Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of the 1974 LP Rock n Roll Animal by Lou Reed, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Rock n Roll Animal is a 1974 Japanese pressing on the orange RCA label. Unlike the US issue, the Japanese pressing did not have a gatefold cover.
The cover is M-. The OB is VG +, the hojyuhyo (reorder tag) has been removed. The insert is M-.
The disc is VG++ on side one, with a light scuff through the second track. Side two is M-.
A nice copy of a legendary live album.
Background: Released in 1974, Rock n Roll Animal was the first live album by Lou Reed.
The album reached #26 on the UK chart and #45 on the U.S. chart.
In 1974, after the commercial disaster of his album Berlin, Lou Reed needed a hit, and Rock N’ Roll Animal was a rare display of commercial acumen on his part, just the right album at just the right time. Recorded in concert with Reed’s crack road band at the peak of their form, Rock N’ Roll Animal offered a set of his most anthemic songs (most dating from his days with the Velvet Underground) in arrangements that presented his lean, effective melodies and street-level lyrics in their most user-friendly form (or at least as user friendly as an album with a song called “Heroin” can get). …Reed would rarely sound this commercial again, but Rock N’ Roll Animal proves he could please a crowd when he had to.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1974|