Alice Cooper – Muscle of Love sealed original U.S. LP

alice cooper - muscle of love u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed original U.S. pressing of Muscle of Love by Alice Cooper, packaged in the original “cardboard box” cover.

About this copy: This copy of Muscle of Love is a 1973 pressing on the Warner Brothers label.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact except for a small break in the lower right-hand corner of the cover.  There is a saw mark in the cover there.

A beautiful copy of a rare Alice Cooper LP and the only copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Released in late 1973, Muscle of Love was the eighth album by Alice Cooper.

The album reached #10 on the U.S. charts and #34 in the UK, but it did not stay in print very long due to the complicated and expensive packaging, in which a cardboard box was used for the cover.

Allmusic.com gave Muscle of Love a 4 star review:

Coming off such conceptual, theatrical, sleazy hard rock records as the massively successful School’s Out (1972) and Billion Dollar Babies (1973), the Alice Cooper group decided that their next release would be more along the lines of their earlier, more straightforward work (à la Love It to Death). While Muscle of Love was a gold-certified Top Ten success, it performed below expectations (their previous two albums peaked at number two and number one, respectively) and would unfortunately prove to be the original Alice Cooper band’s last studio album together. The album may not be as coherent as their previous classics (producer Bob Ezrin took a leave of absence), and more filler is present than usual, yet Muscle of Love is perhaps Alice Cooper’s most underrated record — more than a few overlooked and forgotten classics reside here.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
BS-2748
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Doors – Greatest Hits sealed limited edition white vinyl U.S. LP

doors - greatest hits u.s. white vinyl lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed white vinyl limited edition U.S. pressing of The Doors Greatest Hits by the Doors.

About this copy: This copy of The Doors Greatest Hits is a 2020 pressing on the Elektra label.

This white vinyl pressing was sold exclusively through Walmart stores in the United States.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes.  There is a hype sticker on the wrap that says, “Exclusive White Vinyl.”

A nice copy of a scarce Doors LP, as these sold out very quickly.

Background: Released in 1980, Greatest Hits was the fourth compilation album by the Doors to see worldwide release.

The album reached #17 on the U.S. charts and eventually sold three million copies.

Allmusic.com gave Greatest Hits a 3 1/2 star review:

Originally released in 1980 to coincide with the Jim Morrison biography No One Here Gets Out Alive, the life of Greatest Hits began as a ten-track release on vinyl that acted as a very succinct introduction to the Doors, with several of the band’s most enduring songs — “Light My Fire,” “Break on Through,” “Touch Me,” “Hello, I Love You,” “Riders on the Storm” — included.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Elektra
Catalog Number:
RCV1 515
Year of Release: 2020
Format: Stereo
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Fleetwood Mac – Tusk sealed U.S. limited edition silver vinyl 2 LP set

Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition silver vinyl U.S. pressing of the double album Tusk by Fleetwood Mac.

About this copy: This copy of Tusk is a 2019 pressing on the Warner Brothers label.

This limited edition silver vinyl pressing was sold exclusively through Walmart stores in the United States and sold out quickly.

As the album is sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes.  There is a hype sticker on the wrap that says, “Exclusive Silver Vinyl.”

A nice copy of a scarce Fleetwood Mac LP.

Background: Released in late 1979, Tusk was the twelfth studio album by Fleetwood Mac.

The album reached #1 on the UK charts and #4 in the U.S.

Allmusic. gave Tusk a 5 star review:

More than any other Fleetwood Mac album, Tusk is born of a particular time and place — it could only have been created in the aftermath of Rumours, which shattered sales records, which in turn gave the group a blank check for its next album. But if they were falling apart during the making of Rumours, they were officially broken and shattered during the making of Tusk, and that disconnect between bandmembers resulted in a sprawling, incoherent, and utterly brilliant 20-track double album. …As a piece of pop art, it’s peerless.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
603497850525
Year of Release: 2019
Format: Stereo
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Fleetwood Mac – Mirage sealed limited edition U.S. purple vinyl LP

fleetwood mac - mirage violet vinyl u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition purple vinyl U.S. pressing of Mirage by Fleetwood Mac.

Note: We call this purple vinyl, but officially, it was described as, “violet.”

About this copy: This copy of Mirage is a 2019 U.S. pressing on the Warner Brothers label.

As the album is sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact with no rips, tears, or holes.  There is a hype sticker on the wrap that says, “Exclusive Violet Vinyl.”

A nice copy of a scarce Fleetwood Mac LP.

Background: Released in 1982, Mirage was the thirteenth studio album by Fleetwood Mac.

The album reached #5 on the UK charts and #1 in the U.S., where it sold two million copies.

Allmusic.com gave Mirage a 3 star review:

Fleetwood Mac retreated from the insular strangeness of Tusk and returned to straightforward pop songcraft for Mirage. Boasting a glossy, friendly production that makes even the lesser numbers pleasant and ingratiating, Mirage nonetheless suffers from a lack of substance.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
RCV1 23607
Year of Release: 2019
Format: Stereo
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Queen – Greatest Hits sealed limited U.S. red/white vinyl 2 LP set

queen - greatest hits red/white vinyl u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition colored vinyl pressing of the double album Queen’s Greatest Hits by Queen.

