Creedence Clearwater Revival – Willy and the Poor Boys red vinyl Japan LP with obi


An original red vinyl Japanese pressing of Willy and the Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original red vinyl Japanese pressing of Willy and the Poor Boys by Creedence Clearwater Revival, complete with original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Willy and the Poor Boys is an original 1969 Japanese issue, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl.

The cover is VG++, with slight wear at the corners and a small corner bend.

The obi is VG+, with some wrinkles and a bit of foxing on the back side.  The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.

This LP was issued without an insert, as it has a gatefold cover that contains the information that would have been on the insert.

The disc is M-, with one or two faint scuffs and a couple of spindle marks on the labels.  The disc has clearly only been played a couple of times.

A beautiful copy of a rare CCR LP and the only copy of this one that we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Released in late 1969, Willy and the Poor Boys was the third of three LPs that CCR would release that year.  The album reached #3 on the U.S. album charts. gave Willy and the Poor Boys a 5 star review:

Make no mistake, Willy & the Poor Boys is a fun record, perhaps the breeziest album CCR ever made. Apart from the eerie minor-key closer “Effigy” (one of John Fogerty’s most haunting numbers), there is little of the doom that colored Green River. Fogerty’s rage remains, blazing to the forefront on “Fortunate Son,” a working-class protest song that cuts harder than any of the explicit Vietnam protest songs of the era, which is one of the reasons that it hasn’t aged where its peers have. Also, there’s that unbridled vocal from Fogerty and the ferocious playing on CCR, which both sound fresh as they did upon release. …It all adds up to one of the greatest pure rock & roll records ever cut.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Liberty
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1969
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in