Offered for sale is a scarce Japanese pressing of Simon & Garfunkel’s 1968 LP, Bookends, complete with the obi, lyric insert and poster.
While Simon & Garfunkel sold a lot of albums in the United States and the UK, they weren’t that popular in Japan. Most of the S&G albums issued in Japan were compilations; the original LPs didn’t sell well and don’t turn up very often.
This copy of Bookends is a reissue from the mid-1970s, as it advertises solo albums by both artists that were issued circa 1975. The album includes a large poster, the lyric insert and the obi.
The record is M- and has clearly only had a couple of plays. The poster and insert are M-. The obi is VG++, with a very slight tear at the bottom.
This is a particularly nice sounding copy of this album, which is significant, since the master tapes for this album disappeared from the Columbia vaults years ago and all current reissues have been mastered from lower quality tapes.