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Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop
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Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. MCA. 2006.


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All Artists: Deodato
Title: Artistry
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal
Release Date: 9/18/2006
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Disco, Jazz Fusion, Dance Pop, By Decade, 1970s
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 4988005441423


Album Description
Limited Edition Japanese pressing of this album comes housed in a miniature LP sleeve. MCA. 2006.

CD Reviews

BOB | LOS ANGELES, CA | 04/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

This LP-mini-sleeve edition of "Artistry" is a fabulous live album from the 70's, and the best of his MCA releases.

Although there are no musician credits, it is most certainly John Tropea on a smokin' guitar that really shines, in additon to Deodato's arrangements.

I never cared much for the MCA albums, but this one is fantastic. It is a great bookend to "Also Speach Zarathustra" and "Deodato 2". If you like those two albums, you should love this one.


Have you ever lamented the loss of one of the 20th Century's great art forms, the 12" vinyl LP jacket? Then "mini-LP-sleeve" CD's may be for you.

Mini-sleeve CDs are manufactured in Japan under license. The disc is packaged inside a 135MM X 135MM cardboard precision-miniature replica of the original classic vinyl-LP album. Also, anything contained in the original LP, such as gatefolds, booklets, lyric sheets, posters, printed LP sleeves, stickers, embosses, special LP cover paper/inks/textures and/or die cuts, are precisely replicated and included. An English-language lyric sheet is always included, even if the original LP did not have printed lyrics.

Then, there's the sonic quality: Often (but not always), mini-sleeves have dedicated remastering (20-Bit, 24-Bit, DSD, K2/K2HD, and/or HDCD), and can often (but not always) be superior to the audio on the same title anywhere else in the world. There also may be bonus tracks unavailable elsewhere.

Each Japan mini-sleeve has an "obi" ("oh-bee"), a removable Japan-language promotional strip. The obi lists the Japan street date of that particular release, the catalog number, the mastering info, and often the original album's release date. Bonus tracks are only listed on the obi, maintaining the integrity of the original LP artwork. The obi's are collectable, and should not be discarded.

All mini-sleeve releases are limited edition, but re-pressings/re-issues are becoming more common (again, not always). The enthusiasm of mini-sleeve collecting must be tempered, however, with avoiding fake mini-sleeves manufactured in Russia and distributed throughout the world, primarily on eBay. They are inferior in quality, worthless in collectable value, a total waste of money, and should be avoided at all costs."