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.
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.
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 on the inside of the gatefold cover and a small bend near the mouth of the cover in the upper right hand corner. There is a hype sticker on the cover indicating a colored vinyl pressing.
The records are M- with no marks on the vinyl, though there are a few spindle marks on the labels. The record clearly was well cared for. There are also a few foxing spots on the labels.
A beautiful copy of an album that’s become quite hard to find in recent years.
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