Offered for sale is a scarce original Japanese pressing of Elton John’s self-titled second album, pressed on red vinyl and including the obi.
About this copy: This copy of Elton John is a rare original 1970 pressing from Japan, pressed on red vinyl and including the lyric insert and original obi. The obi retains the “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag, which is often missing.
The cover is VG+, with bits of wear at the edges and cover. The obi is VG, with a small tear on the inside. The record is M-, and aside from a couple of spindle marks, appears to have had very little play.
A beautiful copy of a terrific album and the nicest copy of this album that we have ever seen.
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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