[Japan Post] Resumption and temporary suspension of acceptance, delivery delays of mail items destined to various countries/territories (Updated on July 29)

Our acceptance of various international mail items has been temporarily suspended due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
For details on the countries and territories to which acceptance of mail is still temporarily suspended as of July 17, please see the appendix below (PDF).

appendix (As of July 17, 2020) (PDF file)

We continue to temporarily suspend acceptance of mail items destined to these countries and territories because their postal operators are still not accepting inbound postal items and/or our transportation performance remains significantly reduced due to reduction of flights from/to Japan.
Meanwhile, we continue to temporarily suspend acceptance of various mail items to the United States because we are unable to make any prospect for securing sufficient transportation capability for the time being.
In addition, because of the global reduction of flights, considerable delivery delays are expected for accepted outbound mail items.
We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. It would be appreciated if you would kindly understand this situation in advance.

HOLST: THE PLANETS MEHTA (double "SACD single layer + CD" set) / ホルスト:組曲「惑星」(SACD+CD・2枚組) [SSHRS-015/016]

HOLST: THE PLANETS MEHTA (double "SACD single layer + CD" set) / ホルスト:組曲「惑星」(SACD+CD・2枚組) [SSHRS-015/016]

Price: JPY5,000


Item description

DISC Form: Double (SACD (Single Layer) + CD) Set

Stereo Sound Exclusive Sales Item (Also at some selected audio-shops)

For this item, the same sound source has been used to record both the single layer SACD (DSD) and the CD (PCM). Each requires the specific player for each format to be used.

Audio Masterpiece Collections

Listening to excellent pieces of music of great performances and high quality sound-recordings is a blissful moment for all audio enthusiasts.

However, a lot of original analog master tapes, though they contain the greatest performances and high quality sound-recordings of all time in history and hold eternal values, are often buried in archives or storerooms of record companies all over the world without being shed light on their existence.

We have dug them out of archives, and with state-of-the-art techniques, transferred them to SACDs, the best conceivable playback mediums.

It is a great pleasure for us to introduce you the best-sound playback mediums as our "Audio Masterpiece Collections".

These SACDs have been produced in accordance with our convictions that in a certain sense the conclusive music file with ultimate high quality of sound is none other than the original master tape itself because, without any doubt, if it has been kept well-preserved, it must contain a great amount of unspoiled sound information, thus we shall share the joy of listening to such pure and genuine sound of music-- the privilege which is given to exclusively limited persons involved in the recording process. In order to realize such an ideal playback mediums, we successfully digitized the analog master tape, and transferred it to the suitable mediums with no additional processing treatment such as equalizing or sound adjustment-- noises and sound dropouts, which had been attributed to the master tape, were kept intact.

We became at last able to provide audio enthusiasts with the ultimate sound quality that is as close to the original master tape as possible.

Gustav Holst's Suite "The Plants"

In "Saturn" and "Uranus", the combination of the extraordinary power of the low-end bass sound from the brasses and percussion instruments, combined with the very intense organ chords sound almost apocalyptic. The last notes of the silky female chorus of "Uranus" seem to be drawn out of nowhere, and are truly more than superb. The resonance is felt rather like a fresh and mysterious decadence, purification. (Extract from the "Classic Excellent Recording Ultimate Guide" written by Mori Shima and published by Stereo Sound)







 とりわけ「土星」や「天王星」では、これが金管や打楽器に顕著なローエンドの途方もない力感と結びつき、闇をつんざくように広がるオルガンの和音を頂点として、黙示録的な感興をもたらしている。そして、どこからともなく漂って来るシルキーな女声合唱にすべて吸い込まれていくような「海王星」のラストは真に絶品というほかはない。そのレゾナンスは、神秘的な退廃ではなく、むしろすがすがしい浄化を感じさせる。(弊社発行 嶋護著「クラシック名録音・究極ガイド」より抜粋)

Gustav Holst

組曲《惑星》 作品32
The Planets, Op. 32 - Suite for Large Orchestra

1.第1曲: 火星-戦争をもたらす者[7:12]
1.Mars, the Bringer of War

2.第2曲: 金星-平和をもたらす者[8:08]
2.Venus, the Bringer of Peace

3.第3曲: 水星-翼のある使者[3:51]
3.Mercury, the Winged Messenger

4.第4曲: 木星-喜びをもたらす者[7:52]
4.Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity

5.第5曲: 土星-老いをもたらす者[9:55]
5.Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age

6.第6曲: 天王星-魔術師[5:40]
6.Uranus, the Magician

7.第7曲: 海王星-神秘なる者[7:07]
7.Neptune, the Mystic

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

ロサンゼルス・マスター・コラール(女声) ※7.
Female voices of the Los Angeles Master Chorale

Conductor: Zubin Mehta

録音:1971年4月19日 ロサンゼルス、UCLA、ロイス・ホール

Recording: Royce Hall, University Of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.), 19 April 1971
Recording producer: John Mordler
Balance engineers: James Lock, Colin Moorfoot