Fleetwood Mac – Rumours first issue Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  An original 1977 Japanese pressing of Rumours by Fleetwood Mac, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese first pressing of Rumours by Fleetwood Mac, including the original obi.

Unlike most copies, this one has no foxing (brown spots) on the cover.

About this copy: This copy of Rumours is a rare 1977 Japanese first pressing of an album that was issued four times on vinyl in that country.

This is the true first issue of the album, pressed from American stampers.  The words “Mastered by Capitol” are stamped in the dead wax around the labels.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The English photo/lyric insert is M-.  The Japanese insert is VG++ with slight foxing.

The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.

A nice copy of a classic LP and the nicest copy we’ve ever had for sale.

Background: Released in 1977, Rumours was the album that turned Fleetwood Mac into superstars.  The album reached #1 in the U.S. and in the UK and has sold more than twenty million copies in the U.S. alone.

Allmusic.com gave Rumours a 5 star review:

Rumours is the kind of album that transcends its origins and reputation, entering the realm of legend — it’s an album that simply exists outside of criticism and outside of its time, even if it thoroughly captures its era. Prior to this LP, Fleetwood Mac were moderately successful, but here they turned into a full-fledged phenomenon, with Rumours becoming the biggest-selling pop album to date. While its chart success was historic, much of the legend surrounding the record is born from the group’s internal turmoil. Unlike most bands, Fleetwood Mac in the mid-’70s were professionally and romantically intertwined, with no less than two couples in the band, but as their professional career took off, the personal side unraveled.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in