Jan & Dean – Best of Jan & Dean 1966 Japan red vinyl test pressing with obi


A 1966 Japanese red vinyl test pressing of The Best of Jan & Dean by Jan & Dean, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is an ultra-rare red vinyl test pressing of the 1966 Japan-only LP The Best of Jan & Dean by Jan & Dean, complete with original obi.

About this copy: This copy of The Best of Jan & Dean is an advance promotional copy with test pressing labels that have printed song titles.  The red vinyl LP was issued by Liberty Records in Japan in 1966, and this particular compilation was unique to the Japanese market.

This LP is in exceptional condition; the thick, laminated cover is VG++, with trace ring wear on the lamination.  The back cover is bright white, and the cover looks nearly new.

The obi is VG++, with trace amounts of foxing on the back, but no rips, tears or wrinkles.  The original “envelope-style” inner sleeve and insert are included; both are M-.

The red vinyl disc is M- and looks unplayed.  Beautiful disc!

This copy is nearly perfect and will likely be your final upgrade.

A gorgeous example of a very rare Jan & Dean LP.

Background: Jan & Dean had a lot of success in the United States, selling both albums and singles that reached the charts.  In Japan, their singles sold moderately well and their albums sold poorly, so the few albums that turn up from that country tend to be compilations.

The 1966 release The Best of Jan & Dean was a compilation that was prepared especially for the Japanese market.

Tracks are:

  • The Little Old Lady From Pasadina (sic)
  • Barbara Ann
  • She’s My Summer Girl
  • Batman
  • Honolulu Lulu
  • Dead Man’s Curve
  • Drag City
  • Surf City
  • I Found a Girl
  • Linda
  • The New Girl In School
  • Ride the Wild Surf
  • Sidewalk Surfin’
  • From All Over the World

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Liberty
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1966
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in