Nick Mason
Japanese
LP Discography

by Vernon Fitch

with contributions from Ingo Brode

© copyright Vernon Fitch / The Pink Floyd Archives


This is a discography of vinyl albums (LPs) that have been released in Japan by Nick Mason.

Any comments, corrections or additions to this discography are appreciated.


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Albums

  1. Nick Mason

    1. Fictitious Sports
    2. Mason + Fenn - Profiles

  2. Samplers

    1. CBS / Sony Sampler, October 1985


Manufacturing Information

  1. Matrix Information: Matrix information is the letters and numbers etched into the vinyl near the label, in the runoff groove at the end of each side of a record.
    Matrix information may include:
    1. Catalog number.
    2. Lacquer number.
    3. Record pressing plant.
    The matrix information listed in this discography is not intended to be complete listings. This is known matrix information only.

  2. obi strips: An obi is a paper band that is wrapped around the cover of a Japanese album to provide the consumer with information about the record in Japanese. Information on an obi may include the name of the artist, title of the album, type of music, song titles, price of the LP, and special release information (red vinyl, master sound, etc.). These bands, which are named after the sash worn with a Japanese kimono, are very collectible and add value to the accompanying album. Assorted releases are pictured with obi strips throughout this discography.
    Promos: Since the purpose of obi strips is to give purchasing information to the consumer, many promotional releases were not issued with an obi strip. All the early Odeon and Toshiba white label promo releases did not come with an obi strip. However, the later CBS / Sony promo releases had obi strips, as their promo LPs were just regular releases with promotional printing added to the labels.


Nick Mason


Nick Mason
Fictitious Sports LP with obi
CBS / Sony Records

Title: Nick Mason's Fictitious Sports
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: 25AP 2047
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 25AP-2047A1 1 A 1 / 25AP-2047B1 1 A 1 (both stamped) (promo copies have sample sticker on back cover)
2) 25AP-2047A1 1 A 4 / 25AP-2047B1 1 A 6 (both stamped)
Release Date: 1981
Original Price: Y2,500
Description:
Front Cover: Picture of a fictitious playing field.
Back Cover: Song listing. Credits.
Cover Sticker (promo): Sample sticker on promotional copies.
Insert: [1] [2] [3] [4] 4-page insert with the original front and back innersleeve, the lyrics on the outside, and the song listing and text in Japanese on the inside. Promo copies also had a additional 2-page promo insert.
obi: Brown / yellow obi.
Labels (promo): Red CBS / Sony promotional labels.
Labels: Red CBS / Sony labels.
Text around the bottom half of the label starts at 9 o'clock says:

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of the record prohibited. CBS / Sony, Inc. Tokyo, Japan.



Mason + Fenn - Profiles LP with obi
CBS / Sony Records

Title: Mason + Fenn - Profiles
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: 28AP 3075
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 28AP-3075A1 CS 1 A 1 / 28AP-3075B1 1 A 1 (both stamped)
Original Price: Y2,800
Description:
Front Cover: Picture of Nick's auto mechanic.
Back Cover: Song listing. Credits.
Insert: [1] 4-page insert with song listing, credits, Japanese text and 13 black and white photos.
obi: Black / green obi.
Labels (promo): Red CBS / Sony promotional labels.
Labels: Red CBS / Sony labels.
Text around the bottom half of the label starts at 9 o'clock says:

All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of the record prohibited. CBS / Sony, Inc. Tokyo, Japan.

Samplers


CBS / Sony, October 1985 sampler LP

Title: CBS / Sony Sampler, October 1985
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: XAAP 90078
Release Date: October 1985
Release Information: Promo only sampler album. Includes songs by Nick Mason + Rick Fenn, Neil Young, Maurice White, Hooters, GI Orange, Cock Robin, Cheryl Lynn, Kool and the Gang, and Pierre Buzon.
Description:
Cover: White cover with title and sticker.
Label: Red CBS / Sony labels.