Offered for sale is a rare Japan-only compilation by Peter and Gordon called The Very Best of Peter and Gordon, pressed on red vinyl and including the original obi.
Peter and Gordon had a brief, but successful career in the 1960s, placing nine songs in the U.S. Top 40 and reaching #1 in both the U.S. and the UK with “A World Without Love.”
As was common with English-language artists, their record company in Japan, Odeon Records, issued several compilation albums that were released only in Japan for buyers who were more interested in having just the hits, rather than full albums.
The Very Best of Peter and Gordon was one such compilation, issued in 1970 as part of the “Popular Hakugin Series,” a series of compilation albums by a variety of artists that all had similar silver covers.
Tracks on The Very Best of Peter and Gordon are:
- World Without Love
- I Don’t Want to See You Again
- Baby I’m Yours
- There’s No Living Without Your Loving
- Five Hundred Miles
- To Know You Is to Love You
- I Go to Pieces
- True Love Ways
- To Show I Love You
- Sunday for Tea
- Let It Be Me
- Lady Godiva
You can listen to “I Go to Pieces” here:
About this copy: This copy of The Very Best of Peter and Gordon is an original Japanese pressing, issued in 1970 and pressed on “Everclean” red vinyl and including the original obi.
This album was issued without a lyric insert, as it has a gatefold cover with a lyric/photo booklet.
The cover is VG+ with traces of wear at the corners. There’s no general wear, but there is some “foxing” on the cover that gives it a bit of a spotted appearance.
The original obi is included and still has the “hojyuhyo”, or reorder tag, still attached. The obi has a bit of foxing but no tears.
The red vinyl disc is M- and aside from one or two spindle marks on the label, appears to be virtually unplayed.
A beautiful copy of an album that’s very hard to find with the obi still attached.