Offered for sale is an original red vinyl 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 first pressing, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl and including the lyric insert and obi.
The cover is VG+, with slight wear at the edges and corners but no general wear. The gatefold lyric insert is included.
The obi is M- a small tear on the inside of the cover near the “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag, which is still attached.
The red vinyl disc is VG++ on side 1, with inaudible marks through the last two tracks. Side 2 is M-, with no marks on the vinyl whatsoever.
A beautiful copy of an album that’s rarely found complete and is usually in terrible condition.
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.
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|
|Year of Release:||1970|