Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono pressing of the 1967 LP Friday on My Mind by the Easybeats.
About this copy: This copy of Friday on My Mind is an original U.S. issue on the United Artists label.
The cover is VG, with wear at the corners and edges and some slight water damage in the lower right hand corner.
The disc is VG++, with just a couple of faint scuffs from the inner sleeve but no significant marks.
A beautiful play copy of a terrific LP.
Background: Released in May, 1967, Friday on My Mind was the first U.S. LP by the Easybeats, though their fourth LP overall.
The album peaked at #180 on the Billboard albums chart, but the title track reached #16 on the U.S. singles chart.
The mono version of the LP is preferable to the stereo version, as some of the tracks on the stereo LP are in fake stereo.
Friday on My Mind, produced by Shel Talmy and recorded in England, captures the Easybeats at just about their peak, combining all of the best elements in the evolution of their sound under one cover. The Easybeats were still one of the most energetic outfits in rock music, with a raw, highly animated guitar attack, but they were trying (and largely succeeding with) ever more complex vocal harmony parts and some staccato guitar harmony as well that was pretty impressive, and at this stage they were working with a brace of gorgeous Harry Vanda/George Young originals. …The label of “Australia’s Beatles” may have proved an overstatement to some, but one can get a good look at its basis on this album — it’s loaded with actual and potential hit singles, yet it doesn’t come off as lightweight in any way.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Record Label:||United Artists|
|Year of Release:||1967|