Mary Hopkin – Post Card 1968 Japan red vinyl Apple LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  An original 1969 red vinyl Japanese pressing of Post Card by Mary Hopkin, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is an original red vinyl Japanese pressing of Post Card by Mary Hopkin, including the original obi.

The Japanese version of the LP, like the U.S. version, includes the single “Those Were the Days.”

About this copy: This copy of Post Card is a 1969 Japanese pressing on the Apple label, pressed on “Everclean’ red vinyl.

The cover is VG+ with no wear, but with moderate foxing on the inside of the gatefold cover.  The obi is VG+, with no tears, but with foxing on the back side.  The “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.

The black inner sleeve and lyric insert are M-.

The red vinyl disc is VG+, with a light inaudible hairline through the first three tracks on side one and two slight scratches through the first track on side two.  It’s a clean LP overall and plays well with slight surface noise, as is common on these red vinyl LPs.

A nice copy of a scarce Beatles-related LP that’s hard to find complete, as the obi is usually missing.

Background: Released in 1969, Post Card was the first album by Welsh singer Mary Hopkin.

The album reached #3 on the Uk album chart and #28 on the U.S. album chart, making it one of the few non-Beatles albums on the Apple label to chart. gave Post Card a 4 1/2 star review:

Paul McCartney produced this debut album of twee but pretty, romantic pop-folk. Besides “Those Were the Days” (which actually originally appeared only on the US version, though it’s on the CD reissue now available throughout the world), the highlights are Donovan’s “Lord of the Reedy River” and “The Honeymoon Song,” which McCartney himself had sung with the Beatles way back in 1963 on the BBC. If there’s a fault to be found, it’s that there’s too high a percentage of pre-rock/pop standards à la “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” As it turns out this was more due to the leanings of McCartney than Hopkin, who preferred the more simply arranged folk numbers such as the Donovan covers and the Welsh “Y Blodyn Gwyn.”

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Apple
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1969
Format: Stereo
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Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in