Queen – News of the World Japan LP with obi


A 1981 Japanese pressing of News of the World by Queen, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of News of the World by Queen, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of News of the World is a 1981 Japanese pressing of an album that was originally released in 1977.

The cover is VG++, with wear at the corners.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and has a number of spindle marks on the labels, as it’s been played a few times, but there are no marks on the vinyl.

A nice copy of a classic Queen LP.

Background: Originally released in October, 1977, News of the World was the sixth album by Queen.

The album reached #4 on the UK charts and #3 in the U.S., making it the first Queen album to chart higher in the States than it did in Britain.

Allmusic.com gave News of the World a 3 1/2 star review:

If Day at the Races was a sleek, streamlined album, its 1977 successor, News of the World, was its polar opposite, an explosion of styles that didn’t seem to hold to any particular center. It’s front-loaded with two of Queen’s biggest anthems — the stomping, stadium-filling chant “We Will Rock You” and its triumphant companion, “We Are the Champions” — which are quickly followed by the ferocious “Sheer Heart Attack,” a frenzied rocker that hits harder than anything on the album that shares its name (a remarkable achievement in itself). Three songs, three quick shifts in mood, but that’s hardly the end of it. … News of the World was a monster hit despite its coldness — when it works, it’s massive, earth-shaking rock & roll, the sound of a band beginning to revel in its superstardom.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Elektra
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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