Bob Dylan – John Wesley Harding 1976 Japan LP with obi


A 1976 Japanese pressing of John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a 1976 Japanese pressing of John Wesley Harding by Bob Dylan, complete with original obi and lyric insert.

About this copy: This copy of John Wesley Harding is 1976 Japanese reissue of an LP originally released in 1968.

The cover is M-.  The obi is VG+, with a small tear at the bottom.  The original lyric insert is included.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A beautiful copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Originally released in late 1967, John Wesley Harding was Bob Dylan’s eighth studio LP and offers a retreat from the rock sound of his previous three albums.  It’s best remembered today for the original version of “All Along the Watchtower,” a song later made famous by Jimi Hendrix.

The album sold well, reaching #2 on the U.S. charts and reaching #1 in the UK. gave John Wesley Harding a 5 star review:

Bob Dylan returned from exile with John Wesley Harding, a quiet, country-tinged album that split dramatically from his previous three. A calm, reflective album, John Wesley Harding strips away all of the wilder tendencies of Dylan’s rock albums — even the then-unreleased Basement Tapes he made the previous year — but it isn’t a return to his folk roots. … Although the lyrics are somewhat enigmatic, the music is simple, direct, and melodic, providing a touchstone for the country-rock revolution that swept through rock in the late ’60s.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS
Catalog Number:
25 AP 277
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in