Grand Funk Railroad – Closer to Home Japan white label promo LP with obi


An original white label promotional Japanese pressing of Closer to Home by Grand Funk Railroad, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original white label promotional Japanese pressing of Closer to Home by Grand Funk Railroad, complete with original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Closer to Home is a rare 1970 Japanese white label promo copy on the Capitol label.

Note: While original copies of this album that were sold in stores in Japan were pressed on red vinyl, the promotional copies, such as this one, were all pressed on black vinyl.

The cover is VG, with slight general wear and wear at the edges and corners and some foxing on the inside.  The obi is VG+, with a small tear near the top right edge.  The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.

The lyric insert is missing.

The white label promo disc is M-.   There are a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but the record has likely only been played a couple of times.

A beautiful copy of a rare Grand Funk LP.

Background: Closer to Home was the third album by Grand Funk Railroad and their most successful to that point in their career, reaching #6 on the U.S. album chart. gave Closer to Home a 4 star review:

Closer to Home, the trio’s third album, was the record that really broke them through to the commercially successful level of metal masters such as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Rather than rushing headlong into their typical hard, heavy, and overamplified approach, Grand Funk Railroad began expanding their production values. Most evident is the inclusion of strings, the acoustic opening on the disc’s leadoff cut, “Sins a Good Man’s Brother,” as well as the comparatively mellow “Mean Mistreater.” But the boys had far from gone soft. The majority of Closer to Home is filled with the same straight-ahead rock & roll that had composed their previous efforts.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1970
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × .25 in