Elton John – Elton John red vinyl 1970 Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!   An original Japanese pressing of Elton John, the self-titled second album by Elton John, pressed on red vinyl and including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Elton John’s self-titled second album, pressed on red vinyl and including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Elton John is a 1970 pressing on the DJM label

The cover is M-.   The obi is VG+, with slight wear at the top and bottom edges but no tears.  The insert is M-.

The red vinyl 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 terrific LP that’s hard to find complete.

Background:  Elton John was Elton John’s second album, but his first to be released in the United States.  On the strength of “Take Me to the Pilot,” “Border Song,” and “Your Song,” the album reached #4 on the American charts and #5 in Britain.

In Japan, first pressings of the album were issued on red “Everclean” vinyl, which was created for the purpose of having lower static electricity and thus attracting less dust than regular black vinyl pressings.  Only the first issues were pressed on red vinyl; all later pressings were black.  Elton John is one of four titles that were released commercially in Japan on red vinyl.


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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: DJM
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in