Offered for sale is a rare vinyl pressing of Roxette’s 1990 LP, Joyride, released in South Korea.
About this copy: The record is VG++, with just a few scuffs on the vinyl and a few spindle marks on the label. The cover is also VG++, with just bits of wear on the corners. The custom lyric sleeve is included.
A nice copy of a great record that’s hard to find on vinyl.
Background: For vinyl lovers, Roxette’s success couldn’t have come at a worse time. Their breakthrough album, Look Sharp!, was released on vinyl in the United States, but after that, all of their releases were on compact disc only until 2011’s Charm School. Fortunately, the band was also quite popular in a number of countries that did still press vinyl, and if you’re diligent, you can find albums such as Joyride and Tourism in LP form.
The copy of Joyride offered for sale was pressed in South Korea in 1990. While Korea used to press cheap, unlicensed records, they have been pressing fairly high quality licensed recordings for the past twenty five years or so. This pressing was authorized by EMI, and Korea was one of the few countries to release Joyride on vinyl. The album is shortened a bit when compared to the CD: it contains twelve tracks, omitting Soul Deep and Church of the Heart.