Marshall McLuhan – The Medium Is the Massage 1967 U.S. mono promotional LP

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Free U.S. shipping!  An original U.S. mono promotional copy of the avant-garde spoken word LP The Medium is the Massage by Marshall McLuhan.

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Offered for sale is an original U.S. mono promotional copy of the avant-garde spoken word LP The Medium is the Massage by Marshall McLuhan.

While the LP has stock labels, the cover has a timing strip attached, indicating a promotional copy.

About this copy: This copy of The Medium is the Massage is a 1967 U.S. mono pressing on the Columbia “2 eye” label.

The cover is VG with slight ring and edge wear.  A promotional timing strip is attached to the front cover.

The mono disc is M- with a small inaudible scuff on side one.  It looks like it’s been in and out of the paper sleeve a couple of times but shows little sign of play.

A nice copy of a rare and very unusual LP.

Background: As far as we know, the 1967 LP The Medium is the Massage was the only LP by Canadian educator/philosopher/writer Marshall McLuhan.

Allmusic.com gave The Medium is the Massage a 4 star review:

This 1967 release proved to be a one-of-a-kind album: a trance remix of a lecture. An intellectual cult figure at the time, McLuhan’s theories on media are at times strikingly prophetic (“What will happen when intelligence is recognized as a global resource?” he asks, with suitably dramatic echoes, at the very close of part one), but that barely sums up what the album is all about. McLuhan and his collaborators — including producer John Simon, who’d begin working with the Band soon afterward — produced a full-blown mind trip, a 40-minute collage of voices, effects, and library music that mixes profundity, non sequiturs, and just plain strangeness at will.

Country of origin: U.S.
Size: 12″
Record Label: Columbia
Catalog Number:
CL 2701
Year of Release: 1967
Format: Mono
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in