Japan mini-LP CDs are official audiophile releases manufactured in Japan under license. CDs made in Japan are superior in nearly every way to those from other countries.. The superb mastering (often 20 Bit, 24 Bit, K2, DSD, K2HD, or HDCD) and resultant sound quality is excellent. The Japanese packaging of classic albums in cardboard sleeve miniature is very fine. These mini-LPs endeavor to be precise miniaturizations of the first pressings of the 12\" LPs. Usually everything that was present in the original LP is included, such as gatefolds, booklets, lyric sheets, posters, printed CD sleeves, stickers, embosses, special paper or inks, and die cuts. In nearly all mini-LP releases a detail sheet is included, and although the text may be in Japanese, the insert will often include the lyrics in English, which is a big plus if the original LP did not include a lyric sheet. Japan promotional strips, also called “obi,” or stickers are usually included with the package as a way of advertising the CD to the Japanese buying public and includes considerable information, such as release date, catalog number, and mastering. Limited edition extra promotional obis are sometimes added by the distributor.
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Despite the fact that this album is leftover tracks over the course of Led Zeppelin\'s career, the 8 tracks are excellent, and this album has a coherent feel despite being recorded over a period of 8 years or so. I find that remarkable. Led Zeppelin shows the world how great they were/are with this album. It\'s an album of rejected songs, and it\'s stil better than most of the drek out today (and even back in Zeppelin\'s heyday). The only other artists who have great \"rejected\" songs are Bob Dylan and Frank Zappa. There isn\'t a wasted track here. I really like the killer riff from Walter\'s Walk, the scorching We\'re Gonna Groove, and the insane I Can\'t Quit You Baby (which is superior to the version on Led Zeppelin I). Despite having a mere 8 tracks and just over a half hour long, you should pick this up. It\'s not Zeppelin\'s best or anything, but the 8 tracks are still damn good for leftovers.
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 We\'re Gonna Groove [00:02:38]
 Poor Tom [00:03:02]
 I Can\'t Quit You Baby [00:04:18]
 Walter\'s Walk [00:04:31]
 Ozone Baby [00:03:35]
 Darlene [00:05:07]
 Bonzo\'s Montreux [00:09:27]
 Wearing And Tearing [00:05:29]