Jethro Tull – Benefit 1977 Japan white label promo LP with obi


A 1977 Japanese white label promotional copy of Benefit by Jethro Tull, complete with original obi.

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Offered for sale is a 1977 Japanese white label promotional pressing of Jethro Tull’s 1970 LP Benefit, complete with original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Benefit is a Japanese 1977 white label promotional copy on the Chrysalis label, complete with lyric insert and original obi.   This is the second issue; the first issue was released in 1970 on the Reprise label.

This LP has the UK track listing, including “Alive and Well and Living In,” but excluding “Teacher,” which appeared only on the U.S. release

The cover is VG+, with faint wear at the edges and corners.  The obi is VG++, with slight wear on back, but no rips or tears.

The original lyric insert is included.

The white label promo disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A beautiful copy of a very rare record, as Jethro Tull albums sold quite poorly in Japan.

Background:  Benefit was Jethro Tull’s third LP, and it was the album where they abandoned their blues roots and embraced the flute-folk-rock sound that they’d use successfully for the rest of their career.

Based on tracks such as “Teacher” (which was not on the UK release), “With You There to Help Me”, and “To Cry You a Song”, the album reached #11 on the U.S. album charts and was certified gold by the RIAA.

In the U.S. first pressings of Benefit were issued on the Reprise label.  In 1972, the album was reissued on the Chrysalis label, as were all subsequent pressings.  Reprise pressings, particularly clean ones, have become rather hard to find. gave Benefit a 4 star review:

Benefit was the album on which the Jethro Tull sound solidified around folk music, abandoning blues entirely. Beginning with the opening number, “With You There to Help Me,” Anderson adopts his now-familiar, slightly mournful folksinger/sage persona, with a rather sardonic outlook on life and the world; his acoustic guitar carries the melody, joined by Martin Barre’s electric instrument for the crescendos. This would be the model for much of the material on Aqualung and especially Thick as a Brick, although the acoustic/electric pairing would be executed more effectively on those albums.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Chrysalis
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in