Sale!

Jethro Tull – This Was Japan blue label promo LP with obi

$395.00 $316.00

A rare Japanese blue label promotional copy of This Was by Jethro Tull, complete with original obi.

1 in stock

Description

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.

Allmusic.com gave This Was a 3 star review:

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.

 

This record is eligible for PayPal Credit financing by PayPal. U.S. customers may choose to pay later at checkout, and may receive up to six months financing with no interest. Click the banner below for more information. (opens in a new window)

paypal credit

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Reprise
Catalog Number:
P-8074R
Year of Release: 1971
Format: Stereo
Share: Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Additional information

Weight 20 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in