Offered for sale is a limited edition green vinyl pressing of The Eagles Greatest Hits by the Eagles, released in the UK in 1978.
About this copy: This copy of The Eagles Greatest Hits is a limited edition green vinyl pressing, released in the UK in 1978.
The cover is VG, with wear at the edges and corners and a bit of ring wear on the back cover.
The green vinyl record is VG+, with a few scuffs and light marks.
A nice copy of an iconic album.
Background: There’s not much new to say about The Eagles Greatest Hits; it was the single biggest selling album of the 20th century. If you’re reading this, you know what’s on it – all of their hits prior to Hotel California.
The Eagles Greatest Hits has been certified platinum 29 times by the RIAA, and it’s still the second biggest selling album of all time, after Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
In the late 1970s, collectors were showing a lot of interest in colored vinyl, and record companies around the world produced a number of limited edition colored vinyl pressings of both older and then-new titles in an attempt to get collectors to buy albums they already owned at a somewhat higher price.
The Eagles Greatest Hits was one of those titles. While it was pressed in the UK, it was widely available pretty much everywhere in the United States as an import and may have been made for export only.