Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Rapture by Anita Baker, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Rapture is a 1986 pressing on the Elektra label.
The cover is M-. The obi is M-. The lyric insert is M-.
The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, with no scuffs or scratches, but the entire surface of the vinyl has a bit of “haze” to it. It plays well with a bit of surface noise between tracks.
A nice copy of a scarce (and terrific) LP.
Background: Released in 1986, Rapture was the second album by Anita Baker.
The album reached #11 on the U.S. charts and #13 on the UK charts, helped by the U.S. Top 10 single, “Sweet Love.”
Allmusic.com gave Rapture a 5 star review:
Though Anita Baker got some airplay out of The Songstress, that promising solo debut didn’t bring her financial security. In fact, Baker was earning her living as a legal secretary in her native Detroit when she signed with Elektra in the mid-’80s. Elektra gave her a strong promotional push, and the equally superb Rapture became the megahit that The Songstress should have been. To its credit, Elektra made her a major star by focusing on Baker’s strong point — romantic but gospel-influenced R&B/pop ballads and “slow jams,” sometimes with jazz overtones — and letting her be true to herself.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1986|