Rolling Stones – Metamorphosis Japan white label promotional LP with obi and promo flyer


Free U.S. shipping!  An original Japanese white label promotional copy of the compilation album Metamorphosis by the Rolling Stones, including the original obi and a flyer that was included only with promotional copies.

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Offered for sale is an original white label promotional copy of the compilation album Metamorphosis by the Rolling Stones, including the original obi and a promotional flyer.

About this copy: This copy of Metamorphosis is a 1975 Japanese pressing on the London label.

The cover is M-, with one or two foxing spots.  The obi is VG++ with slight foxing on the back.

The lyric insert is VG++ with slight discoloration from age one one edge.  The promotional flyer is M-.

The white label promo disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a rare Rolling Stones LP.

Background: Released in 1975, Metamorphosis was a compilation album by the Rolling Stones that featured alternate versions and demos of some of their 1964-1969 songs.

The album reached #8 on the U.S. album chart and #45 on the UK chart. gave Metamorphosis a 3 star review:

Though it remains the only Rolling Stones outtakes collection album ever to be officially released, Metamorphosis is one of those albums that has been slighted by almost everyone who has touched it, a problem that lies in its genesis. While both the Stones and former manager Allen Klein agreed that some form of archive release was necessary, if only to stem the then-ongoing flow of bootlegs, they could not agree how to present it. Of the two, the band’s own version of the album, compiled by Bill Wyman, probably came closest to the fan’s ideal, cherrypicking the vaults for some of the more legendary outtakes and oddities for a bird’s-eye view of the entire band’s creative brilliance. Klein, on the other hand, chose to approach the issue from the songwriting point-of-view, focusing on the wealth of demos for songs that Jagger/Richards gave away (usually to artists being produced by Andrew Oldham) and which, therefore, frequently featured more session men than Rolling Stones. …All of which adds up to an impressive pedigree, whatever the circumstances behind the album, and whatever else could have been included on it. Indeed, if there are any criticisms to be made, it is that the album sleeve itself is singularly uninformative, and the contents are seriously jumbled. But those are its only sins. Everything else you’ve heard about it is simply wishful (or otherwise) thinking.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: London
Catalog Number:
GP 157
Year of Release: 1975
Format: Stereo
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in