Foreigner – 12 Classics Japan promo-only LP

Foreigner - 12 Classics Japan LP

Offered for sale is a copy of the Japanese compilation album 12 Classics by Foreigner.

This LP was issued in Japan as a promotional item and was not sold commercially.

About this copy: This copy of 12 Classics is an original 1984 pressing on the Atlantic label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M- with faint general wear.

This LP was released without an obi or an insert.

The disc is VG+ on side one, as it has three small inaudible scratches.  Side two is M-.

A nice copy of a scarce Foreigner LP.

Background:  12 Classics was released in Japan in 1984 to help promote then then-new Agent Provocateur LP and to generate some interest in the band’s earlier material.

It’s likely that only 100-200 copies were pressed.

Tracks are:

  • I Want To Know What Love Is (Extended Version)
  • Tooth And Nail
  • Waiting For A Girl Like You
  • Double Vision
  • Cold As Ice
  • Head Games (Live Version)
  • That Was Yesterday (Remix Version)
  • A Love In Vain
  • Urgent
  • Dirty White Boy
  • Feels Like The First Time
  • Hot Blooded (Live Version)
Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Atlantic
Catalog Number:
PS-262
Year of Release: 1984
Format: Stereo
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Godley/Creme (10cc) – Ismism Japan LP with obi

godley/creme - ismism japan lp

Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of the 1981 LP Ismism by former 10cc members Kevin Godley and Lol Creme, including the original obi.

This album was issued as Snack Attack in the United States.

About this copy: This copy of Ismism is a 1981 pressing on the Polydor label.

The cover is VG++ with a couple of corner dents and one cut corner.  The obi is VG, with some wrinkles and a small tear at the bottom.

The lyric insert is M-.

The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce, and rather quirky, LP.

Background: Released in 1981, Ismism (Snack Attack in the U.S.) was the fourth album by Godley & Creme.

The album reached #29 on the UK charts, but did not chart in the U.S.

Allmusic.com gave Ismism this review:

Prone to pretension, these two English Frank Zappas revel in outright silliness on much of this album, which was also released as Snack Attack. The mix puts their voices higher than usual, highlighting some truly bent tales of munchy madness, desert skullduggery, and JFK assassins. For contrast, there’s the gorgeous “Wedding Bells,” a rare AM hit for the former 10cc mates.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Polydor
Catalog Number:
28MM0080
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Bachman-Turner Overdrive (BTO) – Not Fragile 1974 Japan LP

bachman turner overdrive -not fragile japan lp

Offered for sale is an original Japanese  pressing of the 1974 LP Not Fragile by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, including the original obi.

About this copy:  This copy of Not Fragile is a 1974 pressing on the Mercury label.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The lyric insert is M-.

The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background:  Not Fragile was the third album by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, and it reached #1 on the U.S. album charts, helped by the single “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet.”

Allmusic.com gave Not Fragile a 4 1/2 star review:

Not Fragile is one of the finest arena rock albums of the era, featuring all the hallmarks of what makes a classic release in the genre. Randy’s impressive guitar work and typically boisterous vocals complement the overall framework of the album superbly, as do the crunchy rhythm guitars. This release will astound fans of the genre and band, while those thoroughly against stadium rock may find something to convert their views.

You can listen to the title track, “Not Fragile,” here:

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Mercury
Catalog Number:
RJ_6016
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Bachman-Turner Overdrive – BTO Japan Tour Japan live album with obi

bachman turner overdrive - japan tour LP

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of BTO Japan Tour by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, including the original obi.

This live album was recorded in Japan and released only in Japan and Canada.

About this copy: This copy of BTO Japan Tour is an original 1977 pressing on the Mercury label.

The cover is VG+ with slight corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a rare BTO album.

Background: Released in 1977, BTO Japan Tour was recorded on the band’s 1976 tour of Japan, but was only released in Japan and Canada.

Tracks are:

  • Roll On Down the Highway
  • Hold Back the Water
  • Welcome Home
  • Don’t Get Yourself in Trouble
  • Four Wheel Drive
  • Takin’ Care of Business
  • Slow Down Boogie
  • Thank You – Domo
Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Mercury
Catalog Number:
RJ-7200
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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David Gilmour – David Gilmour 1978 Japan LP with obi

David Gilmour - David Gilmour Japan LP

Offered for sale is an original 1978 Japanese pressing of David Gilmour, the first solo album by Pink Floyd singer/guitarist David Gilmour, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of David Gilmour is a 1978 pressing on the white/orange CBS/Sony label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with trace edge and corner wear.  The obi is M-.

