Barry McGuire – Eve of Destruction sealed U.S. stereo LP


Free U.S. shipping!  A still sealed original U.S. stereo pressing of the 1965 LP Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire.

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Offered for sale is a still sealed original U.S. stereo pressing of the 1965 LP Eve of Destruction by Barry McGuire.

About this copy: This copy of Eve of Destruction is a 1965 U.S. pressing on the Dunhill label.

As the album is sealed, the record is presumably new and unplayed.

The wrap is fully intact except for tiny breaks at the upper and lower left hand corners.  An original price sticker is attached to the wrap.

There is a bit of ringwear on the shrink wrap.

A nice copy of an album that is rarely found in good condition, as this cover is prone to cover wear.

Background: Released in 1965, Eve of Destruction was the second album by Barry McGuire.

The album, which was the highest-charting album of McGuire’s career, reached #37 on the U.S. album chart.   The title track reached #1 on the U.S. singles chart. gave Eve of Destruction a 4 1/2 star review:

“Eve of Destruction” was so present on the airwaves at its height in 1965 that as it ended play on one station, it would start up on another, a dominating hit single which charted higher than any protest song written by Bob Dylan, the man whose own “Masters of War” must have inspired P.F. Sloan’s classic protest song. …. At least his reading of Sylvia Fricker’s “You Were on My Mind” is original enough, though McGuire can’t hit the notes the We Five’s Beverly Bivens easily reached. The pulsating cover of the Ian & Sylvia tune doesn’t come close to the We Five’s arrangement and majesty which charted simultaneous with “Eve of Destruction,” but it works so much better than the “imitation Bob” which permeates this package. The Beach Boys took the traditional “Sloop John B” Top Three in 1966, but McGuire did it first, and he also pre-dated Gladys Knight with a version of the standard “Try to Remember” ten years before she brought the title to popular radio. It is these three notable other covers which succeeded for Barry McGuire and indicated his potential.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Dunhill
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1965
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in