Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of The Barry McGuire Album, the debut LP by Barry McGuire, including the original obi and a cover that was unique to the Japanese release.
About this copy: This copy of The Barry McGuire Album is a 1964 Japanese pressing on the Fontana label.
The gatefold cover is VG++ and close to M- with a small stain on the back cover. The front cover is unique to the Japanese release; the back cover artwork is the same as the U.S. front cover.
The obi is VG++ with slight foxing on the back, but no tears. The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.
This LP was issued without an insert. The lyrics are inside the gatefold cover.
The disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a rare folk LP that’s hard to find complete.
Background: Released in 1963, The Barry McGuire Album (With Member of the New Christy Minstrels) was the debut LP by Barry McGuire.
The album did not chart.
This album, which appeared on two different labels within a couple of years of each other — but is probably far more common in its Mira Records version — is comprised of tracks that Barry McGuire cut in the early ’60s, prior to joining the New Christy Minstrels. As it happens, the style with which he would distinguish himself was already in evidence on “Banjo” and “Good Times Is All Done Now,” though there are also softer aspects of his singing to be found throughout. …The result is midway between a Barry McGuire solo album and a lost New Christy Minstrels release — but however one labels it, the exuberance and good feeling emanating from the music is irresistible, especially to those with fond memories of the early ’60s folk revival.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1964|