Eagles – On the Border original Japan LP with obi


An original Japanese pressing of the 1974 LP On the Border by the Eagles, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese first pressing of the 1974 LP On the Border by the Eagles, complete with original obi and lyric insert.

About this copy: This copy of On the Border is an original issue on the Asylum label a blue obi and not the green obi found on later issues.

The cover is VG+, with a dented corner and a discolored area near the mouth.  The lyric insert is missing.

The obi is VG++, with a couple of slight wrinkles.  The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.

The disc is M- on side one and VG++ on side 2, with a few slight scuffs.

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Released in 1974, On the Border was the third album by the Eagles.  The album reached #17 on the U.S. album charts and one of the album’s three singles, “The Best of My Love,” reached #1 on the Billboard singles chart.

Allmusic.com gave On the Border a 3 star review:

The Eagles began recording their third album in England with producer Glyn Johns, as they had their first two albums, but abandoned the sessions after completing two acceptable tracks. Johns, it is said, tended to emphasize the group’s country elements and its harmonies, while the band, in particular Glenn Frey and Don Henley, wanted to take more of a hard rock direction. They reconvened with a new producer, Bill Szymczyk, who had produced artists like B.B. King and, more significantly, Joe Walsh. …. The title track, meanwhile, points the band in a new R&B direction that was later pursued more fully. Like most successful groups, the Eagles combined many different elements, and their third album, which looked back to their earlier work and anticipated their later work, was a transitional effort that combined even more styles than most of their records did.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Asylum
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in
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