Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Sound Magazine by the Partridge Family, including the photo/lyric insert and the nearly-always-missing foldover, or “cap,” obi.
About this copy: This copy of Sound Magazine is an original 1971 Japanese pressing, complete with the foldover “cap” obi and the two page lyric insert, which had a color photo of the cast of the show on one side and a photo of David Cassidy on the other.
The cover is VG++, and very close to M-, with just a bit of wear at the corners. The disc is also VG++, and would be M- aside from two very faint marks. The record has clearly been played only a few times.
The cap obi is VG+, with a bit of wear.
A nice copy of an album that’s rarely found complete.
Background: Sound Magazine was the third Partridge Family album, released in August of 1971. Their first three albums were all released in a 10 month span, and all three reached the American Top 10.
Sound Magazine was the last album by the “group,” which was largely David Cassidy with backing by L.A.’s famed Wrecking Crew, to reach the top 10. Sales of the album were helped by the single “I Woke Up in Love This Morning,” which reached #13 on the American pop charts.
The Partridge Family sold a lot of albums in the states, but they were also quite popular in Japan. While their Japanese albums frequently turn up, they’re rarely found in complete condition, as Bell Records issued most of their albums with the “cap” style obi, which folded over the top of the cover, rather than a traditional obi, which would wrap around the cover completely.
As a result, most Japanese albums by the group are found with the obi missing.
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