Klaatu – Klaatu original Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japananese pressing of Klaatu, the self-titled debut album by Klaatu, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Klaatu, the self-titled debut album by Klaatu, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Klaatu is a 1976 pressing on the Capitol label.

The cover is M- with a tiny corner dent.  The obi is M-.  The insert and custom inner sleeve are M-.

The disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a well-recorded LP.

Background: Canadian band Klaatu turned a lot of heads with the release of their debut LP, Klaatu, (released as 3:47 EST elsewhere in the world) in 1976.

The album featured no photos of the band and made no mention of the bandmembers’ names anywhere, and people decided that the band might actually be the Beatles.

They weren’t, but it helped sales, just the same.  Klaatu reached #32 on the U.S. album chart.

Allmusic.com gave Klaatu a 3 star review:

This album was a total enigma when it was first released in 1976. Each song had its own eccentric personality, and the entirety sounded like the concoction of some strange rock orchestra from the netherworld. The Beatles tag nailed to this band may have helped album sales, but in actuality only the song “Sub Rosa Subway” sounded anything like them (it’s a convoluted “It’s All Too Much” melody with McCartney-esque vocals)….The overall impression left by this curio is that, no, the Fab Four weren’t involved, but there was surely a spark of genius (other than George Martin) behind the myriad of instruments and sounds.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Capitol
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Weight 11 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in