Roxy Music – Country Life 1977 Japan promotional LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1977 Japanese pressing of Country Life by Roxy Music, featuring the risque cover that was eventually withdrawn in the U.S. and the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese promotional pressing of Country Life by Roxy Music, featuring the original obi and the risque cover that was eventually withdrawn in the U.S.

About this copy: This copy of Country Life is a 1977 pressing on the Polydor label of an album that was originally released in 1974 on the Island label.

The cover is VG++ with slight edge and corner wear.  The obi is VG with several small (1 cm) tears.  The lyric insert and custom inner sleeve are M-.

The disc is M- with a few spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!  The word “sample” is stamped on the labels in Japanese.

A nice copy of a terrific LP.

Background: Released in 1974, Country Life was the fourth album by Roxy Music.

The album reached #3 on the UK charts, and #37 on the U.S. charts.

The album cover was controversial in the United States, where it was originally sold with green shrink wrap covering the front cover.  Later U.S. pressings used a different photo without the two women. gave Country Life a well-deserved 5 star review:

Continuing with the stylistic developments of Stranded, Country Life finds Roxy Music at the peak of their powers, alternating between majestic, unsettling art rock and glamorous, elegant pop/rock. …And, in many ways, Country Life offers the greatest and most consistent set of Roxy Music songs, illustrating their startling depth. From the sleek rock of “All I Want Is You” and “Prairie Rose” to the elegant, string-laced pop of “A Really Good Time,” Country Life is filled with thrilling songs, and Roxy Music rarely sounded as invigorating as they do here.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Polydor
Catalog Number:
MPF 1122
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in