Offered for sale is a Japanese white label promotional copy of the double album Live Album by Grand Funk Railroad, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Grand Funk Railroad’s Live Album is a 1978 pressing on the Capitol label of an album that was originally released in 1970.
The cover is VG++ with slight edge and corner wear. The obi is M-. The insert is M-.
Unlike earlier issues, this pressing did not include a poster.
The two white label promo discs are M- and look unplayed. Clean discs!
A nice copy of a classic LP.
Background: After three increasingly successful studio albums, Grand Funk Railroad released a live album, appropriately titled Live Album.
Despite critical indifference, the two record set reached #5 on the U.S. album charts and reached #29 in the UK, where it was their only album to make the UK Top 40.
Site visitors at Allmusic.com gave Live Album a 4 1/2 star rating:
Either you love or you hate it. Live Album by Grand Funk Railroad was a smash when released and those who loved it played it to death. A hard rock phenomenon of the waning days of the Sixties, Grand Funk proved over and over that they were the live performing act of the time, and this album is a testament to their in-concert power.
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While Grand Funk was quite popular in the U.S., they were also surprisingly popular in Japan. There, first pressings of four of the band’s first five studio albums (all except Survival) were pressed on red vinyl, as was a Japan-only compilation called The Best of Grand Funk.
Live Album was an interesting exception. Stock (retail) copies of Live Album were all pressed on black vinyl.
Promotional copies sent to radio stations, however, were pressed with the first disc on red vinyl and the second disc on black vinyl.
As only 100-200 copies were pressed for promotional use, the hybrid red/black vinyl copies are quite rare.
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