Considering that the original album masters no longer exist (or does the 80’s digital U-Matic master that A&M West Germany made still exist? Or do the glass masters made back then still exist and Japan is just pressing the CD’s from those?) , I wonder if they are going to just rip an old West German CD and use that, or did they get Richard to go back to the original individual tapes and mix each to the 1978 mix?Universal Japan is reissuing Carpenters Christmas Portrait, original version, like the German disc, and Old Fashioned Christmas as well on November 11th. Available for preorder on Amazon.
No information given, but you can see the titles on the C.P. cover are the same as the original album. I’m still hoping for the RPO set this year too.