Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road UK yellow/brown vinyl 2 LP set


A limited edition yellow vinyl pressing of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road by Elton John, issued in the UK in 1978 with one disc featuring a rare brown rim and brown marbling.

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Offered for sale is a limited edition yellow vinyl pressing of Elton John’s 1973 LP Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, released in the UK in 1978.

This rare variation was pressed with a rim of brown vinyl around the edge of the first disc and some brown marbling within the yellow vinyl.  The second disc has a couple of brown spots in it, but is otherwise all yellow.

About this copy: This copy of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road is a limited edition pressing on yellow vinyl, pressed in the UK in 1978 for export only, with the words “yellow limited edition” etched in the dead wax.

The cover is VG, with moderate general wear, mostly at the edges, and a couple of pinholes, as someone apparently had the cover hanging on their wall.  There is a hype sticker on the cover that says “Limited Edition 2 LP set on Yellow Vinyl.”

The records are M- with a bit of foxing on the labels.  The discs have likely only been played a couple of times.

A beautiful copy of a nice LP, and the only copy of this album that we’ve ever seen with discs that weren’t entirely yellow.

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.

In the late 1970s, collectors were showing a lot of interest in picture discs and colored vinyl, so record companies around the world issued a number of popular titles in both formats as limited edition pressings.  Among them was Elton John’s 1973 LP, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which was issued in the UK as a limited edition on yellow vinyl.

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Country of origin: UK
Size: 12″
Record Label: DJM
Catalog Number:
DJE 29001
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Weight 23 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.5 in