Badfinger – Straight Up 1992 UK 2 LP set with bonus tracks

$195.00

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Free U.S. shipping!  A copy of the limited-edition 1993 UK 2 LP version of Straight Up  by Badfinger, including a disc with bonus tracks.

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Offered for sale is a copy of the limited-edition 1993 UK 2 LP version of Straight Up  by Badfinger, the second disc contains six bonus tracks.

Note: The second disc with the bonus tracks plays at 45 RPM.

About this copy: This copy of Straight Up is a 1993 UK pressing on the Apple label of an album that was originally released in 1972.

The gatefold cover is M-.  The original generic paper inner sleeves are missing. 

The two discs are M-.   There’s a single spindle mark on one label, an no marks on the vinyl.  Clean discs!

A great copy of a terrific album and the first copy we’ve had for sale in a decade.

Background: If you look up “bad luck” in the dictionary, you might find a picture of Badfinger.  The power pop band showed a lot of promise, but due to bad management and a poor choice of record label, the Beatles’ Apple Records, the band suffered from poor promotion and theft of most of their profits, followed by having their catalog out of print for nearly 20 years due to legal problems with Apple.

Their third Apple album, Straight Up, is generally considered to be their finest effort, and it peaked at #31 on the album charts, helped by the singles “Day After Day” (#4) and “Baby Blue” (#14.)  The album soon went out of print when Apple shut down in 1975, and the album is rather scarce today.

Straight Up is also hard to find in good condition, as the dark cover was exceptionally prone to cover wear.

Allmusic.com gave Straight Up 4 1/2 stars:

Straight Up winds up somewhat less dynamic than No Dice, largely because that record alternated its rockers, pop tunes, and ballads. Here, everything is at a similar level, as the ballads are made grander and the rockers have their melodic side emphasized. Consequently, the record sounds more unified than No Dice, which had a bit of a split personality…This fine songwriting, combined with sharp performances and exquisite studio craft, make Straight Up one of the cornerstones of power-pop, a record that proved that it was possible to make classic guitar-pop after its golden era had passed.

You can hear “Day After Day” here:

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Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
SAPCOR 19
Year of Release: 1993
Format: Stereo
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Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in