Grateful Dead – What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been Japan promo 2 LP set with obi

$150.00

A rare Japanese white label promo copy of What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been by the Grateful Dead, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a rare Japanese white label promotional copy of the double album What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been by the Grateful Dead, complete with original obi.

About this copy: This copy of What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been is an original Japanese promotional copy, issued in 1977 on the Warner Brothers label.

The cover is VG+, with slight wear at the edges and corners.

The obi is M-, as is the lyric insert.

The 2 white label promo discs are M- and look unplayed.

A nice copy of a very rare Grateful Dead LP, as the band’s albums sold quite poorly in Japan.

Background:  What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been was released in 1977 as the second compilation album by the Grateful Dead.  Most of the first disc consists of studio tracks and all of the songs on the second disc are live recordings.

The album reached #121 on the U.S. album charts, but was eventually certified platinum by the RIAA.

Allmusic.com gave What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been a 3 star review:

Released in 1977, What a Long Strange Trip It’s Been is an 18-track collection of the Grateful Dead’s years at Warner Bros. Records, 1967-1972, heavy on studio recordings. The album makes the same “greatest-hits” appeal as Skeletons from the Closet did in 1974, presenting more accessible, bite-sized chunks for curious newcomers to the Dead or listeners who liked a few radio singles but weren’t ready to dive into the endless well of live recordings, bootlegs, and the entire culture that grew around the band.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Warner Brothers
Catalog Number:
P-6345/6W
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 22 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in