Jan & Dean – Best of Jan & Dean Japan red vinyl white label promo LP with obi

$195.00

A rare red vinyl white label promo copy of the Japan-only release, The Best of Jan & Dean

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Offered for sale is a rare red vinyl white label promotional copy of the Japan-only release The Best of Jan & Dean complete with the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of The Best of Jan & Dean is an original Japanese promotional copy, pressed on red vinyl and including the original obi.

The album includes a gatefold cover with a lyric booklet that has a nice, full color photo of Jan & Dean.  Both the original obi and the “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag, are present, as is the original white envelope inner sleeve.

The gatefold cover is VG++, with a couple of minor bends in the corners.  There’s a small (repaired) seam split in the middle of the bottom of the cover that’s barely noticeable.

The obi is VG+, with just slight wear.  There was no insert issued with this LP; the booklet contains the information normally found on an insert.

The red vinyl record is M-, and looks as though it may be unplayed.

A beautiful copy of a terrific record that’s quite rare.

Background: Jan & Dean sold a lot of records worldwide during the 1960s, but one market where they were never particularly popular was Japan.  The Japanese liked the Beach Boys well enough, but Jan & Dean never really drew any interest there.  As a result, their records, particularly their albums, are nearly impossible to find as Japanese pressings.

The Best of Jan & Dean is the only Japanese album by the duo that we have ever seen. This compilation was released only in Japan, probably about 1970 or so.

Tracks are:

  • The Little Old Lady from Pasadena
  • Surf City
  • Honolulu Lulu
  • Memphis
  • The New Girl in School
  • Hey Little Freshmen
  • Rock and Roll Music
  • Dead Man’s Curve
  • Little Deuce Coupe
  • Drag City
  • School Days
  • A Surfer’s Dream
  • Ride the Wild Surf
  • I Get Around

You can listen to “Drag City” here:

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Additional information

Weight 26 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in
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