Paul Simon – Paul Simon in Concert/Live Rhymin original Japan LP with obi

paul simon - live rhymin japan lp

Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Paul Simon in Concert/Live Rhymin’ by Paul Simon, including the original “cap” obi.

About this copy: This copy of Paul Simon in Concert/Live Rhymin’ is an original 1974 Japanese pressing on the white/orange CBS label.

The cover, obi and lyric insert are M-.  The original CBS-branded rice paper inner sleeve is included.

The disc is M-, though it does have a faint inaudible scuff through tracks 2-3 on side one.

A beautiful copy of an album that’s hard to find complete.

Background: Released in 1974, Paul Simon in Concert/Live Rhymin’ was Paul Simon’s first live album.

The LP reached #33 on the U.S. album charts.

Allmusic.com gave Paul Simon in Concert/Live Rhymin’ a 3 star review:

One thing Simon & Garfunkel never did much of was tour, so a Paul Simon solo tour, following two commercially successful solo albums, was one more way for Simon to distance himself from the duo and, simultaneously, by performing songs like “The Boxer” and “Homeward Bound,” to reclaim his songwriting catalog. … Though the album was, like most live albums, artistically redundant (there was nothing new, and none of the live versions improved upon the studio ones), it served as a career statement and it had a marketing function, buying the relatively slow-working Simon time between new studio releases.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS
Catalog Number:
SOPM-111
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Peter, Paul & Mary – Peter, Paul & Mary red vinyl Japan LP with obi

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Offered for sale is a rare red vinyl Japanese pressing of the self-titled debut LP by Peter, Paul & Mary, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Peter, Paul & Mary is a 1965 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1962.   This LP was issued on the Warner Brothers label and was pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

The cover is VG++, with slight corner wear.  The insert is VG, with a few stains and a 1″ tear.  The envelope-style paper inner sleeve is included.

The disc is VG+, with a few minor scuffs, but no significant marks.

A rare Peter, Paul & Mary LP that’s difficult to find complete.

Background: Released in 1962, Peter, Paul & Mary was the debut LP by the group of the same name.

The album reached #1 on the U.S. album chart and has long been an audiophile favorite.

Allmusic.com gave Peter, Paul & Mary a 4 star review:

The debut album by Peter, Paul & Mary is still one of the best albums to come out of the 1960s folk music revival. It’s a beautifully harmonized collection of the best songs that the group knew, stirring in its sensibilities and its haunting melodies as it crosses between folk, children’s songs, and even gospel… Peter, Paul & Mary, which hit the top spot on the album charts as part of a 185-week run, is the purest of the trio’s albums, laced with innocent good spirits and an optimism that remains infectious.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
BP-7254
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Stereo
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Jimi Hendrix – The Cry of Love Japan LP with obi

jimi hendrix - the cry of love japan lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of The Cry of Love by Jimi Hendrix, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of The Cry of Love is a 1980 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1971.

The cover is VG++, with trace corner wear.  The obi is VG++, with a few wrinkles, but no tears.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  It appears to have only been played a few times.

A beautiful copy of a terrific Jimi Hendrix LP.

Background: Released in March 1971, The Cry of Love was the first studio album by Jimi Hendrix to be released after his death.

The album reached #3 on the U.S. charts and #2 in the UK.

Allmusic.com gave The Cry of Love a 4 star review:

This was the first of the posthumous releases in the Jimi Hendrix catalog and probably the best as it collected most of the studio tracks that were either completed or very near completion before Hendrix died. Some of these tunes, like “Angel” and “Ezy Rider,” have become well-known pieces in the Hendrix canon, but they sit alongside lesser-known gems like “Night Bird Flying” and the Dylanesque “My Friend.”

 

 

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Polydor
Catalog Number:
MPA 7007
Year of Release: 1980
Format: Stereo
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Jimi Hendrix – War Heroes Japan LP with obi

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of War Heroes by Jimi Hendrix, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of War Heroes is a 1980 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1972.

The cover is VG++, with a couple of bent corners.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  The LP appears to have only been played a couple of times.

A nice copy of a scarce Jimi Hendrix LP.

Background: Released in 1972, War Heroes was the third posthumous studio album by Jimi Hendrix.

The LP reached #48 on the U.S. charts and #23 in the UK.

