Partridge Family – Crossword Puzzle Japan LP with rare cap obi and alternate cover


An original Japanese pressing of Crossword Puzzle by the Partridge Family, including the rare “cap” obi.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Crossword Puzzle by the Partridge Family, including the lyric insert, a sheet of stickers, and the rare cap obi.

This release has a completely different cover from the U.S. issue.

About this copy: This copy of Crossword Puzzle is a 1973 Japanese issue on the Bell label.

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

This LP includes a rare complete set of stickers.  They’re a bit loose as the adhesive as dried out over the years.

The disc is M-, with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Beautiful disc!

A terrific copy of an album that’s very hard to find complete.

Background: Released in 1973, Crossword Puzzle was the eighth studio album by the Partridge Family.

The album reached #167 on the U.S. album charts. gave Crossword Puzzle a 2 1/2 star review:

Crossword Puzzle was the eighth LP from the Partridge Family — a multimedia, made-for-TV project that hit marketing pay dirt learning lessons from the success of the Monkees’ manufactured origins, as well as the real-life pop/rock family the Cowsills. … the best material on Crossword Puzzle comes from Tony Romeo’s lush emotive ballad “As Long as There’s You,” which points in the direction of Cassidy’s solo efforts. Of the lighter fare, another Romeo tune, “It Means I’m in Love With You,” has an airy bubblegum lilt that glides through the catchy melody. These highlights detract from the simply awful “Let Your Love Go” or the half-baked “It’s a Long Way to Heaven” — both of which are little more than mediocre filler.


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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Bell
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × .25 in