Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection Japanese red vinyl LP

An original copy of Elton John's Tumbleweed Connection LP, pressed on red vinyl with reproduction obi.



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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Elton John’s Tumbleweed Connection LP, pressed on red vinyl and including a reproduction of the original obi.

Elton John’s third studio LP, 1970’s Tumbleweed Connection, expanded his appeal and introduced radio favorites Amoreena and Burn Down the Mission.

AllMusic.com gave it five stars:

Instead of repeating the formula that made Elton John a success, John and Bernie Taupin attempted their most ambitious record to date for the follow-up to their breakthrough. A loose concept album about the American West, Tumbleweed Connection emphasized the pretensions that always lay beneath their songcraft. Half of the songs don’t follow conventional pop song structures; instead, they flow between verses and vague choruses. These experiments are remarkably successful, primarily because Taupin’s lyrics are evocative and John’s melodic sense is at its best. As should be expected for a concept album about the Wild West, the music draws from country and blues in equal measures, ranging from the bluesy choruses of “Ballad of a Well-Known Gun” and the modified country of “Country Comfort” to the gospel-inflected “Burn Down the Mission” and the rolling, soulful “Amoreena.”

The copy offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing on red vinyl, issued with a gatefold cover and the original 10 page lyric booklet.  A Japanese lyric insert is included, along with a reproduction of the original obi.

The record is VG+, with just a couple of small marks and a few spindle marks on the label.  The cover is VG++, with just a couple of bent corners.

A beautiful copy of a rare (and pretty good) LP.

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