Elton John – Best 20 Japan-only LP with obi and poster


Free U.S. shipping!  An original copy of the 1973 Japan-only compilation LP Best 20 by Elton John, including the original obi and poster.

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Offered for sale is an original pressing of the 1973 Japan-only compilation album Best 20 by Elton John, including the original obi and rare poster.

Note:  The title is a bit misleading; Best 20 includes sixteen songs.

About this copy: This copy of Best 20 is a 1973 pressing on the DJM label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M-, with slight edge wear and a bit of foxing inside the gatefold cover.

This cover includes a 12 page photo/lyric booklet and was not issued with an insert.

The poster is M- and has no rips, tears, or holes.

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

A nice copy of a scarce Elton John LP that is hard to find complete, and the only copy we’ve ever seen.

Background: Released in 1973 only in Japan, Best 20 was an album that featured tracks from Elton John’s first six albums (up through Don’t Shoot Me; I’m Only the Piano Player.)

The album was only available for a short time and was never reissued.  Despite the title, “Best 20,” the album only includes 16 tracks:

  • Crocodile Rock
  • Honky Cat
  • Your Song
  • Have Mercy On The Criminal
  • Rocket Man (I Think It’s Going To Be A Long, Long Time)
  • Border Song
  • Lady Samantha
  • Blues For My Baby And Me
  • Daniel
  • It’s Me That You Need
  • Skyline Pigeon
  • Salvation
  • Levon
  • Sixty Years On
  • Madman Across The Water
  • High Flying Bird

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: DJM
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 20 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in