Runaways – Runaways 1977 Japan LP with obi and alternate cover


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Free U.S. shipping!  A Japanese pressing of The Runaways, the debut LP by the Runaways, complete with original obi and alternate cover.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of The Runaways, the debut LP by the Runaways, complete with original obi and a rare alternate cover.

About this copy: This copy of The Runaways is a Japanese second issue from 1977.  The 1976 first issue had the same cover as the U.S. release; the 1977 second issue had the same catalog number but a cover with a live shot of the band.

The cover is VG++, with slight corner wear.

The original obi is M-.  This LP was issued without an insert, as the insert information is contained inside the gatefold cover.

The disc is M- with a number of spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl.  Clean disc!

A nice copy of a scarce Runaways LP, as this issue sold fewer copies than the original issue.

Background: The Runaways was released in 1976, and barely made a dent on the charts, reaching #194 on the U.S. album charts.

The album was influential, however, and gave The Runaways a 4 1/2 star review:

When the Runaways debuted in 1976 with this self-titled LP, aggressive female rockers were the exception instead of the rule. Women had no problem becoming folk-rockers, singer/songwriters or Top 40 icons, but female artists who had more in common with Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith than Joni Mitchell were hardly the norm. With this album, the Runaways made it crystal clear that women (or specifically, adolescent girls) were more than capable of playing intense, forceful hard rock that went directly for the jugular.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Mercury
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1977
Format: Stereo
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Weight 24 oz
Dimensions 15 × 13 × 1 in