Roger Waters
Japanese
LP Discography

by Vernon Fitch

with contributions from Ken Barker, Joe Hebert & Ingo Brode

© copyright Vernon Fitch / The Pink Floyd Archives


This is a discography of solo vinyl albums (LPs) that have been released in Japan by Roger Waters.

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


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Albums

  1. Roger Waters

    1. Ron Geesin and Roger Waters - music from The Body
      1. Odeon Records 1st issue
      2. Odeon Records 2nd issue
      3. EMI / Toshiba Records 3rd issue
      4. EMI / Toshiba Records 4th issue
    2. The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking
      1. CBS / Sony Records 1st issue
      2. CBS / Sony Records 2nd issue (Master Sound Series)
    3. Radio KAOS
    4. When the Wind Blows

  2. Samplers

    1. American Hit Tunes, Vol. 14, August 1987


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.


music from The Body


music from The Body LP with obi
Odeon Records 1st issue

Title: Ron Geesin and Roger Waters - music from The Body (Odeon Records 1st issue)
Record Company: Odeon Records
Catalog Number: OP-80214
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHSP-4008-A 1S 1 1D / SHSP-4008-B 1S 1 (both stamped) (promo with textured cover)
2) SHSP-4008-A 1S 1 1D / SHSP-4008-B 1S 1 1D (both stamped) (promo with textured cover)
Release Date: 1971
Original Price: Y2,000
Release Information: Original issue. Issued with both a textured and a non-textured cover.
Description:
Front Cover: A see-through body, title, and musician names. In the upper left corner are the EMI / Harvest / Odeon logos. In the upper right corner is the catalog number and STEREO. In the lower right corner, it says "Photograph by Kind Permission of Richard Rush Studio, Inc."
Back Cover: A see-through body, title, song titles, and credits. Textured.
Spine: music from THE BODY RON GEESIN/ROGER WATERS (of the PINK FLOYD) STEREO OP-80214
Insert: [1] Two-page insert with title, catalog number, song listings in Japanese and English, additional text in Japanese, lyrics in English, and timings for each side.
obi: Black / orange obi.
Labels (promo): White Odeon promo labels with black text.
Labels: Black Odeon labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba Musical Industries Ltd. in Japan
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited - All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved.



music from The Body LP with obi
Odeon Records 2nd issue

Title: Ron Geesin and Roger Waters - music from The Body (Odeon Records 2nd issue)
Record Company: Odeon Records
Catalog Number: OP-80214
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHSP-4008-A 1S [JIS] I 1D 54- 518G / SHSP-4008-B JIS 1S 3 [JIS] (both stamped)
Original Price: Y2,200
Release Information: Second issue. Matte cover.
Description:
Front Cover: A see-through body, title, and musician names. In the upper left corner are the EMI / Harvest / Odeon logos. In the upper right corner is the catalog number and STEREO. In the lower right corner, it says "Photograph by Kind Permission of Richard Rush Studio, Inc." Matte.
Back Cover: A see-through body, title, song titles, and credits.
Spine: music from THE BODY RON GEESIN/ROGER WATERS (of the PINK FLOYD) STEREO OP-80214
Insert: [front] [back] Single sheet insert with title, catalog number, song listings in Japanese and English, additional text in Japanese, lyrics in English, and timings for each side.
obi: Black / orange obi.
Labels: Black Odeon labels.
Text around the top edge of the label starts at 11 o'clock says:

Mfd. under license by Toshiba-EMI Ltd. in Japan

Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 10 o'clock says:

Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of this record prohibited. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved



music from The Body LP with obi
EMI / Toshiba Records 3rd issue

Title: Ron Geesin and Roger Waters - music from The Body (EMI / Toshiba Records 3rd issue)
Record Company: EMI / Toshiba Records
Catalog Number: EMS-80637
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHSP-4008-A 2S 2 / SHSP-4008-B 2S 1 (both stamped) (promo)
Release Date: 1976
Release Information: Third issue. Textured cover.
Description:
Front Cover: See through body.
Back Cover: A see-through body, title, song titles, and credits. Textured.
Spine: EMS-80637 MUSIC FROM THE BODY STEREO EMS-80637
Insert: [1] One-page black insert with songlisting, Japanese text, and lyrics in English.
obi: Gold-silver obi.
Labels (promo): White EMI promo labels with black text.
Labels: Brown / red EMI labels.



music from The Body LP with obi
EMI / Toshiba Records 4th issue

Title: Ron Geesin and Roger Waters - music from The Body (EMI / Toshiba Records 4th issue)
Record Company: EMI / Toshiba Records
Catalog Number: EMS-40143
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) SHSP-4008-A 2S 2 2 9-2 / SHSP-4008-B 2S 11 (both stamped) [JIS]
2) SHSP-4008-A 2S 2 5 9-4 / SHSP-4008-B 4S 4 (both stamped)
3) SHSP-4008-A 2S 2 7 1-2 / SHSP-4008-B 4S 3 (both stamped)
4) SHSP-4008-A 2S 7 481608-406 / SHSP-4008-B 2S 7 (both stamped)
Original Price: Y1,500
Release Information: Fourth issue. Rock Greatest 1500.
Description:
Front Cover: A see-through body, title, and musician names. In the upper left corner are the EMI / Harvest logos. In the upper right corner is STEREO, and the catalog number. In the lower right corner, it says "Photograph by Kind Permission of Richard Rush Studio, Inc."
Back Cover: A see-through body, title, song titles, and credits. Textured.
Spine: EMS-40143 MUSIC FROM THE BODY STEREO EMS-40143
Insert: [1] Two-page black insert with title, catalog number, song listings in Japanese and English, additional text in Japanese, and lyrics in English.
obi: Black obi.
Labels: Brown / red EMI labels with black text.
Text around the right edge of the label starts at 12 o'clock says:

Mfd. by Toshiba-EMI Ltd. in Japan. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of the record prohibited.


The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking


The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking LP with obi
CBS / Sony Records 1st issue

Title: The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking (CBS / Sony Records 1st issue)
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: 28AP 2875
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 28AP-2875A11 CS 1 A 1 / 28AP-2875B11 1 A 1 (both stamped)
Release Date: June 21, 1984
Original Price: Y2,800
Release Information: Original issue. Promo copies have a white Sample sticker on the back cover.
Description:
Front Cover: A hitch hiker with censored butt. In the top right corner is the number N.6.21 with a black border. Matte.
Back Cover: Song listing. Credits.
Inserts:
1) Lyric Insert: [1] Four-page purple insert with title, catalog number, song listings in Japanese and English, timings, lyrics in Japanese, and additional text in Japanese.
2) Picture Insert: Two-page yellow picture insert with lyrics in English.
Spine: 28AP 2875 ROGER WATERS THE PROS AND CONS OF HITCH HIKING CBS/SONY STEREO
Cover Sticker (promo): White sample sticker on back cover of promotional copies.
obi: Red obi.
Labels (promo): Red CBS / Sony promotional labels.
Labels: Red CBS / Sony labels with black text.
Text around the bottom edge 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.



The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking master sound LP with obi and cover sticker
CBS / Sony Records 2nd issue

