Jennifer Warnes – Famous Blue Raincoat 1986 Japan promotional LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japanese promotional copy of Famous Blue Raincoat by Jennifer Warnes, including the original obi and lyric insert.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese promotional copy of Famous Blue Raincoat by Jennifer Warnes, including the original obi and lyric insert.

About this copy: This copy of Famous Blue Raincoat is a 1986 pressing on the Cypress Records label.

The cover is VG++ and close to M- with very light ring wear.  There is a promotional sticker on the back cover.

The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M-, with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  The word “Sample” is printed on the labels in Japanese.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a rare Jennifer Warnes LP, and an album that has long been an audiophile favorite.

Background: Released in 1986, Famous Blue Raincoat was the sixth album by Jennifer Warnes, and consisted entirely of songs written by Leonard Cohen.

The album reached #72 on the U.S. album charts and #33 on the UK charts. gave Famous Blue Raincoat a 4 1/2 star review:

Jennifer Warnes was familiar with Leonard Cohen from a tour of duty as one of his backup singers in the early ’70s, but this collection of Cohen’s songs must have shocked her AM radio fans who knew her from her ’70s country-pop hits and her movie themes, if they were even able to connect the woman who sang “It’s the right time of the night for makin’ love” with the one who declared “First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin” over stinging guitar work by Stevie Ray Vaughan on the opening track here. As that pairing suggests, Warnes wisely took a tougher, more contemporary approach to the arrangements than such past Cohen interpreters as Judy Collins used to. …For Warnes, the album meant her first taste of real critical success: suddenly a singer who had seemed like a second-rate Linda Ronstadt now appeared to be a first-class interpretive artist.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Cypress Records
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1986
Format: Stereo
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in