88-96. One of my wife’s favourite musicians (who she has seen live). Kim died in 1996 aged 31. Folk-rock singer previously also in  Dongmulwon 동물원. This vinyl LP released by one of the major players in the Korean music scene CJ E&M Records (in Mapo). 180 gram heavy vinyl pressed in Germany, with Korean printed cover (similar to the KWC and SJH LPs below). Interesting that a major KPOP company is delving into vinyl releases. Hopefully a sign of more to come.)
Collectors notes: Limited to 3000 copies only which seemed to sell out in a very short time on pre-order.
Mic’s collection status: Have a copy coming from a contact in Mapo, will add full pictures when it arrives.
 Also, see this link for video-audios of my favourite Korean songs which includes Kim Kwang-seok track: https://koreanvinyl.wordpress.com/video/
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CHO YOUNG-WUK 조영욱Oldboy Soundtrack VINYL LP Europe/US pressings 2014

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CHO YOUNG-WUK 조영욱 Old Boy Soundtrack VINYL LP Tracks: Look Who’s Talking/Somewhere In The Night/The Count Of Monte Cristo/Jailhouse Rock/In A Lonely Place/It’s Alive!/The Searchers/Cries And Whispers/For Whom The Bell Tolls/Breathless/The Old Boy/Kiss Me Deadly/Farewell, My Lovely/The Big Sleep/The Last Waltz (US)  Milan DOT0-36480 (2014 independent release of soundtrack to Park Chan-Wook’s 2003 film)
Also released in Europe on the Invada label (without cat. #?) on a nice shade of orange vinyl.
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CD was released: in the US in 2011 on Milan Records B004GHYCH0, in Japan in 2004 Virgin  TOCT-25539 and in South Korea in 2003 on EMI (Korea) EKLD0307 (digi-pak)
Collectors notes: USA pressing on RED VINYL and limited to 1000 copies, EEC pressing on ORANGE VINYL and limited to 500 copies.
Mic’s collection status: I have a copy of the European pressing on orange vinyl.
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YOUNG JOE 조영남 Jo (Cho) Young Nam 12 INCH VINYL LP (US?) Life 4024-14

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YOUNG JOE 조영남  (Joe) Jo Young Nam 12 INCH VINYL LP (US?) Life 4024-14 (circ. 1979/80. I got this LP from the US and it appears to be a US release from after he immigrated to the USA with actress wife Yoon Yeo-jeong. I haven’t seen this one listed anywhere before and would like to confirm it is a unique US release. Interesting and talented artist. This copy autographed by him in 1980. The music on this LP is a kind of trott-rock sound with some US country influences.
Mic’s collection status: I have this LP 
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HEE SISTERS (희자매) 제작일 미상 + Seo Taiji and Boys 서태지와 아이들

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HEE SISTERS (희자매) 제작일 미상 12 INCH VINYL LP korean korea disco funk 1979
HEE SISTERS (희자매) 제작일 미상 12 INCH VINYL LP 그사람/가을밤의 이야기/한마리 새가되어/님찾아 가는길/나그네 길/내마음/말해주세요/돌아와요/첫사랑/ 공군가 (South Korea) Hyundai LA-018 (1979 album which is great disco funk. I have albums by artists like KIM CHOO JA which have isolated funk tracks but this HEE SISTERS album tops these IMO. Plenty of groove guitar chords and brass plus nice Korean language vocals. Uptempo tracks including Korean language covers of the BEE GEES Too much heaven and ONJ’s You’re the one that I want.)
Mic’s collection status: I have a copy of this record.
Thought it essential to make note on this site of the first 3 Seo Taiji and Boys albums released on vinyl

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Seo Taiji and Boys 서태지와 아이들 Seo Taiji and Boys 12 INCH VINYL LP (South Korea) Bando BDL-0023 (1992)
Taiji Boys Live techno mix 12 INCH VINYL LP (South Korea) Bando BDL-0024 (1992)
Seo Taiji and Boys 서태지와 아이들 Seo Taiji and Boys 2 12 INCH VINYL LP (South Korea) Bando BDL-0026 (1993)
Mic’s collection status: I have these records.
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