Rush – Caress of Steel Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1978 Japanese pressing of Caress of Steel by Rush, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Caress of Steel by Rush, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Caress of Steel is a 1978 Japanese pressing on the Mercury label of an album that was originally released in 1975.

The cover is VG++ and close to M- with slight corner wear.  The obi is M-.  The insert is VG++ with a few wrinkles and a tiny tear.

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

A nice copy of a rare Rush LP, as their early albums sold poorly in Japan.

Background: Released in 1975, Caress of Steel was the third album by Canadian band Rush.

The album reached #148 on the U.S. album charts. gave Caress of Steel this review:

When Rush finished their third album, Caress of Steel, the trio was assured that they had created their breakthrough masterpiece. But when the album dropped off the charts soon after its release, it proved otherwise. While it was Rush’s first release that fully explored their prog rock side, it did not contain the catchy and more traditional elements of their future popular work — it’s quite often too indulgent and pretentious for a mainstream rock audience to latch onto.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Mercury
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in