Offered for sale is a rare red/brown swirl vinyl pressing of We’re an American Band by Grand Funk.
About this copy: This copy of We’re an American Band is an original 1973 release, pressed on reddish-brown vinyl with swirls in it, rather than the more common yellow vinyl that is normally found on first pressings.
The cover is VG, as are most covers we see for this LP. For whatever reason, the cover for this album is just prone to ring wear.
The original black inner sleeve is included; it’s VG and the bottom seam is split. Sticker sheet is missing.
The reddish-brown swirl vinyl disc is VG and close to VG+, with some scuffs and a few light marks. It should play well.
A nice copy of a rare variation of a classic album.
Background: We’re an American Band was the seventh studio album by Grand Funk, and the album reached #2 on the American album charts, helped by the title track, which reached #1 on the charts as a single.
First pressings of both the single and the album were pressed on yellow (or gold, if you prefer) vinyl, making it somewhat of a rarity in the 1970s record market.
A few copies, however, were pressed on reddish-brown vinyl, either due to a mistake at the pressing plant while switching from yellow to black vinyl, or as the result of a pressing plant employee simply choosing to make a few odd ones.
Yellow vinyl copies are relatively common in the marketplace, but these odd-colored ones are quite rare.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1973|