SuperPinkyMandy - Japanese CD Version



Rare 1993 Japanese-only 10-track picture CD album featuring William Orbit, picture sleeve with lyrics inside, fold-out Japanese insert and original obi-strip, regular commercial issue with the obi-strip are now extremly hard to find.


"Yesterday's Gone" was original of Hinterland's "Montok Point", and a remix of "She Cries Your Name" ended up also on Hinterland


The term 'obi-strip' is derived from the name of the piece of wide fabric - the obi - that a geisha woman wears around her waist over the traditional Kimono dress. An amazing amount of information is packed onto this little wraparound piece of paper, often noting special tracks, concert dates, discography information and release anniversaries. And, as this information is intended to be read in the home market, it’s all printed in Japanese kanji and ~kana script! Whilst they are safely sealed on new release CD’s they are often discarded once opened, so they should be considered a real bonus when intact on out-of-print CD’s.


In recent years we have seen the obi-strip occasionally replaced with a sleeve sticker, no less attractive and equally unique to the Japanese pressing. Japanese CD albums often benefit from extra music and new video-style content, to further entice the Japanese public to buy their native release and not an import. Non-album tracks and exclusive mixes often feature and there are a huge amount of 'Japan-Only' releases that do not have an equivalent release elsewhere in the world. Japanese pressings will nearly always include a lyric booklet or fold-out lyric sheet. These are dual-language, printed in both the ~kana script and in English, the latter often having some wonderful mis-translations!

  SuperPinkyMandy Japanese CD Album Cover  1.  Don't Wanna Know Bout Evil     5:33
   2.  Faith Will Carry        6:11
   3.  Yesterday's Gone        4:32
   4.  She Cries Your Name        5:03
   5.  When You Wake        4:11
   6.  Roll the Dice        5:35
   7.  City Blue         1:30
   8.  The Prisoner        4:28
   9.  Where Do You Go        3:45
   10.  Release Me        4:56
   Cat No:  TOCP 7984            
   Released:  24th November 1993             
   Label:     Toshiba EMI Limited             
   Credits:  Engineer - Andy Allen , Rick Dowding , Robert Hill        
     Producer, Mixed By, Guitar, Keyboards, Performer [Beats] - William Orbit
     Vocals - Beth Orton            
     Written-By - Beth Orton (tracks: 2 to 10)            
     John Martyn (tracks: 1)            
     William Orbit (tracks: 2 to 10)            
     Track 1:            
     Backing Vocals - Noel McKella            
     Track 2:            
     Performer [Beats, Bassline] - Phil Chill , Sugar J        
     Performer [Hold It Down Selector] - Goldie        
     Written-By - Gosling* , Mark Rutherford            
     Track 3:            
     Cymbal - Pablo            
     Drums - Rob Merrill            
     Organ [Farfisa] - Dean Ross            
     Organ [Out Of Tune Wurlitzer] - William Orbit             
     Track 4:            
     Track 5:            
     Track 6:            
     Backing Vocals - Beverley Skeete , Derek Green , Jackie Rawe        
     Drums - Rob Merrill            
     Piano [Ambient, Ekogo The Fish] - Lee Spencer        
     Track 7:            
     Performer [Air Vents, Telex] - Lee Spencer            
     Performer [Voices Of The Ether] - William Orbit         
     Track 8:        
     Arranged By - Jocelyn Pook        
     Keyboards, Piano - Dean Ross        
     Percussion - Pablo        
     Strings - Electra Strings, The        
     Track 9:        
     Arranged By - Caroline Lavelle        
     Piano - Dean Ross        
     Strings - Electra Strings, The        
     Track 10:        
     Backing Vocals - Beverley Skeete , Claudia Fontaine , Derek Green        
     Guitar - Mark Rutherford         







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