Offered for sale is a red vinyl test pressing of the Japan-only compilation LP New Deluxe by Johnny Rivers, released in 1968.
While many artists who were popular in the United States were also popular in Japan, most Japanese buyers had only a passing interest in non-Japanese popular music. For that reason, Japanese record companies often issued compilation LPs for those buyers who only wanted to hear the hits.
New Deluxe by Johnny Rivers is one such album. The LP was released only in Japan in 1968 and contains most of his mid-1960s hits. The LP was originally released on red “Everclean” vinyl.
- Brother, Where Are You
- Poor Side Of Town
- California Dreamin’
- If I Had A Hammer
- By The Time I Get To Phoenix
- Look To Your Soul
- Blowin’ In The Wind
- A Whiter Shade Of Pale
- Mountain Of Love
- A Taste Of Honey
- 500 Miles
- Summer Rain
- Baby I Need Your Lovin’
- Where Have All The Flowers Gone?
You can listen to “Poor Side of Town” here:
About this copy: This copy of New Deluxe is an original red vinyl test pressing of the Japan-only LP. The LP has test pressing labels, but the song titles are printed, and this copy was undoubtedly sent to Japanese radio for promotional use.
The cover is M- with a very tiny amount of corner wear. The obi is M- and includes the “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag. The lyric insert is missing.
The red vinyl disc is M- and may be unplayed.
A beautiful copy of a rare Johnny Rivers LP.
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