Allmusic.com gave War Heroes a 3 star review:

Jimi Hendrix left behind more unreleased material than just about any other rock artist. …If you’re a newcomer to Hendrix, don’t start here, but if you’re a serious fan searching for some interesting obscurities, War Heroes is definitely worth the price.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Polydor
Catalog Number:
MPX 4014
Year of Release: 1980
Format: Stereo
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Monkees – Headquarters rare Japan LP with flowers cover and cap obi

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Offered for sale is a rare Japanese pressing of Headquarters by the Monkees, featuring the “flowers” alternate cover and including the nearly-always-missing “cap” obi.

About this copy: This copy of Headquarters is a 1974 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1967.

For some reason, this cover, which was supposed to feature the band against a plain white background, has been augmented with a background of flowers!

The cover is M-.  The cap obi is M-.  The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, has been removed.

The custom inner sleeve and insert are M-.

The disc is VG+ on side one, with a couple of light scuffs.  Side two is VG+, with a fingernail mark through a couple of tracks.

A nice copy of a very rare Monkees LP.

Background: Released in 1967, Headquarters was the third album by the Monkees, and the band’s only album on which they played their own instruments on all tracks.

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

Allmusic.com gave Headquarters a 4 1/2 star review:

After the release of More of the Monkees, on which the band had little involvement beyond providing vocals and a couple Mike Nesmith-composed songs, the pre-fab four decided to take control of their recording destiny. After a well-timed fist through the wall of a hotel suite and many fevered negotiations, music supervisor Don Kirschner was out and the band hit the studio by themselves. With the help of producer Chip Douglas, the band spent some time learning how to be a band (as documented on the Headquarters Sessions box set) and set about recording what turned out to be a dynamic, exciting, and impressive album. Headquarters doesn’t contain any of the group’s biggest hits, but it does have some of their best songs.

You can listen to “Randy Scouse Git” here:

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Bell
Catalog Number:
BLPM-22
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Monkees – More of the Monkees 1974 Japan LP with alternate cover and cap obi

monkees- more of the monkees japan lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese copy of More of the Monkees, featuring an alternate cover and the nearly-always-missing “cap” obi.

About this copy: This copy of More of the Monkees is a 1974 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1967.

This pressing has a unique cover that was used only on the 1974 reissue.

The cover is M-.  The cap obi is M-, though the “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is missing.

The insert and custom inner sleeve is missing.

The disc is VG++, with a few light sleeve scuffs.

A nice copy of a scarce Monkees LP.

Background: Released in 1967, More of the Monkees was the second album by the Monkees.  The album reached #1 on the U.S. album charts, helped by the single “I’m a Believer.”

Allmusic.com gave More of the Monkees a 4 star review:

The Monkees second album More of the Monkees lived up to its title. It was more successful commercially, spending an amazing 70 weeks on the Billboard charts and ultimately becoming the 12th biggest selling album of all time. It had more producers and writers involved since big-shots like Carole King and Gerry Goffin, Jeff Barry and Neil Sedaka, as well as up-and-comers like Neil Diamond all grabbed for a piece of the pie after Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, the men who made the debut album such a smash, were elbowed out by music supervisor Don Kirshner. …The tracks on More of the Monkees (with the exception of the aforementioned “Your Auntie Grizelda ” and the sickly sweet “The Day We Fell in Love,” which regrettably introduces the smarmy side of Davy Jones) stand up to the work of any other pop band operating in 1967. Real or fabricated, the Monkees rate with any pop band of their era and More of the Monkees solidifies that position.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Bell
Catalog Number:
BLPM-21
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Monkees – Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. Japan LP with obi

monkees - pisces, aquarius, capricorn & jones ltd. japan lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, & Jones Ltd. by the Monkees, featuring an alternate back cover and including the rare “cap” obi.

About this copy: This copy of Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, & Jones Ltd. is a 1974 Japanese pressing of an LP that was originally released in 1967.

This particular pressing features a different back cover from the U.S. release.

The cover is M-.  The obi is M-; the “hojyuhyo,  or reorder tag, has been removed.

The custom inner sleeve and insert are M-.

The disc is M- and may be unplayed.

A nice copy of a terrific Monkees LP.

