Leon Russell – Leon Live Japan 3 LP set with obi


A Japanese pressing of the 1973 3 LP set Leon Live by Leon Russell.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of the 3 LP set Leon Live by Leon Russell, complete with obi.

About this copy: This copy of Leon Live is an original Japanese pressing, complete with obi, custom inner sleeves and lyric insert.

The cover is VG+, with a small piece of cellophane tape at the top of the spine.  There is a small 1/4″ tear at the top of the obi.

The discs are VG+, with visible scuffs from the paper inner sleeves but no significant marks.

A nice copy of an album that’s quite rare as a Japanese release.

Background: Leon Live was released in 1973 when Leon Russell was at his commercial peak.  The album reached #9 on the Billboard album chart and was certified gold by the RIAA.

Allmusic.com gave Leon Live a 3 star review:

Leon Live would probably loom larger in the memories of more fans today if only it hadn’t come out after Joe Cocker’s Mad Dogs and Englishmen (which was almost more a showcase for Russell and his band than it was for Cocker) and The Concert for Bangladesh, which, between them, gave everyone a lengthy preview of Russell’s live act. On the other hand, it is 100 minutes of Russell’s concert work in one place, which is either very compelling or a little too intense for most peoples’ tastes…. Appearing at the height of Russell’s fame, this was originally a triple LP and one of the most successful of its era.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Shelter
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 40 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in