Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road original Japan 2 LP set with obi and poster


Free U.S. shipping!  An original 1973 Japanese pressing of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, including the original obi and rare poster.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, including two original obi and rare poster.

About this copy: This copy of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is a 1973 pressing on the DJM label.

The cover is M-.  The obi is VG++ with slight foxing.  The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.  The rare second obi is M-.

The poster is VG, with wear at the folds.  There are holes at the corners where the poster was previously mounted.

The 8 page lyric booklet is VG++, with a bit of foxing and a number of wrinkles, but no tears.

The two discs are VG++ with a couple of light scuffs and a number of spindle marks on the labels.  The discs have been played often but well cared for; they likely will not be dead-quiet.

A nice copy of a classic LP and a difficult album to find complete.

Background: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, originally released in 1973, was a huge success, topping the album charts in both the U.S. and the UK, helped by the success of four singles – “Bennie and the Jets,” “Saturday Night’s All Right for Fighting,” “Candle in the Wind,” and the title cut, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”

Allmusic.com gave Goodbye Yellow Brick Road a 4 1/2 star review:

It was designed to be a blockbuster and it was. Prior to Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, Elton John had hits — his second album, Elton John, went Top 10 in the U.S. and U.K., and he had smash singles in “Crocodile Rock” and “Daniel” — but this 1973 album was a statement of purpose spilling over two LPs, which was all the better to showcase every element of John’s spangled personality. … This touched on everything John did before, and suggested ways he’d move in the near-future, and that sprawl is always messy but usually delightful, a testament to Elton’s ’70s power as a star and a musician.

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 × 0.3 in