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DK138: Akutagawa - Dawn 'Standard Edition' 12" LP w/ Black Vinyl /300 DK138

*UK CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: The vinyl and jackets are in-hand, but the deluxe covers and inserts are on the way to us from the EU store, and due to ship by 9th December!*


Akutagawa - Dawn 12" LP - Standard Edition

We are truly delighted to finally reissue one of my favourite emo albums of all-time; Akutagawa from Tokyo, Japan's classic 'Dawn' LP on vinyl / digital!

Dawn was initially released on cd through 'alpinista records' in Japan back in 2011 -- but on the 29th of November, Dog Knights Productions will be releasing a deluxe vinyl reissue with two different variants; one 'standard edition' with the original artwork in a smart card jacket and matching black vinyl. The other 'limited edition' variant will feature artwork from the original cd inlay, and reimagined as a super-impressive deluxe triple-fold-cover, with an equally flashy vinyl variant to perfectly compliment the bold, vibrant images, all brought together again from original artist, Tetsuya Hayashi.

'Dawn' will launch through Dog Knights 29th Nov with no pre-orders. The vinyl is already in-hand, the jackets will arrive next week, and the deluxe covers are now in the print queue from a local print-shop in Leipzig, Germany. In the meantime, please listen to this incredible relatively-undiscovered gem of an album in full from our bandcamp/youtube pages right away.


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東京 / Tokyo
サヨナラ / Goodbye
陽が沈む / The Sun Goes Down
ハッピーエンド / Happy End
ラストダンス / Last Dance
夜明け前 / Dawn

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Pressing Information

First pressing of 500 copies. This standard edition features the original resized artwork on 300gsm card jackets and a full-colour 400gsm lyric sheet. Also available as a deluxe edition on multi-splatter vinyl w/ full-colour triple-fold covers.

1st Press
Light Transparent Blue w/ Purple, Orange, Yellow, Green Splatter /200
Black /300