Doobie Brothers – Livin’ on the Fault Line original Japan LP with obi


An original 1977 Japanese pressing of Livin’ on the Fault Line by the Doobie Brothers, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of the 1977 LP Livin’ on the Fault Line by the Doobie Brothers.

About this copy: This copy of Livin’ on the Fault Line is a Japanese first issue, with the black obi and the ¥2500 price.

The cover is VG++, with wear at the corners and a bit of residue on the front upper right hand corner where a price tag was removed.

The obi is VG++.  The lyric insert is missing.

The disc is VG, with no major marks but a fair amount of general wear.  It looks OK at a glance, but plays with some noise.

Background: Released in 1977, Livin’ on the Fault Line was the seventh album by the Doobie Brothers and the first one to have no significant involvement from founder Tom Johnston.

The album reached #10 on the U.S. charts and was certified gold. gave Livin’ on the Fault Line a 4 star review:

Livin’ on the Fault Line fell between two of the Doobie Brothers’ biggest-selling records. The album had no hit singles, and one-time leader Tom Johnston kept a markedly low profile (this would be his last record with the group, not including a later reunion). Despite this, Livin’ on the Fault Line contains some of the most challenging and well-developed music of the band’s career, with Patrick Simmons and Michael McDonald really stepping to the fore.

Country of origin:
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in