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.
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 slight wear at the edges and corners and more wear on the upper spine. There is a hype sticker attached to the cover that says “Limited Edition – 2 LP set on Yellow Vinyl.”
Disc 1 is VG+, with a couple of light marks. Disc 2 is M-.
A nice copy of an album that’s become quite hard to find in recent years.
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.
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.