Title: The Pros And Cons Of Hitch Hiking (CBS / Sony Records 2nd issue)
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: 30AP 2877
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 30AP-2877A1 CS 1 A 2 / 30AP-2877B2 1 A 1 (both stamped)
2) 30AP-2877A1 CS 1 A 3 / 30AP-2877B2 1 A 3 (both stamped)
Release Date: 1984
Original Price: Y3,000
Release Information: Second issue. Special Master Sound Series release.
Description:
Front Cover: A hitch hiker with censored butt. In the top right corner is the number N.7.21 with a black border around it. Matte.
Back Cover: Song listing. Credits.
Spine: 30AP 2877 ROGER WATERS THE PROS AND CONS OF HITCH HIKING CBS/SONY STEREO
Cover Sticker: Some issues have a round black-silver sticker on the front cover with Master Sound S-296 and additional text in Japanese.
Inner Sleeve: [front] A cardboard diecut Mastersound liner sleeve. Also issued in a CBS/Sony Eye logo anti static sleeve.
Inserts: [1] 4-page insert with song listing, and lyrics in Japanese. 2-page insert with lyrics in English, and the catalog number 30AP 2877 printed on it.
obi: Silver Master Sound obi.
Labels: Black MasterSound labels with silver text.
Text around the top edge 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.


Radio KAOS


Radio KAOS LP with obi
CBS / Sony Records

Title: Radio KAOS
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: 28AP 3361
Bar Code: T4988 009 52911 0
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) 28AP-3361A1 CS 1 A 1 / 28AP-3361B2 1 A 2 (both stamped) (promo)
2) 28AP-3361A1 CS 1 A 1 / 28AP-3361B2 1 A 2 (both stamped)
Release Date: 1987
Original Price: Y2,800
Release Information: Promotional copies have a white Sample sticker on the back cover with text in Japanese.
Description:
Front Cover: Black with green Morse code. Matte.
Back Cover: Black with green Morse code. In the lower left corner is a bar code.
Spine: 28AP-3361 ROGER WATERS RADIO K.A.O.S. CBS/SONY STEREO
Cover Sticker: Round KAOS cover sticker.
Cover Sticker (promo): White Sample sticker.
Inner Sleeve: Black with lyrics and credits in green.
Inserts:
1) Lyric Insert: [1] Two-page insert with title, catalog number, song listings in Japanese and English, additional text in Japanese, and lyrics in Japanese.
2) Information Card: White info card.
obi: Black / green obi.
Labels (promo): Promotional copies have white promotional text printed in Japanese in two rectangular boxes on the label.
Labels: Black Radio KAOS labels with text in green.
Text around the bottom edge 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.


When the Wind Blows


When the Wind Blows LP with obi
Virgin Records

Title: When the Wind Blows
Record Company: Virgin Records
Catalog Number: 28VB-1139
Bar Code: T4988 006 61427 7
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) V2406 A 1S 3 0-4 / V2406 B 1S 4 (both stamped)
Original Price: Y2,800
Release Information: Movie soundtrack.
Description:
Front Cover: Picture from the movie with an airplane over Hilda and Jim.
Back Cover: A picture of the earth surrounded by missiles, songlisting, and credits.
Spine: 28VB-1139 WHEN THE WIND BLOWS-ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK STEREO 28VB-1139
Cover Sticker (promo): White promotional sticker on the back cover with the number 405946.
Insert: [1] Four-page black adn white insert with four photos from the film, song listing, Japanese and English lyrics and Japanese text.
obi: Blue obi. Bar code.
Labels (promo): Yellow / black Virgin promotional labels.
Labels: Yellow / black Virgin labels with text in white.
Text around the bottom edge of the label starts at 9 o'clock says:

Mfd. by Toshiba-EMI Ltd. in Japan. All rights of the manufacturer and of the owner of the recorded work are reserved. Unauthorized public performance, broadcasting and copying of the record prohibited.

Samplers


American Hit Tunes LP
CBS / Sony Records

Title: American Hit Tunes, Vol. 14, August 1987
Record Company: CBS / Sony Records
Catalog Number: XDAP 93169
Matrix Information: (side 1 / side 2)
1) XDAP-93169-A1 CS 1A1 / XDAP-93169-B1 1A1 (both stamped)
Release Information: A sampler album from CBS / Sony Records that includes the Roger Waters song, Radio Waves.
Description:
Front Cover: Title. Musicians in a field.
Back Cover: Listing of artists.
Labels: Red CBS /Sony promotional labels.