Rush – Permanent Waves original Japan LP with obi


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Free U.S. shipping!  An original 1980 Japanese pressing of Permanent Waves by Rush, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a rare original Japanese pressing of Permanent Waves by Rush, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Permanent Waves is an original 1980 Japanese pressing on the Epic label.

The cover is VG++, with slight corner and edge wear.  The obi is VG++ with a couple of minor wrinkles.

The lyric insert is missing.

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

A nice copy of a rare Rush LP, as the band’s albums sold quite poorly in Japan.

Background: Released in 1980, Permanent Waves was the seventh album by Rush, and it reached #4 on the U.S. charts, helped by the single “The Spirit of Radio.” gave Permanent Waves a 4 1/2 star review:

Since Neil Peart joined the band in time for 1975’s Fly by Night, Rush had been experimenting and growing musically with each successive release. By 1980’s Permanent Waves, the modern sounds of new wave (the Police, Peter Gabriel, etc.) began to creep into Rush’s sound, but the trio still kept their hard rock roots intact. …Permanent Waves is an undisputed hard rock classic, but Rush would outdo themselves with their next release.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1980
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in