Offered for sale is a Japanese second 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 second issue with the green obi (first issue had a blue one) from about 1978 or so. The obi has a picture of Joe Walsh’s 1978 LP But Seriously, Folks by not a picture of the 1979 Eagles LP The Long Run.
The cover is M-, aside from trace wear at the corners.
The obi is M-. The poster is M- and the lyric insert is included.
The disc is close to M-, though it does have an inaudible mark through “New Kid in Town.” While this disc is a second issue, it was pressed from the same stampers as the 1976 first issue.
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.
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|
|Year of Release:||1978|