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
- It’s Me That You Need
- Skyline Pigeon
- Sixty Years On
- Madman Across The Water
- High Flying Bird
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1973|