Sparks – Propaganda original Japan LP with obi


An original Japanese pressing of Propaganda by Sparks, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a rare Japanese pressing of Propaganda by Sparks, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Propaganda is an original 1974 Japanese pressing on the Island label.

The cover is VG+, with slight wear at the corners.  The obi is VG+, with no tears, but a fold in the middle.  Both the lyric insert and the custom inner sleeve (no splits!) are M-.

The disc is M-, with a couple of faint sleeve scuffs on side one.

A beautiful copy of what we regard as the best album of power pop ever recorded.

Background: Released in 1974, Propaganda was the fourth album by Sparks, and their highest-charting album ever in the U.S., reaching #63 on the Billboard album chart. gave Propaganda a 4 star review:

What better way to promote Sparks’ spinning blender of demented pop than Propaganda? The band’s fourth album (and second with producer Muff Winwood) is chock-full of great ideas, including the overseas hits “Something for the Girl With Everything” and “Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth.” …Propaganda remains one of Sparks’ brightest achievements, brimming with a loopy charm that continued to captivate the open-minded English listeners, if not their close-minded countrymen in the U.S.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Island
Catalog Number:
ILS – 80071
Year of Release: 1974
Format: Stereo
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Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in