Steely Dan – Can’t Buy a Thrill Canadian yellow vinyl LP


Free U.S. shipping!  A limited edition yellow vinyl pressing of Can’t Buy a Thrill by Steely Dan, issued in Canada in 1978.

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Offered for sale is a limited edition yellow vinyl pressing of Can’t Buy a Thrill by Steely Dan, released in Canada in 1978.

About this copy: This copy of Can’t Buy a Thrill is a Canadian issue on the ABC label.

The cover is M-.  Unlike most copies you see of this pressing, this copy does not have a punch hole in the cover.

The disc is M- and may be unplayed.

A hype sticker that says in English and French “Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl” is included.

A nice copy of a scarce Steely Dan item and the first copy of this one that we’ve had in a long time.

Background:  In 1978, a number of record companies around the world released both then-new and older titles in colored vinyl limited editions.  These records were widely imported into the United States and most major record stores stocked them.

Among those titles were four different albums by Steely Dan, all released in Canada.

Can’t Buy a Thrill, released in 1972, was the first album by Steely Dan.  The album reached #17 on the U.S. charts and #38 in the UK, helped by the singles “Do It Again” and “Reeling in the Years. gave Can’t Buy a Thrill a 4 1/2 star review:

Walter Becker and Donald Fagen were remarkable craftsmen from the start, as Steely Dan’s debut, Can’t Buy a Thrill, illustrates. Each song is tightly constructed, with interlocking chords and gracefully interwoven melodies, buoyed by clever, cryptic lyrics. All of these are hallmarks of Steely Dan’s signature sound, but what is most remarkable about the record is the way it differs from their later albums. … Even so, the best moments (“Dirty Work,” “Kings,” “Midnight Cruiser,” “Turn That Heartbeat Over Again”) are wonderful pop songs that subvert traditional conventions and more than foreshadow the paths Steely Dan would later take.

Country of origin: Canada
Size: 12″
Record Label: ABC
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in