Offered for sale is a limited edition U.S. picture disc pressing of Magazine by Heart, with a relatively low number – 3009/100000.
About this copy: This copy of Magazine is a 1978 pressing on the Mushroom label.
The cover is VG, with edge wear and a mark where a price sticker was removed. On the back cover, the number is indicated as 3009/10000.
They actually pressed 130,000 of these, making this a relatively low-numbered copy.
The picture disc is VG++, with a couple of faint scuffs. It’s likely had very little play, though they all play with surface noise.
Background: Released in 1978, the picture disc edition of Heart’s Magazine was the first picture disc LP to get widespread national distribution.
The numbered series was supposed to be limited to 100,000 copies, but due to the popularity of the LP, the record company reportedly pressed 130,000 copies, along with an additional 30,000 copies in Canada, which were numbered separately.
Magazine was the second album by Heart. The album was released in 1977 but was immediately withdrawn due to a lawsuit between the band and the record company, which had released the album in incomplete form without the band’s permission.
The album was reissued the following year with a different mix and a couple of rerecorded songs. The album reached #17 on the U.S. charts.
Problems with the Mushroom label delayed the release of Magazine, which eventually went platinum and peaked at number 17 on the album charts. Only the hard-rocking “Heartless” made it into the Top 40, and the album didn’t really live up to Heart’s last few efforts.
|Country of origin:||U.S.|
|Year of Release:||1978|