Buckingham Nicks – Original 1974 Japan LP with obi

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An original Japanese pressing of the 1973 Buckingham Nicks LP with Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, complete with obi.

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Offered for sale is a rare original Japanese pressing of Buckingham Nicks, the only album by Buckingham Nicks, including the original obi.

About this copy:  This copy of Buckingham Nicks is a rare original 1974 Japanese release, complete with original obi and lyric insert.  Unlike the original U.S. issue, the Japanese release did not have a gatefold cover.  The information inside the gatefold cover of the U.S. release is included on the lyric insert.

The cover is M-.  The obi is M-, with a single spot of foxing on the back.  The insert is M-.

The record is M- and shows no signs of play.  There are one or two ultra-faint sleeve scuffs.

A nice copy of a terrific record and the nicest copy of the Japanese pressing that we’ve ever seen.

Background: While the American copies of the Buckingham Nicks album aren’t terribly rare, the Japanese issue is very hard to find, as the LP was released in Japan before the duo joined Fleetwood Mac.

This pressing was limited to a few hundred copies and the album was never reissued there after Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks became famous.

Before joining Fleetwood Mac in 1975, Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham had tried several times, without success, to make it in the music business. They were initially in a band called Fritz that released just one single, and as luck would have it, that single was released with the name of the wrong artist on the label.  After that, they tried to make it as a duo, and they released a couple of singles and one album for Polydor Records in 1973, titled Buckingham Nicks.

The album sold poorly and was quickly deleted.  To this day, the Buckingham Nicks LP has never been released on compact disc, though the project has reportedly been “in the works” for a number of years now. gave Buckingham Nicks a 3 1/2 star review:

While it will be hard to find, this lone album cut by a young and ambitious (and still romantically attached) Stevie Nicks and Lindsey Buckingham a short two years before joining Fleetwood Mac is well worth digging out for your turntable. …Considering what the duo was to later accomplish, Buckingham Nicks is an engaging listen and served as a proving ground of sorts for both artists’ songwriting chops and for Buckingham’s skills as an emerging studio craftsman.

You can listen to “Crying in the Night” here:

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Polydor
Catalog Number:
MPF 1073
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in