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"Adrian Belew, Lone Rhino - OBI Mini Replica LP In A CD - Japanese"

RARE OBI JAPAN REPLICA CD - TREMENDOUSLY RARE OUT OF PRINT MASTERPIECE - FACTORY SEALED - LAST COPY FOREVER - This is a Japanese re-mastered Mini LP replica Limited Edition Collection - Japanese exclusive reissue, limited to 5,000 pieces, of 1982 album that's out-of-print domestically, made world-wide and are immediately Out of Print. Recorded from the finest Original Masters available. Comes with: anti-static sleeves similar to Vinyl LPs, Cardboard packaging like an LP, re-sealable plastic wrap cases for protection of the collectible Actual miniaturized version of the 12" LP in 4" CD version. Yikes, this is dating me. I purchased Lone Rhino on vinyl when Island released it shortly after King Crimson's release came out. I still have the vinyl. I've been meaning to transfer it for some time and burn a decent copy. Now I don't have to. Belew's first solo album has some of his sharpest songs on it. The Zappa and Beatles influences are all over the place but it's still uniquely Ade. From the stomping Big Electric Cat with its yowling guitar and backward drumming to Man in the Moon Ade's (I assume)moving song about his father, Lone Rhino is top notch. So why only 4 Stars? It's not his best album. Meet The Beatles (or Please Please Me & With The Beatles if you're discussing the CD releases and/or vinyl releases throghout the world expect the US wasn't The Beatles best. It was a remarkable blast of fresh air. So is Lone Rhino. I know a number of Belew fans who dislike the instrumental pieces. I find them to be moving and melodic. Belew makes music do the talking here. The mournful Lone Rhino is an instrumental highlight. In many respects Lone Rhino reminds me of McCartney's first solo album. It's simple but never simplistic; it's direct but never blunt; it's melodic but doesn't meander. It isn't a perfect album. It does have its flaws but those flaws seem less of an issue twenty years later. Occasionally Belew goes for the easy humor of Adidas in Heat. It's a bopping little tune that deserved better lyrics or, perhaps, deserved not to be on the album. Still, it's got charm and the brass band coda does make up for the shortcomings of the lyrics. Lone Rhino sounds great. It has been remastered from the original analog masters using the 24 bit mastering popular now. The sleeve (and it is a sleeve)is an exact replica of the original one from 1982 except that there is no paper sleeve with the lyrics (they're printed on a folded one sheet in Japanese and English). Issued (if memory serves) right around the time of Beat, Lone Rhino proved that Belew had much more talent than was evident. 1. Big Electric Cat 2. The Momur 3. Stop It 4. The Man in the Moon 5. Naive Guitar [Instrumental] 6. Hot Sun [Instrumental] 7. The Lone Rhinoceros 8. Swingline 9. Adidas in Heat 10. Animal Grace 11. The Final Rhino [Instrumental]
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