10,000 Maniacs – The Wishing Chair 1985 U.S. LP


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Offered for sale is an original U.S. pressing of The Wishing Chair by 10,000 Maniacs.

About this copy: This copy of The Wishing Chair is a 1985 U.S. pressing on the Elektra label.

The cover is VG++ with no wear, but with a couple of tiny corner bends.  The custom inner sleeve is VG+ with two small splits.

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

A nice copy of a scarce 10,000 Maniacs LP.

Background:  Released in 1985, The Wishing Chair was the second album and first major-label release by 10,000 Maniacs.

The album did not chart.

Allmusic.com gave The Wishing Chair a 3 star review:

While The Wishing Chair ends up being a little too long, it is nevertheless a sparkling major-label debut, and even bares its incisors a bit alongside more pastoral fare like “Cotton Alley.” The shining “My Mother the War” bounces along on a tensile, new wave-inspired groove that even includes what can only be described as a mirthful whoop from the normally opaque Merchant. The majority of The Wishing Chair underpins the sound that came to define the Maniacs and Merchant’s later solo flight. But when its hackles are raised, it’s like finding out that the teacher’s pet smokes cigarettes behind the school bus.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Elektra
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1985
Format: Stereo
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Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in