New unauthorized CD: LC - The Eternal Classic

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New unauthorized CD: LC - The Eternal Classic

Postby jarkko » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:48 pm

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This CD has been made for China (and other Far East countries?) by unknown producers. On the back cover false information is given: Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment. Cat # HF5180.

Very stylish book-type product with thick covers. 10 full-page color photos.

I found my copy on a Finnish (!) auction website - the seller had picked up the CD in Tokyo.

This post has been edited on January 10 - it is now clear that this is a counterfeit (thanks to our contributors - read the following posts!)
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Re: New CD: LC - The Eternal Classic

Postby vickiwoodyard » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:51 pm

I love the song selection on this. I would buy it if it was available in the U.S.
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Re: New CD: LC - The Eternal Classic

Postby WiTS » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:05 am

these are simplified Chinese.
it's extremely rare "for japan' with simplified Chinese.
Jarkko, is this really an official release? I put the barcode 4893280901527 in google and get James DePreist - Incredible Audiophile Sound Selection.
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Re: New CD: LC - The Eternal Classic

Postby jarkko » Tue Jan 03, 2017 3:47 pm

That's interesting! I will ask my contact at Sony Music Toronto.
With this new information you provided it is indeed possible that this is a very professionally made counterfeit.
I bought it from someone who had got the CD while visiting Tokyo.
It had been on sale at a local music shop.
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Re: New CD: LC - The Eternal Classic

Postby WiTS » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:10 am

jarkko wrote: With this new information you provided it is indeed possible that this is a very professionally made counterfeit.
Totally agree
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Re: New CD: LC - The Eternal Classic

Postby LY24 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:32 am

jarkko :

This Album may be HK(Hong Kong) version. :)
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Re: New CD: LC - The Eternal Classic

Postby I'm your fan » Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:03 pm

This is not a new release. This compilation was released in the year 2008. I have looked for it (and found it) in the web page discogs.com, where it states: "CD, Compilation, Unofficial Release ": https://www.discogs.com/Leonard-Cohen-T ... se/2129304
According to the web page cohencentric.com, this compilation was released with a different sleeve (and a different cover photograph from the June 30 1985 concert at the Kalvoya Festival, Oslo, Norway), but with the same reference number: Jimgo (Int’l) Records JCD-193; the release year is 2008. See the foot note. http://cohencentric.com/2015/08/14/forg ... er_0_22066
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Re: New unauthorized CD: LC - The Eternal Classic

Postby jarkko » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:16 pm

Friends, thank you for the information. I have edited the first post so that this is a counterfeit, unauthorized compilation.
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Re: New unauthorized CD: LC - The Eternal Classic

Postby davidrichards » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:47 pm

Isn't a cover picture of Leonard playing the guitar "left handed" a bit of a give away as to its authenticity, or lack of it?
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Re: New unauthorized CD: LC - The Eternal Classic

Postby jarkko » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:35 pm

Indeed, David!

Sony Music also confirmed today that this is a counterfeit, and they are taking action.
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