The lyric insert is M-.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Released in 1978, David Gilmour was the first solo album by Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour.

The album reached #17 on the UK charts and #29 on the U.S. charts.

Allmusic.com gave David Gilmour this review:

By the time of David Gilmour’s solo debut, he had not only established himself several times over as an underrated, powerful guitarist in Pink Floyd, but as a remarkably emotional singer, his soothing approach perfectly suited to such songs as “Wish You Were Here.” The self-titled album, recorded with journeyman bassist Rick Wills and Sutherland Brothers drummer Willie Wilson, later to be part of the touring Floyd lineup for its Wall dates, isn’t a deathless collection of music in comparison to Gilmour’s group heights, but is a reasonably pleasant listen nonetheless. …Numbers of note include “Cry From the Street,” with its fully rocked-out conclusion, the sweetly sad “So Far Away,” one of his best vocal showcases, and the concluding “I Can’t Breathe Anymore,” capturing the recurrent Pink Floyd theme of isolation quite well. While one would be hard-pressed to hum a memorable melody outside of “There’s No Way Out of Here,” it’s still a good enough experience for those who enjoy his work.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS/Sony
Catalog Number:
25AP1077
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Pink Floyd – Animals original Japan LP with obi and rare sticker

Pink Floyd - Animals original Japan LP

Offered for sale is a rare complete Japanese pressing of Animals by Pink Floyd, including the original obi and the rare and nearly-always-missing title sticker.

About this copy: This copy of Animals is an original 1977 pressing on the CBS label.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.  The obi is M-.

The original lyric insert and custom inner sleeve are included.  The insert is M-.  The sleeve has no splits.

The rare 3″x4″ “PINK FLOYD ANIMALS” sticker is included and is M-.

The disc is M-, with a couple of spindle marks on each label but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a terrific record that’s hard to find complete and perhaps the nicest copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Animals was the tenth studio album by Pink Floyd.  The album reached #2 in the UK and #3 on the U.S.album charts.

Allmusic.com gave Animals a 4 star review:

Of all of the classic-era Pink Floyd albums, Animals is the strangest and darkest, a record that’s hard to initially embrace yet winds up yielding as many rewards as its equally nihilistic successor, The Wall. It isn’t that Roger Waters dismisses the human race as either pigs, dogs, or sheep, it’s that he’s constructed an album whose music is as bleak and bitter as that world view. …Through it all, though, the utter blackness of Waters’ spirit holds true, and since there are no vocal hooks or melodies, everything rests on the mood, the near-nihilistic lyrics, and Gilmour’s guitar. These are the kinds of things that satisfy cultists, and it will reward their attention — there’s just no way in for casual listeners.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS/Sony
Catalog Number:
25AP 340
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Beatles – 1962-1966 Japan red vinyl white label promotional 2 LP set with obi

Offered for sale is a limited edition Japanese red vinyl white label promotional pressing of the double album The Beatles 1962-1966 by the Beatles, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of The Beatles 1962-1966 is a 1982 pressing on the EMI/Odeon label.

The cover is VG+ with slight edge and corner wear and with moderate foxing.

The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.  The custom inner sleeves are M- with no splits.

The red vinyl white label promotional discs are M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean discs!

A nice copy of a scarce Beatles LP and the only promotional copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: In 1973, a company in the U.S. illegally created a “best of” box set by the Beatles called The Beatles – Alpha and Omega.  That album was heavily advertised on television and sold well, but it attracted the attention of the Beatles’ record company, Capitol Records.  They sued to have the album removed from the market.

Seeing a good opportunity, Capitol then issued four discs of Beatles hits themselves as two separate albums with the same cover photos:

The Beatles 1962-1966 covered the band’s early years and had a cover with a red border.  The Beatles 1967-1970 covered the band’s later years and had a cover with a blue border.

In 1978, the two albums were released as limited editions on red and blue vinyl, respectively, in a number of countries around the world, including the U.S. and Japan.  In Japan, the LPs were reissued in 1982 on blue vinyl with the same catalog number and a different obi.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: EMI/Odeon
Catalog Number:
EAS-50021~22
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Stereo
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Eagles – Hotel California first issue Japan LP with obi and poster

eagles - hotel california japan lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese first issue of the 1976 LP Hotel California by the Eagles, complete with original obi and poster.

