Earth, Wind & Fire – Raise! Japan Mastersound audiophile LP with obi

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Free US shipping!  A copy of the Japanese Mastersound pressing of Raise! by Earth, Wind & Fire, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a copy of the Japanese Mastersound pressing of Raise! by Earth, Wind & Fire, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Raise! Using 1981 Japanese pressing on the Epic label, issued as part of the CBS/Sony Mastersound audiophile series.

The cover is VG + + slight wear at the upper right-hand corner. The cover is still in the original shrinkwrap. The inner cover is M-.

The obi is M-. The lyric insert is M-. The custom inner sleeve is M-.

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

A beautiful copy of a rare Earth, Wind, & Fire LP.

Background: released in 1981, Raise! Was the 11th album by Earth, Wind, & Fire.

The album reached number 5 on the US album chart and number 14 on the UK album chart. gave Raise! this review:

The end was near for Earth, Wind & Fire. Raise! wasn’t quite the disaster it was made out to be at the time, but it was their least distinguished overall album since the early days on Warner Bros., with the exception of their participation in the awful Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band film soundtrack in 1978. “Let’s Groove” was just a recycled mid-tempo tune from the mid-’70s, and everything else sounded desultory and uninspired. It was no surprise that after two more albums Maurice White and Company decided to take some time away from the scene.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
30 AP 2279
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in