Go-Go’s – Beauty and the Beat Japan LP


Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japanese pressing of Beauty and the Beat by the Go-Go’s, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Beauty and the Beat by the Go-Go’s, including the original obi.

About this copy:  This copy of Beauty and the Beat is a 1981 pressing on the IRS label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with trace corner wear.  The lower right hand corner has been cut.

The obi is M-.  The lyric insert is M-.  A record company postcard is included.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a classic LP.

Background: Released in 1981, Beauty and the Beat was the debut LP by the Go-Go’s.

The album reached #1 on the U.S. album charts, but did not chart in the UK. gave Beauty and the Beat a 4 1/2 star review:

 Beauty and the Beat is sharp, clever, and catchy, explicitly drawing from the well of pre-Beatles ‘60s pop — girl group harmonies, to be sure, but surf-rock echoes throughout — but filtering it through the nervy energy of punk. With the assistance of Rob Freeman, producer Richard Gottehrer — a veteran of the Strangeloves (“I Want Candy”) who also wrote the girl group standard “My Boyfriend’s Back” — sanded down the band’s rougher edges, keeping the emphasis on the hooks and harmonies but giving the Go-Go’s enough kick and jangle that at times the group resembles nothing less than early R.E.M., particularly on “How Much More” and “Tonite.” But this isn’t Murmur; there is nothing murky about Beauty and the Beat at all — this is infectiously cheerful pop, so hooky it’s sometimes easy to overlook how well-written these tunes are, but it’s the sturdiness of the songs that makes Beauty and the Beat a new wave classic.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: IRS
Catalog Number:
25 AP 2140
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in