Offered for sale is a rare Japanese blue label promotional copy of This Was by Jethro Tull, complete with lyric insert and original obi.
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 slight wear at the corners. The lyric insert is M-. The obi is VG+, with a bit of foxing, but no tears. The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.
The blue label promo disc is M-. There’s a single spindle mark on the label. It might have been played once or twice at the most.
A beautiful 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.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1971|