One disc is white vinyl and the other is red vinyl.

About this copy: This copy of Queen’s Greatest Hits is a 2020 U.S. pressing on the Hollywood Records label of an album that was originally released in 1981.

This colored vinyl pressing was sold exclusively through Walmart stores in the United States.

As the album is still sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact, with no rips, tears or holes.  There is a hype sticker attached to the wrap that says, “Exclusive White and Red Vinyl.”

A nice copy of a classic Queen LP.

Background: Released in 1981, Queen’s Greatest Hits was the first compilation album by the band.

The album reached #1 in the UK and #8 in the U.S.

Allmusic.com gave Queen’s Greatest Hits a 4 1/2 star review:

They may not have started out that way, but by 1981 Queen was definitely perceived as a singles act. This record gathers their biggest U.S./U.K. hits, 1973-1981, including the collaboration with David Bowie, “Under Pressure,” which was not on the reissue from EMI.

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Hollywood Records
Catalog Number:
D003655001
Year of Release: 2020
Format: Stereo
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Metallica – Kill ‘Em All sealed limited edition red vinyl U.S. LP

metallica - kill 'em all red vinyl u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition red vinyl U.S. pressing of Kill ‘Em All, the first album by Metallica.

About this copy: This copy of Kill ‘Em All is a 2021 pressing on the Blackened label of an album that was originally released in 1983 on the Megaforce label.

This limited edition pressing on “fire engine red vinyl” was sold exclusively through Walmart stores in the United States.  These pressings were quite limited and the album sold out in just a few days.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact, with no rips, tears, or holes.  There is a bend in the upper right-hand corner.

There is a hype sticker on the wrap that says, “Limited Edition Exclusive Jump in the Fire Engine Red vinyl.”

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background:

In early 2021, a limited number of colored vinyl pressings of six different Metallica albums were sold through Walmart, a U.S. retailer.

The albums were:

  • Kill ‘Em All (red vinyl)
  • Ride the Lightning (blue vinyl)
  • Master of Puppets (red vinyl)
  • …And Justice for All (green vinyl)
  • Metallica, aka “The Black Album,” (black marbled vinyl)
  • Hardwired to Self-Destruct (orange vinyl)

With the exception of the black marbled vinyl Metallica LP, all sold out immediately.

Kill ‘Em All, released in 1983, was the first album by Metallica.  It sold poorly on original release, but eventually reached #66 on the U.S. charts after the success of their Master of Puppets LP.

It remains one of the most influential heavy metal albums of all time.

Allmusic.com gave Kill ‘Em All a rare 5 star review:

The true birth of thrash. On Kill ‘Em All, Metallica fuses the intricate riffing of New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, and Diamond Head with the velocity of Motörhead and hardcore punk. James Hetfield’s highly technical rhythm guitar style drives most of the album, setting new standards of power, precision, and stamina. But really, the rest of the band is just as dexterous, playing with tightly controlled fury even at the most ridiculously fast tempos. … Frightening, awe-inspiring, and absolutely relentless, Kill ‘Em All is pure destructive power, executed with jaw-dropping levels of scientific precision.

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Blackened
Catalog Number:
BLCKND003R-1W
Year of Release: 2021
Format: Stereo
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Metallica – Ride the Lightning sealed limited edition blue vinyl U.S. LP

metallica - ride the lightning blue vinyl u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition blue vinyl U.S. pressing of Ride the Lightning, the first album by Metallica.

About this copy: This copy of Ride the Lightning is a 2021 pressing on the Blackened label of an album that was originally released in 1984 on the Megaforce label.

This limited edition pressing on “electric blue vinyl” was sold exclusively through Walmart stores in the United States.  These pressings were quite limited and the album sold out in just a few days.

As the album is still sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact, with no rips, tears, or holes.  There is a bend in the upper right-hand corner.

There is a hype sticker on the wrap that says, “Limited Edition Exclusive Electric Blue vinyl.”

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background: In early 2021, a limited number of colored vinyl pressings of six different Metallica albums were sold through Walmart, a U.S. retailer.

The albums were:

  • Kill ‘Em All (red vinyl)
  • Ride the Lightning (blue vinyl)
  • Master of Puppets (red vinyl)
  • …And Justice for All (green vinyl)
  • Metallica, aka “The Black Album,” (black marbled vinyl)
  • Hardwired to Self-Destruct (orange vinyl)

With the exception of the black marbled vinyl Metallica LP, all sold out immediately.

Released in 1984, Ride the Lightning was the second album by Metallica.  While the album peaked at #48 on the U.S. album charts, the album has since sold more than six million copies.

Allmusic.com gave Ride the Lightning a 5 star review:

Kill ‘Em All may have revitalized heavy metal’s underground, but Ride the Lightning was even more stunning, exhibiting staggering musical growth and boldly charting new directions that would affect heavy metal for years to come. Incredibly ambitious for a one-year-later sophomore effort, Ride the Lightning finds Metallica aggressively expanding their compositional technique and range of expression. Every track tries something new, and every musical experiment succeeds mightily. … Basically, in a nutshell, Metallica sounded like they could do anything. Heavy metal hadn’t seen this kind of ambition since Judas Priest’s late-’70s classics, and Ride the Lightning effectively rewrote the rule book for a generation of thrashers. If Kill ‘Em All was the manifesto, Ride the Lightning was the revolution itself.

