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Why does this particularly expensive version of the album give you immense pleasure?
You know I cannot actually give you a logical reason Marquis, there is no logical reason, other than that it holds many private memories of early unrequited love, yes the spine in Japanese is very pretty as is the inside text.
I think more than any other reason for treasuring this Japanese version more is the fact that it's different, simply that, with the added mystery of far away places.
All I know is I was very pleased to have won my bid on eBay for such a wonderful album, I have never played the CD, It is on display in my study.
London Bye Ta-Ta...