Offered for sale is a Japanese first pressing of Madonna by Madonna, including the original obi.
First pressings are somewhat scarce; most copies of this album are later pressings that were issued after the Like a Virgin LP became a hit.
About this copy: This copy of Madonna is an original 1983 first pressing on the Sire label.
The top of the obi says, “Dance Contemporary” on it; later issues say, “MADONNA” instead. Unlike later issues, this copy has no other Madonna albums pictured on the back of the obi.
The cover is M-. The obi is M-. The two inserts are M-.
The disc is M-. There is a single spindle mark on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. A clean disc!
A nice copy of a somewhat underrated Madonna LP and one that’s surprisingly hard to find as a first pressing.
Background: Released in July, 1983, Madonna was the debut LP by the singer whose name would soon become a household word.
The album reached #6 on the UK charts and #8 in the U.S., though it has sold steadily over the years and has since sold more than ten million copies worldwide.
Although she never left it behind, it’s been easy to overlook that Madonna began her career as a disco diva in an era that didn’t have disco divas. It was an era where disco was anathema to the mainstream pop, and she had a huge role in popularizing dance music as a popular music again, crashing through the door Michael Jackson opened with Thriller. Certainly, her undeniable charisma, chutzpah, and sex appeal had a lot to do with that — it always did, throughout her career — but she wouldn’t have broken through if the music wasn’t so good. And her eponymous debut isn’t simply good, it set the standard for dance-pop for the next 20 years. … Here, Madonna is on fire, and that’s the reason why it launched her career, launched dance-pop, and remains a terrific, nearly timeless, listen.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1985|