Eagles – The Long Run 1988 Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1988 Japanese pressing of The Long Run by the Eagles, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an Japanese pressing of  The Long Run by the Eagles, including the original obi.

This 1988 pressing is quite scarce, as it was released shortly before Japanese record companies stopped pressing vinyl in 1989.

About this copy: This copy of The Long Run is a 1988 pressing on the Elektra label of an album that was originally released in 1979.

The pressings from Japan were pressed (in Japan) from American stampers.

The cover is M- with a faint smudge in the lower right hand corner.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Clean disc!

A gorgeous copy of an album that is almost always found with cover wear and the only copy of this version we’ve ever had for sale.

Background:  The Long Run was the last original release by the Eagles, and it’s often regarded as a failure by critics.  We disagree; it’s actually our favorite Eagles album, and the public apparently agreed, too:

The album went seven times platinum in the U.S., reaching #1 on the charts, and put three singles in the Top 10: “I Can’t Tell You Why,” “Heartache Tonight,” and “The Long Run.”

While American pressings in the late 1970s were of so-so quality due to poor vinyl, the Japanese pressings of that time were quite good.

Interestingly, the Japanese pressings of this album were pressed from American stampers, with “Sterling” stamped in the dead wax, along with the hand-etched wording “Never Let Your Monster Lay Down”  on side one and “From the Polack Who Sailed North” on side two.

Allmusic.com gave The Long Run a 3 star review:

Three years in the making (which was considered an eternity in the ’70s), the Eagles’ follow-up to the massively successful, critically acclaimed Hotel California was a major disappointment, even though it sold several million copies and threw off three hit singles. Those singles, in fact, provide some insight into the record. “Heartache Tonight” was an old-fashioned rock & roll song sung by Glenn Frey, while “I Can’t Tell You Why” was a delicate ballad by Timothy B. Schmit, the band’s newest member. Only “The Long Run,” a conventional pop/rock tune with a Stax Records R&B flavor, bore the stamp and vocal signature of Don Henley, who had largely taken the reins of the band on Hotel California.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Asylum
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1979
Format: Stereo
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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in