Frank Zappa – Zoot Allures 1976 Japan white label promo LP with obi


An original Japanese white label promotional copy of the 1976 LP Zoot Allures by Frank Zappa, complete with original obi.

1 in stock


Offered for sale is an original Japanese white label promotional copy of Zoot Allures by Frank Zappa, complete with original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Zoot Allures is an original 1976 white label promo copy from Japan on the Warner Brothers label, including the lyric insert and obi.

The cover is VG+, with trace ring wear and a couple of corner dents.  There is a sticker on the lower right hand corner that says “Sample” in both English and Japanese.

The obi is VG, with a small tear at the bottom edge and a few wrinkles.

The white label promo disc is M- and has no marks whatsoever.  There’s a single spindle mark on one label; the record might have been played once.

A beautiful copy of a terrific LP and a very rare one, as Zappa records sold quite poorly in Japan.

Background: Released in 1976, Zoot Allures was Zappa’s only release on the Warner Brothers label and was his 22nd album overall.

The LP peaked at #61 on the U.S. album chart and did not chart in the UK. gave Zoot Allures a 4 star review:

Zoot Allures, released in October 1976, is mostly a studio album (there are some basic live tracks, as in the title track and “Black Napkins”) featuring a revolving cast of musicians who, oddly, do not correspond to the ones pictured on the album cover (for instance, Patrick O’Hearn and Eddie Jobson did not contribute). Compared to previous releases like One Size Fits All, Roxy & Elsewhere, or even Over-Nite Sensation, and to upcoming ones such as Zappa in New York, Studio Tan, or Sheik Yerbouti, Zoot Allures sounds very stripped down to bare essentials. Zappa focused on limited instrumentation, lots of bass, and whispered vocals to create a masterpiece of dark, slow, sleazy rock. … Although humor has not been completely evacuated, Zoot Allures comes through as a much more serious rock record. Yet, it is more than a transitional album; it represents one of Zappa’s strongest accomplishments.

This record is eligible for PayPal Credit financing by PayPal. U.S. customers may choose to pay later at checkout, and may receive up to six months financing with no interest (conditions apply.) Click the banner below for more information. (opens in a popup window)



Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
Share: Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in
  • Selection Required: Select product options above before making new offer.
  • Offer Sent! Your offer has been received and will be processed as soon as possible.
  • Error: There was an error sending your offer, please try again. If this problem persists, please contact us.

Make Offer

To make an offer please complete the form below.
If you do not receive a reply in 24 hours, check your spam folder.


Please wait...