The second track, Oblivion at 00:54 punches you square in the face and says, “THIS IS MIDLAKE! Now sit back, have a smoke, relax and enjoy the journey”. It is magical sorcery, mixing together misty harmonies with deeply warm layers of mysterious instruments.
This is the partially completed catalog of my vinyl collection through Discogs.com. So far I’ve cataloged about half of my collection, I think. I had no idea that there were so many collectible ones from my time in Japan. FWIW, most of the 1960s through 1980s albums are from Japan and most often purchased at ¥105 (about $1). All of my newer albums are primarily US and bought new.