America – America original Japan LP with obi

$75.00

Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japanese pressing of America, the self-titled debut LP by America, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of America, the self-titled debut LP by America, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of America is a 1972 Japanese pressing on the Warner Brothers label.

The cover is M- with a tiny dent in the lower right hand corner.   The obi is VG++ with a few wrinkles on the “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag.)

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 beautiful copy of a terrific (and well-recorded) LP the the first original pressing we’ve had for sale.

Background: Released in 1971, America was the first album by the band of the same name.  The album originally did not include “A Horse With No Name” but the track was added after the song became a hit when released as a single.

The album reached #1 on the U.S. album charts.

Allmusic.com gave America a 4 star review:

America’s debut album is a folk-pop classic, a stellar collection of memorable songs that would prove influential on such acts as the Eagles and Dan Fogelberg. Crosby, Stills & Nash are the group’s obvious stylistic touchstone here, especially in the vocal harmonies used (compare the thick chordal singing of “Sandman” and “Children” to CS&N’s “You Don’t Have to Cry” and “Guinevere”) and the prominent use of active strummed acoustic guitar arrangements (contrast “Riverside” to CS&N’s “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes”). …In spite of its flaws, this platter is very highly recommended.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
P-8228W
Year of Release: 1972
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in