5th Dimension – Up Up and Away red vinyl Japan LP with obi

$150.00

An original red vinyl Japanese pressing of the 1967 LP Up Up and Away by the 5th Dimension, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original red vinyl Japanese pressing of Up, Up and Away by the 5th Dimension, complete with original obi.

This LP has a cover that is different from the U.S. cover and which was unique to the Japanese release.

About this copy: This copy of Up, Up and Away is an original 1967 Japanese issue on the Liberty label.

The cover is M-.  The obi and lyric insert are VG++, with a few minor wrinkles.

The red vinyl disc is quite clean; side 1 is VG++ with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs.  Side 2 is M-.

A beautiful copy of a terrific record that’s quite hard to find complete.

Background: Up, Up and Away, released in 1967, was the debut LP by the 5th Dimension.  It reached #8 on the U.S. album chart, helped by the title track, which reached #7 on the U.S. singles chart.

Allmusic.com gave Up, Up and Away a 3 star review:

Released in 1967, the first album release from the often maligned though talented and singular group the 5th Dimension was also a feature for Jimmy Webb, who contributed to one track and arranged and conducted the whole effort. The most well-known song remains one of the finer songs of the decade; “Up-Up and Away” matched the group’s gorgeous harmonies, with a great and ethereal yet full-bodied production. …Up, Up and Away was certainly commendable for the style forged here, but even better work was ahead for the group.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Liberty
Catalog Number:
LP-8378
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in
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