Michael Jackson – Off the Wall Japan LP with obi

$60.00

Free U.S. shipping!  An early Japanese pressing of Off the Wall by Michael Jackson, including the original obi.

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Description

Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Off the Wall by Michael Jackson, including the original obi and rare postcard.

About this copy: This copy of Off the Wall is a Japanese early issue with the Suzuki ad on the obi.

We’re not sure if it’s a first issue or not, as there were four versions of the album released in rapid succession with four differently colored obi.  All had the same catalog number but with slight variations in the obi design.

The cover is M-, with trace corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- with a single spindle mark on one label and no marks on the vinyl.

A nice copy of a terrific LP .

Background: Released in August, 1979, Off the Wall was the fifth solo album by Michael Jackson.

The album reached #3 on both the U.S. and UK album charts.  The album has sold more than twenty million copies to date.

Allmusic.com gave Off the Wall a rare 5 star review:

Michael Jackson had recorded solo prior to the release of Off the Wall in 1979, but this was his breakthrough, the album that established him as an artist of astonishing talent and a bright star in his own right. This was a visionary album, a record that found a way to break disco wide open into a new world where the beat was undeniable, but not the primary focus — it was part of a colorful tapestry of lush ballads and strings, smooth soul and pop, soft rock, and alluring funk. …. Jackson and Jones expanded this approach on the blockbuster Thriller, often with equally stunning results, but they never bettered it.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
25·3P-149
Year of Release: 1979
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 13 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × .25 in