Journey – Frontiers Japan Mastersound audiophile LP with obi


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Offered for sale is a limited edition Japanese “Mastersound” pressing of Frontiers by Journey, including the original obi and a complete set of inserts.

Like most titles in the CBS Japan Mastersound series, this LP has been digitally remastered.

About this copy: This copy of Frontiers is an original 1983 pressing on the CBS label.

The cover is VG++, with slight wear at the mouth, and still has the original shrink wrap.  The obi is M-.

The two custom inserts – (black and white with Japanese lyrics and a color one with English lyrics and band photos) are M-.  The generic inner sleeve is M-.

Two generic Mastersound catalogs are included.  This copy also includes the rare postcard to sign up for the record company’s mailing list.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Journey LP and the first copy we’ve had in quite a while.

Background: Released in 1983, Frontiers was the eighth studio album by Journey

The album reached #2 on the U.S. album charts and has sold more than six million copies.

In the early 1980s, CBS Records in the U.S. and Japan created a limited edition series of high quality audiophile pressings of then-new and older LPs that were pressed on premium vinyl and sold at a premium price.

In the U.S., most of the titles were half speed mastered.  In Japan, most of the titles were digitally remastered pressings. The series did not last long and most titles were quickly discontinued.   Frontiers was one of several Journey albums to be released as part of the series. gave Frontiers a four star review:

Frontiers managed to give Journey four Top 40 hits, with “After the Fall” and “Send Her My Love” both reaching number 23, “Faithfully” at number 12, and “Separate Ways” peaking at number eight — the same amount that 1981’s Escape brandished. While they tried to use the same musical recipe as Escape, Frontiers comes up a little short, mainly because the keyboards seem to overtake both Schon’s guitar playing and Steve Perry’s strong singing.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS
Catalog Number:
30 AP 2532
Year of Release: 1983
Format: Stereo
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Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in