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

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A 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 of an album that was originally released in 1972.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.  The obi is VG+, with a small repaired tear at the top edge.  The insert is M- with slight fading.

The disc is M-, aside from an inaudible scuff through “Kings.”

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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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in