Frank Zappa/Mothers – Fillmore East June 1971 original Japan LP with obi


An original Japanese pressing of Fillmore East June 1971 by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a rare Japanese pressing of Fillmore East, June 1971 by Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, including the original obi.

About this copy: This is an original 1971 Japanese pressing of Fillmore East, June 1971, by Zappa and the Mothers, including the original obi and lyric insert.

The cover is VG, with no significant wear, but the white cover has some discoloration or fading along the right edge.  The obi is VG++, with a few minor wrinkles.  The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.

The disc is M- and aside from a couple of spindle marks, looks to have had little, if any play.

A beautiful copy of an album that rarely turns up complete.

Background: Fillmore East, June 1971 was released in August, 1971 and was the 12th album released by Frank Zappa and/or the Mothers of Invention.

The album sold modestly, reaching #38 on the U.S. album charts. gave Fillmore East, June 1971 a 3 star review:

As an enduring work, Fillmore East: June 1971 is a mixed bag, but it does represent the peak of the Flo & Eddie edition of the Mothers. Most of the songs are essentially comedy routines set to music…Whether one considers the results funny and parodic or crass and pandering, the band is undeniably good, especially as showcased on “Little House I Used to Live In,” “Willie the Pimp, Pt. 1,” and “Peaches en Regalia.”

While Japanese buyers were often enthusiastic fans of American popular music, they didn’t seem to be too fond of Frank Zappa or the Mothers of Invention, and all of Zappa’s albums that were released in Japan sold quite poorly.

As a result, they’re all quite hard to find today.  While albums from the 1980s are somewhat more common than earlier ones, the albums from the 1960s and early 1970s are particularly difficult to find, and when they do turn up, they’re almost always missing the obi.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Reprise
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1971
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in