Steely Dan – Can’t Buy a Thrill 1978 Japan LP with obi


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1978 Japanese pressing of Can’t Buy a Thrill by Steely Dan, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Can’t Buy a Thrill by Steely Dan, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Can’t Buy a Thrill is a 1978 Japanese pressing on the ABC label of an album that was originally released in 1972.

The cover is M- with a small corner dent.  The obi is M-.  The insert is M-.

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

A nice copy of a scarce Steely Dan LP.

Background: 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: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: ABC
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1978
Format: Stereo
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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in