Offered for sale is a Japanese white label promotional copy of The Times They Are a Changin’, by Bob Dylan, with the cover still in the shrink wrap and including the original obi and all inserts.
About this copy: This copy of The Times They Are a Changin’ is a 1974 Japanese issue of an LP that was originally issued in 1964, but which wasn’t released in Japan until 1966.
The cover is M- and still in the shrink wrap with trace wear at one corner. The “cap” obi is VG++ , with slight fading. The booklet is VG , with a few minor creases.
The English lyric insert, 8 page Japanese insert, and paper inner sleeve are M-.
The white label promo disc is M-with one or two faint sleeve scuffs and a couple of spindle marks on the labels. Clean disc!
A beautiful copy of a folk rock classic.
Background: The Times They Are a Changin’ was the third album by Bob Dylan, originally released in January, 1964. The album reached #20 on the U.S. charts, and #4 in the UK.
If The Times They Are a-Changin’ isn’t a marked step forward from The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, even if it is his first collection of all originals, it’s nevertheless a fine collection all the same…. His absurdity is missed, but he makes up for it with the wonderful “One Too Many Mornings” and “Boots of Spanish Leather,” two lovely classics. If there are a couple of songs that don’t achieve the level of the aforementioned songs, that speaks more to the quality of those songs than the weakness of the remainder of the record. And that’s also true of the album itself — yes, it pales next to its predecessor, but it’s terrific by any other standard.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1974|