Offered for sale is a limited edition yellow vinyl pressing of Steely Dan’s The Royal Scam, issued in Canada in 1979.
The Royal Scam, issued in 1976, was Steely Dan’s fifth studio album, and peaked at #15 on the Billboard album charts. The two singles, “Kid Charlemagne” and “The Fez,” reached #82 and #59 on the U.S. charts, respectively.
In the late 1970s, collectors were showing a lot of interest in colored vinyl records, so record companies around the world issued limited edition colored vinyl pressings of both older and then-new titles. In Canada, ABC Records released four different Steely Dan titles on colored vinyl – Can’t Buy a Thrill, Greatest Hits, Aja, and The Royal Scam.
The Royal Scam may be the hardest of the four titles to find.
About this copy: This copy of The Royal Scam is a yellow vinyl Canadian pressing, issued in 1979. The cover is VG++, with faint wear at the edges and corners. It’s very close to M-. There is a punch hole in the lower right hand corner of the cover.
The yellow vinyl disc is M- and appears to have had little, if any play. The original custom inner sleeve is included.
A nice copy of a terrific album.