Background: Released in 1967, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, & Jones Ltd. was the fourth album by the Monkees, and the fourth consecutive album by the band to reach #1 on the U.S. charts.

Allmusic.com gave Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn, & Jones Ltd. a 4 1/2 star review:

After wresting control of the Monkees from Don Kirschner and recording the very good Headquarters album as a mostly self-contained unit, the bandmembers returned to using studio musicians to augment their sound as well as looking outside the group for the majority of the songs on their fourth album, Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. Whatever the reason for the decision, the resulting album is one of their best. … To think that both this album and Headquarters came out the same year! Most bands would be lucky to have two albums this good come out their entire career. Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. is a must-have for any fan of smart, fun, and exciting ’60s pop. It doesn’t get much better than this.

 

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Bell
Catalog Number:
BLPM-23
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Brenda Lee – Brenda Lee in Tokyo 1964 Japan LP with obi

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Offered for sale is a copy of the rare Japan-only LP Brenda Lee in Tokyo by Brenda Lee, including the original obi.

As far as we know, this album only exists on Japanese vinyl and has never been reissued on compact disc.

About this copy: This copy of Brenda Lee in Tokyo is an original 1964 pressing on the Decca label.

The cover is M-, with trace scuffs on the laminated surface.  The obi is M-.  This LP was issued without an insert.

The disc is VG++, with a couple of faint scuffs on each side.  Beautiful disc!

A gorgeous copy of a rare Brenda Lee LP that rarely turns up in this condition.

Background: Recorded in 1964, Brenda Lee in Tokyo was one of the first live albums by a major Western recording artist to be recorded live in Japan.

Tracks are:

  • All The Way
  • Dynamite
  • Lover Come Back To Me
  • All Alone I Am
  • Jambalaya
  • Medley
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • Is It True
  • He’s Sure To Remember Me
  • I Left My Heart In San Francisco
  • Sweet Nothin’s
  • My Prayer
  • One Rainy Night In Tokyo
  • Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home
  • More
Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Decca
Catalog Number:
SDL-10200
Year of Release: 1964
Format: Stereo
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Ella Fitzgerald – Whisper Not Japan LP with obi

ella fitzgerald -whisper not japan lp

Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Whisper Not by Ella Fitzgerald, including the original obi.

This copy was part of an early-1980s export series; the albums were manufactured in Japan but the cover lists the U.S. address of the record company and the LP includes a different obi from the one used on the copies sold in Japan.

About this copy: This copy of Whisper Not is a 1981 Japanese pressing of an album originally released in 1966.

The cover is M-.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A beautiful copy of a nice Ella Fitzgerald LP.

Background: Released in 1966, Whisper Not was the second-to-last LP that Ella Fitzgerald recorded for Verve.

Allmusic.com gave Whisper Not a 4 star review:

Whoever decided to put pianist Marty Paich and Ella Fitzgerald together in the studio in 1966 deserves a bit of credit for the great music on Whisper Not. Together, Fitzgerald and Paich deliver a dozen beautifully sung, carefully arranged standards. An orchestra tastefully backs Fitzgerald’s vocals, offering cushy support without overdoing it. … Whisper Not captures two intelligent artists working toward a common goal and creating beautiful music in the process.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Verve
Catalog Number:
UMV 2668
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Melissa Etheridge – Brave and Crazy 1989 UK LP

melissa etheridge - brave and crazy uk lp

Offered for sale is an original 1989 UK pressing of Brave and Crazy by Melissa Etheridge.

About this copy: This copy of Brave and Crazy is an original UK pressing on the Island label.

The cover is VG+, with slight general wear and a couple of tiny tears on the front cover where a sticker was removed.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A nice copy of a scarce Melissa Etheridge LP.

Background: Released in 1989, Brave and Crazy was the second album by Melissa Etheridge.

The album reached #22 on the U.S. album charts, but the album’s only charting single, “No Souvenirs,” peaked at #95 on the singles chart.

Allmusic.com gave Brave and Crazy a 3 star review:

Not a trace of the dreaded sophomore curse was to be found on Melissa Etheridge’s second album. On Brave and Crazy, the throaty singer/guitarist/composer is slightly more reflective than on her first release, but no less confident. Nor is she is any less rootsy.

 

Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Island
Catalog Number:
ILPS 9939
Year of Release: 1989
Format: Stereo
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