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I HAVE THE WHOLE CD COLLECTION FOR K’POPULATION!!!!!! 🔥 I finally found their debut album AND ITS SEALED!!!!! Rise for the national anthem shadow!!!

I dont even want to imagine how hard it was to search "kpop debut album" and find that

Darceymakeup

I dont even want to imagine how hard it was to search "kpop debut album" and find that


chanyeol2012

It was a HASSLE!! But some people here on this sub Reddit recommended gmarket! And their Korean name according to Spotify was “ 케이밥” so, adding in “1십” on gmarket… I finally FOUND IT!! 🤯 The third cd I found randomly on mercari, and somebody gave me the link for the second album on yahoo auction! Tho now the cassettes is a different story


Darceymakeup

Oh ive heard from gen 1 stans that cassettes are a hassle no matter the group, fair play on finding the albums though, it never fails to surprise me when shops have super old out of print stuff sealed


soshijack

omg where do you find these 1st gen cd’s at? I really wanna add some S.E.S and Lee Hyori albums to my collection omg


chanyeol2012

There might be some results on eBay, but if u search up S.e.s on gmarket (type their name in Korean) you get some results!!! Granted This is before shipping obviously (for me it was 30 each for my teen top promo and this K’pop cd) but it doesn’t hurt to try!!


IWantFries21

I have no idea who they are, but I can only imagine the struggle to find their CDs so I’m very happy for you! Good luck with the cassettes


chanyeol2012

Lol thanks! And yeah, it was… a process tbh


ThroughMyOwnEyes

"I'LL BE YOUR SKY, NAMANEUL BARABWA~" Congrats!! I hope to get all three one day too, they had some bangers and I need to take the time to do a deep dive on their discography. 'Shadow' is such a classic but I gotta say my favorite b-side is '4U' from their second album, its such a cute summer song.


vannarok

I have an extra Memories (sadly it has the infamous typo) cassette, do you want it? I can check if there's a way to ship it to wherever you're based in


chanyeol2012

Oh yes please!! (I’m curious as to wdym by typo lol). How much are u willing to sell it for? I live in the US btw!!


vannarok

I got it at a relatively cheap price - it's about 1/3 the price most independent(?) secondhand sellers are offering. It's unopened, too! I could look for the other two cassettes as well if you'd like.


chanyeol2012

Yes please thank you thank you!!! I’d definitely buy it from you, I’ve been looking for a long time and haven’t been able to find it


vannarok

Update: the other two tapes are also on its way!


chanyeol2012

Yay!!!! Thank you!!!!


vannarok

The package arrived! I sent you a DM


vannarok

Great! I'll place my order now. In the meantime, I'll send you a direct message to keep you posted :)


p1nksugr

ahhh i've been trying to find these for so long to no avail TT its so cool to finally see pictures and getting reassurance that they exist haha


chanyeol2012

Try gmarket!! U get better results typing in their Korean name!


p1nksugr

ill def look into it :D i'm just scared for how long i might have to search lol


soft_mello

I think I found a listing for the first album, but I'm pretty sure it can't be sent overseas, unfortunately. At least it won't let me. Their discography is criminally underrated and full of nothing but bangers!


chanyeol2012

Oh someone on here was able to get me all three of the casettes!! Just haven’t had the time to post my collection lmao. Im lucky to have their whole discography, im just hoping one day to find other stuff like signed albums or concert goods!


soft_mello

I saw in the comments! That's awesome! /pos It'd be cool to see concert goods from this group, but because they weren't around for very long and weren't super popular at the time, I highly doubt K'Pop would have anything like that. Not sure if that was really a thing back in first gen. From what I've found through a few old Korean blogs and comment sections of what people uploaded of their albums and such, K'Pop definitely had a cult following of fans back then and now. Who would be your bias in the group, if you had to pick?


External-Molasses-50

ooo congrats! I wanna collect a few older groups albums but I'm afraid to even try looking lol


chanyeol2012

Me too, especially groups in general. I don’t even know where to start listening in general, much less collecting lol, but I did join kpop nostalgia!! They have soooooo many good recommendations