Frank Zappa – Sheik Yerbouti 1979 Japan promotional 2 LP set with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japanese promotional copy of the double album Sheik Yerbouti by Frank Zappa, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese promotional copy of the double album Sheik Yerbouti by Frank Zappa, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Sheik Yerbouti is a 1979 Japanese pressing on the CBS/Sony label.

The cover is VG++ with slight edge and corner wear.  The obi is VG, with a few wrinkles and repaired tears at the top and bottom edges.

The insert is missing.  The two custom inner sleeves are VG++ with slight wear.

The two promotional discs are M- and look unplayed.  The word “SAMPLE” is printed on the labels in Japanese.  Clean discs!

A nice copy of a very rare Frank Zappa LP.

Background: Released in 1979, Sheik Yerbouti was the twenty sixth album by Frank Zappa.

The album reached #21 on the U.S. album chart and #32 on the UK chart. gave Sheik Yerbouti a 4 star review:

In order to finance his artier excursions, which increasingly required more expensive technology, Frank Zappa recorded several collections of guitar- and song-oriented material in the late ’70s and early ’80s, which generally concentrated on the bawdy lyrical themes many fans had come to expect and enjoy in concert. … The “dumb entertainment” (as Zappa liked to describe this style) on Sheik Yerbouti was some of his dumbest, for better or worse, and the music was undeniably good — easily some of his best since Apostrophe, and certainly the most accessible. Even if it sometimes drifts a bit, fans of Zappa’s ’70s work will find Sheik Yerbouti on nearly an equal level with Apostrophe and Over-Nite Sensation, both in terms of humor and musical quality.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS/Sony
Catalog Number:
40 AP 1357
Year of Release: 1979
Format: Stereo
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Weight 20 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in