Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, including two original obi and poster.
Note: The poster was included only in the first pressing of the LP.
About this copy: This copy of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is a 1974 pressing on the DJM label.
The cover is M-. The obi is VG++ with a couple of minor wrinkles on the back. The second obi, which says “Commemorative Edition,” is M-.
The poster is M- with no rips, tears, or holes.
The 8 page lyric booklet is M-.
The two discs are visually M-, with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean discs!
A nice copy of a classic LP and a difficult album to find as a complete first pressing. This is the nicest copy we’ve ever had for sale.
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.”
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.
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