Bobby Vee – Golden Greats original Japan red vinyl LP with obi


An original 1963 Japanese pressing of Bobby Vee’s Golden Greats by Bobby Vee, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese red vinyl mono pressing of Bobby Vee’s Golden Greats by Bobby Vee, including the rare original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Bobby Vee’s Golden Greats is a 1963 mono pressing on the Liberty label.

The cover is VG++, with slight wear on the top edge.  The impossibly rare original obi is VG++, with slight wear at the top and bottom edge, but no tears.

This LP does not include an insert; we don’t know if it originally came with one or not.

The red vinyl disc is VG, with a number of scuffs but no significant scratches.  It looks quite clean at a casual glance and plays well.

A nice copy of a very rare Bobby Vee LP.

Background: Bobby Vee had 38 hits in the Billboard Top 100 during a career that lasted more than fifty years.

Released in 1962, Bobby Vee’s Golden Greats was his first compilation LP, and the album reached #24 on the Billboard album chart. gave Bobby Vee’s Golden Greats a 3 1/2 star review:

Bobby Vee’s Golden Greats was the first compilation of the singer’s hits, assembled and released in late 1962, in time for Christmas of that year, at a point when he fairly ruled the charts and his records were thoroughly representative of what was happening in music. The biggest hits — not in any particular order — were reserved for the first side, the biggest hit on side two being “Rubber Ball,” which peaked at number six. But the most interesting cut here is easily “Suzie Baby,” originally recorded by Vee for the tiny Soma label and later licensed by Liberty Records. … As a hits compilation, this is an above-average release, and it is actually unexpectedly thorough, mostly thanks to the obscurities included; but this is also too restricted a way in which to discover an underrated talent such as Vee.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Liberty
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1963
Format: Mono
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in