A couple of years ago my wife and I were on a trip to Japan where we stumbled upon a Disk Union store in Shinjuku. The store boasted several floors, a genre for each floor in fact.
I was browsing the jazz section when I came across George Benson’s Breezin’ (released 1976). I had always loved the track ‘Affirmation’ and I couldn’t believe the condition knowing its age, with OBI intact too!
This isn’t a rare record by any means but it holds a special place to my heart (and ears) and when playing always reminds me of our trip to Japan.