Offered for sale is a limited edition gray vinyl copy of Stranger in Town by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, released in the UK in 1978.
About this copy: This copy of Stranger in Town is a limited edition gray vinyl pressing, issued in the UK in 1978.
The cover is VG, with wear at the corners and edges and a bit of ring wear on the front cover. The custom lyric sleeve is included.
The gray vinyl record is VG++, with a couple of faint scuffs from the inner sleeve. It clearly has only been played a few times.
A nice copy of a somewhat scarce Bob Seger LP.
Background: In the late 1970s, collectors were showing a lot of interest in colored vinyl records, and record companies began to issue a number of limited edition colored vinyl pressings of both older and then-new titles. Most of these were produced in Europe, though they were widely exported to the United States and were readily available in most record stores when new, at prices that were then nearly twice the price of a regular black vinyl pressing of the same album.
Over time, many of these titles have become quite scarce.
Among the titles issued only in the UK, but exported to the U.S. was a gray vinyl pressing of Stranger in Town by Bob Seger, which was then a new release. Gray was likely chosen as it was a fairly close color to silver, which was, of course, part of the band’s name.
Stranger in Town was Bob Seger’s tenth album, and it reached #4 on the U.S. album charts and was certified platinum by the RIAA. The album featured three singles that reached the Top 20 – “Still the Same,” “Hollywood Nights,” and “We’ve Got Tonite.”