Eagles – Hotel California first issue Japan LP with obi and poster


Free U.S. shipping!  An original 1976 Japanese issue of Hotel California by the Eagles, complete with original obi and poster.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese first issue of the 1976 LP Hotel California by the Eagles, complete with original obi and poster.

About this copy: This copy of Hotel California is a first issue with the blue obi (second issue had a green one) from 1976.  The back of the obi only shows photos of albums issued prior to this one.

The cover is VG++, with trace corner and edge wear.

The obi is M-.  The poster and lyric insert are M-.

The disc is M-, with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice (and great-sounding) pressing of a classic LP.

Background: Hotel California was the fifth album by the Eagles, and their most successful studio album, reaching #4 in the UK and #1 in the U.S., where it has sold some 26 million copies.

Allmusic.com gave Hotel California a 5 star review:

The Eagles took 18 months between their fourth and fifth albums, reportedly spending eight months in the studio recording Hotel California. The album was also their first to be made without Bernie Leadon, who had given the band much of its country flavor, and with rock guitarist Joe Walsh. As a result, the album marks a major leap for the Eagles from their earlier work, as well as a stylistic shift toward mainstream rock. An even more important aspect, however, is the emergence of Don Henley as the band’s dominant voice, both as a singer and a lyricist. …. The result was the Eagles’ biggest-selling regular album release, and one of the most successful rock albums ever.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Asylum
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.3 in