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So on a 1986 Japanese CD I recently bought, there is mention of different formats of another album from the same series (see 1). I see the catalog numbers of the LP, the CD, and something they call MT.

The catalog numbers of different formats for the same album

Does this stand for Magnetic Tape (Cassette)? Master Tape? Mini Tape (Mini Cassette)? I have never seen that abbreviation anywhere before.

For the record, here is the album I own, and here is the one referenced. As you can see, only the LP and the CD are present on Discogs, and I haven't found any trace of this "MT" format anywhere

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    I don't have a reference, but I think it's Music Tape (Cassette) – Arsak May 30 '18 at 15:14
  • I'm not sure but shouldn't cassettes be cheaper than LPs ? – Bebs Jun 1 '18 at 8:18
  • In Japan all three formats were (and still are) expensive, so I wouldn't be surprised if MT was simply the cassette. – Romain P. Jun 2 '18 at 9:18
  • I just Googled "T25SD" and there were a number of Japanese web sites found. I didn't click on any but I assume that you will get a clue by visiting a few of these sites...? – Lefty Jun 3 '18 at 20:43
  • I'd lean towards "Music Tape", as there really weren't any other widespread music formats in 1986 other than LPs, CDs and Casettes. – Johnny Bones Jun 5 '18 at 19:13

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