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


An original Japanese pressing of Notebook by the Partridge Family, including the rare “cap” obi and a different cover from the U.S. release.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of The Partridge Family Notebook by the Partridge Family, including the rare “cap” obi.

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

About this copy: This copy of Notebook is an original 1972 Japanese pressing on the Bell label.

The gatefold cover is M- with trace corner wear.  The obi is M-.

This LP was issued without a lyric insert, as the information is inside the gatefold cover.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

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

Background: Released in 1972, The Partridge Family Notebook was the sixth album by the Partridge Family.

The album reached #41 on the U.S. album charts. gave The Partridge Family Notebook a 2 1/2 star review:

 While “Looking Through the Eyes of Love” is arguably the most memorable track on the disc — becoming the final Top 40 single (Number 39) for the Partridge Family — it is the cover of “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” which seems to verify the fact that producer Wes Farrell was running out of marketable musical ideas. But a majority of the material comes off as patently contrived. This is especially true of the syrupy and breathy mid-tempo love song “Together We’re Better,” and the equally dismissible “Storybook Love” — both of which are somewhat typical of the fare coming from Farrell’s stable of writers and arrangers. Even the faux fuzz guitar intro and heavy backbeat of the opener “Friend and a Lover” can’t hide the prominent lightweight pop undercurrent, and although it was the follow-up to “Looking Through the Eyes of Love,” it barely even made the Top 100, petering out at Number 99.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Bell
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1972
Format: Stereo
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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × .25 in