Steely Dan – The Royal Scam 1980 Japan LP with obi


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Free U.S. shipping!  A Japanese pressing of The Royal Scam by Steely Dan, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of The Royal Scam by Steely Dan, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of The Royal Scam is a 1980 pressing on the MCA label of an album that was originally released in 1976.

The cover is M-.  The obi is VG, with tears at the top and bottom edges that have been repaired with cellophane tape.   The lyric insert is M-.

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

A nice copy of one of the harder to find Steely Dan LPs from Japan.

Background:  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. gave The Royal Scam a 4 1/2 star review:

The Royal Scam is the first Steely Dan record that doesn’t exhibit significant musical progress from its predecessor, but that doesn’t mean the album is any less interesting. The cynicism that was suppressed on Katy Lied comes roaring to the surface on The Royal Scam — not only are the lyrics bitter and snide, but the music is terse, broken, and weary. …the best songs on The Royal Scam, like the sneering “Kid Charlemagne” and “Sign in Stranger,” rank as genuine Steely Dan classics.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: MCA
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1980
Format: Stereo
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in