Offered for sale is a limited edition yellow vinyl pressing of Between the Buttons by the Rolling Stones, issued in the Netherlands in 1978.
In the late 1970s, record collectors were showing a lot of interest in colored vinyl records and record companies around the world saw a good opportunity to make money by pressing limited numbers of then-current and older titles on colored vinyl for collectors…to be sold at a premium price, of course.
A number of titles by the Rolling Stones were pressed on colored vinyl in the Netherlands as part of that trend, and for a short time in 1978 and 1979, you could find a half a dozen different Stones albums at your local record store on various colors of vinyl.
Among them was the 1967 LP Between the Buttons, which was released on yellow vinyl. The version issued there is the UK version of the album, which includes the songs “Back Street Girl” and “Please Go Home” but not the songs “Ruby Tuesday” and “Let’s Spend the Night Together,” which appeared on the U.S. release.
The Rolling Stones’ 1967 recordings are a matter of some controversy; many critics felt that they were compromising their raw, rootsy power with trendy emulations of the Beatles, Kinks, Dylan, and psychedelic music. Approach this album with an open mind, though, and you’ll find it to be one of their strongest, most eclectic LPs, with many fine songs that remain unknown to all but Stones devotees. …
About this copy: This copy of Between the Buttons is a limited edition pressing on yellow vinyl, issued in the Netherlands in 1978.
The cover is VG+, with traces of wear at the corners and edges. There is some writing on the bottom edge of the cover that is barely noticeable.
The yellow vinyl disc (which has a few flecks of black in it) is M- and appears to have had little, if any, play.
A nice copy of a terrific record.