Japan Japanese 7" discography [140 official releases + 139 variations]

Rolling Stones Japanese pressings are much sought-after for the exclusiveness and designs of their picture sleeves - and sometimes couplings. The sound of Japanese pressings is also renowned to be the best although this is not always true. The nippon production was ponctual - short runs - but intensive, and much of it was exported in the past.

From 1964 to 1990, many colourful and unique designs were made, whether for originals or reissues, some in deluxe packagings.
All 7"s come with either 'insert' or regular PS, with lyrics in Japanese and English (English lyrics seem to have been locally transcribed!).

The London years [1964-1971]

The RSR / Pioneer years [1971-1977]

The RSR / EMI years [1978-1984]

The CBS / SONY years [1986-1992]



The Rolling Stones Japanese singles & EPs discography bookBecause of their scarcity, their repute of originality, beautifulness and quality, Japanese pressings have been in constant demand over the years among collectors and their prices greatly rose up, especially until 2005.

Note: the book The Rolling Stones Japanese singles & EPs discography is available here.

Japan
The Rolling Stones rarest 7" from Japan: 'Heart Of Stone' - 2nd cover, 1968 The Rolling Stones rarest 7" from Japan: 'Little Red Rooster' - 2nd cover, 1968 The Rolling Stones rarest 7" from Japan: 'Wild Horses' - 1971 The Rolling Stones rarest 7" from Japan: 'I Wanna Be Your Man' - 1964 The Rolling Stones rarest 7" from Japan: 'Not Fade Away' - 1964 The Rolling Stones rarest 7" from Japan: 'It's All Over Now' - 1964 The Rolling Stones rarest 7" from Japan: 'I Wanna Be Your Man' - 1964 The Rolling Stones rarest 7" from Japan: 'Empty Heart' - 1965 The Rolling Stones rarest 7" from Japan: 'Beggars Banquet flexi' - 1968 The Rolling Stones rarest 7" from Japan: 'Let's Spend The Night Together (live)' - 1982