Offered for sale is an original Japanese white label promotional copy of Red Octopus by the Jefferson Starship, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Red Octopus is a 1976 pressing on the RCA label.
The cover is VG+ with slight edge wear.
The obi is VG with a couple of minor tears and slight fading. The lyric insert is M-.
The white label promo disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a classic LP.
Background: Released in 1975, Red Octopus was the second album by the Jefferson Starship.
The album reached #1 on the U.S. album chart, helped by the single “Miracles,” which reached #3 on the U.S. singles chart.
Technically speaking, Red Octopus was the first album credited to Jefferson Starship, though practically the same lineup made Dragon Fly, credited to Grace Slick/Paul Kantner/Jefferson Starship. The difference, however, was crucial: Marty Balin was once again a fully integrated bandmember, writing or co-writing five of the ten tracks. And there can be little doubt that it was Balin’s irresistible ballad “Miracles,” the biggest hit single in the Jefferson Whatever catalog, that propelled Red Octopus to the top of the charts, the only Jefferson album to chart that high and the best-selling album in their collective lives.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1976|