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 VG+ with a couple of stains where a sticker and some cellophane tape were removed. There is still a piece of tape on the back cover.. The obi is VG+ with a stain.. The lyric insert is VG+ with a stain on one edge.
The disc is VG++ and close to M- with a couple of faint inaudible scuffs on each side.
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.”
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|