John Lennon – Imagine red vinyl Japan LP with obi


A red vinyl Japanese pressing of Imagine by John Lennon, complete with original obi and all inserts.

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Offered for sale is a fully complete red vinyl Japanese pressing of Imagine by John Lennon, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Imagine is a Japanese first issue, pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl, and including the obi, custom inner sleeve, lyric insert, poster, and postcard.

The cover is VG++, and very close to M-, with trace wear at the corners.

The obi is VG+, with a few minor wrinkles.  The “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.

The poster and postcard are M-.  The poster shows no signs of use.

The red vinyl disc is M- and has a couple of spindle marks on the label, but no marks whatsoever on the vinyl.

A beautiful copy of a record that’s very hard to find complete.

Background: Imagine, released in 1971, was John Lennon’s second proper solo album, and it was a huge success, reaching #1 on the album charts in at least nine countries, including the UK and the U.S. gave Imagine a 5 star review:

After the harrowing Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon returned to calmer, more conventional territory with Imagine. While the album had a softer surface, it was only marginally less confessional than its predecessor. … If Imagine doesn’t have the thematic sweep of Plastic Ono Band, it is nevertheless a remarkable collection of songs that Lennon would never be able to better again.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1971
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in