Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan Japan white label promo LP with obi


A Japanese white label promotional copy of the self-titled debut LP by Bob Dylan, including the rare cap obi.

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Offered for sale is a rare Japanese white label promotional copy of the self-titled debut LP by Bob Dylan, including the rare “cap” obi and lyric insert.

About this copy: This copy of Bob Dylan is a 1974 Japanese promotional copy of an LP that was originally issued in 1962, though the first Japanese issue wasn’t released until later in the 1960s.

The cover is VG++, with slight corner wear and trace ring wear on the back.  The rare “cap” obi is VG, with some fading.

The paper inner sleeve is included and has no splits.  Both the sleeve and lyric booklet are VG++, with slight foxing but no tears or wear.

The white label promo disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A beautiful (and rare!) copy of a folk classic.

Background: Now regarded as a groundbreaking album in folk music, Bob Dylan went almost unnoticed upon the original release in 1962, though it did reach #13 on the UK charts, likely after he had success with later efforts. gave Bob Dylan a 4 star review:

Bob Dylan’s first album is a lot like the debut albums by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones — a sterling effort, outclassing most, if not all, of what came before it in the genre, but similarly eclipsed by the artist’s own subsequent efforts. … Within a year of its release, Dylan, initially in tandem with young folk/protest singers like Peter, Paul & Mary and Phil Ochs, would alter the boundaries of that revival beyond recognition, but this album marked the pinnacle of that earlier phase, before it was overshadowed by this artist’s more ambitious subsequent work. In that regard, the two original songs here serve as the bridge between Dylan’s stylistic roots, as delineated on this album, and the more powerful and daringly original work that followed.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in
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