V.A. – Super Eurobeat Vol. 217

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And now, for one of the “pièce de résistance”.


Label / Catalog Number: Avex Trax – AVCD-10217
Country: Japan
Discogs link: Click here, includes tracklist.
Release date: Aug. 3, 2011
Rip info: Personal rip and scans
Download: Click here

This CD will go among the history of Super Eurobeat. It contained Travis Stebbins’ “The Top” (under Ken Blast) and appeared on Initial D. You might ask yourself, “Why is it such a big deal?” I paid this CD roughly 85$CAD. Used. Once I received it, the price tag became 200$CAD on Amazon Japan. Sellers such as KUPIKU-COM on Discogs (see Discogs link above) sell it for… *drum roll* 650$ CAD (~500$US). This CD is quickly becoming one of the rarest and most expensive SEB CDs of all time (along with SEB Vol. 7 (AVCD-10007)). And it will be excessingly more expensive if another copy shows up with an obi. I was lucky to find a decent copy at that price with the coupon-insert and obi. I was almost seeing myself with this CD but without the obi, because it’s THAT rare.

Now, to the rip itself. It’s a MAJOR upgrade over the last FLAC. See, I discovered that TheGr8est’s rips removed the silence between the tracks which makes his rips… incredibly inacurate. So, yes, the current version of “Rocketman” by Mega NRG Man is missing the 10sec silence between itself and the ballad remake. So, this rip, for the first time, fixes all that! And, don’t ask why the booklet scans have a yellow-ish tint. I’m as clueless as you.


5 thoughts on “V.A. – Super Eurobeat Vol. 217

    xiao said:
    May 4, 2017 at 08:33

    > And, don’t ask why the booklet scans have a yellow-ish tint. I’m as clueless as you.

    “Paper is made from wood, which is made up mainly of white cellulose. Wood also has a dark substance in it called ‘lignin’ which ends up in old paper along with the cellulose. The exposure of ‘lignin’ to air & sunlight is what turns paper yellow.” ー Howstuffworks.com

    Also, according to [citation needed for undisclosed reasons] Super Eurobeat 217 is THE best-selling SEB album Avex has ever pressed… take that as you will. However social media rumours say that the reason is: It was the very 1st time an American artist, a good one at that, appeared on SEB. As you aptly mentioned in the second sentence of your paragraph.

    tl;dr … woo-hoo ~ finally 217 scans! \(^o^) ありがとうぅ!

      xiao said:
      May 4, 2017 at 08:42

      Addendum: ….. by 1st time, I meant 1st time on Initial D. ^^; (derp)

      Lebon14 responded:
      May 4, 2017 at 15:48

      But, the cover is alright. And I think it’s more humidity than light itself tbh.

        Lebon14 responded:
        May 4, 2017 at 15:49

        …and it’s not really noticeable at the naked eye either. I only noticed it once I saw the first page scanned.

          xiao said:
          May 4, 2017 at 23:18

          Yeah I barely noticed it myself also, I had to really look for it. I say you got a very good condition 217… might’ve just been stored in a humid location like a shelf near a kitchen or bath.

          May the fourth be with you ~ ✨ (PST)

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