Grand Funk Railroad – Golden Disk rare Japan promo 2 LP set with obi


A white label promotional copy of the rare Japan-only 2 LP set Golden Disk by Grand Funk Railroad, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a rare Japanese white label promotional copy of the 2 LP set Grand Funk Railroad Golden Disk, including the original obi and all inserts.

About this copy: This album, Grand Funk Railroad Golden Disk, is the Japanese issue of the Mark, Don & Mel double album.

For the Japanese release, the regular Mark, Don & Mel cover was fitted with a textured “wraparound” cover that gave the title as Grand Funk Railroad Golden Disk, as the album was part of a series of albums by various artists that all had similar textured covers.

The wraparound cover is removable, and underneath is the regular Mark, Don & Mel cover.

Also included are:

  • Two white label promo discs
  • Two custom inner sleeves
  • A poster
  • A lyric insert
  • A promotional flyer for the other titles in the Golden Disk series.

This set is complete except for a second obi, a thin red one, which is missing.

Cover, obi, inserts, and disc are all M-.  There’s a faint sleeve scuff on side 3, but we’re not sure that either of these records has ever been played.

A beautiful copy of a rare set that seldom turns up this complete.

Background: Released in 1972, Mark, Don & Mel was the first Grand Funk compilation album to be released in North America.

The album compiled tracks from their first few albums and reached #17 on the U.S. album charts. gave Mark, Don & Mel a 4 star review:

There is a clear-cut divide in Grand Funk Railroad’s material; this chronicles the band’s early period under flamboyant manager Terry Knight, who was bound and determined to prove that Grand Funk was the biggest thing in rock and roll. This collection is a great overview of this period and is suggested for those who don’t want to wade through the chaff in order to get the gems. This captures the band when they were mere kids looking to become the monsters they later became.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capitol
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Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 36 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in