Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 by the Eagles, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Greatest Hits is an original 1976 pressing on the Asylum label.
The cover is VG+, a long crease on the back cover that may be a manufacturing error. The obi is M-; the “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.. The insert is M-.
The disc is M-, with a number of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a classic LP.
Background: Released in 1976, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 went on to become the biggest-selling album in history.
The album reached #1 on the U.S. charts and has sold 38 million copies in the U.S. alone.
On their first four albums, the Eagles were at pains to demonstrate that they were a group of at least near-equals, each getting a share of the songwriting credits and lead vocals. But this compilation drawn from those albums, comprising the group’s nine Top 40 hits plus “Desperado,” demonstrates that this evenhandedness did not extend to singles — as far as those go, the Eagles belong to Glenn Frey and Don Henley. The tunes are melodic, and the arrangements — full of strummed acoustic guitars over a rock rhythm section often playing a shuffle beat, topped by tenor-dominated harmonies — are immediately engaging….No wonder it was such a big hit out of the box, topping the charts and becoming the first album ever certified platinum. Still, there must be more to it, since the album wasn’t just a big hit, but one of the biggest ever, becoming one of the very few discs to cross the threshold of 20 million copies and competing for the title of best-selling album of all time. There may be no explaining that, really, except to note that this was the pervasive music of the first half of the 1970s, and somehow it never went away.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1976|