Madonna – Like a Virgin Japan LP with obi


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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Like a Virgin by Madonna, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Like a Virgin is a 1984 Japanese pressing on the Sire label.

It’s technically a second issue, with the same catalog number as the original 1984 release, but with a pink obi that touts the album’s “No. 1” status.

The cover is M-.  The obi is M-.  There are two inserts; they are both M-.

The disc is M- with a single spindle mark on one label.  The album may have been played once.

A nice copy of a terrific (and well-recorded) LP.

Background: Released in November 1984, Like a Virgin was Madonna’s second album and the one that made her a superstar.

The album reached #1 in the U.S., the UK, Germany, France, and Spain and has sold more than twenty-one million copies. gave Like a Virgin a 4 1/2 star review:

Madonna had hits with her first album, even reaching the Top Ten twice with “Borderline” and “Lucky Star,” but she didn’t become a superstar, an icon, until her second album, Like a Virgin. She saw the opening for this kind of explosion and seized it, bringing in former Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers in as a producer, to help her expand her sound, and then carefully constructed her image as an ironic, ferociously sexy Boy Toy; the Steven Meisel-shot cover, capturing her as a buxom bride with a Boy Toy belt buckle on the front, and dressing after a night of passion, was as key to her reinvention as the music itself. Yet, there’s no discounting the best songs on the record, the moments when her grand concepts are married to music that transcends the mere classification of dance-pop.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Sire
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1984
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in