Offered for sale is a Japanese copy of This Was by Jethro Tull, complete with lyric insert
About this copy: This copy of This Was is a 1971 Japanese issue of an album that was originally released in 1968.
The cover is VG+, with wear at the corners and edges. The lyric insert is VG++, with a bit of foxing.
The obi is missing.
The disc is M-. There’s a single spindle mark on the label and a faint inaudible mark through the last track. It might have been played once or twice at the most.
A nice copy of a very rare Jethro Tull LP, as the band’s albums sold quite poorly in Japan.
Background: Originally released in 1968, This Was was the debut LP by Jethro Tull. The album reached #10 on the UK charts and #62 on the U.S. charts.
Jethro Tull was very much a blues band on their debut album, vaguely reminiscent of the Graham Bond Organization only more cohesive, and with greater commercial sense. The revelations about the group’s roots on This Was — which was recorded during the summer of 1968 — can be astonishing, even 30 years after the fact. … This would be the last album of its kind by the group, as Abrahams’ departure and the lure of more fertile inspiration tugged them toward English folk music.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1971|