Devo – Duty Now for the Future original Japan white label promo LP with obi


An original Japanese white label promotional pressing of the 1979 LP Duty Now for the Future by Devo, complete with obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese white label promotional issue of the 1979 LP Duty Now for the Future by Devo, complete with the original obi.

About this copy:  This copy of Duty Now for the Future is an original Japanese promotional issue, complete with original obi and lyric insert.

The cover is M-, with no wear, but a minor corner bend.  There is a sticker on the cover that says “Sample” in both English and Japanese.  The obi is M-.  Both original inserts are included.

The white label promotional disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A nice copy of a terrific LP and our favorite Devo album.

Background: Duty Now for the Future was the second LP from Ohio’s Devo, and it reached #73 on the U.S. charts, doing a bit better than their first album in that regard. gave Duty Now for the Future a 3 1/2 star review:

On their first album, for all their herky-jerky rhythms and electronic accents, Devo were pretty much a standard guitars/bass/drums rock band, albeit one with more than their share of eccentricities. Duty Now for the Future found them bringing the keyboards that were used as punctuation on their earlier material into the forefront, adding a new level of irony to their “little minds through big technology” philosophy. While Devo would later learn to use electronics with confidence and wit, they were still learning how to integrate them into their sound on Duty Now, and the results lacked the strength and coherence of their debut.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1979
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in