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Blackened
Catalog Number:
BLCKND004R-1W
Year of Release: 2021
Format: Stereo
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Metallica – Hardwired to Self-Destruct sealed limited edition orange vinyl U.S. 2 LP set

metallica - hardwired to self-destruct orange vinyl u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition orange vinyl U.S. pressing of the double album Hardwired to Self-Destruct by Metallica.

About this copy: This copy of Hardwired to Self-Destruct is a 2021 pressing on the Blackened label of an album that was originally released in 2016.

This limited edition pressing on “flame orange vinyl” was sold exclusively through Walmart stores in the United States.  These pressings were quite limited and the album sold out in just a few days.

As the album is still sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact, with no rips, tears, or holes.  There is a bend in the upper right hand corner.

There is a hype sticker on the wrap that says, “Limited Edition Exclusive Flame Orange vinyl.”

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background: In early 2021, a limited number of colored vinyl pressings of six different Metallica albums were sold through Walmart, a U.S. retailer.

The albums were:

  • Kill ‘Em All (red vinyl)
  • Ride the Lightning (blue vinyl)
  • Master of Puppets (red vinyl)
  • …And Justice for All (green vinyl)
  • Metallica, aka “The Black Album,” (black marbled vinyl)
  • Hardwired to Self-Destruct (orange vinyl)

With the exception of the black marbled vinyl Metallica LP, all sold out immediately.

Released in 2016, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct was the tenth studio album by Metallica.

The album reached #1 on the U.S. charts and #2 in the UK.

Allmusic.com gave Hardwired to Self-Destruct a 4 star review:

Metallica began their long journey back home some time after nearly imploding during the recording of 2003’s St. Anger. Hardwired…To Self-Destruct arrives 13 years after that album but it, almost more than its 2008 predecessor Death Magnetic, feels like a repudiation of the band’s ’90s, the years when Metallica shined up, slowed down, and got a lot weirder. Sprawling over two discs when it could’ve fit onto one (an aesthetic choice certainly meant to evoke memories of 1988’s double LP …And Justice for All), Hardwired…To Self-Destruct does indeed rage, roaring out the gate with a title track where James Hetfield bellows “We’re so f***ed/S*** out of luck.” That palpable desperation recalls the free-floating angst that fueled Metallica’s ’80s, but Hardwired…To Self-Destruct doesn’t find the quartet scrambling to sound as ferocious as they did during their heyday. … If the riffs don’t always sink in deeply — and if the entire production feels slightly monochromatic — what impresses here is the thought and musicality within the compositions and the performances, elements that have always been at the band’s core and shine brightly on Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Blackened
Catalog Number:
BLCKND031-1W
Year of Release: 2021
Format: Stereo
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Metallica – And Justice For All sealed limited edition green vinyl U.S. 2 LP set

metallica - and justice for all green vinyl u.s. lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed limited edition green vinyl U.S. pressing of the double album …And Justice for All by Metallica.

About this copy: This copy of …And Justice for All is a 2021 pressing on the Blackened label of an album that was originally released in 1988 on the Elektra label.

This limited edition pressing on “dyers green vinyl” was sold exclusively through Walmart stores in the United States.  These pressings were quite limited and the album sold out in just a few days.

As the album is still sealed, the records are presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact, with no rips, tears, or holes.

There is a hype sticker on the wrap that says, “Limited Edition Exclusive Dyers Green vinyl.”

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background: In early 2021, a limited number of colored vinyl pressings of six different Metallica albums were sold through Walmart, a U.S. retailer.

The albums were:

  • Kill ‘Em All (red vinyl)
  • Ride the Lightning (blue vinyl)
  • Master of Puppets (red vinyl)
  • …And Justice for All (green vinyl)
  • Metallica, aka “The Black Album,” (black marbled vinyl)
  • Hardwired to Self-Destruct (orange vinyl)

With the exception of the black marbled vinyl Metallica LP, all sold out immediately.

Released in 1988, …And Justice Fro All was the fourth studio album by Metallica.

The album reached #4 on the UK charts and #6 in the U.S.

Allmusic.com gave …And Justice for All a 4 1/2 star review:

The most immediately noticeable aspect of …And Justice for All isn’t Metallica’s still-growing compositional sophistication or the apocalyptic lyrical portrait of a society in decay. It’s the weird, bone-dry production. The guitars buzz thinly, the drums click more than pound, and Jason Newsted’s bass is nearly inaudible. It’s a shame that the cold, flat sound obscures some of the sonic details, because …And Justice for All is Metallica’s most complex, ambitious work; every song is an expanded suite, with only two of the nine tracks clocking in at under six minutes. It takes a while to sink in, but given time, …And Justice for All reveals some of Metallica’s best material.

 

 

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Blackened
Catalog Number:
BLCKND007R-1W
Year of Release: 2021
Format: Stereo
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