Sonny Rollins – Way Out West Japan LP with obi


A 1979 Japanese pressing of Way Out West by Sonny Rollins, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Way Out West by Sonny Rollins, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Way Out West is a 1979 Contemporary label pressing of an album that was originally released in 1957.

The cover is M-.  The obi is M-.  The insert is VG++, with slight foxing, but no tears.

The disc is M- and looks unplayed.

A gorgeous copy of a terrific Jazz LP.

Background: Originally released in 1957, Way Out West was the eleventh album by Sonny Rollins, joined by Ray Brown on bass and Shelly Manne on drums. gave Way Out West a 5 star review:

The timeless Way out West established Sonny Rollins as jazz’s top tenor saxophonist (at least until John Coltrane surpassed him the following year). Joined by bassist Ray Brown and drummer Shelly Manne, Rollins is heard at one of his peaks on such pieces as “I’m an Old Cowhand (From the Rio Grande),” his own “Way out West,” “There Is No Greater Love,” and “Come, Gone” (a fast stomp based on “After You’ve Gone”). The William Claxton photo of Rollins wearing Western gear (and holding his tenor) in the desert is also a classic.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Contemporary
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1979
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in