About this copy: This copy of Hotel California is a first issue with the blue obi (second issue had a green one) from 1976.  The back of the obi only shows photos of albums issued prior to this one.

The cover is VG++, with trace corner and edge wear.

The obi is M-.  The poster and lyric insert are M-.

The disc is M-, with a number of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice (and great-sounding) pressing of a classic LP.

Background: Hotel California was the fifth album by the Eagles, and their most successful studio album, reaching #4 in the UK and #1 in the U.S., where it has sold some 26 million copies.

Allmusic.com gave Hotel California a 5 star review:

The Eagles took 18 months between their fourth and fifth albums, reportedly spending eight months in the studio recording Hotel California. The album was also their first to be made without Bernie Leadon, who had given the band much of its country flavor, and with rock guitarist Joe Walsh. As a result, the album marks a major leap for the Eagles from their earlier work, as well as a stylistic shift toward mainstream rock. An even more important aspect, however, is the emergence of Don Henley as the band’s dominant voice, both as a singer and a lyricist. …. The result was the Eagles’ biggest-selling regular album release, and one of the most successful rock albums ever.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Asylum
Catalog Number:
P-10221Y
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Britney Spears – Baby One More Time sealed U.S. pink/white vinyl LP

britney spears - baby one more time u.s. pink/white vinyl lp

Offered for sale is a still sealed pink and white vinyl U.S. copy of Baby One More Time by Britney Spears.

This 2017 release was the first-ever vinyl pressing of the 1999 LP, and the edition of 2500 copies sold out as a preorder.  This is the original pink and white pressing, and not the later (and more common) clear or pink and clear pressing.

About this copy:  This copy of Baby One More Time is a 2017 U.S. pressing on the Jive/Legacy label, sold online exclusively through Urban Outfitters.

As the album is still sealed, the pink and white 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, “Urban Outfitters Exclusive Pressed on Pink and White Swirl Vinyl Limited Edition.”

There is a tiny dent in the lower left hand corner of the cover.  Otherwise, this album is just about perfect.

A beautiful copy of a rare LP and the first copy we’ve had for sale.

Background:  Released in 1999, …Baby One More Time was the debut LP by then-16-year-old Britney Spears.

The album reached #1 on the U.S. charts, #2 on the UK charts, and has sold more than 25 million copies worldwide.

Though the album was released in 1999, there was no version available anywhere on vinyl until 2017, when this limited edition of 2500 copies was sold through Urban Outfitters.

Allmusic.com gave …Baby One More Time a 4 star review:

Baby One More Time has the same blend of infectious, rap-inflected dance-pop and smooth balladry that propelled the New Kids and Debbie Gibson, due to the Backstreet Boys’ producer, Max Martin, who is also the mastermind behind Spears’ debut. He has a knack for catchy hooks, endearing melodies, and engaging Euro-dance rhythms, all of which are best heard on the hits: the ingenious title track, “Sometimes,” “(You Drive Me) Crazy,” and the utterly delightful, bubblegum-ragga album track “Soda Pop.” Like many teen pop albums, …Baby One More Time has its share of well-crafted filler, but the singles, combined with Britney’s burgeoning charisma, make this a pretty great piece of fluff.

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Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Jive
Catalog Number:
88985399001
Year of Release: 2017
Format: Stereo
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Bill Evans – Montreaux II original Japan LP with obi

bill evans - montreaux II japan lp

Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Montreaux II by Bill Evans, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Montreaux II is a 1971 pressing on the CTI label.

The cover is VG+ with slight edge and corner wear.  The obi is VG++ with slight wear at the top and bottom edges, but no tears.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Bill Evans LP.

Background: Released in 1970, Montreaux II was the second live album by Bill Evans to be recorded at the Montreaux Jazz Festival.

Allmusic.com gave Montreaux II a 4 star review:

Bill Evans’ second recording at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1970 was a highly anticipated concert, finding the pianist in peak form, accompanied by bassist Eddie Gómez and drummer Marty Morell. His originals include the rhapsodic “Very Early,” the turbulent “34 Skidoo,” and an aggressive rendition of “Peri’s Scope.” His introspective take of Burt Bacharach’s “Alfie” is played at a leisurely tempo, while his take of Earl Zindars’ “How My Heart Sings” simmers slowly to a boil. His driving setting of Johnny Carisi’s “Israel” has an intense Eddie Gómez solo and a lively exchange with Morell as its centerpiece.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CTI
Catalog Number:
SR-3309
Year of Release: 1971
Format: Stereo
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