Boston – Boston original Japan LP with obi


A rare 1976 Japanese first pressing of the self-titled debut LP by Boston, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a rare first-issue Japanese pressing of Boston, the self-titled LP by the band of the same name, complete with original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Boston is a 1976 second issue, with an obi that does not have a photo of their second LP on the back.

The cover is VG++, with trace edge wear and a slight corner bend.  The insert is M-, but does have a number written on it in ballpoint pen.

The disc is VG++ on side one, with a couple of very faint scuffs.  Side two is M-.  There are a few spindle marks on the labels, but very clean vinyl.

A beautiful copy of a terrific LP and the first original Japanese copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background:  Boston’s 1976 self-titled debut LP is one of the biggest-selling albums in history.  It reached #3 on the U.S. album charts, but has sold more than seventeen million copies to date. gave Boston a 4 1/2 star review:

Boston is one of the best-selling albums of all time, and deservedly so. Because of the rise of disco and punk, FM rock radio seemed all but dead until the rise of acts like Boston, Tom Petty, and Bruce Springsteen. Nearly every song on Boston’s debut album could still be heard on classic rock radio decades later due to the strong vocals of Brad Delp and unique guitar sound of Tom Scholz….Boston is essential for any fan of classic rock, and the album marks the re-emergence of the genre in the 1970s.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in