Paul Simon – Paul Simon Japan SQ quadraphonic LP with cap obi and shrink


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1973 Japanese SQ quadraphonic pressing of Paul Simon, the debut LP by Paul Simon, including the rare “cap” obi and original shrink wrap.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese SQ quadraphonic pressing of Paul Simon, the debut LP by Paul Simon, including the rare “cap” obi and original shrink wrap.

This quadraphonic LP will play on stereo equipment, but will have a different mix from the stereo version.

About this copy: This copy of Paul Simon is a 1973 Japanese SQ quadraphonic pressing on the CBS/Sony label of an album that was originally released in 1972 in stereo only.

The cover is M- and still has the original shrink wrap.  There is a sticker on the wrap that indicates that the record is SQ quadraphonic.

The “cap” obi is VG++ with a couple of minor creases, but no wear, as it’s protected by the shrink wrap.

Both inserts are M-.  The disc is M- with a couple of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

An exceptionally nice copy of an album that is hard to find complete, as the obi is nearly always missing.

Background: Released in 1972, Paul Simon was the second solo album by Paul Simon.

The album reached #4 on the U.S. album chart and #1 on the UK chart. gave Paul Simon a 5 star review:

If any musical justification were needed for the breakup of Simon & Garfunkel, it could be found on this striking collection, Paul Simon’s post-split debut. From the opening cut, “Mother and Child Reunion” (a Top Ten hit), Simon, who had snuck several subtle musical explorations into the generally conservative S&G sound, broke free, heralding the rise of reggae with an exuberant track recorded in Jamaica for a song about death. …It was miles removed from the big, stately ballad style of Bridge Over Troubled Water and signaled that Simon was a versatile songwriter as well as an expressive singer with a much broader range of musical interests than he had previously demonstrated. You didn’t miss Art Garfunkel on Paul Simon, not only because Simon didn’t write Garfunkel-like showcases for himself, but because the songs he did write showed off his own, more varied musical strengths.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: CBS/Sony
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1973
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in