Offered for sale is a rare compilation LP by the Animals, All About the Animals, released only in Japan, pressed on red vinyl and including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of All About the Animals, with a gatefold cover, is pressed on beautiful red vinyl and includes the original lyric insert and original obi.
The cover is VG++, with just traces of wear at the corners. The nearly-always-missing obi is M-, and includes the “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag, which is often missing. The lyric insert is M-
The record is M- and has a single spindle mark on each label. Aside from that, the record appears to be unplayed.
This is a beautiful copy of a record which is often found in terrible condition and the nicest copy we’ve ever seen. It’s also a terrific collection of songs and may be the only Animals album you’ll need in your collection.
Background: While a number of English-language artists were popular in Japan in the 1960s and 1970s, few of them, aside from the Beatles, sold a significant number of records there. In the case of most artists, their albums would be released in limited quantities and deleted shortly thereafter and reissued at a later date, if demand warranted it.
Instead of keeping catalog titles in print, the Japanese record companies often released compilation LPs instead, figuring that most Japanese consumers would be happy just to own greatest hits albums. As a result of this, there were hundreds of unusual compilation LPs by English language artists that were released in Japan only.
The album offered for sale is one such compilation. All About the Animals was released in 1968, and contains most of the Animals’ biggest hits:
- House of the Rising Sun
- Bring it on Home to Me
- Boom Boom
- I’m Crying
- Baby Let Me Take You Home
- The Right Time
- Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
- We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place
- Blue Feeling
- Around and Around
- Gonna Send You Back to Walker
- Hallelujah I Love Her So
- It’s My Life
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1968|