Madonna – Madonna first issue Japan LP with obi


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Free U.S. shipping!  A 1983 Japanese first pressing of the self-titled debut LP by Madonna, including the original obi.

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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. gave Madonna a 5 star review:

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
Size: 12″
Record Label: Sire
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1985
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in