Guess Who – American Woman Japan LP with cap obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A Japanese pressing of American Woman by the Guess Who, including the original “cap” obi and shrink wrap.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of American Woman by the Guess Who, including the original “cap” obi and shrink wrap.

About this copy: This copy of American Woman is a 1978 pressing on the RCA label of an album that was originally released in 1970.

The cover is M-, and retains the original shrink wrap.  The nearly-always-missing “cap” obi is M-.  The lyric insert is M-.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A gorgeous copy of a rare Guess Who LP, as their albums sold poorly in Japan.

Background: Released in 1970, American Woman was the sixth album by the Guess Who, and their third to have worldwide release.

The album reached #9 on the U.S. album charts. gave American Woman a 4 star review:

The Guess Who’s most successful LP, reaching number nine in America (and charting for more than a year), has held up well and was as close to a defining album-length statement as the original group ever made. It’s easy to forget that until “American Woman,” the Guess Who’s hits had been confined to softer, ballad-style numbers — that song (which originated as a spontaneous on-stage jam) highlighted by Randy Bachman’s highly articulated fuzz-tone guitar, a relentless beat, and Burton Cummings moving into Robert Plant territory on the lead vocal, transformed their image. As an album opener, it was a natural, but the slow acoustic blues intro by Bachman heralded a brace of surprises in store for the listener. … Ironically, American Woman was the final testament of the original Guess Who — guitarist/singer Randy Bachman quit soon after the tour behind this album; the group did endure and even thrive (as did Bachman), but American Woman represented something of an ending as well as a triumph.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: RCA
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in